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Trifari  ~ 

Additional Trifari pieces can be found in the Cowardly Lion's Royal Jewels Gallery.

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Fruit Salad "Floraleaf" Fur Clip

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Studded with simulated moonstones in the shapes of fruits, this delicious fur clip depicts a leaf, resembling the carved pieces from Cartier of the 1930s-40s.  This fur clip had one prong professional replaced and the gold plating has been touched up where gouged on the back.  There is a safely catch on one of the prongs.     Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown) 
Reference: Click here to see the patent, and visit Auntie Em's Vintage Ads to see the 1947 ad.
2 1/8 by 1 3/8"

ST052

$210


Red Diamond Scroll Choker

Deep red diamond shaped rhinestones add an angular air to this alluring scroll design necklace.  The settings are goldtone and the links lay beautifully on the neck.  Note: two stones have tiny chips, seen under magnification, condition is otherwise excellent.    Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
Reference: Click here for the 1951 patent.
14" long, ¾" wide

ST081

$162


Sapphire Octagon Rhinestone Earrings

An excellent example of the 'real look', these vermeil clip earrings are simply elegant.  Large sapphire blue octagon stones are edged with rhinestones in a gentle curve.  Ca. 1942.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] Sterling
¾ by 5/8"

ST147

$110


Red & Blue Enameled Swallow Brooch

This swooping swallow brooch is the epitome of grace and a stunning figural.  Ca. 1937, this piece has red and blue enameling with pavé rhinestones and is one of the variations from the original patented design.  Excellent condition; rhodium plated.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the patent
2 5/8 by 1½"

ST139

$250


Leafy Empress Eugenie Fur Clip

Part of the elegant and beloved Empress Eugenie series, this intricate fur clip has curling leaf shapes accented with pavé rhinestones and navy blue enameling.  The faux pearls complete the styling.  Mild wear to the gold finish on the high points.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Des Pat 122090
Reference: click here for the 1940 patent
1¾ by 1½"

ST100

$345


'Minuet' Blue Ribbon Necklace & Earrings

Named 'Minuet' this lyrical style incorporates dark blue enameled ribbons with light sapphire blue oval rhinestones and crystal baguettes in goldtone settings.  The necklace adjusts for just the right length and earrings are clips.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] Des Pat Pending
Reference: click for the patents: necklace, earrings; click here for the 1954 ad.
Necklace: adjusts to 15½", 1" drop; Earrings: 1" diam.

ST142

$180


Ruby 'Place Vendome' Bow Brooch

The center of this beautiful bow brooch has an explosion of baguettes creating fabulous dimension.  The ribbons are ruby and crystal baguettes and this rare version includes some streamers.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Trifari Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the ad; click here for the 1953 necklace patent; Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 198
2 5/8 by 2"

ST143

$340


Amethyst Enameled Floral Brooch

Part of a series from 1941 and designed by Alfred Spaney, this elegant and lyrical brooch uses special elongated oval stones in amethyst color.  The curling leaves are pavéd and stems have purple enameling.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the patent
3½ by 1½

ST135

$265


Blue Moonstone Cabochon Bracelet

Each link of this lovely bracelet has twining stems and leaves ending in oval simulated blue moonstone cabochons with a sprinkling of rhinestones.  Magic!  Goldtone settings; excellent condition; ca. 1955.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
7¼ by ¾"

ST127

$225


Oval Fruit Salad Fur Clip

What a lovely example of those beloved 'fruit salad' pieces with molded stones to simulate carved rubies, emeralds and sapphires.  The asymmetric oval design is delightfully lyrical.  Excellent condition.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: click here for the 1948 patent
1¾ by 1¼"

ST133

$295


Triangular Pavé Leaf
Fur Clip

This 1940s curling leaf pin-clip or fur clip has wonderful dimension and oodles of pavé rhinestones.  Rhodium plated and excellent condition with just a few aged stones.  There's a safety clasp to secure one of the prongs.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
2¼ by 1¼"

ST137

$190


Patriotic Enameled Bow Brooch

The relaxed, floppy bow of this brooch is beautifully enhanced with enameling in red and blue and with sparkling rhinestones.  Exceptional condition, rhodium plated setting.   Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: Brunialtis, American Costume Jewelry, p. 103-104.  Click here for the 1940 Joseph Wuyts patent.
2 3/8 by 2 3/8"

ST141

$265


"Rintintin" Figural Brooch

This darling fellow represents the fabric figures given to infantrymen departing for the war front in both WWI and WWII.  He and his companion, "Nenette" were made to honor American assistance to France in these wars.   Note: slight wear to the finish is reflected in the price.    Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown), Sterling.
Reference: Click here to see the 1943 patent.  Brunialti & Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry, p. 119, 120.
1¾ by 1½"

ST061

$140


KTF Art Deco Dress Clips

Lavish pair of Art Deco dress clips loaded with pavé rhinestones and baguettes.  Wonderful Trifari quality in rhodium plated metal.  Slight darkening to some of the smallest stones isn't noticeable when worn.  Circa 1935.  Marked: KTF
2 by 1½"

ST017

$295


Pavé Rhinestone & Enamel Giraffe Brooch

This cute figural brooch is a young giraffe reaching up for a leafy snack.  His/her body is pavéd with rhinestones with dark blue enamel spots and black enamel accents.  Note: some of the original rhinestones show aging.  Circa 1939 based on style, construction and patents for similar pieces.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: click here for the similar 1939 lamb patent
3 by 1"

ST145

$225


'Criss-Cross' Baguette Bracelet & Earrings

From 1953, these substantial pieces feature a flowing, ribbon-like crisscross design decked out with sparkling baguettes. Both the link bracelet and clip earrings are bolder in size than most designs of that year.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: bracelet patent; earring patent; click here for the 1953 ad.
Bracelet: 7 by 5/8"; Earrings: 1¾ by 1"

ST124

$225


Red Enamel Bow Brooch

This carefree loosely knotted ribbon bow has such panache.  The red enameling is in great condition and complements the pavé portions representing the other side of the ribbon.  Rhodium plated setting.   Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: Brunialtis, American Costume Jewelry, p. 103-104.  Click here for the 1940 Joseph Wuyts patent.
2 3/8 by 2 3/8"

ST085

$260


Double Hearts Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings

A sweetheart parure comprised of necklace, bracelet and clip earrings.  The motif of the set is interlocking open hearts with a sprinkling of rhinestones for sparkle.  So romantic and lovely!  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Pat. Pend.
Reference: Click here for the 1953 patent.
Necklace: adjusts to 17", ¾" wide; Bracelet: 7½", Earrings: 7/8 by 7/8"

ST094

$270


Emerald Floral Spray
Brooch

Designed by Alfred Spaney, this early 1940's piece has the best attributes of the time: grace, enameling and sparkle.  Wonderful condition.  See item ST066 for the same piece in ruby red.   Marked: Trifari (w/ crown)
Reference: Click here to see the 1941 patent for a similar design.
3 by 1½"

ST089

$245


Ruby Diamond Design Necklace

Sleek and sophisticated, this diamond shape necklace has just a hint of curve to offset the otherwise linear design.  Ruby diamond shaped rhinestones provide the sparkle in the goldtone setting.  Marked: Trifari
Reference: click here for the 1951 patent.  Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 192
15½", 2" drop

ST108

$195


'Modern Mosaics' Fish Brooch

From Trifari's Modern Mosaics line of the mid-1960s, this darling fish has irregular open-backed stones in cool ocean colors: sapphire and emerald.  Meant to mimic poured glass or plique a jour enameling, these pieces actually use cabs of several abstract shapes.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] ©
Reference: click here for the 1966 ad.
2¾ by 1½"

ST113

$170


"Carousel" Parure

Curves and baguettes what a winning combination for these delightful and whimsical pieces!  Rarely found full parure consists of necklace, bracelet, brooch and clip earrings.   "Carousel" pieces feature the patented Trifanium plating.   Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown), Pat. Pend.
Reference: Click here to see the patents for these pieces.   The 1954 ad for this design can be seen at Auntie Em's Vintage Ads
Necklace: 16½", 1" at center; Bracelet: 6½ by 1"; Brooch: 2¼ by 1¼";  Earrings: 1¼ by ¾"

ST040

$285


Enamel Tulip Fur Clip

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Magnificent detail in a smallish piece -- this splendid enamel fur clip has rhinestone accents and is rhodium plated.  The enamel is in very good condition with only a couple slight nicks.    Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown) 
Reference:  Click here to see the patent for this Alfred Philippe design from 1939.
2 by 1¼"

ST054

$150


"Promenade" Necklace

Alluring with its golden swirls and sparkling stones, this lovely choker is one of the "Promenade" pieces from the early 1950s.  Luscious and in fabulous condition.    Marked:  Trifari 
Reference:  Click here to see the patent.  See the 1952 ad for similar pieces in Auntie Em's Ads.
Adjusts to 16½"; 5/8" wide

ST055

$98


Light Sapphire Aurora Borealis Wreath Brooch

Like sparkling ice crystals, this layered wreath shaped brooch is resplendent with light sapphire rhinestones.  The stones in the top layer of flower shaped elements are aurora borealis for added sparkle.  The combination of single color and dimensional construction is delightful.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: click here for the 1961 ad
2" diam.

ST140

$92


Ruby Baguette Knot Earrings

From the mid-1950's, these elegant clip earrings are a loosely formed knot ending with a dramatic spray of red baguettes.  Rhodium plated; excellent condition.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] ©
1 by ¾"

ST144

$110


Faux Pearl Double Grape Bunch Brooch

Fresh on the vine, these imitation pearl grapes come as a double bunch and are topped with graceful, open leaves. The grapes are articulated to sway and hang nicely.   Exceptional condition.   Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] ©
2 5/8 by 2"

ST112

$98


Navette Swirls Link Bracelet

From the mid-1950s, this lively bracelet has links that are swirls or waves of silvertone with central navette (marquise) rhinestones. There's a nice contrast with the geometric and leafy elements.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] ©
7 by ¾"

ST138

$85


Jewel-toned Enameled Fish Brooch

This colorful figural brooch is a gracefully swimming fish with enameling in green, blue and red on the goldtone metal finish.  Such a cutie with the curves and open design, and the cheery enameling has the look of plique-à-jour or stained glass.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] ©
2 by 1½”

ST136

$98


Ruby Squares Necklace

The geometric motif of this necklace is enhanced by the use of ruby red square stones and a sprinkling of rhinestones in the goldtone settings.  Exceptional condition. Marked: Trifari ©
Adjusts to 16", ¾" wide

ST117

$132


Purple Thistle 'Radiance' Brooch

This fun design line, ca. 1954, uses baguettes and pavé rhinestone domes to create thistle flowers.  The pieces of this style were made in both goldtone and silvertone in a variety of colors with purple being less common.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: click here for the 1954 ad; Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 213
1¾" diam.

ST118

$98


Swirls & Dangles Earrings

Triple swirls of baguettes are fringed with navette rhinestone dangles in this charming clip earrings.  They curve around the ear in a flirtatious manner and will coordinate well with a number of Trifari designs.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
1 3/8 by ¾"

ST105

$95


Enamel and Faux Pearl Mistletoe Brooch & Earrings

Perfectly portrayed with green enameling and faux pearls, this lovely brooch and clip earring set depicts sprays of mistletoe.  Wear for the winter holidays or all year long!  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Trifari ©
Reference:  click here for the 1967 ad.
Brooch: 2¼ by 1¾"; Earrings: 1 1/8 by ¾"

ST129

$195


Sparkling 'Spring Melodies' Necklace

Named 'Spring Melodies', this style has a central sections that's lovely peeking out of a collared neckline.  Oval crystal rhinestones and silvertone swirls mimic diamonds and platinum.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the 1953 patent, click here for the vintage ad.
adjusts to 16", ¾" wide

ST126

$160


Green Floral Fur Clip

A breath of spring in these sparkling green flowers.  Emerald rhinestones are unfoiled, collet set in this substantial and dimensional fur clip.  Slight wear on high points of leaves.  Attributed to Trifari from the patent.  Marked: Pat. Pend.
Reference:  Click here for the 1941 patent.
3 by 2"

ST084

$175


Elegant Pavé Bow Brooch

Simple elegance best describes this loosely looped bow brooch.  The ribbon loops of the bow are pavéd with rhinestones and are caught up in a knot of baguettes. Rhodium plated; excellent condition.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Pat Pend
2¼ by 1 1/8"

ST115

$120


Ocean Sparkle Dangle Necklace

With the light sapphire blue aurora borealis rhinestones and luminous white faux pearls, this necklace has the feel of the ocean to it.  The lovely dangles give it movement and elegance.  Silvertone setting has some discoloration in one small section of the chain on the back.  Marked: Trifari
Reference:  see this 1961 ad for similar styles
Adjusts to 16", 2" drop

ST099

$172


Patriotic Eagle Brooch

Exquisitely detailed, this patriotic piece from the early 1940s is a delight.  Gold washed sterling with pavé accents and blue rhinestone eye.  Slight wear to gold plating, typical for the age of this outstanding piece.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown) Sterling
Reference:  Amazing Gems by Deanna Cera, p.34.
2¾ by 1"

ST035

$175


Amethyst Teardrop Leaf Parure

It's always a delight to find the full parure of a style, especially when all four pieces are in exceptional condition like these.  The delicate leaf motif is executed with amethyst teardrop rhinestones enhanced with crystal baguettes in goldtone settings.  Earrings are clip style.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] Pat Pend
Reference: click for the 1954 patents - necklace, bracelet, earrings, brooch
Necklace: adjusts to 16", 1½" drop; Bracelet: 7 by 5/8"; Brooch: 1½" diam.; Earrings: 1 by ¾"

ST131

$340


Faux Pearl Floral Spray Fur Clip

Like many of the pieces from this era, this fur clip speaks of elegance and grace.  The rhodium plated setting depicts a beribboned spray of flowers accented in pavé rhinestones and faux pearls.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
3 by 1½"

ST093

$245


Flared Baguette Necklace & Bracelet

Both necklace and bracelet of this lovely set are composed of baguette rhinestone tipped links.  Each goldtone link flared out like an unfolding scroll or fan.  Note:  one necklace link has a slight kink, reflected in the price.  Marked: Trifari
Reference: Click here for the 1954 patent
Necklace: adjusts to 15½", 5/8" wide; Bracelet: 7¼ by ¾"

ST091

$225


Ruby Cabochon Floral Spray Fur Clip

Ruby colored cabochons create the centers of these radiant flowers.  Petals and leaves are pavéd in rhinestones and the stems have ruby enameled accents.  Rhodium plated; fabulous condition.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: Click here for the 1940 patent.
2½ by 1½"

ST086

$225


Cascading Baguette Floral Earrings

From 1950, these fantasy flowers have a spray or cascade of sparkling baguettes.  The clip mechanisms are a very unusual hinged design.  See item ST134 for the matching necklace.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: click here for the 1950 patent
1 3/8 by 7/8"

ST146

$95


Cascading Baguette Floral Choker

A cascade of sparkling baguettes spills from the center of this alluring floral necklace.  It's all swirling grace and looks delightful peaking from an open neckline.  Goldtone metal is the company's patented Trifanium.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Pat Pend.
Reference: click here for the 1950 patent
15½ long; 2¼" drop

ST134

$152


Golden Feather Brooch

Gracefully curving, this goldtone and rhinestone baguette feather brooch is feminine and charming.  Exceptional condition; ca. 1951.  Marked: Trifari, Pat. Pend.
Reference: Click here for the patent of the pavé version.
2¼ by 1¼"

ST095

$125


Pastel Fruit Salad Star Brooch

Similar to the 1930s fruit salad pieces, this star motif brooch uses molded fruit salad stones in lighter colors, simulating carved stones in green, rosy pink and pale blue.  A sprinkling of aurora borealis rhinestones and a florentine goldtone setting complete the modernized look. Ca. 1960; exceptional condition.  Marked: Trifari © [w/ crown]
2½ by 2½"

ST122

$160


Emerald "Spring Melodies" Choker

Delicious in emerald green, this necklace will have you singing a happy tune.  The curving goldtone sections contain oval green rhinestones with crystal baguette and rhinestone accents.  Exceptional condition.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the 1953 patent, click here for the vintage ad.
adjusts to 16", ¾" wide

ST110

$160


Faux Pearl Grape Bunch Brooch

Lustrous imitation pearls create the grapes in this graceful brooch.  The leaves have an open, lacy look and the grape bunch is articulated so it hangs realistically.  Exceptional condition.  See item ST112 for the larger brooch.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] ©
2 by 1¼"

ST111

$85


"Place Vendome" Necklace

Like loops of ribbons, this dimensional choker sparkles with oodles of baguettes.  Note:  there is some aging to the stones on the chain, as reflected in the price.  Marked:  Trifari, Pat. Pend.
Reference:  Click here to see the 1952 ad.  Click here for the patent.
15", 2" drop

ST079

$158


Jewels of India Emerald Cabochon Earrings

From the Jewels of India series in the 1960s, these graceful and luscious clip earrings have a swirl of goldtone over the large simulated flawed emerald cabochon.  Pavé rhinestones and a ruby colored cabochon complete the look.   Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
1 by 5/8"

ST088

$95


Sapphire "Twinkle" Necklace

Such a charming name for this lovely and popular design.  Here, the little star flowers have petals of Montana sapphire blue rhinestones with crystal rhinestone accents.  Note: mild-mod. wear to the finish on the back is reflected in the price.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: Click here for the patent and click here to see the 1952 ad.
15" long, 1" drop

ST109

$152


Rose-gold & Pavé Sterling Lion Brooch

Although unsigned, this adorable strutting lion has been attributed from the 1939 Trifari patent. The 1940s rose gold plating is in superb condition.  His mane is studded with rhinestones, he has red rhinestone eyes and lots of personality.   Marked:  Sterling
Reference:  Brunialti & Brunialti, American Costume Jewelry, p. 101-102.  Click here to see the patent.
1¾ by 1½"

ST083

$185


Emerald 'Flirtation' Bracelet

This popular design, named 'Flirtation', is especially lovely with the emerald green navettes creating a leafy motif within the swirls adorned with baguettes.  This link bracelet is nicely dimensional and in exceptional condition.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference: click here for the 1953 ad; patent
7¼ by ¾"

ST125

$160


Triple 'Snowdrop' Brooch

Summery and fresh, this pretty brooch has three clover-like blossoms loosely gathered in a baguette adorned ribbon.  Like the simple pleasures in life, it's elegant!  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the 1951 patent, and here for the ad.
2¾ by 2¼"

ST130

$125


Golden Cascade Choker

This lovely abstract design looks like a scarf gently cinched up with baguettes and ending in a cascade of sparkling navette rhinestones.  Marked: Trifari Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the 1951 patent
15", 2 1/4" drop

ST116

$118


Faux Turquoise Cabochon Nest Brooch

This round brooch resembles a bird's nest with simulated turquoise cabochon 'eggs' and rhinestone accents.  A fun yet elegant piece, ca. 1960.  Marked: Trifari © [w/ crown]
1 5/8" diam.

ST121

$120


Ruby Floral Spray Brooch

One of those exquisite floral pieces designed by Alfred Spaney, this brooch has the deep ruby red stones with matching enameling.  Condition is exceptional with only a couple tiny nicks in the enamel.   See item ST089 for the same piece in emerald green.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
Reference: Click here to see the 1941 patent for a similar design.
3 by 1½"

ST066

$245


Milk Glass Apple Necklace & Bracelet

A classic from the mid-50s, this 'White Apple' set combines opaque white beads and molded stones with goldtone settings.  Part of a series of pieces featuring fruits, this set has yummy molded apples.  Note: mild wear to the finish n the back.   See item ST087 for the matching earrings.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Pat Pend
Reference: Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 206-207. Patents from 1954:  necklace, bracelet, click here for the 1954 ad.
Necklace: adjusts to 16½", 1½" drop; Bracelet: 7½ by 1¼"

ST123

$275


Floral Spray Fur Clip

Delicate blossoms in pink and blue are gathered together in a dark blue and rhinestone bow.  A classic example of beautiful design and enameling from 1940.  Setting is rhodium plated and the enameling has only minimal wear.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
2 by 1½"

ST067

$225


Sapphire Dangling Grapes Choker

Sapphire blue oval rhinestones sparkle as they move independently in this articulated grapes necklace.  The cap has baguette rhinestones as it hangs from the golden loops.   Note: mild wear to the gold plating is reflected in the price.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown), Pat. Pend.
Reference: Click here to see the 1950 patent.
15" long, 2¼" drop

ST078

$98


Scroll & Rhinestone Dangle Earrings

Flirtatious and fun, these golden scroll earrings feature dangling oval rhinestones that sparkle with your every move.  Earrings are clip style.  Marked: Trifari (w/ crown) ©
Reference: Dolan, Collecting Rhinestone Jewelry, 3rd Ed, p. 358.
1 1/8 by 1"

ST057

$72


"Lightning" Choker

Like bolts of bright lightning, this necklace has dramatic sections of pavé rhinestones and baguettes set in platinum toned Trifanium.  The rigid sections are designed to drape nicely around the neck.  Stones are original, so some aging can be seen with magnification.   Marked:  Trifari © (and has crown T key or charm) 
Reference:  Click here to see the 1961 ad
Adjusts to 15"

ST065

$185


"L'Orient" Lantern Brooch

Similar to a Japanese lantern, this lovely brooch has dangles to beguile and recessed floral patterns accented with dark blue enamel.  It also has a hook to be worn as a pendant or to secure beads or pearls. ca 1960s. This piece comes with the original tag showing the style name: L'Orient.   Marked:  Trifari ©
2¾ by 1½"

ST059

$95


Garland Link Necklace & Bracelet

The garland-like links of these pieces are adorned with rhinestone baguettes and have an architectural flair reminiscent of the Art Deco era.  The open design and dimension make this style fun. Ca. 1954.  Marked: Trifari Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the necklace patent, click here for the bracelet patent
Necklace: adjusts to 16", 5/8" wide; Bracelet: 7" long.

ST107

$225


Pink Molded Stone Fan Brooch

Luscious translucent molded stones in rosy pink make up the sections of this pretty fan brooch.  Note: there is a small rough spot or defect on the back of the piece, reflected in the price.  Construction and finish is also consistent with Trifari pieces of the time.
Reference:  Click here to see the 1950 patent.
2¼ by 1¾"

ST076

$100


Emerald Diamond Design Fur Clip & Earrings

The combination of invisibly set emerald green diamond rhinestones in the diamond motif makes this set truly magical.  A simple, but very stunning design, the fur clip and clip earrings date from 1951 and are in wonderful condition.   Marked: Trifari
Reference: Click here for the earring patent, click here for the matching necklace patent.  Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 192 (necklace)
Fur clip: 1½ by 1"; Earrings: 1½ by 7/8"

ST092

$230


Moonstone Fruit Salad Flower Pot Fur Clip

Resembling carved moonstones, these molded fruit stones spill over the edge of a flower pot.  Such a delightful piece from Alfred Philippe, with lovely detail.  The two pronged fur clip has a safely catch for one prong, and is in exceptional condition.    Marked: Trifari (w/ crown)
Reference:  Brunialti & Brunialti, A Tribute to America, p. 109-110; Gabriella Mariotti, All My Baskets, p. 40.  Click here for the patent from 1941.
2¼ by 1½"

ST050

$365


Basket-weave 'Heart Throbs' Parure

Divine parure features sculptured hearts with centers of baguettes arranged in a clever lattice pattern. Seemingly simple, this design is beautifully engineered and was featured as 'Heart Throbs' in 1951 ads.  Goldtone ("Trifanium") setting; clip earrings.   Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown) Des. Pat. Pend.
Reference:  Click here to see the 1953 patent for a later variation.  Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 193
Necklace: 15", with 1½ by 1¼" pendant; Brooch: 1 by ¾", Earrings: 1 5/8" long

ST037

$195


Golden & Emerald Bell Flower Pin Clip

A spray of golden bell flowers and leaves, this pin clip (or fur clip) has a hint of sparkle from the emerald rhinestones. The stamens are comprised of emerald green baguettes and tiny cabochons -- so unusual and detailed!  Ca. 1939, this clip has minimal wear.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown]
Reference:  click here for the patent of a larger version
2 2/3 by 2"

ST101

$145


Domed Blue Earrings

Delightfully dimensional, these domed clip earrings resemble fluffy flowers.  The raised central portion contains blue aurora borealis stones with sapphire and light blue rhinestones in the outer layer.  Exceptional condition; circa 1960.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
7/8" diam.

ST062

$68


White Molded Glass
Apple Brooch

A rare 'White Apple' piece from this molded milk glass series, this brooch has two yummy apples dangling (articulated) from the goldtone tree branch.  Leaves are navette cabochons.  Exceptional condition.  See items ST123 and ST087 for the matching pieces.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Pat Pend
Reference: Reference:  Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 206-207.  Click here for the 1954 patent, and here for the ad.
2½ by 2¼"

ST090

$225


Amber "Twinkle" Choker

A popular and charming design, this "Twinkle" necklace has amber colored stones for the central stars.  The intertwining goldtone ribbons are adorned with baguettes and small rhinestones.  A great find in this rarer color combination.  Marked: Trifari Pat. Pend.
Reference: Click here for the patent and click here to see the 1952 ad.
15" long, 1" drop

ST096

$160


Emerald Starburst Brooch

Golden rays radiate from the large emerald rhinestone center in this stunning brooch.   This sunburst or starburst piece from 1965 is in exceptional condition and will light your day.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] ©
Reference: click here to see the 1965 ad.  Brown, Signed Beauties, p. 182
2 5/8 by 2¼"

ST106

$98


Petite Dragonflies Pin

Although small in stature, this delicate twin dragonflies pin is sure to get attention.  Setting is silvertone with pavé rhinestones on bodies and wings.  Note:  rhinestones have lots of sparkle and are not darkened as a few appear in the image.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
1 5/8 by 1¼"

ST070

$86


Golden Double Hearts Bracelet

Each golden link of this pretty bracelet is composed of a pair of intertwined hearts, sprinkled with rhinestones.  This bracelet says romance and is in excellent condition.  Marked: Trifari, Pat Pend
Reference: click here for the 1953 patent
7¼ by ¾"

ST120

$92


Lacy Leaves & Rhinestones Brooch

This charming round brooch has a profusion of textured silvertone leaves with sparkling rhinestones and light sapphire blue stones nestled among them.  A fun piece from the 1960s.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown] ©
2" diam.

ST097

$68


Swirls & Navettes Choker

Swooping swirls of rhodium plated settings embrace sparkling navette and baguette rhinestones in this lovely necklace.  The domed center looks especially nice peeking out from a shirt style collar.  Marked:  Trifari, Pat. Pend.
Reference:  Click here to see the 1953 patent.
Adjusts to 16"; 1" drop

ST075

$98


Butterscotch Fan Brooch & Earring Set

Luscious open-backed, butterscotch colored oval stones top these lacy fan pieces.  Beautifully detailed and well made, the gold plated settings have black enamel trim. It's rare to find the earrings to this 1940s set.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown), Pat. Pend.
Reference: Click here for the 1949 patent.
Brooch: 2¼ by 1 ¾; Earrings: 1 by 7/8"

ST034

$295


Blue Wisteria Choker

Resembling wisteria, cascading blue flowers create the asymmetric center of this lovely necklace.  Rhodium plated metal and accents of crystal rhinestones give this a sleek and sparkly look.  Condition is exceptionally good.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
Reference: Click here to see the 1954 patent for a similar design.
14½" long, 1½" drop

ST010

$110


Saucy Dancer Brooch

One of the Modern Mosaic pieces of the mid-1960s, this lovely lady has a dress made up of blue and white opaque stones and seems to have a French flair.   Exceptional condition (never worn) and with the original paper hang tag.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
Reference:  click here for the 1966 "Modern Mosaics" ad.
2¼ by 1½"

ST072

$96


Crystal Grapes Necklace

Fluid and fun 1950 necklace has a pendant of dangling crystal "grapes" hanging from a baguette adorned cap.  Wonderful condition. Fold over clasp.  Marked: Trifari (w/ crown), Pat. Pend.
Reference:  Click here to see the patent.
15" long with 2½" drop

ST031

$108


Trifari Sterling Ruby
Fur Clip

Sumptuous spray of ruby colored, emerald cut stones with pavé spritzes and curling gold wash ribbons in that free and graceful 1940s style.  Magnificent!  Slight to moderate wear to gold wash is reflected in the price.    Marked: Trifari (w/crown), Sterling
Reference: Ball & Torem, Masterpieces of Costume Jewelry, p. 170.
3 by 2¼"

ST018

$235


Sparkling Leaflet Earrings

Glitz is provided by tear drop shaped rhinestones in these lovely leafy looking clip earrings.  the setting is silvertone and these earrings curl attractively up the ear lobe.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown) ©
1 by ¾"

ST064

$72


Petite Elephant Brooch
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Adorable and frisky, this elephant brooch appears to be from the late 1940s.  Greeting you and providing good luck, he has it trunk stretched up and is adorned with red baguettes and a green rhinestone eye.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown) 
1¼ by ¾"

ST053

$88


Molded Milk Glass
Apple Earrings

Part of a series of molded glass fruit pieces, these lovely 'White Apple' clip earrings use opaque milk glass stones for the apple and leaf.  Settings are goldtone.  See items ST123 and ST090 for the matching pieces.  Marked: Trifari [w/ crown], Des Pat Pend
Reference:  Carroll, Costume Jewelry 202, p. 206-207.  Click here for the 1954 patent, and here for the ad.
1 1/8 by ¾"

ST087

$75


Aqua Floral Fur Clip

This classic Alfred Philippe design from 1940 incorporates oval aqua stones, pavé rhinestones and dark blue enamel accents in a rhodium plated setting.  Excellent condition.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
Reference:  Click here to see the patent.
2¼ by 1½"

ST051

$265


"Royal Plume" Scatter Pins

Feminine and dimensional, these two pretty feather shaped scatter pins feature rhodium plated settings with pavé stones and baguette "veins".  What fun to wear them in a number of directions, giving them a fresh look each time.  for this design.  Marked:  Trifari (w/ crown)
Reference:  Click here for the 1955 ad.
1¼ by ¾"

ST074

$54


Fringed Bow Brooch

Baguettes make up the fringed ends of this delightful bow from 1950.  This lovely brooch is in exceptionally good condition.  Marked Trifari (w/crown) Pat Pend.
Reference: Click here to see the patent.
1¾ by 1¾"

ST013

$88


Dramatic Swirl Necklace

Solid construction and unusual design make this choker stand out. Rigid goldtone drop is comfortably curved while nestling all its sparkling navettes. The drama and shape of this design from 1950 is perfect for a deep V or sweetheart neckline.  Marked Trifari, Pat. Pend.
Reference:  Click here to see the patent.
16" long with 1½" drop

ST006

$110

 

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