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Trifari's Tasteful Trickery

Below are some wonderful examples of Trifari jewelry including Trifari clips, Trifari necklaces, Trifari bracelets, and Trifari brooches and pins. I have included pieces from the 1930's to the 1990's.

[Click on the thumbnails for larger, more detailed images.]

1930's Trifari Pin Clips. Gorgeous pair of c. 1930's TRIFARI with crown open-work rhodium-plated silver-tone shield-shaped fur (pin) clips with swagged ribbon sides pavé set with clear round rhinestones framing a simple flower set off by a channel of clear baguettes. To wear separately or butted together as one pin. each: length: 1-1/2", width: 1-3/8"; together: length: 3"

1930's Trifari Pin Clips

c. 1935 Trifari Fruit Salad Pin Clip. Beautiful rhodium-plated shield-shaped dress clip with tri-color pastel fruit salads accented with pavé clear round rhinestones. Signed KTK (monogram style) for Krussman, Trifari and Fishel with Trifari being the significant name. width: 1-1/2", height: 1-1/2"

Trifari fruit salad pin clip

1940 Alfred Philippe for Trifari Pin Clip Fabulous rhodium-plated fur clip with ruby red cabochons for the buds of these bleeding heart flowers with red enameled vines and pave clear round rhinestone accents. Signed TRIFARI (with crown over T) DES. PAT. NO. 122098. Patent reproduced and viewable with larger image. width: 2", length: 3"

Alfred Philippe Trifari Ruby Red Cabochon and Diamante Fur Clip

1940 Alfred Philippe Trifari Red Carnation Necklace. Alfred Philippe for Trifari rhodium-plated base metal necklace with an open-work enameled red carnation with center pave rhinestone buds flanked on each side with a green enameled leaf and links with pave clear rhinestones. Signed TRIFARI (with crown over T) PAT. PEND. Patent reproduced here. total length: 16-1/2"; flower: diameter: 1-3/4"

Alfred Philippe Trifari Red Carnation Necklace

Vintage TRIFARI PAT. PEND. (with crown) Rhodium-Plated Clamper Bracelet c. 1940's. Superb bracelet with center open-work stylized floral design with leaves of cobalt blue navettes, tear-drop shaped flower petals in light sapphire blue and centers of bezel set mini round clear rhinestones; safety catch. inner circumference: 7-1/8", floral motif: width: 1-7/8", height: 1-1/4".   side view,   closure,   top view,   signature

Trifari clamper bracelet

Vintage Trifari 1949 Alfred Philippe Pom Pom and Tom Tom Rag Doll Pins. Each of these adorable 1949 trifanium-plated base metal rag doll pins has sapphire blue carved glass bodies with pavé set clear round rhinestone accents. Both marked Trifari with crown; she with DES. PAT. NO. 153551, he with DES. PAT. NO. 153552. [See "American Costume Jewelry" by Brunialti and Brunialti, pp. 119-20, Pom Pom and Tom Tom, designer Alfred Philippe, dated 1949.] book pieceShe: condition: excellent; he: condition: very good, two small chips on one ridge of molding on left leg. each: width: 1-1/8", height: 1-5/8"

Trifari pom-pom and tom-tom pins

1949 Alfred Philippe for Trifari Snowflake Brooch. 1949 Alfred Philippe for TRIFARI Trifanium gold-tone finish pin/pendant in the shape of a snowflake. Patent shown with larger view. book piecediameter: 1-1/2

Trifari snowflake pin

1952 Trifari Promenade Brooch & Earrings. Beautiful Trifanium-plated dimensional silvertone pin and clipback earrings in "Promenade" design by Trifari with round,oval, baguette and trapezium-shaped clear rhinestones. [1952 ad pictured with larger image.] pin: diameter: 1-5/8"; earrings: diameter: 15/16"

Trifari Promenade pin and earrings

1953 TRIFARI Alfred Philippe Lucerne Necklace. This fabulous Trifanium-plated clear rhinestone necklace was designed for Trifari by Alfred Philippe in 1953. It is formed of two rows, one of pronged-in rhinestones and the other of channel set baguettes, which undulate throughout the length and are separated by baguettes. Signed TRIFARI PAT. PEND. on hook closure. 1953 Christmas LHJournal Ad,   patent   total length: 16-1/2", width: 7/8"

Trifari necklace

Vintage Trifari 1954 Alfred Philippe Lily Brooch. The highly polished gold-tone finish on this brooch designed by Alfred Philippe for Trifari in 1954 has the look of real gold. Just as the matte white faux pearls forming the buds on this lily brooch simulate the look of genuine pearls. Six paste set clear round rhinestones add the look of real diamonds. A real beauty! Signed Trifari with crown over T DES. PAT. NO. 172560. width: 1-1/8", length: 2-7/8"

Trifari floral brooch

1957 Trifari Fantasia Dragon Fly Pin. From Trifari's FANTASIA series comes this darling 1957 dragon fly pin with delicately textured Trifanium on lower body and lower wings, Trifari's new pearl-like jewel made from the iridescent shell of the oyster for upper wings and faux black diamonds for his body, and his ruby glass cabochon eyes. Signed TRIFARI (with crown) . wingspan: 2-1/8", length: 1-3/4"

Trifari Fantasia dragon fly pin

Trifari c. 1950's tear drop gold-toned pendant and bale set with clear round rhinestones on a 0" length 12- rope twisted chain necklace gathered by a gold-toned and rhinestone clasp.

Trifari necklace

TRIFARI c. 1950's brushed and florentine gold-tone flexible-link, adjustable length necklace/choker with bezel set topaz-colored cabochons and center drop with pear-shaped topaz-colored glass stone. [See "Costume Jewelry, The Fun of Collecting" by Nancy N. Schiffer, p. 160.] book piece

Trifari necklace

1991 Trifari Tiger Pin and Earrings. Outstanding hard-to-find Trifari tiger pin. Gold-plated with pavé set clear round rhinestones and smokey-grey marquise-cut rhinestone eyes; matching earrings. Circa 1991. [See "Collectible Costume Jewelry, Identification and Price Guide" by Cherri Simonds, p. 138.] book piecepin: length: 3-1/2", width: 1-3/4", depth: 15/16"; earrings: length: 15/16", width: 13/16"

Trifari tiger pin and earrings

1998 Reissued Trifari Sailfish Jelly. 1998 Reissued Trifari jelly belly sailfish pin originally done in sterling. Signed TRIFARI TM 1998 on reverse. book piece[See "ABCs of Costume Jewelry" by David and Lee Salsbery, p. 157.]. width: 2", height: 3-1/8"

Trifari jelly belly saiffish pin

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