This Crown Trifari brooch is perfect for summer.
- Large white enamel brooch by Trifari.
- Modernist leaf design.
- Gold metal setting.
- Fun 60s mod style.
Trifari was founded in the 1910s by Gustavo Trifari, the son of an Italian goldsmith. In 1925 he partnered with sales managers Leo Krussman and Carl Fishel forming the Trifari, Krussman, and Fishel company. Trifari becomes a major costume jewelry company under the leadership of French designer Alfred Philippe, the company’s chief designer from 1930 until 1968. Phillippe brought with him the design and manufacturing processes used in fine jewelry that elevated Trifari’s pieces above the rest. Most Trifari patents of the era include his name even if he wasn’t the principal designer those pieces.
His Trifari Crown brooches from the late 1930s to the 1950s led the company to stamp pieces with the crown logo leading to the name Crown Trifari. In 1953 Mamie Eisenhower wore a Crown Trifari necklace, bracelet and earrings set to the inaugural in 1953 and again in 1957. Like many other storied costume jewelry houses, sales were affected by cheap imports starting in the 1970s. The company was purchased by the Monet Group in 1994 which in turn was itself purchased by Liz Claiborne in 2000. Trifari still make jewelry today but of a much lesser quality.
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