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Trifari

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History

In business: 1219 present

Founded by Alfred Philippe. In the 1930s it became the second largest costume jewelry firm in the United States. In 1975 Trifar was sold to Hallmark Corporation. As of 2000, Trifari is owned by Liz Claiborne.


Marks
All pieces are marked. Marks include Jewels by Trifari, TKF and Trifari. Pieces made post 1937 have the crown motif. If after 1952 - 1969, it has the corwn motif and a copyright symbol.
Kunio Matsumoto for Trifar designers mark Trifar Metal Hang Tag crown trifari makers mark

Jewelry Lines

Jelly Bellies - 1940-1968

Crown Pins - 1930s - 1950s

Tutti Frutti (Fruit Salad) - 1940s

Clair de Lune -1950;

Moghul - 1950s


Designers

Alfred Phillippe; 1930s
Diane Love; 1971 - 1974
Andre Bouef;
Kunio Matsumoto; late 1970s

 



Sources

1. Judith Miller Costume Jewelry 2010