Beautiful 3 strand from the one, the only Trifari. This 3 strand necklace glows with graduated a line of beads called "Suspended Animation" . Made in the late 1960's and has the Trifari name stamped on the hook closure. The largest beads are 16mm and the smallest are 8mm. The goldtone textured spacers give this necklace a rich feel and look, The shortest length measures 16" and the longest measures 20". The string is holding fine. There is a dark circle at the end of the beads where they meet the goldtone spacers and some tarnish has transferred to the beads. Individual polishing the beads will take off the tarnish and I have done this to some though not all as there are 69 beads!
I love the way Trifari came up with imaginative names for the lines of jewelry that they crafted and this one is from the 1962 Suspended Animation collection that are featured in vintage advertisements, as well as in research books. It is also shown in Julia Carroll's book, "Collecting Costume Jewelry 202" with a full page display on page 228. Do a search for Trifari on my shop page and see what turns up!
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