Striated and marbled oblong and round beads in myriad shades of green, capped with brass tone crowns, comprise Trifari's early '50s vintage double strand necklace, triple row bracelet and button style clip earrings set. Beads are reminiscent of agates with exemplary banding, mottling and marbling throughout. Whether Trifari worked with rhinestones, enamel, Lucite, Trifanium, beads -- virtually any material -- it did so with the intention of creating a superior product. Colors were always a bit brighter, rhinestones a tad more brilliant, enamels more vibrant and beads -- well check them out for yourself. Masters at make believe, Trifari's faux often outfoxes fine.
The set includes the double strand necklace with graduated oblong beads, it's top strand adjustable to about 17 inches with charmed extension chain and hook closure. Bottom strand drapes about 2 inches longer. Largest oblong beads are about 25 millimeters x 11 millimeters Triple strand bracelet, with variously sized oblong beads, is approximately 7 1/4 inches long with fold over clasp. When beads are placed side by side, width is about 1 1/4 inches. Completing the parure are button style clip earrings, wired with complimenting round beads. They measure about 1 inch across with a 1/2 inch profile or height. Largest center round beads are about 10 millimeters. Weight of the necklace, bracelet and earrings set is approximately 98 grams.
Condition is excellent vintage. All components original and intact. All beads retain treatments and colors. We're not sure of the material, perhaps lucite, plastic or perhaps ceramic. No rubs, scratches, chips, nicks, cracks or breaks to beads. All brass tone crown caps intact with age appropriate patina. All hardware and findings retain gold tone finish. No verdigris. All strands appear secure with no slack. Earring beads remain firmly wired. Necklace closure, bracelet fold over clasp and earring clips secure. Extremely clean. The set appears rarely, if ever worn. No damage / no repairs. Excellent vintage.
All pieces are signed. Necklace hook: "TRIFARI". Bracelet clasp: "TRIFARI". Each earring clip: "TRIFARI". No copyright symbols included. The set's design, materials, and construction, in conjunction it's signature and lack of copyright symbols indicate an early 1950s vintage -- prior to 1955.
Just faux fun experience the magic of make believe. From Trifari. At Cody's.
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