Trifari 1940s Rhinestone Floral Design and Gilt Metal Vintage Necklace

This necklace is a perfect example of Trifari's creative rhinestone design and craftsmanship. It was made by the American company in the 1940s.

Condition Report:

Very Good - Minor wear to the gilt metal consistent with age and use. This is only visible upon close inspection and does not detract from the overall appeal of the piece. 

 

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£350.00

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The Details...

This gilt metal necklace features a fancy Belcher chain detailed at the centre, sides and fastening with a cast metal leaves and branches design. Screwed into the design are silver tone flowers detailed with clear and red small round rhinestones. The necklace fastens with a fold-over clasp. The necklace measures 40cm, which can be described as a 'Collar' length. The necklace is signed. One of the side panels of the piece is stamped 'Trifari' with a crown symbol above the 'T'. 

A Short History...

During the 1940s women's fashions were utilitarian. Severe shouldered suiting and sturdy footwear gave them commanding silhouettes. There was a need for accessories to soften and feminize a woman's appearance and costume jewellery met this demand. Attractive and glamorous pieces, such as this necklace, added a touch of grace to sharp tailoring. The eye-catching, shimmering rhinestones were also a more cost-effective alternative to fine jewels during times of rationing. 

Wear it With...

This necklace would be perfect for a Black Tie event, pair with a red liquid satin bias cut gown for maximum impact. 

  • Designer Trifari
  • Colour Diamante, Gold, Red
  • Era 1940s
  • Occasion Bridal, Cocktail and Evening, The Festive Season, Wedding Guest
  • Trend Floral, Hollywood Golden Era