This vintage Trifari sterling crown brooch and earrings set with moonstones and rhinestones remains one of Trifari's most popular and enduring vintage designs. This 1940s sterling vermeil version of the pin and earrings set with ruby red and sapphire blue moonstone cabochons and colorful rhinestone chatons is one delightful example. The sterling crown pin has two large ruby moonstone cabs and one smaller blue cab and is accented with blue, green and red chatons and clear pave diamante rhinestones. The brooch measure 1.5 inches by 1.375 inches and is signed Trifari, Sterling, Pat. Pend, and 137542. This patent was granted to Alfred Phillip in 1942 and is pictured. The brooch is in excellent vintage condition, the one blue chaton in the horizontal line of green chatons is either a replacement or a manufacturing error. This can easily be changed if desired and is priced accordingly. The earrings each have a sapphire blue moonstone cabochon topped with a red chaton and pave diamantes accenting the curlicue. The earrings are in wonderful vintage condition, the vermeil is not as bright as new and has a mellowed patina. The earrings measure 1 inch by .50 inch and are signed Trifari, Sterling, Pat.Pend, and 143989. This patent was granted in 1946. Also pictured is Trifari's 1945 Vogue advertisement which features these earrings, and brooches that are variations of the same brooch patent. The cabochons are in great condition, any perceived imperfections are shadows and reflections only. This is a great set of Trifari sterling crown jewelry at a great price that is a very wearable and highly collectible.
Book References: "American Costume Jewelry Art and Industry Volume 2" by Carla and Roberto Brunialti, page 136.