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Trifari Jewelry

Costume jewelry maker Trifari is widely loved for its fine craftsmanship and complex designs for necklaces, brooches and other jewelry and 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 fashion 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.

Find a wide range of vintage Trifari jewelry on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Trifari
Vintage TRIFARI gold jelly belly crown designer runway stick pin brooch
By Trifari
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed TRIFARI • gold tone with pearls, glass and enamel • vintage designer runway brooch MEASUREMENTS • 1" by 1" CONDITION • excellent vintage condition with min...
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20th Century Trifari Jewelry

Modernist "Sculpturesque" Leaves Brooch By Jonathan Bailey For Trifari, 1970s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible jewelry piece from the '70s - Extremely rare, hard to find piece - 3.5" x 2.25" - Gold plated - Faux baroque pearl cabochons - Brutalist texture de...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

A White Lucite and Gilded Metal Choker Necklace by Trifari circa 1970
By Trifari
Located in Aci Castello, IT
A vintage chocker necklace by Trifari, made in U.S. in the Sixties, good conditions overall
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Mid-20th Century American Baroque Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Trifari Crown Textured Gold Motif Pin Brooch, Mid 1900s
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A sophisticated Crown Trifari pin brooch, featuring a textured gold decorative motif in the classic Trifari style. Hallmarks: Trifari ©
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20th Century Trifari Jewelry

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Gold-filled

Trifari "Gold" Bracelet with Oval Cabochon, Costume Jewelry
By Trifari
Located in Stamford, CT
Brushed goldtone cuff embellished with one hinged side.
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1960s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Vintage TRIFARI gold leaf pearl rhinestone earrings
By Trifari
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed TRIFARI • gold tone with pearls rhinestones • vintage designer clip on earrings MEASUREMENTS • 1.06" by 1" CONDITION • excellent vintage condition with mi...
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20th Century American 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 American 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

Textured Gold Scarf Brooch With Diamond Pattern By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 2" x 1.5" - Gold plated - Brushed gold texture - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s - E...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari "Gold" Bracelet, Costume Jewelry
By Trifari
Located in Stamford, CT
Interesting confetti-like textured clamp bracelet
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1960s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Retro Tank Link Necklace
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Trifari Retro Tank Link Necklace from the 1940's. Attractive cross over design with lovely flexible link construction. 1940's USA. Necklace 14.5" x 3/8" wide. Drop 3.5" long.
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1940s American Retro Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

1970s Novelty Trifari Gold and White Trio of Fish Brooch
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
1970s Trifari brooch in the form of 3 fish swimming in a school with a larger fish followed by 2 smaller ones. The fish are made of gold tone metal with their bodies comprised of whi...
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1970s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Eugenie Sapphire Necklace
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Trifari Eugenie Sapphire Necklace from the 1940's. Pink gold finish with large central sapphire paste with pave flower accents. Signed Trifari. Length 15" x 1.25".
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1940s American Retro Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Alfred Phillipe for Trifari Deco Clip Set
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Rare and unusual dress clip and earrings from the 1930s. Alfred Phillipe who originally designed for Cartier,Paris was head designer at Trifari when this suite was designed. Very Car...
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Early 20th Century American Art Deco Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Base Metal

1960s Trifari Canary Yellow Vintage 60s Etched Signed Bangle Bracelet
By Trifari
Located in San Diego, CA
Adorable vintage 1960s TRIFARI canary yellow and gold etched bracelet! Features slanted etching throughout. Hinged closure. Interior is a beautiful gold. Can easily be dressed up or ...
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1960s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Crown Trifari Kashmir “Jewels of India” 1960's Collar Necklace
By Trifari
Located in Newport Coast, CA
Rare Crown Trifari Kashmir "Jewels of India collection. A fabulous costume piece Set in gold plated metal,comprised of red and green glass cabochon stones emulating carnelian and gre...
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Mid-20th Century American Romantic Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

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 American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Sleek Gilt Metal Lucite Pendant Necklace c 1970
By Trifari
Located in University City, MO
Trifari Sleek gilt metal lucite pendant necklace c 1970 The minimalist necklace is designed with a circular pendant The severe pendant is designed with vertical gilt metal ...
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1970s American Modernist Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Trifari Swarovski Crystal Olivine Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Striking Trifari Swarovski Crystal Olivine Bead Brooch from the 1960's. Dozens of faceted olive crystal balls are set into the body of the brooch. 2" x 1.75". 1960's USA.
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1960s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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Gilt Metal

Jade Green Resin Cross Pendant Necklace By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the '60s - 22" chain - 2" x 1.25" pendant - Faux jadeite green resin - Gold plated - Clasp closure - By Crown Trifari (...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Brushed Gold Split Leaf Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 3.5" x 1.5" - Gold plated with shiny and brushed texture finishes - Split leaf motif with one curled sid...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Poured Milk Glass Daisy Flower Choker Necklace By Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 14.5" length - 1" width at widest point - Poured white milk glass - Gold plated - Three dimensional ...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Multi Cable Chain Gold Tiered Layered Necklace
By Trifari
Located in Sausalito, CA
Heavy Trifari gold tone necklace, featuring several tiered cable chains. Length: 21" long. Drops approximately 18-3/3" long. Weight: 126.3g. Markings: Signed Trifari. Condition: Exc...
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1960s American Art Deco Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gold, Gold Plate

Trifari Dangling Grape Tremblant Earrings
By Trifari
Located in New York, 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

Materials

Rhodium

Textured Gold Bow Brooch With Stitch Detail By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 2.5" x 1.75" - Gold plated - Brushed gold texture - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s ...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Crown Trifari Rhinestones, Faux Pearl Textured Demi Parure in Gold
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
This glamorous 20th century Crown Trifari brooch and clip on earrings set. Decorated with faux pearl & rhinestones. For a sophisticated and stylish look! Marks / hallmarks / etc: ...
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20th Century American Retro Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Pearl, Crystal, Gold Plate

1970s Trifari Gold-tone and Pearl Clip-on Earrings
By Trifari
Located in San Francisco, CA
1970s Trifari gold-tone brass clip on earrings centered with a faux pearl.
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1970s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

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 Jewelry

Trifari "Modern Mosaics" Jeweled Butterfly
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Trifari's "Modern Mosaics" Series Jeweled Butterfly from the 1960's. Sapphire and Emerald jelly stones stud this charming butterfly brooch. 2.25" x 2".
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1960s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Trifari Mod Cinnabar & Ebony Resin Pendant Necklace c 1970
By Trifari
Located in University City, MO
Trifari Mod cinnabar & ebony resin pendant necklace c 1970 The severe bold design has a center cinnabar color lucite tile framed with gilt metal and a large black resin border ...
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1970s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Quilted Gilt Button Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" diameter - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa 1960s - Estate acquired - Good vintage co...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Brushed Gold "Curled" Brooch With Crystal Pavé By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - Extremely rare collector's piece - 2" diameter - Gold plated with silver tone accents - Encrusted with ...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

1980s Trifari Oversized Gilded Twist Statement Earrings, Signed
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Each earring measures 1.5" x 1" - Gold plated - Clip on earring backs - By Trifari - Signed on verso - Estate acquired - Circa 1980s - Excellent vintage condition
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1980s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Gilt Leaves and Pearl Berry Spray Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - Extremely rare, hard to find style - Each earring measures 1.4" x 1" - Gold plated - Smokey crystal rhi...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

White Enamel & Gilt Swirl Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - Each earring measures 1" in diameter - Gold plated - White enameling - Clip on earring backs - By Crow...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Vintage Gold Open Wreath Pin Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A stylish retro Trifari brooch, featuring a golden open-wreath-style motif. The perfect touch of class by Trifari! Gold filled. Marks / hallmarks / etc: Trifari
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20th Century American Retro Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gold-filled

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 Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

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 American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Vintage Crown Trifari Pearl Starburst Earrings 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Wilmslow, GB
Ultra stylish Crown Trifari pearl starburst earrings in a modernist design. Vintage Condition: Very good without damage or noteworthy wear. Materials: Gold plated metal, simulated p...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Navette Crystal Huggie Cocktail Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures 1" x .5" - Rhodium plated - Clear navette and triangle cut crystals - Clip on earring backs - By Crown Trifari (signed on clips) - Circa...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Faux Pearls, Original Box
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Trifari Faux Pearls with rare Original Shell Box in velvet. Sterling paste clasp signed Trifari Sterling dating it to the 1940's. 18" graduated with original store tag.
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1940s American Art Deco Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Sterling Silver

1960s White Enamel Textured Flower Figural Brooch With Crystals By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 2.5" x 1.5" - White enameling - Gold plated accents - Crystal rhinestone details - By Crown Trifari (s...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Textured Gold Bow Brooch With Openwork Detail By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 2.5" x 1.75" - Gold plated - Brushed gold texture - By Crown Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1960s ...
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1960s American 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 American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Crown Trifari Lucite Ladybug, Mushroom and Strawberry Trio Brooch Pins Estate
By Trifari
Located in Montreal, QC
Awesome trio of Vintage signed Crown Trifari Blue and White Pins, featuring a Ladybug Beetle, Mushroom and Strawberry; each measuring approx. 1.5-2" long; Signed Crown TRIFARI©; circ...
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1960s American Modernist Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Articulated Textured Gold Plated and Blue Rhinestone Flower Brooch
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Stylish Trifari articulated textured gold plated flower brooch, featuring beautiful blue faceted rhinestones. Measuring diameter 5.3cm / 2 inches. The brooch is in very good conditio...
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Mid-20th Century American Trifari Jewelry

Vintage Trifari Earrings in Gold Plated Metal, 1970s
By Trifari
Located in London, GB
Trifari Vintage 1970s Earrings for Pierced Ears Made in the USA in the early 1970s. Crafted from gold plated metal and a rich red, black and cream geometric design. Since the 1920s...
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1970s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gold Plate

Vintage TRIFARI TM gold cross door knocker jewel cabochon designer runway earrin
By Trifari
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed TRIFARI TM • gold tone with resin cabochons • vintage designer runway earrings MEASUREMENTS • 1.75" by 1.25" CONDITION • excellent vintage condition with mi...
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20th Century American Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Mirrored Mosaic Pop Art Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Trifari Mirrored Mosaic Pop Art Brooch from the 1960's. Panels of vibrant blue and emerald mirror are arranged in a mosiac style. Matching pendant available. 2.25". 1960's USA.
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1960s American Modernist Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Birds of Paradise Earrings With Turquoise Belly By Trifari For Avon, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - Extremely rare, hard to find design - Each earring measures 1.25" x .5" - Gold plated with brushed textu...
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1960s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Trembler Spray, 1940s
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Large Trifari Retro clip from the 1940's in bronze-green gold finish in the antique style. Designed to look like an antique Victorian diamond spray with 2 spring mounted flower heads...
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1940s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Sapphire Baguette Crystal Cocktail Drop Earrings By Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - Each earring measures 2.25" x .75" - Silver tone "Trifarium platinum" plated - Encrusted with sapphire b...
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1950s American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Cream pearl, gilt metal and grey paste 'flower' earrings, Trifari, USA, 1960s.
By Trifari
Located in Greyabbey, County Down
A beautiful pair of 'flower' or 'camellia' earrings made by Trifari, in the 1960s, with a subtle and chic combination of tones. Unusual grey coloured pastes sit side by side with cre...
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1960s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Gilded Brushed Matte Floral Pinwheel Brooch By Crown Trifari, 1960s
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 American Modern Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Vintage TRIFARI Crown silver leaf designer clip on earrings
By Trifari
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed TRIFARI crown • silver tone • vintage designer runway earrings MEASUREMENTS • 2" by 1" CONDITION • excellent vintage condition with minimal signs of wear ❤️...
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20th Century American Trifari Jewelry

Vintage TRIFARI gold lucite zodiac cancer necklace
By Trifari
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS signed TRIFARI crown gold tone finish reverse carved lucite vintage designer runway necklace MEASUREMENTS chain is 10" pendant is 2.88" in diameter bail is 0.5" CONDITION...
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20th Century American Trifari Jewelry

Trifari Lemon Aurora Moon Rock Suite, Etoile Series
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Trifari Lemon Aurora Moon Rock Suite from the 1950's Etoile Series. Brooch, bracelet and earrings with lemon aurora moon rocks and aurora borealis crystals. Bracelet 7", Ear...
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1950s American Vintage Trifari Jewelry

Materials

Gilt Metal

Trifari Bejeweled Hinged Bangle
By Trifari
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is a beautiful Trifari bracelet that is completely covered in beautiful faux gemstones. It features three large emerald green stones surrounded by pave clear crystals. This brac...
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20th Century American Trifari Jewelry

Trifari jewelry & watches for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers a range of Trifari jewelry 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 jewelry & watches can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, from our inventory of 4. This collection contains 132 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Modern and Retro are some of the most popular styles of Trifari jewelry & watches available on 1stDibs. While this collection reflects work that originated over various time periods, most of these items were designed during the 20th Century. If you are looking for additional options, many customers also consider jewelry & watches by Coro, Hattie Carnegie and Cellini. Trifari jewelry and watches can vary in price depending on gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $78 and tops out at $9,500, while pieces like these can sell for $298 on average.
Questions About Trifari Jewelry
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Trifari was always diligent in marking its jewelry, and the mark has evolved over the years. There were a few pieces in the early years that went unmarked, but those pieces are extremely rare. Costume jewelry maker Trifari is widely beloved for its fine craftsmanship and complex designs for necklaces, brooches and other accessories. On 1stDibs, you can find a collection of authentic Trifari jewelry pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    One of the most highly sought after vintage jewelry brands, Trifari was in operation from the 1910s until the year 2000. After a long and colorful history, Trifari continues to make jewelry as a Liz Claiborne subsidiary. On 1stDibs, get the real deal and shop vintage Trifari jewelry from some of the top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Designer Alfred Philippe was the head designer for Trifari from 1930 until 1968. Philippe was also a designer for Cartier, Van Cleef and Arples and became very popular and well-known for his creations. One of his big fans was the First Lady of the United States, Mamie Eisenhower. Shop a collection of authentic Trifari jewelry and brooches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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