Beads, Beads, Beads. Trifari mixes it up with necklace and bracelet rows of swirl glass beads in root beer, thumb print oblongs and faceted barrel beads in carnival glass and faux pearls in cocoa. Larger, selected beads wear goldtone filigree caps. Spacers are round goldtone metal beads with end bars in textured goldtone leaves. Clip earring pick up the theme in an abbreviated design that includes swirl and barrel beads with faux pearls. Goldtone beads accent. As expected, Trifari combines and coordinates the beads and colors with expertise. A professional touch with an artist's eye.
The '50s-'60s vintage three parure includes the double strand necklace, adjustable to about 16 inches with pearled extension chain and hook style closure. Largest beads are approximately 15 millimeters x 9 millimeters; the three row bracelet, at about 8 inches long with foldover clasp. When placed row to row it is approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. Clip earring complete the parure, at about 1 3/8 inches x 7/8 inch. Weight of the three piece set is approximately 106 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. Art glass beads have wonderful shapes and colors. No damage. All faux pearls retain nacre and luster. Goldtone finishes intact. Necklace and bracelet strands appear secure with no slack or overpull. Necklace and bracelet closures secure. Earring clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs.
All pieces signed. Each original earring clip: "TRIFARI", Bracelet clasp: "TRIFARI" and necklace hook: "TRIFARI". No copyright symbols on any pieces. Even though the set lacks the copyright symbol it may have been produced into the early-mid 1960s.
Beautiful beads. Bound to please. When you're looking for something a little different and a lot to like, look to vintage. Trifari and Cody's. Thinking inside and outside the box.
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