Monday, February 20, 2012

A Gem From Barbara: shopping at Trifari

When I was working at Mademoiselle Magazine we were allowed to shop at a discount in the showrooms of some of our advertisers.  For a young woman in her early twenties, such as I was, that was a great help.  One of the showrooms I visited was Trifari, the jewelry company.  Trifari made beautiful costume jewelry that was perfect for a working girl to wear.  Trifari is still in business today, but it is not owned or operated by the same people it was in the 50's and 60's when it produced the high quality costume pieces that made it an iconic costume jeweler.

Sets of jewelry were very popular in the late 1950's and early 60's so I bought a long faux pearl necklace with two complementary sets of earrings, and a strawberry pin with matching earrings.   It's been fifty years and I'm still wearing them!  That is surely a testament to the quality of Trifari jewelry.

Vintage Trifari pearl necklace and earrings

      The necklace is long and studded with faux pearls

Vintage Trifari strawberry pin and earrings

Loving the raised details

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