Sweet Trifari set with light blue teardrop glass rhinestones forming flowers along the bracelet and clip earrings. Tiny crystals enhance the sparkle and shine of the rhodium plated setting. The earrings and bracelet are both marked Trifari with a patent designation, no copyright symbol indicates they are before 1955.
Size: Bracelet: 6.5 x .4 inches, Clip Earrings: .75 inches; Condition: Excellent; Circa: early 1950s
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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