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Trifari

Trifari (United States)

Costume jewelry maker Trifari is widely beloved for its fine craftsmanship and complex designs for necklaces, brooches and other accessories. The company was formed in New York during the early 1920s, when its partners Gustavo Trifari (who descended from a family of jewelers), Leo Krussman and Carl Fishel (business associates in hair-ornament manufacturing) recognized, as other designers during the Art Deco era such as Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel had, that fashion trends for affordable jewelry for everyday wear represented an opportunity (and that the popularity of shorter hairstyles didn’t bode well for their haircomb business).

Initially called Trifari, Krussman and Fishel Jewelry (T.K.F.), the trio eventually shortened their brand’s name, at the suggestion of an advertising professional, to Trifari in order to evoke the romance of Gustavo’s native Italy.

The hiring of French designer Alfred Philippe as head designer in 1930 was pivotal to Trifari’s success. A master craftsman who had worked with both Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, Philippe set about establishing the same high-quality standards of materials and craftsmanship in the design of costume jewelry and trained other Trifari artisans to do the same. Settings were delicate; crystals were hand set; designs, which sometimes featured dazzling floral motifs or exquisite depictions of marine life, were sophisticated and elegant, having both the look and feel of fine jewelry. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower wore a Trifari parure of faux pearls to her husband’s presidential inauguration in 1953 and Trifari glass pearls to his inaugural ball in 1957.

Before retiring in 1968, Philippe created Trifari’s most recognizable designs. In the 1930s, when the company was custom-making accessories for the stars of Broadway musicals, it was the crown motif: These brooches became so often identified with the brand that a crown was eventually incorporated into the trademark. In the 1940s, the “Jelly Bellies” inspired affection as well as knockoffs; these were animals, birds and insects sporting a “belly” of clear Lucite. Clip-Mates were another favorite and a technical marvel — two dress clips that, joined together, created a brooch.

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Exceptional Trifari 1950s Fuchsia & Purple Rhinestone Floral Parure
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
An absolutely spectacular and well loved 1950s floral rhinestone parure by American fashion jewelry company Trifari. The parure consists of necklace, bracelet, earrings and brooch. A...
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1950s Vintage Trifari

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Gold Plate

Vintage Gilt & Crystal Pavé Hook Clasp Choker Necklace By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 5" x 4.75" - Gold plated - Crystal rhinestone pavé - Hook clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

1960s Gilded Brushed Leaf Wreath Brooch w Crystal Rhinestones By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 1.75" in diameter - Gold plated - Rhodium accents - Crystal rhinestones - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

1960s Gilt Figural Brushed Leaf Brooch w Pearls & Crystal Rhinestones By Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.75" x 1" - Gold plated - Crystal rhinestones - Faux pearls - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleane...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

1960s Gilded Clavicle Necklace w Snake Chain & Crystal Pavé Teardrop By Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 16" length - Gold plated - Rhodium teardrop pendant - Crystal rhinestones - Clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (double signed on verso & with hangtag near clasp)...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt & Crystal Rhinestone Textured Swirl Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1963
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures .9" diameter - Gold plated - Crystal rhinestones - Clip on earring backs - From the "Cavalcade Collection" by Crown Trifari (signed on cli...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

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Crystal

Trifari Silver Tone Rhinestone Tremblant Pendant and Necklace circa 1950s
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Fabulous Trifari silver tone necklace with rhinestone baguettes, and featuring a rhinestone pendant with a teardrop tremblant. The necklace measures length 39.4cm / 15.5 inches, and ...
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1950s Vintage Trifari

1970s Gilded Leaves Statement Choker Necklace By Kunio Matsumoto For Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 15" length with additional 3" extender chain - 2.25" Y drop - Gold plated - Hook clasp - By Kunio Matsumoto for Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1970...
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1970s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Brutalist Style Gilded Leaf Climber Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1.25" tall - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has be...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

TRIFARI ear clip blue green glass gold plated 1950 USA
By Trifari
Located in Stuttgart, DE
Trifari ear clips in the shape of 2 4-leaf clover with blue and green glass drops. Edged with openwork gold work. In the middle a small red glas stone. On the back of the clips brac...
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1950s Artisan Vintage Trifari

Trifari Gold Flower with Rhinestone Accent 1940s Flower Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
A wonderful and three dimensional 1940s flower brooch by renowned American costume jewelry company Trifari. Each of the flower petals is designed as an open loop shape. The rhineston...
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1950s Vintage Trifari

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Gold Plate

Vintage Milk Glass & White Enamel Leaves Gilded Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.25" x 1.5" - Gold plated - White enameling - Milk glass accents - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1950s - Estate acquired - This item has been c...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari

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Enamel

1960s Gilt & White Enamel Dogwood Flower Figural Brooch By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2" x 2" - Gold plated - White enamel - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleaned & polished and is ready...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

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Enamel

1960s Gilt & White Enamel Hinged Clamper Bangle Bracelet By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.25" x 2" - Fits small to medium sized wrists - White enamel - Gold plated - Opens on a hinge - By Crown Trifari (signed on interior) - Circa 1960s - Estate...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

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Enamel

Vintage Gilt & White Enamel Abstract Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 3.2" x 1.5" - White enamel - Gold plated - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleaned & polished and is r...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

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Enamel

Vintage Gilt & White Enamel Abstract Ribbon Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" x .75" - White enamel - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - T...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

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Enamel

1960s Gilt & White Enamel Linked Leaves Choker Necklace By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 14.5" length with additional 1" removable extender link - White enamel - Gold plated - Fold over clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (signed on clasp) - Circa 196...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

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Enamel

Vintage Gilt & White Enamel Abstract Leaf Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" tall - White enamel - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Thi...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

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Enamel

Bubblegum Pink Molded Glass Climber Earrings w AB Rhinestones By Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" tall - Rhodium plated - Molded art glass & Aurora Borealis iridescent crystal rhinestones - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Bubblegum Pink Molded Glass Choker Necklace w AB Rhinestones By Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 13" length with additional 3" extender chain - Rhodium plated - Molded art glass & Aurora Borealis iridescent crystal rhinestones - Hook clasp - By Crown Trifa...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Bubblegum Pink Molded Glass Cocktail Bracelet w AB Rhinestones By Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 7" length - Rhodium plated - Molded art glass & Aurora Borealis iridescent crystal rhinestones - Fold over clasp - By Crown Trifari (signed on clasp) - Circa ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Trifari gold tone white shells clip on earrings
By Trifari
Located in Capri, IT
Trifari gold tone white shells clip on earrings 3*2 cm
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1990s Trifari

Vintage Gilded Leaves and Pearls Button Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures .6" in diameter - Gold plated - Faux pearls - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt & Black Enamel Crystal Statement Earrings by Trifari, 1980s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1.1" x 1.1" - Gold plated - Black enamel - Faceted crystal with crystal rhinestone accents and crystal baguette detail - Clip on earring b...
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1980s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt & White Enamel Abstract Swirl Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.6" x 1.5" - Gold plated - White enamel - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - This item has been cleaned & polished and is r...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

20th Century Modernist Gold Hammered Collar Choker Style Necklace By, Trifari
By Trifari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Rare Modernist Gold Plate Hammered Collar Choker Style Necklace By, Trifari. Features a gold hammered curved collar plate with a chain link adjustable clasp. Signed on t...
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20th Century Modernist Trifari

Vintage Three Strand Bubblegum Pink Art Glass Necklace by Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 16" in length with additional 3" extender - 3" drape - Bubble gum pink art glass beads - Pink Aurora Borealis (AB) crystal beads - Gold plated hardware...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

1940's Trifari Rhinestone Floral Spray Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Atlanta, GA
A fabulous floral spray of rhinestones in a rhodium plated brooch setting by Alfred Spaney for Trifari. Mr. Spaney produced a number of beautiful floral designs for Trifari in the 1...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Trifari

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Rhodium

Vintage Gilded "Forget Me Not" White Flowers Brooch by Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 2.5" tall - Gold plated - White resin flowers - Crystal rhinestone accents - From the "Forget Me Not Collection" by Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - ...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari

20th Century Lucite & Gilt Gold "Teardrop" Pendant Necklace By, Trifari
By Trifari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Gold & Translucent Lucite Articulating Teardrop Pendant Necklace by, Trifari. This Trifari signed piece features a gold plate chain with a 3.13" inch articulating transl...
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20th Century Modern Trifari

Trifari Gold Plated Faux Pearl and Leaf Link Bracelet circa 1960s
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Lovely Trifari gold plated link bracelet featuring faux pearls and textured leaves, with a safety chain. The bracelet measures length 18.5cm / 7.2 inches by width 1.9cm / .74 inch. T...
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1960s Vintage Trifari

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Gold Plate

Vintage Gilded Roman Goddess Cameo Pendant Necklace by Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Chain measures 21" long - Pendant measures 3" x 2" - Gold plated - Clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (signed on pendant verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt & Grape Purple Beaded Earrings by Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1.4" tall - Gold plated - Grape purple colored beads - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt & Grape Purple Beaded Necklace by Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 31" length - Gold plated chain and beadcaps - Grape purple colored beads - Clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (signed on hangtag) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquire...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt & Black Resin Mod Teardrop Pendant Necklace By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 27" length gilded snake chain - 2.5" x 1.6" pendant - Black resin - Gold plated - Clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso & hangtag) - Circa 1960s ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage 24" Gilt & Black Cord Twisted Chain Necklace by Trifari, 1970s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 24" length - Gold plated - Black nylon cord - Clasp closure - By Trifari (signed near clasp) - Circa 1970s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1970s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Onyx Cabochon & Textured Gilt Button Earrings by Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" in diameter - Gold plated - Faux Onyx cabochons - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate a...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt & Cream Resin Mod Teardrop Pendant Necklace by Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 27" length gilded snake chain - 2.5" x 1.6" pendant - Cream resin - Gold plated - Clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso & hangtag) - Circa 1960s ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Trifari 1953 Gold Heart Brooch & Pendant
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
A vintage openwork gold heart pin with rhinestone accents from famed American fashion jewelry company Trifari. The design for this brooch was patented in 1953. The brooch is lightly ...
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1950s Vintage Trifari

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Gold Plate

70'S Gold, Blue & Ivory Lucite Bead Necklace By, Trifari
By Trifari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1970'S New Gold, Blue & Ivory Lucite Bead Necklace. This new with the original Trifari manufacturer paper hang tag 36" inch necklace features, gold rondelle style beads with round op...
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20th Century Trifari

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Gold

Vintage Gilded Holly Christmas Brooch by Trifari, 1970s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 2.5" wide - Gold plated - By Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1970s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1970s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilded Leaves Choker Necklace by Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 14" long with additional 2" extender chain - Gold plated - Hook clasp - By Crown Trifari (signed on clasp and hangtag) - Circa 1950s - Estate acquired...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilded Leaves Bracelet by Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 7.25" long & .75" wide - Gold plated - Fold over clasp - By Crown Trifari (signed on clasp) - Circa 1950s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condi...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilded Basket Weave Choker Necklace by Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 14" long with additional 2.5" extender chain - Gold plated - Hook clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (signed on hook clasp and hangtag) - Circa 1950s - ...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilded Basket Weave Earrings by Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures .75" in diameter - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1950s - Estate acquired - Excellent ...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilded Abstract Circular Swirl Brooch by Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 1.5" in diameter - Gold plated - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1950s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt Ornate Butterfly Figural Brooch by Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Measures 2" x 2.4" - Gold plated - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

Vintage Gilt Abstract Swirl Earrings by Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" tall - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage c...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari

20th Century Gold & Faux Malachite Crucifix Pendant Necklace By, Trifari
By Trifari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Gold Plate & Faux Malachite Crucifix Pendant Necklace By, Trifari. This large crucifix pendant necklace features an approximately 4.13" inch gold plate crucifix with mar...
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20th Century Trifari

A Vintage Trifari Bracelet circa 1970
By Trifari
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A bracelet made by Trifari in the Seventies in perfect conditions.
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Mid-20th Century Baroque Revival Trifari

20th Century Gold Plate & Faux Pearl Necklace And Bracelet By, Trifari S/2
By Trifari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Gold Plate & Faux Pearl Necklace And Bracelet By, Trifari-Set Of Two Pieces. This coveted gold plate link necklace and bracelet features a gold plate high relief texture...
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20th Century Trifari

20th Century Gold Plate & Faux Blue Lapis Omega Choker Necklace By, Trifari
By Trifari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Gold Plate & Faux Blue Lapis Lazuli Omega Choker Necklace By, Trifari. This gold plate omega style choker necklace features a large oval cabochon set faux blue Lapis Laz...
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20th Century Trifari

A Vintage Trifari White Lucite and Trifanium Necklace circa 1970
By Trifari
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A stylish necklace made in USA by Trifari, good conditions overall.
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Mid-20th Century Neoclassical Trifari

Trifari Glamour Rhinestone Bracelet
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Glamour Rhinestone Bracelet set with large pear shaped crystals with pave accents. Very flexible and comfortable articulated construction set in gilt metal. 1960's USA. 7.5...
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1960s Vintage Trifari

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Gilt Metal

Vintage Crown Trifari Persian Garden Tassel Necklace 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A stylish Vintage Crown Trifari Persian Garden Necklace from Trifari's 1968 Persian Garden collection. Featuring a large central pendant, crafted from green lucite with gold tone tul...
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20th Century Trifari

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Gold Plate

Vintage KTF Art Deco Emerald & White Paste Cocktail Bracelet 1935
By Trifari
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A most beautiful example of a now exceedingly rare and coveted Vintage KTF Trifari Bracelet in glorious original Art Deco design, circa 1930. Trifari are undoubtedly America's most p...
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20th Century Trifari

Trifari Gold Plated Faux Ivory Pearl and Clear Rhinestone Star Statement Brooch
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Fabulous and stylish Trifari gold plated brooch featuring faux ivory pearls with clear rhinestones in a stylised star design, circa 1960s. The brooch displays plenty of detail, with ...
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1960s Vintage Trifari

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Gold Plate

Trifari 1950s Satin Gold Wide Abstract Link Bracelet
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
A rare wide Trifari mid to late 1950s bracelet in a textured satin gold plate. The design is three dimensional and abstract in the use of eighteen 2.13 inch wide links. The links are...
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1950s Vintage Trifari

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Base Metal, Gold Plate