Trifari costume jewellery
Jewellery lovers know Trifari costume jewellery under different names. In particular, TKF, Trifari&Trifari, Krussman and Fishel. Noteworthy, the company, founded in 1910 by Gustav Trifari, exists for more than 100 years.
Luigi Trifari, a jeweler from Italy taught jewellery craft his grandson Gustav, who emigrated to the United States and worked for several years in New York as a designer. In 1917, Leo Krussman joined him. Then, in the 1920s with them began to work Carl Fishel, and the company changed its name to TKF (Trifari, Krussman and Fishel). From 1930 until 1968 for Trifari jewellery design engaged Alfred Philippe. Prior to that, he worked as a designer for Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. Under his influence was created a line of jewelry that brought the company to a new level. Meanwhile, famous are brooches of excellent quality, which Philip created in the form of crowns and Jelly Belly. About the success and quality of Trifari jewelry can be judged from the fact that the company still exists today, having gone through several economic crises. Until now changed owners, changed leading designers, but eventually Trifari became part of Monet Group, bought by Liz Claiborne in 2000.
Founded in 1910, by a native of Naples Gustav Trifari and his uncle, they originally called their company Trifari and Trifari. A few years later his uncle left the company, thus remained one word – Trifari. By the mid-30s the company became the second largest jewelry house.
Trifari of the last century has exceptionally stunning design and high quality jewelry. A variety of stones, glass, perspex ordered specially for Trifari. In the 1920-30s Trifari released a line of jewelry, which were very similar to Cartier platinum jewelry collection. The stones shone, the quality of performance was very high, a significant difference was only in the price.
Vintage Trifari ornaments have a considerable price range, some individual pieces are insanely popular among collectors and fans of vintage jewelry. All flower brooches and clips firms Trifari are very beautiful and a true piece of jewelry art. Of course, the most popular among collectors are interesting specimens of 1930-40-ies.