We can be thankful that promoter extraordinaire Trifari, christened many of it's designs, making identification and attribution of it's jewels more precise. Such is the case with it's '60s vintage rhinestone brooch and earring demi in both satin and smooth finished golden Trifanium. Called "Drape", the set consists of gold tone fans / swooshes draped with rich topaz colored chaton rhinestone sashes. Tiny clear rhinestones dot throughout. We believe the set was purchased, admired, then stored away with it's original tags intact. Although Trifari titled many of it's designs on sales tags and print ads, much has been lost to time.
The set presented includes the brooch, at approximately 2 1/8 inches x 1 1/2 inches with a 1/4 inch profile and the clip earrings, at about 7/8 inch x 3/4 inch. Largest topaz colored chaton are approximately 4 millimeters. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is about 24 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components intact. All rhinestones intact and brilliant. Topaz rhinestones retain color. Tiny accent stones remain clear and sparkly. Gold tone Trifanium finish intact, fronts and backs. No dents or improper bends. All soldering secure. Pin shaft straight -- mechanism strong and secure. Earrings clips tight. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of brooch is signed within a rectangular cartouche: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. The brooch also retains it's original gold and black foil promotional hang tag with crowned "T" on one side and "Jewels by TRIFARI" on the other. Sales tag is also attached with design's name "DRAPE", color, inventory number and price. Each original earring clip is signed: ""TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. Promotional and sales tags remain attached to one earring.
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