Eclectica 1960s Trifari Carved Glass Lariat Necklace, Gold
A rare "carved fruit" lariat necklace from Trifari, dating from the 1960s.
The gold plated fittings are set with carved glass pear shapes, detailed with small pink glass rhinestones. Fastens with a hook and chain closure, with weighted end.
One of the biggest names in vintage jewellery, the company was founded by Gustavo Trifari and Leo Kraussman in 1918, who were joined in 1925 by Carl Fishel. Gustavo Trifari came from a family of fine jewellers, but it was the mix of skills from all of the business partners that made Trifari such an unusually successful business. In 1930 the team was bolstered by Alfred Philippe, who had worked at Cartier and went on to become Trifari's head designer.
Trifari were extremely technically innovative in the materials they used, and also protective of their styles and designs. One of the distinguishing business decisions for Trifari was made in 1937, when the company began using the Trifari name as their trademark on every piece of jewellery they produced. This set a precedent still followed to this day, but at the time created a strong sense of brand image and confidence, and also helped to protect their designs from being copied by other studios.
One of Trifari's cases against a copied design drove the change from the use of patents to copyright protection in the jewellery industry. After 1955 Trifari pieces were stamped with the copyright symbol.
Trifari went on to be purchased by Crystal Brands and has since changed hands again, but its most covetable and collectible pieces were created in the heyday of the 1950s and 1960s.
Please note, this is a limited production piece of vintage jewellery.
Avoid contact with liquids and other beauty products.
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Please note that vintage jewellery was produced prior to the introduction of the 2002 law prohibiting the use of nickel or nickel compounds. Customers allergic to these metals may experience skin rashes or irritation where the metal is in contact with the skin.
- Length: 18" / 45cm
- Jewellery Type
- Main Stone Type
- Gold plated
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