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Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Fruit Salad Art Deco Bar Brooch by Trifari

Ruby, Sapphire & Emerald Fruit Salad Art Deco Bar Brooch by Trifari


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3" x 1/2"




Late 1940s? (based on non-use of sterling)


Trifari with crown, ©

The molded ruby, emerald and sapphire glass teardrop-shaped gems in this Art Deco brooch by Trifari imitate the Indian-carved precious stones that were known as fruit salads or tutti frutti. The company first made their fruit salad pieces in the late 1930s. This brooch, which I think is from the next decade, has diamanté accents, a rhodium-plated setting, and a classic bar brooch design. Of note is the fact that Trifari produced a bar brooch with faux jade stones in the same diamanté setting as part of the Ming series in the 1930s. This piece, which closes with a roll-over safety clasp, goes with just about everything!

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