trifari tulip clip-on earrings
A fun pair of tulip shaped clip-on earrings by famed jewellery maker Trifari. The petals are formed from red, thermoset plastic, mounted on a polished gold plated base. The clips are in good condition and open and close easily and securely.
Stamped Trifari on the clips with a large crown over the T.
Trifari was started in the early 1900s by an Italian immigrant to America, Gustavo Trifari.
Trifari were the first company to copyright their jewellery designs, doing so after a drawn out legal battle with another costume jewellery design company, Coro.
They patented their own non-tarnishing metal, Trifanium, which is why so many of their pieces survive in such excellent condition.