A modernist style 1960s Crown Trifari brushed rhodium plated rhinestone set that looks as good as the day it was made. The swirl pin has alternating brushed and shiny silver surrounded by shining crystals. The brooch is approximately 1.75" and in excellent condition, as are the matching clip on earrings, measuring 1" in diameter. All pieces are in excellent condition and marked with a Crown over the T in Trifari.
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 Arples 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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