They don't hang down they stay up by the ear lobe. Unfortunately, the company was bought out in 2000 and lesser quality jewelry has been made since with Trifari cards, but without signatures on the jewelry itself. The enamels, poured into the recesses of of gold tone findings, is pristine, and the most remarkable colors! As a general rule, however, at least one piece of a set would include the copyright symbol. Trifari Vintage Jewelry Marks and Signatures: The Trifari Crown Symbol at MyClassicJewelry. Especially for unsigned pieces, the construction helps to determine the quality and age of a piece.
Floral bursts, poinsettias, fruit, ballerinas, keys -- even a king of diamonds -- were creative brooch designs. The square beads look like red Chicklets--the color is luxurious color- crayon red! It is marked Crown Trifari on the clasp and on its original hang tag. Trifari continued to be run by its founder and sons until 1975, when the company was sold to Hallmark Jewelry Company. Trifari used metal hang tags on many but not all of these necklaces. Thank you for posting it.
It is in Excellent condition. It has normal surface wear due to age; a dab of finish loss. Leo Krussman joined Trifari in 1917, and Carl Fishel joined as head of sales in 1925. This began an era of Trifari dominance in the industry which lasted for many years. The Trifari Safari Series was a very popular Limited Edition line with jungle animals.
The chart below summarizes these marks. The Gentleman had many artifacts from both theatres. The Trifari Company was founded by Gustavo Trifari, an Italian immigrant who arrived at Ellis Island from Napoli in 1904 at the age of 20. Visit My eBay Store for Beautiful Vintage Trifari Jewelry My eBay store has many Trifari pieces from various eras. I hope these tips are helpful. Sorting the results by price highest first allows you to see the range of prices and to determine where your piece might fit in. The designs he created for Trifari vintage jewelry have the style and glamour of fine jewelry and were very popular.
Did Trifari use the same name on two different designs. In 1930 Trifari hired Alfred Philippe as head designer, and that is when the company began to really take off. I'll discuss Alfred Philippe and other Trifari Vintage Jewelry Designers in future posts, along with some photos of their jewelry. The photo below shows a Trifari Crown signature with the copyright symbol. This photo shows the back of a Trifari pendant necklace, where the pendant is signed with the Trifari Copyright signature, while the clasp is stamped Crown Trifari. Charming Vintage Trifari Elephant Pins designed and patented by Alfred Philippe for Trifari in 1952: Philippe continued to work at Trifari until his retirement in 1968.
Trifari in Recent Years In 1975, Trifari was sold to Hallmark; in 1994, it was purchased by a division of the Monet Group and later was bought by Liz Claiborne. . I know mine is authentic as it appears in the 1954 ads. The 2 flowers are a pale green and soft pink set on a spray of light blue. After that time, jewelry companies no longer had to patent their designs. For more information about Mr. It has normal surface wear due to love; a dab of finish loss.
Signed in back Trifari c. I believe my mother would have bought it before she was married in 1950. Many of these were Limited Editions, and collectors highly prize them as the last of the signed Trifari Jewelry. Pieces of that era will have both the Crown and Copyright symbols in the signature, which was used in the late 1950s to late 1960s. It has normal surface wear due to age, love, and wear; fine scratching. The necklace is very beautiful and very unique. In short, a collector with a sharp eye.
Leo Krussman joined Trifari in 1917, and Carl Fishel joined as head of sales in 1925. Thank you very much Christine! Pend , Crown Trifari, Trifari c and Trifari tm This lovely piece, with an art nouveau revival design 1960s-1970s which includes a curled flower head filled with pave diamante rhinestones. Designs were usually produced for several years, so the patent date provides an approximate age for the jewelry. These newer pieces are not vintage and should be listed in the Fashion Jewelry category, but many sellers continue to list them in the Vintage category. Trifari Vintage Jewelry pieces from this era are extremely rare.