This statement necklace by Crown Trifari was probably created by designer Alfred Phillipe who joined the company after creating couture designs for Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels. He was responsible for the Mogul Collection which emphasized the beauty of jewelry from India. These pieces are usually ornate, dynamic and stunning and are highly sought after and collectible. This piece is post 1955 but looks as though it was rarely used. It has a huge center piece made of a cream colored lucite or resin. The piece is wide measuring 2 1/8" and it has rounded edges as well as pointed tips. The piece is thick and chunky. It is covered with a scrolling floral design of raised gold plate lines with striking colored glass stones. The botanical design has both abstract leaves and flowers. Oval shaped cabochons are bezel set within the design. The colors are intense and deep. Ruby red, lapis lazuli blue, and emerald green are used . The stones certainly stand out against the cream background. The tips on the design are pointed just like those on the medallion's shape. There is a thick fringe on the bottom. There are 13 strands of gold link chain. This gives the piece an additional 2 1/2" in length. The medallion and fringe measures 3 3/4" in length. There is a substantial bale. The necklace itself is the same gold link chain as the fringes. The chain has a delicate twisted effect. It closes with a round spring clasp mechanism. The medallion piece is signed with the Crown Trifari identification trademark on the back. The necklace measures 17 1/2". The necklace is in great condition without any evidence of wear or age. Indian jewels have always been opulent and stunning. This gorgeous necklace is a testament to the splendor of Alfred Phillipe's Jewels of India Collection. Condition: Excellent VINTAGE Condition
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