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Trifari Jewelry

About Trifari Jewelry

This collection of vintage Trifari jewelry from the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s includes double-clip brooches, earrings, brooches, and sets. A company known for its distinctive style of imitating fine jewelry and its high-quality crystals and highly-skilled craftsmanship, Trifari was nicknamed “The Rhinestone Kings”. Many pieces here were designed by Alfred Philippe, chief designer from 1930-1968. Based on his prior experience with fine jewelry, Philippe introduced many successful lines, including fruit salads (known as tutti frutti in fine jewelry). Trifari patented their first double-clip brooch in 1932. Alfred Philippe’s design, patented in 1936, became known as Clip-Mates.

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  • Trifari brooch w/amethysts & diamantes
    Close-up view of flowers
    USD$295.00

    Amethyst, Diamanté & Sterling Flower Basket Trifari Brooch

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    This Trifari brooch was made during WWII, when romanticism was in style. This piece has faceted, oval amethyst-glass flowers surrounded by diamanté leaves in a diamanté-trimmed basket. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver; the pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. The design, materials and color combination make this jewel timeless. Another by this maker in the same design with aquamarine flowers is available – scroll down to see it. Both pieces are from my personal collection. Choose your favorite color, or take both to wear separately and together.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Flower basket brooch with aquamarine & diamante
    Close-up view of flowers
    USD$295.00

    Aquamarine, Diamanté & Sterling Flower Basket Brooch by Trifari

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    This flower basket brooch by Trifari is a romantic design from the 1940s. It features faceted, oval aquamarine-glass flowers among diamanté leaves in a diamanté-trimmed basket. The setting is rhodium-plated sterling silver; the pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This design is a classic, and the aquamarine stones are lovely. Another brooch in this design with amethyst flowers is available – scroll down to see it. Both jewels were from my personal collection. You could wear them together on your shoulder for a unique embellishment!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Trifari earrings with diamanté-embellished crescents
    Trifari 1950s diamante crescent-shaped earrings
    USD$245.00

    Diamanté Crescent 1950s Trifari Earrings

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    These Trifari ear clips from the mid- to late-1950s are diamanté-embellished crescents. A stack of baguettes positioned horizontally forms the focal point of each one. The setting is rhodium-plated metal. Designed to frame your face, this pair has a definite left and right earring. Just simply elegant to wear every day or for a special occasion!
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00
  • Trifari costume jewelry – double-clip brooch with diamanté ribbons
    Diamanté ribbon Art Deco Clip-Mate by Trifari
    USD$295.00

    Diamanté Ribbon 1930s Clip-Mates by Trifari

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    Trifari costume jewelry of the late-1930s included Clip-Mates, their version of the double clip brooch. This example features loops of diamanté-encrusted ribbons. The setting is rhodium-plated. This piece can be worn as a brooch (at different angles, as shown) or as two separate dress clips. The photos show a third option: one clip worn as a pendant on a sterling silver chain (which is not included). A white-gold one would also work well. Wear this piece with faux or real diamond studs for an added touch of sparkle. Scroll down to see a selection of coordinating bracelets. You can see the utility patent for the brooch mechanism here, shown below Trifari's name.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Fruit salads brooch by Trifari
    Close-up view of teardrop-shaped jewels
    USD$295.00

    Gemstone Fruit Salads Brooch by Trifari

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    This fruit salads brooch by Trifari features a line of teardrop-shaped ruby, emerald, and sapphire-glass stones topped with and surrounded by diamantés. The molded glass was used by costume jewelry makers to imitate the Indian-carved gemstones – known as fruit salads or tutti frutti – which were so popular in the Art Deco era. Trifari made their first fruit salad pieces in the late-1930s, typically using acorn-shaped stones. This jewel has the popular trio of colors but in a different shape with an added gem: the company called cabochons with a diamanté center shoe-buttons. The design of this rhodium-plated setting is similar to pieces from the company’s Ming series in the 1930s. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. This elegant and timeless brooch goes with just about everything!
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Trifari bouquet brooch with enamel & ruby flowers
    Close-up view of ruby flowers with diamante
    USD$275.00

    Ruby, Diamanté & Enamel Bouquet 1940s Brooch by Trifari

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    This Trifari bouquet brooch has enamel leaves with faceted, oval ruby-red glass flowers surrounded by pavé petals. Long pavé leaves and a pavé ribbon that ties the bouquet complete this graceful Alfred Spaney design. This lovely and timeless 1940s brooch closes with a roll-over safety clasp.
    USD$275.00
    USD$275.00
  • Trifari bracelet with ruby & diamanté in gold-plated sterling
    Trifari Retro Modern bracelet
    USD$295.00

    Ruby, Diamanté & Vermeil Sterling 1940s Trifari Bracelet

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    This Trifari bracelet was made during WWII, when costume jewelry makers had to use sterling silver because base metals were limited to war-related manufacturing. This piece features pairs of facing scroll-shaped links adorned with diamanté. Each pair is separated by a pair of faceted, oval, prong-set ruby-glass stones. Simple flat gold links hold the elements together and end with a fold-over clasp. The red stones really complement the gold-washed setting. This lovely bracelet can be worn anytime, anywhere.
    USD$295.00
    USD$295.00
  • Trifari leaf brooch & earrings set
    'Jeweleaf' brooch
    USD$245.00

    Sapphire & Diamanté ‘Jeweleaf’ Trifari Brooch & Earrings Set

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    This Trifari leaf brooch and ear clips set was named Jeweleaf. Designed by Alfred Philippe in 1951, it features diamanté-paved maple leaves outlined with sapphire-glass baguettes. The setting is rhodium-plated base metal. The pin closes with a roll-over safety clasp. An all-diamanté version, described as “platinum-toned … paved with stones” and “one of two charming variations on a Spring theme”, was advertised in the February 1, 1952 issue of Vogue. The brooch was $17.50, and the earrings were $15.00, for a total of $32.50. (In 1950, the average U.S. family’s income was $81.50 per week.) Note that the photo of the brooch alone shows it in the position indicated in the design patent (last photo), but you can wear the jewel in any position you wish.
    USD$245.00
    USD$245.00