A perfect example of why Trifari stands out in the crowd. Intricate golden mesh coil work interfaces beautifully with both brushed or Florentine finished outer rings and tassel tips (finials) as well as highly polished inner rings in this '60s vintage fleur de lis fixed lariat style necklace and earrings set. Bilateral mesh coil necklace ropes lace under and oval the fleur de lis medallion culminating in finial style tipped tassels. Matching clip earrings mimic the fleur de lis medallion motif san the mesh roping. Finish work is top notch Trifari from the expert coil work to high quality metal plating and precise construction. The Trifari family's highly regarded reputation in jewelry making followed them from Italy to the United States in the early 1900s where they remained on the "Who's Who" list of top costume jewelers in the country for generations.
The set presented includes the necklace with a wearable length of about 24 inches with spring ring clasp. The pendant portion provides an additional approximate 5 1/2 inches for a total length of about 29 1/2 inches. Maximum width is about 1 3/4 inches. Door knocker style clip earrings are approximately 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/8 inches. Weight of the necklace and earrings set is about 68 grams. A note about photos: The tassels on the necklace suspend straight -- they are arranged curled to better fit photo formatting.
Condition is excellent / near pristine vintage. All components intact. All mesh coiling retains shape and tubing. No kinks, pulls, snags, dents or collapse. All fleur de lis medallions retain shape with no dents or improper bends. All soldering secure. All gold tone finishes intact, fronts and backs. No stains or verdigris. Necklace clasp / earring clips strong and secure. Extremely clean. No damage / no repairs. Near pristine vintage.
Reverse of the pendant is signed within a rectangular cartouche: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. Each original earring clip and reverse of each earring door knocker drop is signed: "TRIFARI" and copyright symbol. The set dates circa 1960s.
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