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Trifari Brooches

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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Jewelry Type: Fashion Jewelry
Creator: Trifari
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 Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Large Trifari Gold with Navy Enamel and Pearl Floral Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
This wonderfully detailed Trifari navy enamel and pearl with gilded gold hardware brooch is richly detailed with gold hardware etched within the navy enamel. This brooch measures 2&q...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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 Modernist Vintage Trifari Brooches

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 Brooches

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Rhodium

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 Brooches

Trifari "Modern Mosaics" Jeweled Butterfly
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, 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 Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Trifari Gold Flower Pin Brooch with Amethyst Crystals and Cabochon
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
Floral brooch by Trifiari. This gold plated flower is decorated with amethyst crystals and a centerpiece cabochon.
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20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

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Crystal, Gold Plate

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 Brooches

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Enamel

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 Brooches

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Gilt Metal

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 Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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 Brooches

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Brass

Gilded Open Heart Brooch By Trifari, 1980s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - 1.5" x 1.4" - Gold plated - By Trifari (signed on verso) - Circa 1980s - Estate acquired - Excellent vintage condition
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1980s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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 Brooches

Trifari Alfred Philippe Invisibly Set Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Alfred Philippe Invisibly set KTF ruby leaf art deco brooch. Bar form composed of three invisibly set glass leaves, crystal pave and baguettes set in rhodium plated base meta...
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1930s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

Materials

Crystal, Rhodium, Base Metal, Gilt Metal

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 Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Gilded Leopard Figural Brooch with Enamel Details, circa 1980s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous gold-plated leopard figural brooch with black enamel spots by Trifari, circa 1980s. Trifari is a highly collected costume jewelry brand, noted for its quality and intricate ...
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1980s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Crystal Enamel Fish Brooch in Box circa 1997
By Trifari
Located in University City, MO
Trifari crystal enamel large scale fish brooch in Trifari box c 1997 The stylized gilt metal fish brooch is encrusted with a cluster of Aurora Borealis crystals that distinguish the ...
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1990s Modern Trifari Brooches

Materials

Base Metal, Enamel, Gilt Metal

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 Trifari Brooches

Trifari Trembler Spray, 1940s
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, 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 Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

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 Brooches

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 Brooches

Materials

Gold Plate

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 Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

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 Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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 Brooches

Trifari Freshwater Pearl Suite
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Freshwater Pearl Suite composed of pin and earrings with faux pearls in domed design. 1960's USA. Brooch 1.5", Earrings .75".
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Materials

Gilt Metal

Trifari Swarovski Crystal Olivine Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, 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 Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Trifari Crystal Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Paris, FR
Trifari gold tone and white crystal large brooch featuring a back safety pin opening, a back pitted plaque. 1,9 in. (5cm) X 1.18in. (3cm) In excellent vintage condition. Made in USA...
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1970s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Brooch White and Strass
By Trifari
Located in Paris, FR
Trifari round brooch featuring white & strass beads, a back safety pin opening, a back pitted plaque. Diameter 1,5in. (4cm) In good vintage condition. Made in USA One strass is less ...
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1980s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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 Brooches

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Gold-filled

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 Brooches

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Enamel

Trifari Swarovski Crystal Fuschia Pineapple Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Swarovski Crystal Fuschia Pineapple Brooch from the 1960's. Dozens of faceted crystal globes are used as "stones" for the body of the fruit. 2.5" x 1.5".
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Trifari Bug on Leaf Suite
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Bug on Leaf Suite with white enamel from the 1960's. A tiny bug in pastes is set on the brooch and matching earrings. Pave baguette stems. Clip back fittings. 2.25" x 2". E...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

60s White Enamel Maltese Cross Brooch With Milk Glass Cabochons By Crown Trifari
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 2" x 2" - Gold plated - White enameling - Milk glass style cabochons - Etruscan style motif - By Crow...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Etched Gilde Gold Vermeil Hardware "Puppy" Brooch
By Trifari
Located in New York, NY
Trifari Adorable etched gilded gold vermeil hardware "Puppy" brooch measures 1 5/8 inches in height. Width measures 1 3/8 inches, with a depth of 1/2 inch. Made in the US.
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1970s Baroque Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Vintage Gold Fish Nautical Pin Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A stylish retro Trifari brooch, featuring a golden fish. This nautical-themed pin adds some class to any style! Gold filled. Marks / hallmarks / etc: Trifari
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20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

Materials

Gold-filled

Gold Owl Figural Brooch With Turquoise Belly By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 2" x 1.25" - Gold plated with brushed texture - Faux Turquoise cabochon - Blue glass eyes - By Crown T...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Brushed Gold Butterfly Figural Brooch With Scroll Wings By Crown Trifari, 1960s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 2.5" x 2.5" - Satin gold plated with shiny gold plate accents - Ruby red glass cabochon eyes - Cut out ...
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1960s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Cream and Gold Sea Shell Pin Brooch, 1980s
By Trifari
Located in San Francisco, CA
Trifari 1980s (estimated) gold and cream shell pin. Measures approximately 2 1/4" by 1 1/8". Signed 'TRIFARI' at back in block caps. Very good condition, tiny hard to sp...
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1980s Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Crystal and Smoke Flower Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Trifari Crystal Flower Brooch of oval crystals with smoke crystal pave. This collectible Trifari series comes with either crystal or ruby ovals accented by grey crystal pave, very st...
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1960s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Base Metal

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 Brooches

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Gilt Metal

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 Retro Trifari Brooches

Materials

Pearl, Crystal, Gold Plate

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 Brooches

Vintage TRIFARI TM gold modernist designer runway brooch
By Trifari
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed TRIFARI TM • gold tone • vintage designer runway brooch MEASUREMENTS • 3.5" by 1.75" CONDITION • excellent vintage condition with minimal signs of wear ❤️❤️ ...
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20th Century Trifari Brooches

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 Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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 Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

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 Brooches

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Enamel

Trifari "Jelly Belly" Retro Clip Brooches
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Pair of Trifari Retro molded lucite Jelly Belly clip brooches of rose gold plated metal with crystal pave. High style clip brooches meant to be scattered along necklines or lapels. ...
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1940s Retro Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gilt Metal

Textured Silver Leaf Brooch With Crystals By Crown Trifari, 1950s
By Trifari
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Collectible costume jewelry piece from the mid-century - 2.25" x 1.5" - Silver "Trifarium" plating - Bezel set clear oval crystals with baguette crystal accents ...
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1950s Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Trifari Rare Purple Jelly Belly Turtle Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare gold washed sterling silver Trifari purple lucite Jelly Belly brooch. Retro style with emerald cabochon eyes and crystal pave, 1940's. 1.50" L,1.25" W
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1940s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Gold Plate

Trifari Gilt Metal Crystal Encrusted Poodle Dog Brooch c 1960
By Trifari
Located in University City, MO
Trifari gilt metal crystal encrusted poodle dog brooch c 1960 The elegant canine brooch is designed with an endearing poodle with impressed gilt metal detail that emulates dog fur ...
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Mid-20th Century Post-War Trifari Brooches

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 Brooches

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Gold Plate

Pair of Trifari Pearl and Baguette Scatter Pins
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Fun pair of Trifari Pearl and Baguette Scatter Pins from the 1960's of faux pearls with emerald baguette borders. Signed Trifari, 1" across. 1960's USA.
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1960s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Rhodium

Trifari Jelly Belly Sailfish Clip Brooch, Norman Bel Geddes
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare Trifari Norman Bel Geddes Jelly Belly fish brooch designed in 1941. This Jelly Belly Sailfish Clip-Brooch is formed of a yellow and rose gold plated base metal alternating to fo...
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1940s Art Deco Vintage Trifari Brooches

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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 Modern Vintage Trifari Brooches

Rare Trifari Retro Bow
By Trifari
Located in Riverdale, NY
Unusual and rare Trifari 2 toned retro bow brooch. Pink and yellow gold are mixed with sapphire and ruby square cut pastes with openwork pave. 3" x 2". 1940's USA. Excellent condit...
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1940s Vintage Trifari Brooches

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Base Metal

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 Brooches

Trifari Vintage Silver Blooming Flower Pin Brooch
By Trifari
Located in Milford, DE
A glamorous flower pin brooch by Trifari in silver! Silver-tone. Marks / hallmarks / etc: Trifari
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20th Century Retro Trifari Brooches

Vintage TRIFARI crown gold pink cabochon eye egg duck figural designer brooch
By Trifari
Located in Palos Hills, IL
DETAILS • signed TRIFARI crown • gold tone with glass cabochon • vintage designer runway brooch MEASUREMENTS • 1.63" by 1" CONDITION • excellent vintage condition with minim...
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20th Century Trifari Brooches

Trifari brooches for sale on 1stDibs

Find a range of Trifari brooches available on 1stDibs. 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 brooches, from our inventory of 3, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look. This collection contains 76 pieces as well as a number of other designs by this jeweler. Contemporary and Art Deco styles are among the most popular styles of Trifari brooches 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 brooches by Fred Paris, McTeigue and Danecraft. Trifari brooches can vary in price depending on the gemstone, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at US$78 and tops out at US$9,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$348 on average.

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