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Trifari Rhinestone & Golden Parure of Necklace, Bracelet & Earrings

NWS 14-1069

~ Today's costume jewelry is often cheap looking, with that brassy gold color that doesn't look real. This Trifari set, on the other hand, DOES look real, because Trifari was a master of "the real look". Trifari took the time and effort to create jewelry that could fool even the experts. Unlike other jewelry manufacturers at that time, Trifari added real gold into their plating alloy. Also, their plating was 8 times thicker than industry standards! No other costume jewelry manufacturer came close to these levels of quality.

~ The necklace measures 13" long to a maximum of 15.25" long, with a hook clasp and extension chain; the floral design goes all the way around to the back, so it looks just as pretty as it does in the front. It measures slightly over .5" wide.

~ The bracelet mimics the same design as the necklace, except that it is slightly larger in scale, measuring 7.25" long and .75" wide; bracelet has folding clasp.

~ The matching clip earrings are just under 1" wide.

~ All 4 pieces are marked "Trifari" with the crown logo above the "T".

~ All 74 crystals are a combination of faceted, marquis-cut stones and faceted chatons (rounds); all crystals are clear and bright, 2 small chatons are replacements, the rest are original.

c. 1950, in excellent vintage condition.

~ The set is featured in several books: Costume Jewelry, The Golden Age of Design, by Joann Dubbs Ball, p. 113; Signed Beauties of Costume Jewelry, Identification & Values, by Marcia Brown, p. 172, and other books as well. Original Trifari magazine ad shown at right, Christmas 1950.

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