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Necklace - 30 inch TRIFARI Black Bead - Push Clasp Clasp

Necklace - 30 inch TRIFARI Black Bead - Push Clasp Clasp

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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Necklace length: 30 Inches
  • Chain style: Bead
  • Materials: black beads, pull clasp, silver metal
  • Favorited by: 4 people
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Description

Trifari Necklace - Black Stone Necklace (has some weight to it) Pretty shiny beads with high gloss - beads are smaller size measure .25 cm across.

Remember: All items are mailed insured without extra cost to you - Measurements are approximate. Requests for specific interests gladly accepted. Please advise us promptly if any difficulty in accessing pictures and do not hesitate to e-mail us with a question about any item. Please be sure to read the descriptions, view all photos, and ask any questions before making a purchase.

ALL ITEMS COME WITH EARRING BACKS, CLASPS, TIE TAC BACKS, - if not shown in photo - remember they are included with the items.

Who is Trifari?
1918-?

Gustavo Trifari came from a family of fine jewelers and in America in 1918 he and Leo Kraussman went into partnership. This partnership was successful but the business really started its climb to fame when they were joined by a third partner, Carl Fishel, in 1925. At this stage the business became incorporated.

As with all successful businesses the success depended on more than one factor, it was the team that provided all the aspects which were needed from the traditional knowledge of Trifari to the selling skills of Fishel. In 1930 the mix was enriched even more when Alfred Philippe joined them as a designer and quickly rose to the position of head designer. They were fortunate or discriminating enough to have many other very special designers work for them over the lifetime of the firm, but even this wasn’t enough to enable the firm to continue during the 1970s when many established costume jewellery firms were forced to close. Trifari didn’t close but the name was sold to Hallmark in 1975, and they moved through the hands of two other firms before being bought by the Liz Claibourne group in 2000. New Trifari jewellery is still on sale today but vintage enthusiasts find the quality disappointing.

One of the special things about Trifari is that since 1937 when they settled on the use of the Trifari name as their trademark they marked every single piece they made. They are the only major firm who did so as far as we know.
They used this fact as one of their marketing strategies and were very active in protecting their designs from copying. It was a case of theirs against such copying which was instrumental in the jewellery trade changing from the use of patents to provide protection to relying on the law of copyright instead. This happened in 1955 and after that date their pieces bore the copyright symbol.

Prior to 1937 they used the mark kTf, standing for Kraussman TRIFARI and Fishel. (It was the habit at that time to use the ‘senior’ partner’s name in the middle.) During this period not all of their pieces were marked so you can find unmarked kTf.
But remember ALL Trifari trademark pieces were originally marked, so the only unmarked pieces of Trifari you will find now are pieces which have been changed, for example a bracelet clasp has been replaced. At one time the necklaces were mainly marked by the addition of a metal tag in the form of a stylised T, some owners didn’t like these tags and had them removed.
All Vintage Trifari Jewelry is Signed

There is no such thing as "unsigned vintage Trifari." There were lesser manufacturers who did copy some Trifari designs, but Trifari was pretty diligent about protecting their designs and patented most of them until the copyright law was modified in 1955 to allow jewelry designs to be copyrighted.

After the Trifari company was bought out by Liz Claiborne in 2000 (along with Monet and Napier), all production was moved overseas and new, lesser quality jewelry was produced with Trifari cards, but not signed. These newer pieces are not vintage and should be listed in the Fashion Jewelry category, but many sellers continue to list them in the Vintage category.
Trifari Necklace - Black Stone Necklace (has some weight to it) Pretty shiny beads with high gloss - beads are smaller size measure .25 cm across.

Remember: All items are mailed insured without extra cost to you - Measurements are approximate. Requests for specific interests gladly accepted. Please advise us promptly if any difficulty in accessing pictures and do not hesitate to e-mail us with a question about any item. Please be sure to read the descriptions, view all photos, and ask any questions before making a purchase.

ALL ITEMS COME WITH EARRING BACKS, CLASPS, TIE TAC BACKS, - if not shown in photo - remember they are included with the items.

Who is Trifari?
1918-?

Gustavo Trifari came from a family of fine jewelers and in America in 1918 he and Leo Kraussman went into partnership. This partnership was successful but the business really started its climb to fame when they were joined by a third partner, Carl Fishel, in 1925. At this stage the business became incorporated.

As with all successful businesses the success depended on more than one factor, it was the team that provided all the aspects which were needed from the traditional knowledge of Trifari to the selling skills of Fishel. In 1930 the mix was enriched even more when Alfred Philippe joined them as a designer and quickly rose to the position of head designer. They were fortunate or discriminating enough to have many other very special designers work for them over the lifetime of the firm, but even this wasn’t enough to enable the firm to continue during the 1970s when many established costume jewellery firms were forced to close. Trifari didn’t close but the name was sold to Hallmark in 1975, and they moved through the hands of two other firms before being bought by the Liz Claibourne group in 2000. New Trifari jewellery is still on sale today but vintage enthusiasts find the quality disappointing.

One of the special things about Trifari is that since 1937 when they settled on the use of the Trifari name as their trademark they marked every single piece they made. They are the only major firm who did so as far as we know.
They used this fact as one of their marketing strategies and were very active in protecting their designs from copying. It was a case of theirs against such copying which was instrumental in the jewellery trade changing from the use of patents to provide protection to relying on the law of copyright instead. This happened in 1955 and after that date their pieces bore the copyright symbol.

Prior to 1937 they used the mark kTf, standing for Kraussman TRIFARI and Fishel. (It was the habit at that time to use the ‘senior’ partner’s name in the middle.) During this period not all of their pieces were marked so you can find unmarked kTf.
But remember ALL Trifari trademark pieces were originally marked, so the only unmarked pieces of Trifari you will find now are pieces which have been changed, for example a bracelet clasp has been replaced. At one time the necklaces were mainly marked by the addition of a metal tag in the form of a stylised T, some owners didn’t like these tags and had them removed.
All Vintage Trifari Jewelry is Signed

There is no such thing as "unsigned vintage Trifari." There were lesser manufacturers who did copy some Trifari designs, but Trifari was pretty diligent about protecting their designs and patented most of them until the copyright law was modified in 1955 to allow jewelry designs to be copyrighted.

After the Trifari company was bought out by Liz Claiborne in 2000 (along with Monet and Napier), all production was moved overseas and new, lesser quality jewelry was produced with Trifari cards, but not signed. These newer pieces are not vintage and should be listed in the Fashion Jewelry category, but many sellers continue to list them in the Vintage category.

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