In it's newly minted golden Trifanium finish, Trifari's '60s vintage buckle brooch and huggy style clip earrings showcase the metal's ability to display a variety of the highest quality finishes. Florentine, satin, brushed, burnished and lustrous were a few of the treatments used in either Platinum or gold toned Trifanium. The set presented utilizes etched line, finely stippled and smooth golden finishes. Truly a testament to Trifari's expertise in the metal plating process.
The set includes the stylize oval belt and buckle brooch complete with hasp and pointed excess. Matching huggy style clip earrings' buckle fits over the front of the ear while belt excess hugs lobe back. Who but Trifari could take the utilitarian belt and transform it into a smart, sophisticated jewelry set. Quality of design, materials, and construction are typical high caliber. Indeed, Trifari's premium "daytime" or bridge jewelry was ever bit as carefully planned and executed as it's glittery evening accessories. Quite simply, Trifari always seemed one step ahead of the competition.
The brooch measures about 1 3/4 inches x 1 5/8 inches with a 1/2 inch maximum profile. Earrings are approximately 7/8 inch x 3/4 inch. Weight of the brooch and earrings set is about 38 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All gold tone finishes / treatments intact. No stains, discolorations, rubs, abrasions, scratches, dents or improper bends. Looks rarely, if ever worn. Pin mechanism and earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
Reverse of the brooch is signed with a rectangular cartouche: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. Each original earring clip signed: "TRIFARI" followed by copyright symbol. The set dates circa 1960s.
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