Trifari's vast resources ensured it's inventory included the most unusual and interesting beads, evidenced in this triple strand necklace, bracelet and matching earrings set. Circa 1950s-1960s, round, faceted round, nugget, free form and lozenge shaped beads, some striped, bi colored, blotched, swirled and pearled, boast colors of terra cotta, espresso, gray, caramel, avocado, forest and fern, among others. In the necklace and bracelet, round, goldtone metal bead spacers define, with selected beads capped in pierced, golden crowns. End bars are a trio of finely textured goldtone leaves. The matching crescent shape clip earrings feature complimenting beads, as well as round goldtone metal accent beads. Trifari had it all. The trove and the talent.
The parure includes the necklace, adjustable to about 16 inches with pearlescent bead extension chain and hook style closure. When placed row to row the necklace is about 1 1/4 inches wide. Largest bead is approximately 12 millimeters x 10 millimeters. The bracelet measures in at about 7 3/4 inches x 1 1/2 inches (row to row) with foldover clasp. Completing the set is a pair of clip earrings, at approximately 1 1/2 inches x 3/4 inch. Weight of the parure is about 145 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All beads retain finishes, luster, sheen, and color. Most beads are glass. All beads free from damage. All goldtone finishes intact on all pieces. Necklace and bracelet strands appear secure with no slack or overpull. Clasps and clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs. As clean and crisp as when created. Pristine.
All pieces signed. The necklace on it's original hook: "TRIFARI" , no copyright symbol. Each original earring clip: "TRIFARI , no copyright symbol. The bracelet on it's foldover clasp: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. I believe this set was created during the "transition years", shortly after the copyright symbol was beginning to appear along with the Trifari name. Since the bracelet displays the symbol, the set was probably made sometime after 1954 to the mid 1960s. Even after copyright laws went into effect, Trifari would, from time to time use existing "hardware" that did not include the symbol. Design, style, colors, materials, and construction all suggest 1950s-1960s vintage.
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