Huge Vintage Trifari Heavy Gold Tone Fiiligree Maltese Cross Pendant on 28" Chain, Designer Couture

$124.00

This large vintage Trifari cross pendant was made between 1955 to 1969, which we know based on the jewelry mark. Being someone who grew up with Trifari as a known jewelry brand yet something I knew was a bit on the "fancy" side, I was fascinated to learn about this company. From a website: "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. In 1910 he founded 'Trifari and Trifari' with his uncle. Gustavo’s uncle left the company a few years later, and Gustavo continued the company under the name of 'Trifari'. Leo Krussman joined Trifari in 1917, and Carl Fishel joined as head of sales in 1925. The company name was then changed to 'Trifari, Krussman and Fishel'. In 1930 Trifari hired Alfred Philippe as head designer, and that is when the company really began to take off. Philippe’s background designing very high end fine jewelry for firms like Cartier and Van Cleef and Arples brought a wonderful sense of luxury and style to the company. The designs he created for Trifari have the style and glamour of fine jewelry and were very popular. This began an era of Trifari dominance in the industry which lasted for many years." This style is so reminscent of the late 50s to 60s, when jewelry was big and chunky and worn on long chains over psychedelic and bright colored tunic blouses. The piece is in excellent condition. This style, given the size and the fact that the mark dates it to a great vintage period, can sell for upwards of $200!

The pendant measures 3-3/8" wide by 3-5/8" long not including the bale, and closer to a whopping 4-1/4" long with bale. The heavy chain is 28" long. Weighs 66h.

Haute couture back in style!

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