Trifari Alfred Phillippe Goldtone & Rhinestone Necklace Book Piece.
This necklace was designed by Alfred Phillippe, patented in 1953, patent number 170211. It is a book piece, shown on page 252 in Julia Carroll's Costume Jewelry 202.
The beautiful Trifanium finish has a bright, highly reflective look and it is a wonderful backdrop for the lovely crystal clear rhinestones. It has baguette, round and navette stones and the rhinestones mounted in the center are set on a silvertone insert. The pendant looks like a stylized heart and it is attached to two elongated figure 8 pieces that are each connected to the sectioned chain. It has a J-hook closure and a tiny ball at the end of the adjustable chain.
It is marked "Trifari; Pat Pend" on the hook and the back of the silver insert. The longest wearable length is about 15 ½" long.
Excellent Condition: no missing or sick rhinestones; the finish is bright and shiny, with only minimal signs of use. The reddish tones in some of the pictures are reflections in the photo, not the color of the necklace.
This is a beautiful Trifari necklace with a bright appearance and quality craftsmanship. The designs of Alfred Phillippe are highly sought after, and this necklace is a perfect example of why. Being a book piece adds to the appeal and it would be an ideal gift for anyone!
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