Rare Vintage Crown TRIFARI Brushed Gold and Amber Bracelet and Earrings Set
This vintage TRIFARI amber bracelet and clip-on earrings set is an extremely rare find! The set includes a bracelet in brushed gold and amber rhinestones. It has a braided design and measures 7" in length and is 1/2" wide. The matching clip-on earrings make this a must-have vintage set.
Trifari Costume Jewelry is the namesake of its founder, Gustavo Trifari. A native of Naples, Italy, Gustavo Trifari was born to a family of goldsmiths. He established the Trifari firm in 1910. In the early part of that decade, Trifari worked with his uncle under the company name of Trifari and Trifari. Gustavo Trifari continued to make jewelry under the Trifari name when his uncle left the firm. By 1925, the firm was called Trifari, Krussman, and Fishel based on a business association with Leo Krussman and Carl Fishel.
Most traditional Trifari pieces of costume jewelry resemble fine jewelry pieces. The difference was that the Trifari pieces were made with different materials in terms of quality. Trifari’s vision was in contrast to the period designs of Coco Chanel and others who were making big, bold statement pieces of costume jewelry. Trifari Costume Jewelry is made of materials that differ from fine colored gemstones, old pawn Indian jewelry, valuable pearls, etc. Trifari pieces use an array of materials like rhinestones, coral, enamel, jade, and colored stones set in metal settings.
The designers at Trifari were trained and worked for the high end and elite fine jewelry firms of the mid 20th Century. The lead designer at Trifari from 1930 to 1968 was Alfred Philippe. During this period of design, style, and market dominance for Trifari, Philippe introduced high level craftsmanship and invisible settings to the costume jewelry line. Alfred Philippe taught his fellow Trifari designers the same fine jewelry-making techniques that he learned at the elite and prestigious jewelry firms of Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels.
Measurements: Bracelet measures approximately 7" in length & 1/2" wide. Earrings measure approximately 1" across. The bracelet weighs in at 30 grams, and the earrings at 5 grams each, for a total earrings weight of 10 grams
Condition: Very good vintage condition. Please review all pictures as they provide important information about the condition of this amazing vintage set.
Mark: These earrings are stamped or "signed" with "TRIFARI", but have not been appraised.