Trifari - TKF (kTf)-Clipmates

Gustavo Trifari, an Italian immigrant to the US, may have started his business with an uncle, and called the business Trifari and Trifari, but apparently Gustavo and the uncle parted company within a few years. Gustavo went into business with Leo Krussman somewhere around 1918, and were later joined by Carl Fishel. (Apparently the mark TK in a circle has been found in a 1922 Jewelers' Circular, which would infer than Fishel was not part of the organization at that time.) TKF was an abbreviation for the last names (Trifari, Krussman, and Fishel) and the first substantiated use of this mark, a large T flanked by a smaller K and F, is about 1935. Later, it was decided to use just the word "Trifari" rather than the more cumbersome three names, as the owners felt it sounded elegant and European. A crown has been used with the word Trifari in both the advertising and actually on the signature stamping, usually on the more expensive pieces, though the absence or presence of the crown itself may not be of any significance.

Many collectors feel that Trifari jewelry, especially those pieces from the 1930's-1960, are among the finest pieces of costume jewelry ever produced. Though Alfred Philippe was head designer for many years and signed most of the design patents issued to Trifari, a number of top notch designers worked for the company, such as Alfred Spaney, Norman BelGeddes, Bennetto Panetta, Joseph Wuyts, and later, Marcella Saltz, Diane Love, Jean Paris, Jonathan Bailey, Kunio Matsumoto and Aldo Cipullo. One designer in the 1960's started his own company (Dewees) and after it's closing, returned to Trifari for a short time before retiring. When one reads of the extensive quality control used in the production of the pieces, it is no wonder they often remain as beautiful today as they were when produced. It is interesting to see how, over the years, the same designs were varied, with and without stones, with and without enameling, and in various stones colors if stones were used.

Trifari, like Eisenberg and other companies, began advertising that genuine Trifari was always signed, because of the number of inexpensive copies by jobbers that began to be sold (vintage repros, if you will). However, that doesn't mean that Trifari pieces, from the very beginning of the company, were always signed, only those after a certain time frame (probably the 1940's). And it is always possible that an occasional piece slipped thru unsigned, but that would probably have been pretty rare because of Trifari's quality control.

It is interesting to note that, along with jewelry, signed non-jewelry Trifari items have been found that include watches, belts, hair combs and decorated hairpins, tiaras, compacts, cigarette lighters, sunglasses, and umbrellas. These items should be considered quite rare. Clipmates are Trifari's version of the double clip brooch (duette). Not particularly common, these are, in the viewpoint of the writer, a currently undervalued type of Trifari.

Whether you are looking for the deco pieces of the 1930's, the WWII Retro and sterling styles, the postwar cocktail style, the tailored 1960's pieces often with pearls, the 1970's enamels or the Kunio Matsumoto pieces from the early 1980's, Trifari never disappoints. Even the re-issues that are dated on the pieces from the 1990's are usually well worth having. The thousands of designs that this company produced, in all their many variations, means an incredible legacy of fashion design that is still wearable on a daily basis for most collectors, with a wide variety of looks that will satisfy almost every taste and occasion.

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Description: Trifari Enchantress Pearl Cab/Rhinestone/Goldtone Hinged Cuff - One of the most amazingly beautiful bracelets that Trifari produced (also done in colored cabochons), this features white glass pearl cabs, rhinestone set leaves, and a heavy goldtone body, done in a cross-over style. About 1 1/2" at widest point in front, gradually tapering to about 1/2" at back center. Beautiful condition. This fits my 6 1/2" wrist perfectly; because of its design I think it would fit up to an average size wrist though it might be a little tight, definitely not for a larger wrist. I think this was designed specifically to be tight as not to "turn" on the wrist and risk knocking the pearl cabs off it you put your wrist on a table or desk.

Item: SB1-1236

Price: $225.00 US

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Description: Crown Trifari "Memo" Brooch in Multi Browns - My photo does not capture the sparkle and dimensionality of this graceful design. Shown in the famous 1961 advertisement captioned "Memo to a smart woman", this design came in various color combinations and originally sold for $7.50. This is in excellent if not mint condition, with marquises in smokey topaz and Madiera topaz rhinestones, and clusters of three round rhinestones in brown aurora borealis. Goldtone setting. 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" at widest points, with the clusters of three stones on a higher layer. Interesting note: this piece is signed simply Trifari with the crown symbol, with NO copyright marking that I can find, so this may call into question the assumption that all pieces with no copyright marking are pre-1955.

Item: SP2-1234

Price: $49.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Fuchsia/Black Diamond Starfish Brooch - One of the most beautiful brooches Trifari ever produced, this is done with all fuchsia rhinestone ovals and leaves that are set with black diamond rounds. Darkened matte finish silvertone setting. Almost 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" at widest points, excellent condition. I have only had one other of these brooches for sale in the past, to say they are scarce is an understatement, so I am very happy to be able to offer my customers a chance to buy another. You will be thrilled with this piece. (See coordinating pieces in Deanna Farneti Cera's Amazing Gems.)

Item: SP2-1233

Price: $245.00 US

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Description: Crown Trifari Vanity Fair Earrings - Whether you are looking to add to an existing set, getting an extra pair, or simply want a beautiful pair of earrings to wear, look no further. Classic design, gorgeous stones, exceptional sparkle, these have it all. Silvertone (rhodium) setting, these use the curved clip mechanism that Trifari often used for their more expensive design series. A single center square is enclosed by four clear baguettes, with the outer ring alternating more slightly smaller baguettes with clear octagons. Slightly under 1", slightly domed. Excellent condition.

Item: SE2-1229

Price: $45.00 US

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Description: Trifari Sterling Vermeil Bow Motif Brooch - This piece is marked both crown Trifari and sterling and would undoubtedly date to circa mid-1940's, but I was surprised not to find a patent marking, and was unable to find any patent to match. Lovely design uses rhinestone pave on the inside of the loops and also down the center tail. About 2 1/2" x 2", with the openness of the design giving this an airy, delicate feeling. Condition is very good, with the usual mild scratching/pitting that can be seen on almost all of these pieces through a loupe, however, the gold has worn relatively very little, as opposed to many of these pieces which have gone back to silver. I am guessing that the rhinestones have been re-done, though if it has, it is a very professional job, as I could not find the usual tell-tale signs except that the stones are very sparkly which is not usual for these pieces. 24.4 grams.

Item: SP3-1230

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Trifari Floral Brooch in Clear Rhinestones - This design was produced in what appear to be a series of three brooches done by Alfred Spaney in September of 1941, of which SP11-1087 (sold) is one of the other two. Spaney's designs are usually quite elegant, and this is no exception. At 3 5/8" x 1 1/2", this is actually larger than it appears, but the openness of the design and the sweeping lines belie its size. Done with small chatons and three larger dentelles, this is silvertone (rhodium plate), and quite three dimensional. One of the dentelles is a little cloudy, and a few of the pave are greying, but all in all this is in excellent shape, and ready for another 75 years.

Item: SP3-1235

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Trifari KTF (Tkf) Clear Baguette Rhinestone Bracelet - It is hard to believe that this 80 something year old piece is as wearable today as it was when first produced. Art deco transitional styling with baguette set links on the outer rows flanking alternating baguette and tiny round rhinestone links in the center. Ornate clasp has curving pave set terminals linked by a baguette set foldover clasp. Potmetal, nice weight. Marked kTf in usual small letters on the back of a link near the clasp. Very good condition with a few of the small rounds having greyed; one of the baguettes in the clasp is chipped and one looks like it might be a replacement as it is a flatback baguette rather than a pointed back. I would have replaced them but the stones are channel set in a bezeled track and I have opted not to replace in order to avoid further damage. Neither of these issues is noticeable except under close scrutiny. 7" x 5/8", clasp can be worn either on top or underneath depending on your taste.

Item: SB4-1231

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Trifari Sterling Vermeil Fur Clip with Aqua Step-Cut Stone - Signed crown Trifari on fur clip mechanism and Pat. Pend. and Sterling on the body at center back, this well known design was patented August of 1943. Beautiful unfoiled octagonal stone is prong set, on a field of clear rhinestone pave the runs from top to bottom of the piece. Gold plating over sterling, 2 1/4" x 1 3/4" at widest points. Excellent condition, beautiful in person and very wearable. Sorry for my fingerprints on the stone, in person the stone is completely transparent.

Item: SF1-1196

Price: $149.50US

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Description: Trifari Olivine and Topaz Floral Brooch - One of the more difficult color combinations to find in this design series, this three dimensional flower has olive green oval rhinestone surrounded by paved leaves in Colorado topaz rhinestones. All set in a matte goldtone, 1 7/8" x 1 3/4" and 1/2" deep at the arching leaves. Slightly domed, excellent condition.

Item: SP1-1198

Price: $145.00 US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Leaf Brooch - Encrusted with 5 rows of clear pear shaped rhinestones, edged with small clears, and stems set with baguettes, this is a beautiful example of early 1950's work. Heavy rhodium plate, this is signed crown Trifari and Pat. Pend. Done in three layers, this 3 dimensional design is sure to please. (The patent was issued September of 1950, #160,116). 3 1/2" x 1 1/4".

Item: SP1-1197

Price: $64.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Small Sterling Vermeil Crown Pin with Blue Cabs - Signed Trifari, Sterling and Des. Pat. No. 137542, this is from March, 1944; while this would seem to be exactly the same as SP10-1163, it is not. The center stone is a green flatbacked cabochon; this is the only small crown of Trifari that I have seen with a cabochon in the center instead of a pointback stone. Other than that, these seem pretty much the same, with a ruby red oval at the top surmounted by a single emerald green stone, flanked at bottom by two more emerald stones, then a topaz round, the green cab, then a row of red rhinestones over four emerald green baguettes. Single rows of round clears finish the design. 1 1/4" in either direction (approximately); red stones vary in color, from age or interim replacements, I'm not quite sure. Otherwise very good/excellent condition.

Item: SP2-1195

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Crown Trifari Arrow Brooch - Cupid's quiver? This piece is unusual not only for what it has but what it hasn't. Simply signed crown Trifari, it has no patent number, no pat. pend., not sterling, and is a design I have never before seen. Nice weight, this goldtone piece has four baguette rhinestones at the center with small clear rounds finishing the rest of the "tie" design. The five arrows measure about 3"; about 1 3/8" at widest point. The clear rhinestones are all in good shape, other than a little darkening of the goldtone along the shank of a few of the arrows this is in wonderful shape. Pre-1955, otherwise a mystery. Great piece.

Item: SP2-1199

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Trifari Yellow and Glass Pearl Oval Cabochon Earrings - We have had the bracelet in the past; now here are the earrings. Yellow opaque oval cabochons surround a center row of white oval glass pearls. About 1 1/4" x 3/4". Goldtone setting, these use the larger clipbacks that Trifari used in the 1950's and 1960's. Marked crown Trifari and copyright symbol. Excellent condition.

Item: SE2-1206

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Trifari Flawed Emerald and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - This is one of the few times I have seen Trifari use a "flawed" rhinestone - i.e., there is nothing wrong with the stone, it simply refers to the fact that there are wisps of white in the green, to simulate the effect of a real stone. Both the larger and smaller green stones are dentelle cuts, replacing these would probably be impossible as these are scarce stones. The surrounding navettes, in three sizes, are very bright and sparkly. Set in silvertone, these use again the larger clip mechanism for this time period for Trifari. Marked crown Trifari and copyright symbol, one clip also has a few numbers incised by hand, very faintly, which I assume to be a stonesetters mark or design number. I would love to see the matching pieces for these! 1 1/4" x 1 1/8", excellent condition.

Item: SE2-1205

Price: $65.00 US

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Description: Trifari Blues and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - These match SP2-1107; a beautiful combination of dark blue navettes, light sapphire pears and clear baguettes and rounds. All set in silvertone, the clipbacks are top notch and marked crown Trifari. About 1 1/8" in both directions. Slightly domed. Wonderful!

Item: SE2-1204

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Trifari Three Dimensional Clear Pave Floral Earrings - While virtually all vintage Trifari pieces are nice quality, there are some that rank in higher tiers and these are exceptional. A center half ball is covered in small rhinestones, with upcurving petals also pave set, with some separation by shiny goldtone "veins". Each petal is almost an elongated heart shape, with a ropetwist look going around the edges. These are 1 1/8" in diameter and 1/4" deep, in a weight one equates with top of the line pieces. Shiny goldtone backs are so reflective that you can see my hand and camera from taking the picture! Standard clipbacks are marked crown Trifari and copyright symbol. Excellent condition, I'd love to see the matches.

Item: SE3-1201

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Trifari Goldtone Pearl and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - I believe I have seen this same design done with cherry red balls instead of pearls for a Christmas look; here we have it in cream pearls and tiny clear rhinestones. Leaves are a matte finish with a shiny goldtone back curl. Excellent condition, any dark look along the edges is simply reflection from the carding. About 1" in either direction at widest points. Standard clip marked crown Trifari and copyright.

Item: SE3-1203

Price: $22.50 US

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Description: Trifari Jonquil and Clear Floral Motif Necklace and Earrings Set - From October, 1951 (pat. #164,715) this necklace (marked Trifari and Pat. Pend. on the foldover clasp) and matching earrings feature jonquil (light yellow) pears and clear baguettes, marquises and rounds. Goldtone setting. Earrings are marked crown Trifari and Design Pat. Pend., using the standard clip findings for the era, though most of those findings are marked with a copyright symbol instead of Design Pat. Pend. For whatever reason the pretty jonquil pears did not come across very well in my photos but if you like yellow you will enjoy this set. Earrings are 3/4" x 1/2", Necklace is about 16" (hard to measure because of the curve). The chain on the necklace shows plating wear, otherwise very nice condition. Trifari used this four pear floral design in many of it's patented designs of the early 1950's.

Item: SS4-1208

Price: $59.50/set US

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Description: Trifari Multi Blue and Clear Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set - Featuring rope twist borders, pave clear rhinestones, and different sizes and shades of emerald cut stones. The brooch, a stylized bow, measures 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" at widest points, with each side of the bow slightly domed. The clip earrings are also slightly domed and measure 7/8" in diameter. Earrings are marked crown Trifari and copyright, bow is marked the same (part of the word Trifari looks double struck). Goldtone plating, everything in excellent condition.

Item: SS4-1209

Price: $125.00/set US

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Description: Trifari TM Enameld Black and Cafe Au Lait Enamel Hinged Bangle Bracelet - A more recent piece, probably 1980's, nonetheless well made and pretty, this combines shiny black enamel with a darker brown enamel that has enough of a lighter brown mixed in (almost a coppery cast) to provide interesting swirls throughout the brown, which predominates the piece (the black is only on the two semi-circles, farthest from centerfront on each side.) Goldtone, sides are a type of rope twist design, excellent, almost like new condition. I have seen a matching brooch on ebay, there were probably a necklace and earrings as well though I have not seen them. About 1" at widest point, 2" x 2 3/8" so average to a little larger wrist.

Item: SB10-1161

Price: $12.50 US

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Description: Trifari Sterling Crown (Smaller Version) - This basic design was done in two sizes; this is the smaller. Marked Trifari, Sterling, and Des. Pat. No. 137542, from March, 1944. The larger version has two rows of rhinestones on each side, this smaller version has one row of rhinestones on each side. Faux opal and faux sapphire cabs are accented with blue and red rhinestones as well as clear, with a row of red baguettes toward the bottom. I replaced a few missing clears; the back side shows wear to the vermeil and a little wave in the pinstem, but it looks great from the front. Excellent price. These are usually priced quite a bit higher even on ebay.

Item: SP10-1163

Price: $77.50 US

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Description: Trifari Fuchsia and Clear Rhinestones Brooch and Earrings - Fuchsia Trifari, it doesn't get much better, does it! This design combines fuchsia ovals with clear pears and rounds. Domed brooch is 1 3/4" in diameter, clip earrings are 3/4" in diameter, making these a nice size for those who feel that typical 60's earrings are too large. Silvertone, rhodium plating, excellent condition. Wear this on a fuchsia blazer, top, or sweater, or your favorite jean jacket, this is elegant enough for almost any occasion but gives a pretty counterpoint to casual clothes as well. I have seen the matching necklace for sale on ebay, there is probably a bracelet somewhere as well.

Item: SS11-1164

Price: $99.50/set US

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Description: Trifari "Vanity Fair" Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings Demi Parure - Okay, there is clear rhinestone, and then there is beautiful, amazing clear rhinestones, and these fit in the second category. Octagonal and baguette stones make up this wonderful design, with single square stones in the center of each clip earring. Necklace is adjustable up to 16 1/2", about 7/16" wide; earrings are 1" in diameter. These use the more substantial clip of the 1950's Trifari pieces, rhodium plated (silvertone). Bracelet is 7inches x about 5/8", with a foldover clasp, and is particularly amazing. Excellent, almost pristine condition, this set would be perfect for a bride or anyone who wants a special clear rhinestone set. From 1957.

Item: SS11-1167

Price: $395.00/demi US

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Description: Trifari Ruby and Clear "Starflight" Earrings with original tag - This series is often referred to as Fireworks; here we have earrings in almost mint condition in a very desirable color. Goldtone setting, these are about 1 1/4" in diameter. I see no issues with these pieces. From 1966.

Item: SE11-1166

Price: $175.00 US

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Description: Trifari Sterling Vermeil Fur Clip with Aqua and Clear Stones - The most lovely, in my opinion, of all of the retro designs that Trifari did in the 1940's, this is, oddly, not a design that I can find a patent number for, and there is no number on the piece. Marked crown Trifari on the fur clip mechanism, the word sterling is tiny but there, on the back of longest paved tendril. Condition - excellent. The tiny clears are much whiter and uniform than my picture would indicate, the aqua unfoiled stones are unchipped. There is mild wear to the vermeil along the edges of the voluted sections, and one small (2mm) nick, as seen in the closeup photo, that is only visible when the piece is held at a certain angle and is not noticeable when worn. 3 1/8" x 2", very dimensional. I have this identical piece in my personal collection and it never fails to get compliments when worn.

Item: SF12-1165

Price: $220.00 US

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Description: Trifari Paved Goldtone Floral Earrings - Difficult to find earrings. These match a Trifari necklace that uses the flowers as the clasp, and the rest of the necklace is 2-3 strands of pearls or other beads. (There are probably a bracelet and brooch as well but I have not seen them, though I have seen a similar brooch). These earrings are just shy of 1 1/2" in either direction, typical crown Trifari with copyright symbol earrings findings. Very good but not excellent condition as the clear rhinestones have uniformly dulled with age, not badly but just enough that I cannot call it excellent. Otherwise no issues, all stones original.

Item: SE12-1169

Price: $29.50US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set with Navettes and Rounds - Trifari made many pieces using thinner marquises (aka "skinny" navettes) that gave a look of sophistication and elegance to early 1960's pieces that most other companies did not have. All things Parisian were considered very chic in the US, with Jackie Bouvier Kennedy's influence on the fashion community, many French couteriers became even more well known than they were previously. This brooch's pinstem is set so that the piece is to be worn vertically, as in the individual picture, and the frond part of the earring goes up the ear, also as shown in the individual picture. The brooch is 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" at the widest point, earrings are 1" x 3/4". Silvertone, rhodium plate, earrings use usual clip finding. Excellent condition with just a hint of yellow in 1-2 navettes.

Item: SS12-1168

Price: $49.50US

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Description: Trifari Goldtone/Glass Pearl and Rhinestone Brooch - Another variation of a well known 1960's piece, this uses creamy glass pearls and tiny clear rhinestones. Excellent condition, 2 1/2" x 1 3/8", signed Trifari with crown and copyright symbol. Matte goldtone leaves, shiny goldtone stems. Beautiful, graceful design.

Item: SP12-1170

Price: $34.50US

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Description: Trifari Glass Pearl and Goldtone Leaf Necklace and Clip Earrings Set - Trifari made many pearl set pieces, particularly in the early 1960's, when American women began working outside the home in much larger numbers than anytime previously (except for WWII). Jewelry appropriate for the workplace was popular, and pearls were considered ladylike and businesslike at the same time. Styles ranged from plain, ultraconservative pieces, to higher end "work of art" pieces, such as this set. Link style necklace has a dozen paste set glass pearls in each link, for a total of 96 pearls in the necklace alone. The necklace is curved for a better fit and adjusts up to 18"; matching clip earrings are 1 1/8" x 1". Excellent condition, this is a very flattering set. This design is called "Pine Lake" and was one of the necklaces shown in the Christmas Booty ad from 1960, originally priced at $10.00. Wear this to a MadMen party and absorb the compliments!

Item: SS12-1171

Price: $79.50/Set US

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Description: Crown Trifari Citrine/Topaz/Clear Rhinestone Bracelet - Marked crown Trifari and Pat. Pend., this early 1950's piece is done in golden Trifanium, with clear baguettes and round rhinestones, bright yellow pears and golden topaz marquises. Foldover baguette set clasp, 7" x 1/2". Beautiful condition. This would go extremely well with SS1-732 - if you are looking for a full parure in this lovely color combination, buy both and you will have it!

Item: SB1-1147

Price: $110.00(bracelet) US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Riviera Brooch and Earrings Set - From 1953, these pieces match an incredible necklace and bracelet that are extremely difficult to find - I have only seen the necklace once. "S" shaped brooch is done with clear baguettes and clear rhinestone pave; matching earrings use the same components. Heavy rhodium plate. These are marked crown Trifari. Brooch is 2" x 1 1/4", earrings are 1 1/8" x 1/2". Slight yellowing of baguettes on the brooch, otherwise excellent condition. These were expensive pieces when produced 60+ years ago.

Item: SS2-1151

Price: $89.50/set US

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Description: Crown Trifari Sapphire and Clear Baguette Rhinestone Bracelet - Link style bracelet with clear rhinestone set links alternating with blue baguettes. Rhinstone set foldover hidden clasp. Silvertone setting, very good condition with just a hint of yellowing to some of the clear baguettes. 7" x 3/8". Marked crown Trifari (no copyright) so probably early 1950's.

Item: SB2-1148

Price: $65.00 US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Goldtone Vegetable? Brooch - I have seen this piece described as an octopus, and there is also a very similar Trifari piece with a jelly belly heart on the bottom rather than just a paved hemisphere. I think I have seen this done in enamel and was some kind of vegetable or fruit, but whatever this is, it is beautifully done, and has the feel of fine jewelry. Excellent condition, this is about 2 1/4" in either direction. The domed bottom gives this a lovely three-dimensional touch.

Item: SP3-1150

Price: $110.00 US

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Description: Trifari Lt. and Dk. Sapphire Blue/Clear RS Demi Parure - Set in heavy silvertone Trifanium, this design is marked crown Trifari and Pat. Pend. on both the necklace and the brooch; earrings are simply marked crown Trifari. Note the top quality earring finding on the earrings. I have searched for the actual patent for these and was not able to find one, but I think these are almost certainly early 1950's. Necklace uses a snake chain with foldover clasp, about 15" x 7/8"; earrings are 1 1/8" in both directions. Brooch is 2 1/4" x 1 3/4". All are in excellent condition, with the brooch showing very mild yellowing of the baguettes. An exceptional demi. (See item SS1-732 for the identical necklace and earrings in multi yellow, with a different design for the brooch).

Item: SS1-1113

Price: $275.00/demi US

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Description: Crown Trifari Leaves and Berries Brooch and Clip Earrings - While I have seen this design done in colored rhinestones and also a clear/pearl combination, this uses all clear rhinestones, mixing thin navettes and rounds into an extraordinarily elegant design. Set in silvertone Trifanium, both the brooch and earrings are marked crown Trifari and copyright symbol, with the earrings using the more often found clip finding of the 1960's. Brooch is 3 3/8" x 1 1/8", the earrings are 1 3/8" x 1 1/8". Excellent condition, wonderful set.

Item: SS1-1112

Price: $135.00/set US

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Description: Trifari Oval Cabochon Glass Pearl Bracelet and Earrings Set - If you love the timeless look of pearls, this variation should be right up your alley. Set in goldtone, the link bracelet sports three rows of cabs, has a foldover clasp, and is 7" x 3/4". Clip earrings are 1 1/8" in diameter, slightly domed style, and use a more substantial clip mechanism than was usual for this time period. Ear clip finding is marked crown Trifari with copyright symbol, foldover clasp looks like it might have the crown over the T but the full stamp isn't there, marked Trifari with copyright. Excellent condition with just a little of the plating rubbed off along the edges of the bracelet. I believe this series was called Calypso and came in colored cabs/pearls as well as the all pearl version you see here. See SB2-989.

Item: SS2-1111

Price: $76.50/set US

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Description: Crown Trifari Ruby Red and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Done in all baguette shaped rhinestones, set in silvertone Trifanium, beautiful earrings that go down from the ear rather than up the earlobe. Standard Trifari clip mechanism for the time is NOT marked with a copyright symbol. Excellent condition. I'd love to see the matching pieces.

Item: SE2-1110

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Crown Trifari Aqua Glass Floral Brooch - I am pretty certain the turquoise colored floral heads in these pieces are glass, as I dropped a pair of earrings that used these pieces years ago, and one of the florals broke with a glass-type fracture. Anyway, THIS piece is in excellent condition, 2" x 1 1/4" and marked crown Trifari with Pat. above and Pend. below. The actual patent for this design was issued November 25, 1950, and is #158319.

Item: SP3-1106

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Trifari Clear Pear Dangle Earrings - These have enough sparkle and fire to successfully compete with similar contemporary CZ pieces. A large pear shaped clear rhinestone dangles from a round rhinestone top. Silvertone clip findings are marked crown Trifari but no copyright symbol. Excellent condition, 1 1/8" x 1/2" at widest point.

Item: SE3-1104

Price: $24.50 US

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Description: Crown Trifari Pendant Necklace - Of all of the designs that Trifari did with thermoplastic pendants, this is my favorite of the ones with no rhinestones, because of the clever interlocking design between the v'd neckchain and the heavy plastic pendant. This was done in a number of solid colors (white, black, red, etc.), this is the only one I've seen that has a swirled, "end-of-day" Bakelite look (though I don't believe this is Bakelite.) Pretty brown tones look just like someone put cream in their coffee and started to stir. Excellent condition with just some plating rub loss from the top of the pendant section. Snake chain has logo metal tag and measures 24", pendant part is 2 1/4" x 1 1/2" and is marked Trifari with crown and copyright symbol. Goldtone.

Item: SN3-1105

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Trifari Magnificent Bracelet in Montana and Black Diamond Rhinestone - A late 1950's masterpiece, this is an alternate design in a series shown in Deanna Farneti Cera's "Amazing Gems" book, with multiple sections for articulation and fit, in Montana blue, the only time I have seen this color for these pieces. Done in two sizes of oval stones that alternate with pave set leaves done with black diamond rhinestones instead of clear, all set in a pewtery colored metal. Wide clasp is also rhinestone set, safety chain. Notice that the piece is marked "Copyright by (crown) Trifari", the only piece I have seen that uses this mark, which indicates a post 1955 piece. Some of the blue stones had discolored with time and I have replaced most of the discolored ones to get this back to original as close as possible (though a few of the smaller ovals were impossible to replace due to location under the paved leaves, however, these do not show very much,as you can see from the pictures). 7 1/4" x 3/4", slightly domed. This is a truly rare piece, please note that this will lie flat, but do not force it or you will break the linkage.

Item: SB11-1091

Price: $345.00US

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Description: Trifari Fuchsia and Multi Green Rhinestone Earrings - I think this is supposed to represent a leaves and berries motif, whatever it is, it is a lovely and unusual design. Fuchsia colored rounds are surrounded with green tourmaline and olivine navettes that cascade on either side of a clear baguette set "vein". Goldtone setting, usual 1950's-60's clip finding for this company. Excellent condition, 1 9/16" x 1". These must match amazing pieces. Probably early 1960's.

Item: SE11-1090

Price: $149.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Expandible Dog Collar Pearl Necklace with Fancy RS Clasp and Original Box - First off, I love these clam shell boxes, done in a taupe velvet and lined with cream colored satin. The inside of the box lid says Pearls (simulated) by Trifari, with a crown symbol. This one is in quite excellent shape outside, with only a tiny bit of staining on the satin. The pearls themselves are hand-knotted and in excellent condition, as is the unique rhinestone set clasp, that has both round and baguette stones. Silvertone, both sides of the clasp say Trifari (with crown symbol) and Pat. Pend. I tried to get a closeup of one side, my apologies that it isn't a very clear picture, but I think you can get the idea. BUT the unique part is that both sides have a hidden slide-out portion that would allow the wearer some additional comfort by making it slightly longer if needed when worn. At 12 3/4" wearable length without the expansion, it is pretty clear that this was intended to be worn across the neck (the expansion will add another 1/2") as a dog collar. Think early 1950's, Grace Kelly! The glass pearl necklace is in excellent condition, the pearls are about 8mm, and are cream colored.

Item: SNB11-1081

Price: $67.50 US box included

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Description: Trifari Huge Clear Pave Set Floral Brooch - While Alfred Philippe was head designer at Trifari for many years and signed most of the patent designs for the company regardless of whether he actually designed them or not, this piece was designed by Alfred Spaney, one of three designs similar designs done by him in 1941 for Trifari, and it is by far my favorite of the three. At 4" x 1 3/4" this is quite large, but it retains an elegant, graceful feeling that few pieces of this size have. Signed 129320, Des. Pat. No. and Trifari (there may be a crown there, but the surface is curved so it is hard to tell). Silvertone setting, excellent condition, this is a piece to cherish.

Item: SP11-1087

Price: $145.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari White Enamel Mesh Bracelet with Goldtone Fancy Clasp - A "summer" look for this company (though this might look pretty cool over the sleeve of a long-sleeved black sweater) this features a goldtone decorative clasp with a large foldover finding, with a swirling design on the decorative part. This is signed Trifari, with a crown, on a small applied plaque - without the copyright symbol, so it would appear to be an early to mid 1950's piece. Excellent, almost pristine condition on the enamel, with only a slight darkening to the goldtone clasp. 7" by 1 1/4". I have never seen this design before and would love to see the matching pieces!

Item: SB12-1082

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Trifari Cote D'Azur Hinged Bangle Bracelet - From 1977, this was part of an ad campaign of the mid-1970's that used a slogan about the "Most Extravagant" pieces made in a certain price point - this originally sold for $16.50. Done in white enamel and goldtone, this piece is in excellent condition, with only a few minute chips to the enamel along the edges. At 2" x 1 3/4", this is best for a small wrist. Signed Trifari with a crown and copyright symbol.

Item: SB12-1083

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: Trifari Starflight Earrings in Clear Rhinestones - A well known and sought after design, this series was done in both colors/clear and all clear and is sometimes referred to as Fireworks. These are done in two layers, riveted together with tiny rivets and the top layer is smaller than the bottom. All clear rhinestones, set in silvertone, usual clip findings for this time period. 1" x 5/8", excellent condition.

Item: SE12-1085

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Trifari Sterling 1940's Earclips - Rectangular step cut glass stones in golden topaz are flanked by clear rhinestone borders. Typical ear findings for the 1940's, these are often identified as dress clips but they have no prongs so they are definitely earrings. 5/8" x 1/2". Signed Sterling on the body of the earrings and Trifari with crown on the clip findings. What appears to be pitting on the back of the earrings is microscopic to non-existent in person. Excellent condition.

Item: SE12-1089

Price: $42.50 US

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Description: Trifari Olive and Black Diamond Rhinestone Earrings - One of my favorite color combinations from the late 1950's-early 1960's for Trifari, this uses two sizes of olive green rhinestones at the top which surmount three marquises, two in black diamond and one in olive. Silvertone setting, standard Trifari clipback. About 7/8" x slightly over 1/2". Excellent condition. Probably part of the Contessa series.

Item: SE6-1079

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: Trifari Round Olive Green and Black Diamond Earrings - This button style earring is layered for a three dimensional effect. Center floral of olive green stones is surrounded by a row of larger black diamond, and a border of olive green with little black diamond stones separating. Silvertone setting, standard Trifari clipback, 1 1/8" in diameter. Excellent condition.

Item: SE7-1069

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Probably from the Contessa series and a probable match for SN10-1042, this uses round stones at the top above three marquises. Interesting to note that this is a dentelle stone used (large round at center) while colored versions of this same design did not use one. Silvertone, usual Trifari clip back for this time period, excellent condition. 7/8" x 5/8"

Item: SE7-1070

Price: $22.50 US

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Description: Trifari Garden Party Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings Demi - This set was featured in at least two Trifari ads in 1957, and came in this multi pastel version, as well as solid pink, solid yellow, solid blue and solid white. Perfect for spring, this features an adjustable to 16" maximum necklace (5/8" wide), a 7" x 3/4" bracelet, and 1 1/8" x 7/8" clip earrings. Silvertone setting, standard clip mechanism. Aside from a ding in the white enamel of one earring, this set's enamel is in excellent condition, with some wear to the curves of the tulips. One missing rhinestone on earring (see picture) which I have since replaced with a vintage stone. All pieces marked Trifari with copyright symbol, bracelet very clearly has the crown. Back in 1957 this set would have cost about $20.00. Totally charming.

Item: SS8-1068

Price: $125.00/demi US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Pink/Black Diamond/PinkAB Rhinestone Earrings - Another, more elaborate Contessa series style, this uses rose pink and black diamond rounds and marquises, with a single pink AB round on each earring. Large black diamond rounds are dentelles. 1 1/8" x 7/8", silvertone setting, excellent condition. Note that they have used the top of the line ear clip finding for this design.

Item: SE8-1071

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Trifari Blue Etoile Earrings - Desirable and sought after, the Etoile series is from 1959; this is one of at least two different earrings styles. Center blue AB oval rhinestone is surrounded by light blue moonrock or nugget stones that have an irridescent finish which alternate with blue AB pear rhinestones. All set in silver Trifanium, standard clip findings for this time period. 1" x 7/8", excellent condition. Any darkness you see in the plating is simply a reflection of the clothing I was wearing when I photographed these.

Item: SE9-1080

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Trifari Faux Alexandrite/Amethyst Rhinestone Necklace, Earrings,Brooch and Bracelet Parure - This design was done by Trifari in a number of colors and color combinations; this is often described as aqua/purple, light blue/purple or lavender/purple rhinestones, but it is in fact faux alexandrite (a color change stone that looks aqua-light blue in some lights, and lavender in direct sunlight) and purple (amethyst). The necklace and bracelet came to me with several of the faux alexandrite stones missing, so I ended up replacing most of the alexandrite rhinestones in order to get a good color match. Set in silvertone, these are now in excellent restored condition. Necklace is adjustable, with hook and tail closure, up to 15"; bracelet is 7 1/4", with safety chain. Matching brooch is 2 1/4" x 2", excellent original condition, clip earrings are 1" x 3/4", also excellent original condition. Shown in the 1961 Trifari advertising "Memo to a Smart Woman", these pieces originally retailed for about $35.00. I have seen the necklace alone for sale on ebay for $125.00. I have heard this design pattern referred to as "Radiance".

Item: SS1-1048

Price: $225.00/full parure US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Lyre Brooch - I am not sure that is what Trifari intended, but this does look like a stylized musical lyre. Matte goldtone with all clear rhinestones, signed Trifari with copyright symbol. 3" x 1 1/2" and quite domed, a really lovely, graceful design. Excellent condition.

Item: SP3-1052

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Trifari Goldtone and Clear Rhinestone Leaf Brooch - Another graceful design, this time done in matte goldtone and accented in clear rhinestones. (This was also done in silvertone, and in colored rather than clear stones, see SS10-954). 2 5/8" x 1 3/8", slightly domed. Excellent condition. Signed crown Trifari with copyright symbol.

Item: SP3-1053

Price: $39.50 US

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Description: Trifari kTf Clear Rhinestone Clip-Mates Double Pin (Duette) - Most people refer to these as duettes, but technically Coro used the term duette and Trifari used the term Clip-Mates, which you can see on the signature part of the piece. Two lacey looking dress clips set with all clear rhinestones, silvertone setting. Usual dress clip finding for Clipmates. Slightly over 2 3/4" x 1 1/4" assembled. Marked CLIPMATES and Pat. No. 2050804, clips themselves are marked KTF, dating this to 1936-37. One clip slides off very easily, the other I have not been able to remove for fear of breaking the mechanism. Usual uniform greying of the stones typical of these mid-1930's pieces. Lovely design. Very similar dress clips were patented by Trifari in late 1937 though I could not find this specific one (Patent number on the frame is for the frame itself.)

Item: SD5-1060

Price: $72.50 US

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Description: Trifari KTF Pink Shoebutton Bracelet - Probably from the late 1930's, this link style bracelet has three stations using four pink glass shoebutton cabochons, centered with a tiny blue cabochon, with the links and connectors in between between set with clear rhinestones. Foldover rhinestone clasp, 7" x 5/16" wide. Signed KTF (see picture). Silvertone setting. Very slight yellowing/greying of the small clear rhinestones; 9 of the 12 tiny blue cabochons are replacements. I decided against trying to remove the original three, so there is a little difference in the depth between the original and the replacements, but this is not noticeable to the casual observer. A delicate piece from a by-gone era.

Item: SB11-1043

Price: $99.50US

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Description: Trifari Ornate Necklace in Fuchsia and Black Diamond Rhinestone - THE necklace shown in Deanna Farneti Cera's "Amazing Gems" book, this is a once in a lifetime find. This is in excellent original condition, I can find no flaws, and even the Trifari case that it came in, which I am including, is in very good condition, with only some wear to the corners and edges as would be expected. This is a graduated design, 1 3/4" at the widest, 3/8" at the back. Foldover clasp, about 15 1/2" long. The pave work is all black diamond rhinestones, with all fuchsia oval rhinestones for the rest of the piece. An ultimate collectors piece to treasure forever.

Item: SN11-1046

Price: $695.00US with box

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Citrine/Topaz Rhinestone Floral Brooch and Bracelet - A color combination that must have been popular in the early 1950's, this uses bright yellow and golden topaz rhinestones, set in a floral motif. The brooch is curved both up and down and front to back to give it a 3-D effect. Citrine pears for leaves, topaz marquises for leaves and clear rhinestone rounds at the center, with clear rhinestone baguettes and tapered baguettes making up the stem. 3" x about 3/4", goldtone setting, marked Pat. Pend. and crown Trifari. Bracelet is 7 3/8" x 3/4" and uses the same configuration of stones, except that there are 3 clears at the floral centers. Plating is somewhat worn on the back of the bracelet, otherwise excellent original condition. The patent for this design dates to 1951.

Item: SS11-1047

Price: $179.50 US

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Description: Trifari Enamel and Faux Turquoise Cabochon Hinged Bracelet and Earrings Set - These 1960's era pieces are marked crown Trifari and copyright symbol; I have seen this design also done with emerald green or dark blue cabochons. The bracelet is an oval shaped clamper with a figure eight safety, 2 3/16" x 1 13/16" x 3/4" wide. The white enamel is more of a creamy white than a dead white and is in very good condition, no dings on the bracelet and only a few on the earring on the left in the picture. The only flaw I can see is on the left earring the enamel is a little dark along the outer edge and isn't shiny like the rest of the piece. This is not noticeable to the casual observer and wouldn't be seen when worn but needs to be noted. The clip earrings are about 1" in diameter and use the standard Trifari clip mechanism from that era. Goldtone setting.

Item: SS10-1039

Price: $119.50/set US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Adjustable Choker Necklace - Clear Rhinestone necklace done with marquise and round stones, all paste set, with the exception of the stones on the extension chain which are pronged. Lovely design, this may be part of the "Contessa" series. Hook clasp is signed simply Trifari. Silvertone setting, all is in excellent vintage condition. 5/8" wide, maximum extension of 15 1/2", though it would not be difficult to add extra chain if needed. A classic 1950's look.

Item: SN10-1042

Price: $59.50US

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Description: Trifari Olivine and Black Diamond Rhinestone Brooch - While this design is similar to the "Contessa" series, it is not the same design. The "fleurette" design of 6 round stones surrounding a center round stone is used 6 times around the border of this brooch, with clusters of 4 stones alternating with the fleurettes that are accented with black diamond marquise leaves. The larger center flower of 9 round stones around a larger center olive green stone is also accented with marquise leaves, this time done in olive green, that alternate with single black diamond rounds. 2" in diameter, set in a darkened silvertone. Great any time of year but especially nice for the holidays for an alternative to emerald green. Excellent condition, signed Trifari with crown symbol, this would appear to be an early-mid 1950's piece.

Item: SP9-1045

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Trifari Opaque Turquoise and Montana Rhinestone Brooch/Clasp and Clip Earrings Set - These pieces match a highly sought-after necklace that was usually done as a brooch/decorative clasp with three strands of beads (see Trifari SN1-936 for the necklace design in white/clear). Button style uses center faux turquoise cab and and perimeter of faux turquoise beads alternating with navy (Montana blue) rhinestones. I replaced a missing navy rhinestone. Earrings are slightly over 1", with usual 1960's era Trifari clip mechanism. Brooch/clasp is about 1 1/2" in diameter. Marked Trifari with crown, silvertone setting. The lack of a copyright symbol on either piece would indicate early 1950's manufacture, though my gut feeling is that these look much more like late 1950's-early 1960's pieces.

Item: SS3-1008

Price: $74.50/set US

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Description: Trifari Emerald Green and Clear Rhinestone Earrings - Late 1950's or early 1960's earrings use a pave set leaf outline with a lot of small round green rhinestones. Trifari used a similar leaf design with slightly larger ovals and pears, so this was apparently a popular theme for them. Up the ear design is 1 3/8" x 5/8", excellent condition, with the original pave work in unusually nice shape. I have seen this design called Lutece but I cannot confirm that that is correct.

Item: SE3-1009

Price: $32.50 US

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Description: Trifari Citrine and Clear Rhinestone Necklace - A Trifari design I have seen in both all clear and colored/clear, this is the hard-to-find citrine and clear version. Small pave set leaves are surrounded with baguette, pear and oval stones on each link, all set in silvertone Trifanium. Adjustable hook and tail closure, with citrine colored baguettes terminating with a citrine colored marquise on the tail. Adjusts from 14" to 16", 7/8" wide. Excellent, almost pristine condition. Signed Trifari on the inside of the hook.

Item: SN1-990

Price: $159.50 US

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Description: Trifari Large Citrine/Topaz/Clear Star Brooch - Actually this is a floral, as this design was done in both this version and another even larger version with stem and leaves. Absolutely breathtaking with citrine pears on the petals, and a center of topaz marquises, and a generous sprinkling of clear rhinestones throughout. I have photoed this on contrasting backgrounds. 2 3/4" in diameter. This came to me missing the pinstem, which was redone by the fabulous Victor Weyrich. Excellent repaired condition, price reflects as this would be much more if in excellent original condition.

Item: SP1-996

Price: $119.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Multi Topaz Floral Brooch - I feel very fortunate to have found this beautiful brooch in yet another color combination, with smoked topaz rhinestone ovals accented with Colorado topaz pave. Set in the matte goldtone that I have only seen used by Trifari on this particular design series, this is signed Crown Trifari and the copyright symbol. 2 1/2" x 2" at widest points, this can be seen in smoked topaz with black diamond on the Trifari page.

Item: SP1-994

Price: $175.00 US

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Description: Trifari Pink Shoebutton Fur Clip - While I have this same fur clip as part of a set with the matching bracelet, here is your opportunity to buy just the fur clip if you like. This came to me with one of the fur clip prongs missing, which has been expertly replaced by the incomparable Victor Weyrich, so you know it was done correctly. Otherwise in very good original condition with the usual mild yellowing of some of the clear rhinestones. 2 1/4" x 1 1/2", signed Crown Trifari.

Item: SF2-995

Price: $99.50 US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Silvertone Brooch and Clip Earrings Set- But not just everyday clear rhinestone clip earrings. If you look at SS1-907 (sold) these earrings are the clear rhinestone version. It should be noted that as far as I know, clear was the only color that this design series was done where all the stones were the same color, and this seems to have also even come in clear with black diamond! Very rarely found. Earrings are 1 1/8" x 3/4", done with rhodium plate instead of the matte finish usually found with this series. Brooch is 1 3/4" in diameter, with a layer of paved leaves that go over the top of the top end of the brooch, giving this a very 3 dimensional aspect (slightly over 1/2" deep.)Very good condition with slight yellowing of some of the stones, rhodium plating. Marked crown Trifari with copyright symbol.

Item: SS2-997

Price: $135.00/set US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Floral Fur Clip - Though I cannot find a patent that specifically addresses this piece, there are a number of patented Trifari pieces that use this same floral head in 1939, and this piece is, in fact, marked patent pending (pat. pend.)along with Trifari with crown on the fur clip mechanism and what appears to be copr. on the back of one of the stones. The fur clip mechanism also uses the rolling pin clasp, which is not often found. At 2" x 1 1/4", this is one of the smaller fur clips, and similar clips with the same floral heads are often said to be tremblers, but this one is riveted on as you may be able to see on the back picture, so there is no trembling going on here.(My dear friend and Trifari expert extraordinaire Robin has been kind enough to tell me that this was done with a trembler in 1939, but reissued without in 1948, Pat. # 151,544, at which time many Trifari pieces were marked with the copr. and Pat. Pend. and at this time the rolling clasp was added to several fur clip designs. Thank you Robin!! ) Condition: this came to me with one prong missing; this has been expertly repaired by Victor Weyrich. Plating is fine; some of the small clears have yellowed or greyed as is typical of these pieces; the larger stones are dentelles and in nice shape, except for the one that is at 4 o'clock from the floral head. This appears to be a replacement as it is a chaton and is not in good shape, and I fear the person who did this used (ack!) super glue. Plating looks cracked on back next to this stone but I don't think it is structurally unsound. Hopefully I am not making this sound worse than it is, I would have no problem wearing and enjoying this beautiful piece for years, but I want you, the customer, to have my evaluation before purchasing. Price reflects condition.

Item: SF2-998

Price: $84.50 US

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Description: Trifari Black Diamond and Clear Rhinestone Necklace and Earrings Set - Fabulous link necklace and earrings use black diamond ovals and clear rhinestone pave set lines. Necklace has a border of black diamond ovals running continuously around the edge of the necklace, topped with clear rhinestone undulating lines, with small rhinestone set link connectors. Adjustable hook and tail, this was difficult to measure accurately due to the built in curve but is about 14" to 16" depending on where you hook it. Earrings use a larger black diamond oval stone, with two clear rhinestone lines wrapped around it, and then bordered with smaller oval black diamonds. Earrings have standard Trifari clip backs and measure about 1 1/8" x 1" Silvertone Trifanium setting. Earrings are marked crown Trifari with copyright, necklace is Trifari with copyright. For those of you who feel that the crown means something in particular, this necklace is one of the most substantial and beautiful Trifari necklaces I have ever seen, and I have seen a lot. When you see it, you won't care whether it has a crown or not. Other than a tiny bit of yellowing on the pave I see no issues here.

Item: SS2-992

Price: $195.00/set US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Enamel and Rhinestone Butterfly Brooch - A much more recent piece of Trifari, this uses opaque and translucent purple enameling and four purple rhinesotne pears. 2 3/8" x 1 1/2". Trifari with the extended final R and tiny copyright symbol. Excellent condition. I have priced this at about 1/3 of what I have seen it priced at on ebay.

Item: SP2-991

Price: $17.50 US

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Description: Trifari Floral Fur Clip with Pink/Blue/White/Green Enamel - I am pleased to have another one of these for sale, with the enamel in better condition. Des. Pat. No. 121253 from June of 1940, this graceful design measures 3" x 2" and uses pink, light blue, and creamy white enamel for the flowers and two shades of green and brown for the leaves and stems. Slight chipping on the ends of some of the flower petals, enamel on middle flower bud is gone but the two are in fairly good shape. The white enamel looks like it might have been touched up but it is exactly the right color and if it was redone the enamelist forgot to do the flower bud! So I am not certain, but there are a couple of drips of enamel on the back that leads me to wonder if it was redone. Silvertone setting, lots of little accent rhinestones, clip mechanism works well. Marked Trifari on fur clip mechanism, and the patent number on the body of the piece. Our price is considerably less than the asking price on ebay.

Item: SF11-969

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Trifari Honeycomb Earrings in Silvertone - These round, slightly domed earrings will go nicely with any of the honeycomb necklaces and bracelets that were produced by Trifari, (with and without rhinestones) for probably a ten year or more period from the late 1940's on. I am guessing these are late 1950's production, excellent condition and so mirror-like that you can see a reflection of what I was wearing when I took the picture. Usual 1950's-60's earring clasp.

Item: SE9-949

Price: $17.50 US

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Description: Trifari Yellow Enamel Butterfly Brooch - Need something to make you smile on a gloomy day? Goldtone butterfly with bright yellow enamel. This design, and other "nature" themed enamel pieces from the 1960's? were done by Trifari in several different colors. About 2 1/2" x 2", signed Trifari with copyright symbol. Excellent condition.

Item: SN9-957

Price: $57.50 US

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Description: Trifari Pink Glass Floral Dangle Earrings - Trifari did a number of 4 and 5 petaled floral pieces; this is the first time I have seen a dangle earring design. Five petaled pink glass stones are surmounted with goldtone metal leaves. Signed Trifari with copyright symbol, 1 3/4" x 5/8'' at widest point. Usual 1960's era earring findings, excellent condition. Very pretty!

Item: SE9-951

Price: $34.50 US

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Description: Trifari Brooch and Earrings Set in Montana/Clear RS - The silvertone of the brooch was so reflective that it almost appears white, but this is silvertone, no enamel. Pretty Montana (navy blue) round rhinestones are accented with tiny clear rhinestones, and design is highlighted with silvertone dimensional matte leaves with vein tracery. Brooch is 2 1/2" x 1 3/8", earrings are not quite 1" in diameter. Usual 1950's-60's era clip findings. All pieces marked crown Trifari with copyright symbol. Excellent condition with some of the tiny clears being replacements. Navy rhinestone jewelry is difficult to find.

Item: SS10-954

Price: $59.50/set US

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Description: Trifari Purple Cabochon and Green Stone Sterling Earrings - This earring was patented in April, 1945 (shortly before the end of WWII) and is marked Trifari on the 40's era clip and Des Pat No. 140798 on the inside body of the clip, as well as Sterling on the "wing" part of the body. A line of clear rhinestones run up the center of the wing portion of the design, and a small section of pave is on the underside. Bottom of design is done with unfoiled purple cabochons alternating with green stones that have soft facets. Vermeil is very slightly worn and certainly mellowed, but is definitely still there, as opposed to so many of these pieces that have lost much or most of their goldwash. Everything appears original here and in excellent condition, even the clears are in good shape. About 1 1/4" x 7/8". Rarely found pieces and quite beautiful.

Item: SE10-953

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Trifari Jonquil and Clear Rhinestone Brooch - This fabulous in and out design is all pave set with clear rhinestones on the inside and jonquil (light yellow) rhinestones on the outside. All set in goldtone, this is marked crown Trifari with the copyright symbol. Shiny goldtone on front, matte goldtone on back. Excellent shape with just a tiny wave in the pinstem. 2 3/8" x 2", this is a wearable size for almost any taste. Probably 1960's, I have only seen 2-3 pieces from this design series over the years.

Item: SP10-959

Price: $69.50 US

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Description: Trifari Oval Glass Pearl and Rhinestone Brooch - I don't know whether to call this a floral design or not but it is beautiful and graceful, whatever it is! Pave set leaves are bordered with oval shaped white glass pearl cabochons. All set in goldtone. This came to me missing one pearl piece which I was able to replace and I can't remember which one it was, so I don't think you'll find it! The pave has just a tiny bit of yellow cast in some lighting but it is so subtle and uniform that I don't think you'll find it to be a problem. Goldtone, signed crown Trifari with copyright symbol. Delicate and refined looking but not particularly small at 2 3/8" x 2" at widest points. Lovely piece.  

Item: SP10-960

Price: $69.50 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Sterling Demi Parure in Multi Jeweltone/Clear Rhinestones - Highly collectible, this demi parure of necklace, earrings and brooch is marked crown Trifari, with all pieces also being marked Pat. Pend. and sterling. The patent for the brooch, 148,390 was issued Jan. 20, 1948, so if these came on the market prior to the patent being issued, I think it is safe to say that these are mid 1940's, particularly since they are sterling (the marking on the earrings is on the back of the cast piece, not on the lattice backing, and you have to look thru the lattice to see it.) The necklace has a foldover clasp and measures 14 3/4" and is 15/16" at center point. Domed earrings are also 7/8" in diameter and have the usual 1940's earring back. Brooch is 1 3/4" x 1 7/8". All are in excellent condition except that the vermeil is mostly worn off on the brooch. A set to cherish, and very complimentary.

Item: SS10-946

Price: $595.00/demi parure US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Round and Baguette Necklace & Earrings Set with All Clear Rhinestones - This design was called "Midnight" and is from 1957. The link necklace uses "V" shaped designs using clear baguette rhinestones, that flank a zig zagging center row of small round clear rhinestones. With four V shapes per link, this articulates beautifully for a perfect fit. Extension chain, this will fit up to about a 16" neck. About 3/8" wide. Earrings are clip, very slightly domed, about 7/8" in diameter. Silvertone, rhodium plated setting. Necklace is marked Trifari in all capitals, with copyright symbol, earrings are marked Trifari with crown and copyright symbol. Usual Trifari 1950's clip mechanism. Necklace is in excellent, almost pristine condition, earrings are also very good but with a little stone darkening. I have also seen a matching bracelet, and would guess there is also a matching brooch but I have not seen one. I have this same set in my personal collection and can recommend it as a flattering, wearable design worthy of any collection.

Item: SS7-939

Price: $89.50/set US

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Description: Trifari Syncopation Necklace, Bracelet and Earrings - Summer jewelry from 1957, Syncopation is my favorite of all the white thermoplastic jewelry that Trifari produced. Set in GOLDTONE (this set was also produced in silvertone), the earrings measure 1" x about 3/4", and use what I feel is the "better" clip mechanism that Trifari seems to have used in the 1950's (both are good, but this is just a little more substantial clip). Necklace is adjustable hook, not quite 1" wide, and was difficult to measure accurately but should fit up to a 15" neck (this could be extended quite easily). Bracelet is 7" x 1 1/4". Top sides are in excellent condition, back sides are worn but not badly (and I have never seen any pieces from this design that didn't have plate wear). I love the Egyptian feel of the collar necklace. Great any time of the year (could be worn over a black turtleneck, for example) but particularly nice for summer.

Item: SS7-940

Price: $94.50/demi US

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Description: Crown Trifari Yellow and Green Enamel Floral - This design was done in other solid colors as well as a multi colored version. Here are flowers are all yellow, with two-tone green enamel leaves. Goldtone setting, almost 3" x 1 1/2". Very good condition with minor enamel chipping on two of the flowers and the top leaf. (Please notice that the flowers are double layered for a more realistic look!) Smaller clear rounds show a little aging. Normal wear and tear but price reflects minor condition issues. From 1964 's floral series, this was called "Cornflower".

Item: SP2-922

Price: $29.50 US

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Description: Incredible Trifari Fuchsia/Black Diamond Rhinestone Parure - The ultimate late 1950's Trifari parure in the most popular color combination in which this design was made. I don't use the word incredible here lightly. Whether this was done by Alfred Philippe or one of the other (probably French) designers hired by Trifari in the 1950's is unknown, and I have never been able to find a Trifari advertisement or patents for this particular design series, yet it is a set worthy of any woman. Link style necklace has adjustable hook and extension chain, up to 16" and almost 1/2" wide. Bracelet is 7" x 5/8", link style with stone set foldover clasp and safety chain. Clip earrings are 1 1/8" x about 3/4" and are slightly domed. Brooch is about 2 1/2" x 2". All pieces are done with fuchsia rhinestone ovals and black diamond (grey) rhinestone pave work. Darkened silvertone setting. Excellent condition. A "holy grail" parure for the discerning collector, regardless of whether you are a Trifari enthusiast or not. Box is for display only, not for sale.

Item: SS1-907

Price: $995.00/demi parure US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari "Lightning" Brooch - This matches the Trifari "Lightning" necklace that we have for sale, and again features lines of clear baguettes alternating with lines of round rhinestones. All clear stones, set in silver Trifanium. Very good original condition with a usual stone greying on the baguettes that is almost always found on pieces that haven't been tampered with. Produced in 1961, this measures about 3 1/4" x 1 1/4" and is layered for a great three dimensional effect. Marked Crown Trifari with copyright symbol.

Item: SP12-893

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Trifari Pastel Art Glass/Rhinestone Earrings - Sought after earrings in pastel blue, accented with light sapphire aurora borealis marquises and rose (pink) aurora borealis rhinestones. Silvertone Trifanium settings, topnotch clipback findings are marked crown Trifari with copyright symbol. These almost look like little flowers. About 1" x 7/8" , excellent condition with just some wear to the AB coatings.

Item: SE12-892

Price: $49.50 US

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Description: Trifari Yellow Briolette Brooch - These pieces are referred to as "briolette" even though the crystal bead is actually kind of a cross between a bead and a rhinestone, with the back flattened. These pieces sparkle like crazy and the colors are intense. This is more of a citrine yellow, set in goldtone. Marked crown Trifari with copyright, 2 1/2" x 1 1/8". This is the hardest color to find, except for the clear and the black, which aren't nearly as showy and apparently didn't sell well. Excellent condition, wonderful piece.

Item: SP12-894

Price: $89.50 US

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Description: Trifari Black and Pearl Cabochon Bypass Bracelet - For a lot of gals, black and white combinations are a staple of their wardrobe, and this would go perfectly with them. Black cabochons run down the center, with white glass pearl oval cabs on either side. Bracelet is 7" x 1 3/8" at the bypass portion, goldtone, excellent condition. Marked crown Trifari and copyright on the foldover clasp. Very stylish on.

Item: SB12-895

Price: $49.50US

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Description: Crown Trifari Rhinestone Leaf & Pearl Earclips - I have seen a LOT of Trifari but this was the first time for me to see this particular design/color combination. The paved leaves have open "veins" and the larger glass pearl is actually black with a green irridesence (smaller pearls are the usual Trifari glass pearls in ivory). I think the bottom picture shows the pearl color better (there is no "stripe" across the top of the pearl in reality, that is a reflection of a ceiling light) but the top photo is clearer, so I have included them both. About 1" x 1", excellent original condition with very slight aging to the clears, silvertone Trifanium finish, and standard 1960's earclip mechanism.

Item: SE2-838

Price: $27.50 US

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Description: Crown Trifari Ruby and Clear Rhinestone Bow Brooch - A great ribbon motif design set with clear pave wrapped around an openwork design of ruby colored (raspberry red rather than fire engine red) baguettes, emerald cuts and a few tiny rounds. All paste set stones, 2" x 1 1/2", and about 3/8" deep. Excellent condition; I replaced two tiny clears on the bottom of the center ribbon in a place that does not show when worn.

Item: SP4-833

Price: $95.00 US

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Description: Trifari Domed Circular Brooch in Purple/Goldtone - Many of the 1960's pieces used colored pear shaped stones, as this one does in amethyst rhinestones. Slightly domed, this measures 2" in diameter and is about 1/4" deep. Plating is a little scratched at the center but is not spotty as it appears in the picture. Otherwise very good condition. If you are in love with "Mad Men" style (what vintage collector isn't?), you will find this the perfect look for your "Mod" clothing.

Item: SP4-834

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Trifari Crackle Pendant Necklace - Interesting and unusual look for Trifari, this pendant is on its original heavy black cord, pendant portion has a mosaic look around a white center and bail. Back of pendant has the crown Trifari with copyright tiny gold plaque. I'm not sure what material the crackle pieces are, but I am assuming plastic; the solid white portion of the metal on the pendant is enameled metal. (It should be noted that the enamel is not a dead white but an off-white). Neck cord has Trifari logo "T" hanging off the foldover clasp, about 20" long. Pendant portion is 1 7/8" x 1 1/2", not including bail. Another necklace from this series, called "Mosaics", is featured in one of the "world's most expensive piece of $17 jewelry" ads that were done probably in the 1960's, so probably our price isn't that much more than what you would have paid for the set back then.

Item: SN4-823

Price: $29.50 (necklace only, bracelet has been sold) US

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Description: Trifari Red/AB Pendant Necklace & Earrings Set - This uses siam red marquises and rounds, with colored aurora borealis marquises. Pendant and earrings have similar but not identical designs. Pendant does not appear to be on the original chain but I am not certain; however, this would not be a typical Trifari chain. Pendant is marked (crown) Trifari, as are the earrings, with no copyright marking. Silvertone chain is 24", pendant is 1 1/2" x 3/4". Earrings are 1 1/4" x 3/4" and have the standard 1960's Trifari clip finding. I will replace the one red rhinestone on the earring that disappeared sometime between purchase and the photo!

Item: SS4-824

Price: $32.50/set US

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Description: Trifari Clear Rhinestone Brooch and Earrings Set - I have seen colored versions of this design; here it is in all clear stones. Wheel inspired design has baguette spokes and rim with the body of the brooch done in oval shaped stones. Earrings are similar but only use one row of ovals and no baguette rim. Silvertone setting, all pieces marked Trifari Pat. Pend. Note the clip finding is not the usual for Trifari for this time period. Very good condition though the ovals in the earrings have yellowed slightly - these could be replaced if this bothers you. Domed brooch is about 1 7/8" in diameter, earrings are about 7/8" in diameter.

Item: SS4-825

Price: $44.50/set US

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Description: Trifari Goldtone/Silvertone "Moderne" Pendant Necklace and Earrings Set - These 1970's-80's sets are gaining in popularity as prices for highend Trifari skyrocket. The design actually reminds me a little of door chimes, with the pendant portion having a graduated section from 1 7/8" to 2 5/8" that alternates goldtone and silvertone, freely suspended from a nicely done 24" chain, with the logo "Crown T" tag hanging from the springring clasp. Clip earrings also use both goldtone and silvertone "chimes" in a 1" length. Other than very mild surface scratching that is only visible in very bright light at the right angle, I find no problems.

Item: SS9-813

Price: $47.50 US

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Description: Crown Trifari "Meteor" Necklace, Bracelet, Brooch and Earring Set - This necklace set must have been a popular seller for Trifari; I believe I have also seen a colored rhinestone version, but this is the much more often found clear rhinestone/goldtone combination. This design was patented in 1949 (a similar necklace design was patented by Trifari in 1953); all four pieces are marked Trifari and patent pending, with the earrings having the crown over the T, so it would seem likely that these were produced late 1940's. Certainly there is a nice transitional feel of part retro, with the volutes and spirals, with a more modern channel set baguette rhinestone look Excellent original condition with mild plating wear on the back on the necklace center where it would rub against the body when worn, very slight wave in pin stem on brooch. Necklace has foldover clasp and measures about 15 1/2", with chain 5mm wide and central motif 2 1/2" x 7/8". Earrings are clip, about 1 1/2" x 1/2". Brooch is 2 3/8" x about 1" at widest point, bracelet is 2 1/4" x 1 7/8" inner diameter, with squared goldtone wire and is about 1" wide at center front.

Item: SS1-791

Price: $139.50/full parure US

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Description: Crown Trifari Blue Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Earclips - Probably from the late 1950's -early 1960's when aurora borealis stones became the rhinestone of choice, these are in very good to excellent condition and use the top quality clip finding used by Trifari during this time period. The only flaw I can see is that there is some residual glue on one clip finding from an archaic earring pad that I can't dislodge without jeopardizing the silver plate finish. 1" x 13/16".

Item: SE2-795

Price: $20.00 US

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Description: Crown Trifari Citrine and Topaz Rhinestone Brooch, Necklace and Earrings Demi Parure - Gorgeous early 1950's pieces using teardrop shaped citrine (bright yellow) and golden topaz marquise shaped rhinestones, with clear baguettes and rounds. Necklace uses round snake chain. for the sides, foldover clasp, with five rhinestone set foliate motif sections connected by single baguette links, with a pave set circle on either end. Necklace is about 15 1/4" with the foliate sections being about 7/8" long. Brooch is domed, about 2" in diameter, with topaz marquises and a single round make a small floral at the top center, from which radiate 6 baguette and round "spokes" separated by citrine pears. The earrings use the same stone configuration with curving baguette set channels surrounded by citrine pears and topaz marquises and accented with tiny clears, 7/8" x 1 1/8". Clip mechanisms are the better quality ones (see picture) marked Trifari with a crown. Brooch and necklace are marked crown Trifari Pat. Pend. Plating is somewhat worn on earrings and brooch but necklace plating is great. Wonderful, sunny looking set.

Item: SS1-732

Price: $299.50/demi-parure US

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Description: Trifari Red/Red Aurora Borealis Rhinestone Bracelet - Larger red ab rhinestones alternate with sets of two red rhinestones along this link style bracelet. Gold Trifanium setting, about 7 1/4" wearable length with the red baguette set clasp. Excellent original condition, signed Trifari on the clasp.

Item: SB2-730

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Trifari Philippe Pastel Enamel Fur Clip - Marked with "Des. Pat No." and 119105, this design dates to February of 1940 and is one of the popular early enameled floral fur clip series. At 2 1/4" x 2", this is about average size for this genre. Pink yellow and medium blue flowers are enhanced with dark green leaves, brown and green stems, and a darker blue bow. Small clears are scattered throughout the piece, and the center of the larger pink flower uses a tiny gumdrop cabochon in emerald green. Clear stones are all original. The flowers all show mild to moderate enamel loss as seen in the picture but the leaves, stems and bow show little if any wear. Plating shows signs of wear but is mild. Price reflects noted condition.

Item: SF4-703

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Trifari Goldtone Flowing Brooch - This tailored looking brooch is large (3 3/8" x 1 3/8") and in apparently unworn condition. Perfect for work or for the person with elegant, understated taste. And the price is right! See also identical piece in silvertone. Trifari ran magazine advertising in 1965 called "Blondes" which promoted the idea of buying brooches that were made in your choice of "golden blonde" (goldtone) or "platinum blonde" (silvertone). This is possibly from this series, though I have seen a 1966 catalog ad using this actual design, from the series called "Gold Rush". I have also seen this design in white enamel on goldtone.

Item: SP5-704

Price: $9.50 US (goldtone)

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Description: Trifari Silvertone Flowing Brooch - This tailored looking brooch is large (3 3/8" x 1 3/8") and in apparently unworn condition. Perfect for work or for the person with elegant, understated taste. And the price is right! See also identical piece in goldtone.

Item: SP5-705

Price: $9.50 US (silvertone)

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Description: Trifari Alfred Philippe Smokey Topaz/Black Diamond Rhinestone Floral Brooch - There are those who turn up their noses at 1950's-1960's Trifari, probably because they have not seen the top of the line pieces. This is a color variation of the fuchsia/black diamond parure seen in Deanna Farneti Cera's "Amazing Gems"; this color combination is MUCH more difficult to find. Dark brown oval rhinestones comprise the petals, with the edges, center and stem of the flower done in black diamond rhinestone pave. Plating is a muted goldtone that I have only seen on this particular design series. Marked Trifari with crown and copyright symbol, this measures about 2 5/8" x 2". The quantity of stones and attention to detail makes this a particularly lovely piece. Excellent condition, with a few stones replaced but you will not be able to tell which.

Item: SP1-689

Price: $185.00 US

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Description: Crown Trifari Dark Sapphire and Clear Rhinestone Brooch and Earring Set - Probably from the early to mid 1960's, this set features 2 1/2" dangling earrings and a meteor type design brooch. Both brooch and earrings use mostly clear baguettes and octagonal blue rhinestones, with a sprinkling of clear round accent stones. Silvertone Trifanium plating, all stones are original and everything is in excellent condition. Brooch is 2 3/4" x 1 1/2" at widest point. A wonderful set.

Item: SS7-672

Price: $165.00 US

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Description: Trifari Philippe Floral Fur Clip - One of Trifari's most popular circa 1940's pieces were the fur clips with a floral theme. I am guessing these are stylized violets, but whatever they are they are lovely. Most of the piece uses the two-tone (or more) enameling for which Trifari (and Coro) were justly famous. The heart shaped leaves use two shades of olive green enameling, with the veins and the edges traced with a green-aqua and turned tips pave set with clear rhinestones. Stems also use brown enameling highlighted with the aqua green, tied with a pave set ribbon and single clears on the end. The left flower is done in various shades of purple with white highlights. Only the yellow flower is a solid color with no highlights. I originally thought the yellow was re-done but I have since seen one or two others done this same way. Older crown Trifari signature, silvertone plating, all stones appear original.

Item: SF7-677

Price: $165.00 US

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Description: Trifari Sterling Philippe Jelly Belly Sailboat Brooch - This is one of the few jelly belly pieces that Alfred Philippe designed for Trifari that did not use an animal/insect theme. Marked Des. Pat. No. 135174, this patent dates to March of 1943; also marked sterling and Trifari with a crown. Light gold wash, rigging is silvertone. Small flag and center of bow have tiny rhinestone pave, several of which are missing; I can replace if you would like. 2 1/2" x 1 1/2".

Item: SP7-674

Price: $495.00 US

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Description: Trifari Sterling Vermeil Retro Bracelet with Aqua and Clear Stones - While I was unable to find a patent for this particular design, I think it is safe to assume this is circa mid 1940's. Sterling links set with a line of clear rhinestones alternate with unfoiled aqua glass stones prong set on either side of the linkage. As with most vermeil plating from this time period, this shows signs of wear, and the plating on the back of the connecting links has pretty much worn away. I replaced several missing clear stones, but the vast majority are original. Aqua stones are in excellent shape and a lovely color. Slightly over 7" x 1/2", this is, like most older Trifari, lovely and a fine jewelry look which is complimentary to most women.

Item: SB5-627

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Trifari Brooch and Earrings in Multi-Blue Rhinestones - Quality 1960's pieces, probably late Philippe, with the "filled-in" dome earrings used on the top quality sets of this era. While my flash camera makes the difference in the blues in the different cuts of stones quite obvious, in person you will find these differences to be much more subtle, particularly on the earrings. The brooch uses octagonal (emerald) cuts in different sizes while the earrings seem to be pretty much one size; all pieces use an occasional small blue round; both brooches have paved "ribbon" designs. All stones appear to be original, even the pave. Goldtone Trifanium plating is heavy and very close to pristine. Excellent quality, condition and design. Top Trifari continues to disappear into private collections and will probably not re-emerge for a long time.

Item: SS5-588

Price: $125.00/set US

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Description: Trifari Star Pin and Earrings Set - Top quality 1960's Trifari from the end of the Alfred Philippe era. All emerald green oval rhinestones are paste set in all pieces with feathery goldtone plumes as accents. Whether this is to represent seaweed growing over a starfish is unknown - we'll let you decide the interpretation. Absolutely flawless pieces, earrings are 7/8" in diameter, typical clip mechanisms for this era. Brooch is 2 5/8" in diameter. The best Trifari pieces are being snapped up by astute collectors; if you love emerald green these are definitely to be prized.

Item: SS6-539

Price: $125.00 US

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Description: Trifari Jonquil Earrings - This is such a tough color to find.  Jonquil (light yellow) rhinestones accented with tiny clear rhinestones,  set in goldtone with brushed finish on leaf motif.  Clips, about 7/8" in diameter.

Item: SE1-009

Price: $15.00 US

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Description: TKF Clear Dress Clip - Beautiful clip, possibly one of a pair of Clipmates.  Excellent quality, all stones original, one small round missing which I will replace if you wish.  3 marquises, 7 baguettes of various sizes, and small round clear rhinestones, 1 1/2" x 1 3/4".

Item: SD3-028

Price: $60.00 US

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Description: Trifari Jewels of India Set - I have seen these Trifari pieces with various names - Jewels of India, Moghul, Scherezade, etc., so I am not exactly sure which these are; however, this set is pristine as far as I can tell. The brooch is about 3 1/4" x about 1 1/8" and the clip earrings are about 1 1/8" in diameter. Matte goldtone finish; stones are emerald green rhinestone marquises and ruby colored square cabochons that I have only seen on Trifari pieces. These would appear to be the 1960's re-issue pieces.

Item: SP6-194

Price: $225.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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Description: Trifari Wide Gold/Clear Bracelet This link bracelet measures 7.5" x 1.5" and has 262 clear rhinestones. Jeweled foldover clasp. Goldtone plating is evenly worn and does not detract, but price reflects. Any missing stones have been replaced.

Item: SB6-068

Price: $48.00 US

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Description: Trifari Earrings with Smarged Royal Blue Pear Cab Beads - This would appear to be a floral theme, with two large unfaceted lampworked beads on each earring shaped like an egg with swirls inside, similar to stones that simulate sapphires that are referred to as smarged or flawed (intentionally). Accented with clear marquises under darker goldtone leaves; these use the wonderful 1950's clip mechanisms. 1" x 1", super original condition. I was unable to locate a patent for these piece, but I am certain that these must match an incredible necklace and brooch.

Item: SE6-425

Price: $59.50 US

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Description: Trifari Curved Clear Baguette and Round Rhinestone Link Necklace-A well known and sought after design, called "Lightning", done in 1961, and probably from the design table of Alfred Philippe, this piece originally sold for $25.00 almost 50 years ago. Ingeniously engineered link design alternates two rows of thin baguettes with rounds in such a way that you have a naturally curved piece. All stones present; heavy rhodium plate and quality hook marked Trifari; the tail is a replacement. About 14 1/2", adjustable. Could easily be made longer if needed.

Item: SN7-392

Price: $82.50 US

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Description: Trifari Sterling Tortoise Jelly Belly Brooch - At least I think he's a tortoise. Book piece. Marked Crown Trifari and Sterling and Des. Pat. No. 185170. Produced in 1943. The belly portion is Lucite that has turned yellow-gold, for unknown reasons, presumably age (yes, Lucite can turn yellow, according to plastics expert Karima Parry's book on bakelite bangles.) A few of the pave rhinestones were missing and I have replaced them. 2 1/4" x 1 3/8".

Item: SP8-265

Price: $275.00 US

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Description: Trifari Baguette and Round Rhinestone Linked Choker and Bracelet Set - A truly elegant set, probably a Philippe design, made to look like fine jewelry. Nine graduated clear baguette rhinestones are paste set in each full link (and there are 12 in the necklace, 5 full links in the bracelet, plus a divided link with foldover clasp); those links are connected by a single round rhinestone fancy cut dentelle link. Over 180 stones in this set; all set in Trifari's patented rhodium plating. Necklace has djustable hook clasp, will fit up to a 16 1/2" neck; bracelet is 7 1/4". A note to those of you interested in top notich design, the necklace has links that curve on one side to make the necklace fit the curve of the neck, while the bracelet curves outward on both sides so it will lie properly on your wrist. Obviously well thought thru by a master jeweler. The real McCoy would be thousands of dollars; you don't have to tell! While similar to the pattern "Rhapsody" from 1955, this is not the same as it uses the single round stone in between links rather than a baguette set connector.

Item: SS8-294

Price: $129.50 US/set

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Description: Trifari Jointed Silvertone Pendant and Earrings Set - Medallion styles are particularly popular with the babydoll or tunic style tops in fashion. Pendant is in two connected sections; round snake type chain is about 24" and pendant measures 2 1/4 " x 1 3/4". Clip earrings are 3/4" x 3/4". Very slight scratching on front of pendant is NOT noticeable when worn but price reflects. Snake chain by itself probably justifies the price

Item: SS12-411

Price: $12.50/set US

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Description: Trifari Sterling Vermeil Philippe Earrings - Late 1940's ear clips with the unusual clip finding that Trifari used at this point of their production. Sometimes referred to as the "squirrel" design, this features a prong set raspberry glass cabochon topped with a cobalt blue faceted stone. Clear pave at top of the volutes is original, though the stones have darkened. Marked crown Trifari on the clip findings and sterling, pat. design no. 143989, which dates these to 1946.

Item: SE12-357

Price: $79.50 US

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Description: Trifari Philippe Overlapping Heart Brooch - Goldtone, glass cream pearls, and clear rhinestone rounds and baguettes. 2" x 1 1/2". Very good condition, with some wear to the plating and slight scuffing of the pearls, certainly to be expected in a 50+ year old piece. Marked Trifari Pat. Pend.; patent was #169209, registered in March of 1953.

Item: SP12-362

Price: $22.50 US

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Description: Trifari Fuchsia Dangle Earrings with Pave Swirls - This is the most impressive pair of circa 1960's Trifari earrings that I have ever seen; these are 3 1/8" long and in perfect original condition. For Trifari collectors fuchsia (magenta, hot pink, shocking pink) is probably the ultimate color find, and I can only imagine the fabulous pieces that these match. Gold Trifanium plating. I rarely feel a pair of earrings is worth this price; these are exceptional. From 1965 - original price was $20.00.

Item: SE12-417

Price: $195.00 US

Sorry, SOLD!

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