Trifari KTF 1930s Art Deco Rhodium Plated Pavé Ruby Crystal Vintage Dress Clip

Exceptionally rare and sought after, this dress clip dates from the 1930s and is an early creation by Trifari.  

Condition Report:

Very Good - A couple of tiny scratches on the surface of the ruby crystals. These are only apparent when using a magnifying glass and in no way attract from the overall appeal of the piece.  

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The Details...

This dress clip is constructed from Rhodium Plated metal. It is set with colourless round and baguette cut paste stones and emerald cut, ruby red crystals that form a pav√© design. These crystals are open-backed, so that the light passes through them. The clip is signed. The 'KTF' mark is stamped at the base of the clip on the reverse. The dress clip measures 4cm x 4.5cm.  

A Short History...

This dress clip is stamped 'KTF' which stands for Krussman, Trifari and Fishel. Leo Krussman, Gustavo Trifari and Carl Fishel ran the Trifari company together from 1925 and jewellery was stamped with their names until the mid 1930s. Examples of Trifari jewellery featuring the KTF stamp are very rare and highly collectable. Especially this piece, which was designed by Alfred Philippe for the company prior to 1937. 

Wear it With...

This dress clip is perfect for evening wear or a special occasion. It would look beautiful with a little black dress, but equally chic with a bridal gown. Alternatively, wear it in the day - pinned to the top of a buttoned up crisp white shirt. 

  • Designer Trifari
  • Colour Silver, Red, Diamante
  • Era 1930s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, The Festive Season, Cocktail and Evening, Bridal
  • Trend Gatsby Glamour, Delicate and Demure