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    Posted 8 years ago

    dharma
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    Found this lovely pair this week. Marked Trifari with crown, no copyright symbol. Does that make them pre 1950's?

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    1. vintagemad vintagemad, 8 years ago
      Trifari started using copy right symbol in 1955 so they could be early 50's. They look like they were designed by Alfred Philippe. Nice find!
    2. dharma dharma, 8 years ago
      Thanks Vintagemad! I'm always amazed when I find jewelry over 50 yrs. old that still looks great, (if we could all age so well) I think it attests to the quality of the makers and the fact that someone loved it enough to keep them safe! I do a very light cleaning with a soft toothbrush and then they go into a ziplock bag for protection from dust, how do you guys protect your finds? The baggies were the 1st thing I thought of, but I'm sure there are others ways to make sure these beauties are around another 50 years.
    3. vintagemad vintagemad, 8 years ago
      I have so many pieces its hard to keep them all safe:( I like to use tool chests, the ones with all the long drawers and the nut and bolts compartments. I line the drawers with foam and make sure that the pieces are not touching one another. For my best pieces I keep them all in their own little boxes. The most important thing to make sure of is they are safe from moisture. That's why I don't use bags, even a change in temp can create moisture and if the bag is damaged or not sealed even a little you could end up with problems.
    4. dash, 7 years ago
      These earrings are from the 1961 series "memo t0 a smart woman" If you have Julia Carrolls book Collecting Costume Jewelry 202 they are in that. Lovely
    5. dharma dharma, 7 years ago
      dash, thanks! just found them on pg. 271. now I have to keep on the lookout for the matching brooch;-)
    6. k1946, 7 years ago
      Good luck finding the matching brooch. You never know when it will turn up and sometimes in the most unexpected places. It's a great hunt isn't it! I am an addicted costume jewelry collector....just can't pass up such beautiful pieces. I've been wearing them often and feel very elegant. People compliment me on the "beautiful "jewelry I wear....what's better than that?

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