Gustavo Trifari emigrated from Italy to the U.S. in 1904 and founded Trifari NYC in 1910. Trifari was considered one of the largest and best known producers of costume jewelry. It started producing hair ornaments, buckles, and bar pins in silver and base metals set with rhinestones and later manufactured, a broad range of costume jewelry creating superb designs and workmanship at different price levels. The Trifari jewelry produced had a distinctive look, resembling fine jewelry, which can easily be recognized by collectors. Much of this is due to the work of a great designer, Alfred Philippe, who used high quality imported Swarovski rhinestones that were hand-set in the jewelry piece. Philippe worked as a designer of fine jewelry for Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, and brought to Trifari many imaginative ideas. He is largely responsible for the creation and development of Trifari’s distinctive and classic look.
These are gold plated pieces of gorgeous starbursts together forming a rare and truly stunning jewelry parure. These pieces travel well…making them an excellent addition to your vacation jewelry wardrobe. They would also make a beautiful, decadent gift! They are in perfect vintage condition, very bright & chic, and all pieces are like new! They are from a Trifari representative’s collection and were used as samples so they were never worn.
The earrings are signed TRIFARI, have polished teardrop shapes with matte and polished gold teardrop starbursts dangling from them, they measure 1.75″L x .75″W, are clip-on and are very lightweight at .1 oz each.
The brooch is a spectacular, giant starburst, signed TRIFARI and has a long gold pin with a secure rollover clasp on the reverse, measures 2.25″ in diameter and weighs .8 oz.
Please take a look at the other exquisite Trifari Jewelry available in our shop!