Fabulous Crown Trifari Cubist Lucite Root beer Green Black Ivory 28 inch Excellent Mid Century Vintage Necklace.
Classic Lucite Cubes in terrific mid century colors which are totally IN right now!
The cubes are in shades of root beer, green, black and ivory with gold plated saucer and ball spacers. So Modernist!
The hanging Crown Trifari T hangs from back of necklace.
Each cube measures approx 1/2" and the length is 28".
Trifari was the first to embrace this new plastic called Lucite in the late 1930s,
In its pure form, Lucite is translucent, resembling glass or rock crystal, but it can be dyed in a wide range of colors and opacity, making it the perfect material for bold blocks of Mid-century Modern colors. Hard, water-resistant, and lightweight, Lucite can be polished, and it is easy to wear.
The scientists at two rival chemical companies, DuPont and Rohm & Haas, spent the 1930s working on glass-like acrylic resins (a.k.a. polymethyl methacrylate). Rohm & Haas launched its version, the clear and nearly unbreakable Plexiglass, first in 1935. DuPont brought Lucite to the market in 1937.
Many Trifari necklaces during the 1950s and 1960s used metal hang tags on their necklaces. This one has the Crown Trifari hang tag by the clasp.
Crown Trifari Cubist Lucite 28 inch 1950s Necklace
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