The Trifari empire reigns triumphant with it's '50s vintage Byzantine style golden porcupine and bronzed glass bead three piece parure. Striking in it's use of spiked metal balls with bronzed crystal glass bicone beads, the set attests to Trifari's design talent, as well as material choices and top notch workmanship. Burnished bronzed brilliance satellites with high spiked spheres. Byzantium and beyond. The earrings and three strand version of the necklace can be seen in Joanne Dubbs Ball's book "Costume Jewelers".
The set includes the double strand necklace, adjustable to about 17 inches with charmed extension chain and hook type closure. The porcupine beads are approximately 8 millimeters. When placed row to row, the necklace measures about 3/4 inch wide; the three row bracelet, at approximately 7 inches x 1 inch with foldover clasp and the four dangle clip earrings, at about 1 1/4 inches x 3/4 inch with a 3/8 inch spiked dome. The parure weighs in at a generous approximate 170 grams.
Condition is excellent / pristine vintage. All components original and intact. All bronzed glass (think golden hematite) retains finish with outstanding shine. All goldtone finishes intact, front and back of all pieces. All strands appear secure with no slack or over pull. Bracelet clasp and earring clips strong and secure. No damage / no repairs. Pristine vintage.
All pieces are signed. The necklace on it's original hook: "TRIFARI". The necklace also retains it's crowned "T" metal hangtag. The bracelet on it's original foldover clasp: "TRIFARI" and on each original earring clip: "TRIFARI". There are no copyright symbols on any pieces. Circa early 1950s. (Possibly a transition or crossover set dating into the early 1960s. Some "old stock" pre copyright hardware may have been used on some pieces after 1955.)
Trifari's spiked and bronzed bead set. Taking vintage into the future. Come along for the ride. It's always first class at Cody's Vintage Jewelry.
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