This vintage 1940s faux pearl and rhinestone fur clip designed by Trifari's iconic Alfred Phillipe is so delightfully demure it makes me smile. The design is enchanting, I love the rhinestone encrusted foliage design and the pearl flower buds and the rich rhodium plating. I bought it as soon as I saw it and in my excitement I did not even realize until I got home that one of the pearls had a hole in it, someone had apparently used a drilled pearl as a replacement. Several of the clear chatons were less than brilliant so I decided to send the clip to a professional vintage jewelry restorer who wisely suggested that all the pearls and rhinestones be replaced and the settings and base be thoroughly cleaned. I was speechless when I saw the clip again, it looks amazing, a classic American beauty. Measuring 3 inches x 1.50 inches, the clip is signed Trifari with the Crown and other than slight wear to the rhodium plating on the back it looks virtually pristine. This piece looks fabulous clipped onto a necklace, an evening purse, a belt, a hat, a lapel, a barrette for your hair and... a fur. Putting the bottoms of stick pins, called olives, on the points of the fur clip will prevent accidental pricking. You can have a lot of fun playing with this-it's an accessory and a toy.
Note: The silver neck ring and the pearls are shown to illustrate the versatility of the fur clip and are not included.