Pastel orchid, blue and green rhinestones sparkle like new in this MINT condition Trifari set consisting of a large brooch and clip earrings. And all in the original box they were presented in over 60 years ago! The set is rhodium plated and looks like it was never worn, which is a shame because it is just spectacular. All pieces are two layers with a floral design over a leaf spray. The brooch has slight movement. All pieces are sign and from the late 1950s or early 60s.
Size: Brooch: 3.75 inches x 1.75 inches; Clip earrings: 1.5 inches
Considered a "founding father" of costume jewelry, the Trifari jewelry brand was created by Gustavo Trifari Sr. and Leo F. Krussman in 1918 and later added a third partner, Carl Fishel. In 1930 Trifari hired Alfred Philippe as head designer, and that is when the company really began to take off. Philippe’s background designing very high end fine jewelry for firms like Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels brought a wonderful sense of luxury and style to the company. Pieces by Phillipe are highly sought after and have recently increased in price. Trifari ceased production in 1999.
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