Egyptian revival style, this signed Trifari necklace and matching pierced earring set consists of oval Faux swirled lapis glass cabochons in a gold plated setting. Excellent condition and each piece signed. Perfect set to dress up or down but either way a stand-out! The necklace has a hook closure and measures 16.5 inches long with a center that dips down to lie perfectly. The pierced earrings are 1 inch long and will come with new backings.
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 Philippe are highly sought after and have recently increased in price. Trifari ceased production in 1999.
Trifari Faux Lapis Cabochon Necklace and Pierced Earring Set