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Trifari Jewelry

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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Gold Swirl Abstract Openwork Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
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 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Gold & Cream Enamel Seashell Earrings By Trifari, 1980s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" x 1.25" - Cream acrylic - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1980s - Estate acquired - Good...
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1980s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Gold Brutalist Swirl Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" in diameter - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent vi...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Gold Brutalist Stripe Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" x 1" - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Good vintage condit...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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 Jewelry

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 Jewelry

Rare Signed Trifari Designer Lucite Beads Golden Modernist Choker Necklace
By Trifari
Located in Montreal, QC
Awesome Signed Designer Trifari Modernist Golden Choker Necklace accented by 3 Strands of large Cream/Brown Lucite Beads set in Gold Gilt Mounting. Necklace measures approx. 19”l x 2...
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Late 20th Century Modernist Trifari Jewelry

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Gold Plate

Gold Butterfly Figural Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2" x 1.5" - Gold plated - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Gold and Onyx Faux Earrings
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
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 durin...
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Late 20th Century Artisan Trifari Jewelry

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Onyx, Gold Plate

Gold Animal Totem Charm Necklace By Trifari, 1970s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 24" length - Gold plated - Bird, bear and wolf figural charms - Clasp closure - By Trifari (signed near clasp) - Circa 1970s - Estate acquired - Excellent v...
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1970s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Gold Textured Teardrop Earrings by Trifari, 1980s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" x .75" - Gold plated - Post earring backs for pierced ears - By Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1980s - Estate acquired - Excellent...
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1980s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Gold Textured Leaf 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 - Good vintage condit...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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 Jewelry

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 Jewelry

Trifari Lemon Aurora Moon Rock Suite
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Unusual Trifari Lemon Aurora Moon Rock Suite from the 1950's. Brooch, bracelet and earrings with lemon aurora moon rocks and aurora borealis crystals. Bracelet 7", Earrings 1", Broo...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Trifari Gold Tone Red Glass Starburst Brooch
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Beautiful gold tone brooch in a starburst design, and featuring a square faceted red glass stone, by Trifari. The front is in shiny gold tone and the back is brushed. This stylish a...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Rare Trifari Brooch Fur Clip
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Extraordinary and rare Trifari fur clip in gilt metal with maroon enamel berries on a stem of flowers. The brooch is designed to be worn with the flowers pointed downward but could a...
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1940s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Large Trifari Fruit Salad Feather
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Large Trifari fur clip/brooch from the 1940s. Beautiful design with pave accents and retro curls with baguettes. Molded glass fruit in moonstone travel up the spine of the feather. M...
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1940s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Chunky Lucite Tortoise Beaded Choker Necklace By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 15" length, best fits a slender neck - Lucite faux tortoise beads measure approx .5" wide - Gold plated hook clasp - By Crown Trifari (signed on hook and hang ta...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Poured Milk Glass Flower Statement Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1.75" in diameter - Gold plated - Poured milk glass - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1950s - Estate...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

60s Trifari Rhinestone Earring and Brooch Set
By Trifari
Located in San Francisco, CA
60s Trifari Rhinestone Earring and Brooch Set. Gold tone hardware. Clip-on earrings.
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1960s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Golden Floral Motif Pin Brooch, Vintage 1900s
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
Vintage Trifari pin, featuring a golden, abstract, floral-inspired motif in the traditional Trifari style. Gold-filled. Marks / hallmarks: Trifari © If you are interested, please ...
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20th Century Retro Trifari Jewelry

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Gold-filled

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 Jewelry

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Gold Plate

1960s Trifari Brass and Pearl Brooch
By Trifari
Located in San Francisco, CA
1960s Trifari brooch featuring textured and finished brass curve-like shapes centered with three glass pearls. The back has a standard brooch pin and hallmarked with "Trifari".
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1960s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Brass

Crown Trifari Precious Pets Enameled Pony / Horse Brooch, Signed, 1967
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- 2.5" x 1.5" - Gold plated - Enameled - Glass cabochon accents - Signed Crown Trifari on verso - Circa 1967 - Part of the Precious Pets Collection - Good vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Enamel

Trifari 1950s Multi Leaf Branch Pin and Earrings Set
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and in excellent condition Trifari rhinestone leaf brooch and earring set. Gold and rhodium plated and set with rhinestone baguettes along the spine and round rhinestones...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gold Plate

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 Jewelry

Crown Trifari Precious Pets Enameled Butterfly Brooch, Signed, 1967
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- 1.75" x 2.25" - Gold plated - Enameled - Rhinestone accents - Signed Crown Trifari on verso - Circa 1967 - Part of the Precious Pets Collection - Good vintage condition, some minor...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Enamel

Trifari Mirror Tile Mod Mobile Earrings
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Mirrored Tile Mobile Earrings, oversized Mod styling with panels of royal blue and emerald glass mirror which move with the wearer. Clip back fittings. 1960's USA. Excellent...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Trifari Huge Gilded Gold Vermeil Bold Abstract Pendant with Necklace
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
This wonderful huge Trifari gilded gold vermeil finish whimsical bold abstract pendant measures 1 6/8" in length, 2 3/8" in height and 2/8" in depth. The neckl...
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1980s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Retro Yellow "Bouquet" Brooch with Focal Marquise Cut
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Trifari Retro yellow "bouquet" brooch with focal marquise cut faux sapphire and crystal rhinestone pave. Excellent Condition ,Signed
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Late 20th Century Retro Trifari Jewelry

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Crystal, Gold, Gold Plate

Textured Gold Interlocking Rings Drop Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 2.5" x 1" - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Good vintage cond...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Textured Gold Leaf Earrings With Pearl Accents By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" tall - Gold plated - Crystal accents - Faux pearls - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Esta...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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 Jewelry

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 Jewelry

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Gold Plate

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

Trifari Sterling 1940s Glass Cabochon Diminutive Butterfly Brooch
By Trifari
Located in University City, MO
Trifari 1940s Sterling vermeil diminutive butterfly brooch The elegant small scale brooch is embellished with ruby color and sapphire blue glass cabochons Sheathed in gilt vermeil...
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Trifari Jewelry

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Sterling Silver

Elegant Trifari Ruby Collar
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
1950s collar by Trifari. Lovely workmanship, completely articulated with emerald cut faux rubies each dangling from pave and rose gold links. Very glamorous and exquisite quality. 14...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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 Jewelry

Trifari Jeweled Crystal Butterfly
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Charming Trifari Jeweled Crystal Butterfly in tones of ruby, sapphire and emerald. 1950's USA. 2.5" w x 2" high.
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1950s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Gold Leaf & Pearl Motif Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2.25" x 1" - Gold plated - Faux pearl - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Rooster Pearl Belly Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Charming Trifari Rooster Pearl Belly Brooch from the 1960's. Florentine gold finish with faux pearl "belly" and pave grey crystal rhinestone details. 1960's USA. 2" x 2.5" High.
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1960s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Trifari Dangling Grape Tremblant Earrings
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Charming Trifari Dangling Grape Tremblant Earrings with clip back fittings. Bow cap is decorated with crystal baguettes with a bunch of dangling faux emerald stones to represent grap...
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1950s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Rhodium

Crown Trifari Sunburst Atomic Style Clip-On Earrings, circa 1955, Signed
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunningly beautiful Modernist gold-tone sunburst style clip-on dangle earrings by Trifari, circa 1955. Trifari is a highly collected costume jewelry brand, noted for it's high quali...
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1950s Modernist Vintage Trifari Jewelry

20th Century Trifari Crown Silver & Austrian Crystal Pair Of Earrings
By Trifari
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
20th Century Trifari Crown Silver & Austrian Crystal Pair Of Earring. These Trifari clip style earrings feature a curved left and right side fit. Set in silver plate with fancy prong...
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20th Century Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Silver Tone Black Lucite and Rhinestone Pendant Necklace circa 1970s
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Vintage silver tone necklace, featuring a beautiful black lucite and rhinestone pendant, circa 1970s. Stamped Trifari on the reverse of the pendant and the clasp. The Art Deco style ...
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1970s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Gilded Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Earrings, Signed, circa 1989
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These gorgeous 1980's Trifari crystal earrings are a wonderful addition to your costume jewelry collection. Featuring two faceted pink marquise cut crystals on each earring, accented...
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1980s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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 Jewelry

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Enamel

54" Gold Swirl Disc Chain Necklace By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 54" length - Gold plated - Clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (signed on hang tag) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Massive Deco Trifari Feather Spray
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
One can see why legions of collectors have made period Trifari pieces so desireable. In this massive "feather" clip from the late 1930's, citrine and dark topaz stones form the core ...
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1930s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Jeweled Snake Bangle
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Wonderful Trifari Jeweled Snake Bangle in the style of David Webb. Deep green enamel is used to counterpoint the faux citrines in the heads of the snake. Large faux emerald cabochon ...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Early Trifari Ming Dragon
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Early Trifari Ming Dragon by Alfred Phillipe. Black enamel over gold with pave studded "pearl" belly body. From the "Ming" Series, 1940's Trifari. 2" x 1.75". Excellent condition.
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Crown Trifari Precious Pets Enameled Poodle Dog Brooch, Signed, 1967
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- 2" x 1.25" - Gold plated - Enameled - Glass cabochon accents - Signed Crown Trifari on verso - Circa 1967 - Part of the Precious Pets Collection - Good vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Enamel

Trifari Gold Plated Drop Hoop Clip On Earrings 1960s
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Trifari gold plated drop hoop clip on earrings, featuring a simple ridged design. Circa 1960s. Measuring length 4.7cm / 1.85 inches by diameter 3.3cm / 1.3 inches. These classic vi...
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1980s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gold Plate

Trifari Enamel Snake Bangle
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Enamel Snake Bangle with bands of emerald green transluscent enamel and faux sapphire cabochon eyes. 1960's USA. Excellent condition.
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1960s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

1960s Ornate Gilded Abstract Floral Brooch With Braided Texture By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 2" diameter - Gold plated - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Gold Plated Moulded Coral Glass Flower Rhinestone Clip On Earrings
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Beautiful Trifari gold plated fruit salad clip on earrings in an organic shape, featuring moulded coral glass flowers and clear rhinestones. Measuring length 3cm / 1.8 inches by wid...
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Mid-20th Century Trifari Jewelry

Crown Trifari Modernist Silver Statement Earrings, Signed, circa 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous silver tone statement clip-on earrings by Trifari, circa 1960s. Trifari is a highly collected costume jewelry brand, noted for its quality and intricate details. These mid-c...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari jewellery & watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Trifari jewellery and watches. These unique items were designed with extraordinary care, often using gilt metal. While looking for the most stylish antique or vintage Trifari jewelry to pair with your ensemble, you’ll find that Trifari crystal jewellery & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 5. This collection contains 226 pieces, as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. 1stDibs is available in crystal and onyx, among the most popular styles of Trifari jewellery and watches. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider jewellery & watches by Cellini, Hattie Carnegie and Coro if you’re looking for additional options. Trifari jewellery and watches prices may vary depending upon gemstone, time period and other attributes. 1stDibs's price starts at US$78 and tops out at US$9,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$284.