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Trifari Jewels of India Maltese Cross and Earrings

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Posted 6 years ago


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Trifari's Jewels of India collection is one of the most beautiful in the category of vintage costume jewelry. The quality of the stones, the colors, workmanship and detail are the best and, as such, highly desirable for the collector of the finest in vintage jewelry. This marvelous Maltese Cross and matching earrings is another of my favorites. Perhaps it will be one of yours, too.


  1. cindyjune cindyjune, 6 years ago
    It is most beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
  2. Sprklplnty, 6 years ago
    Is there anyone here who can explain to me the difference between the Moghuls collection and the Jewls of India collection? They were both done under the direction of Alfred Phillipe and both in the early 40's. Are they different names for the same collection (some of the advertising makes me think so)? thanks for your help

    Sparkle Plenty
  3. mrgvintage mrgvintage, 6 years ago
    I have always thought that the two were the same. Then I did some research, thanks to your inquiry, and found the following which I think will shed some light on the two lines.
    "Trifari Patents:
    Trifari patents are known the world over due to its high quality Costume Jewelry under the leadership of Alfred Philippe in the 1930s until the most of the 1960s. Trifari patents in costume jewelry set the standards for most of the high fashion costume jewelry industry. About 15% of their jewelry line became very collectible and one should not exclude the other Trifari patents in jewelry they produced. Trifari patents in jewelry items include the Crown pins, sword pins, exotic animal figures, and their line of Mogul, (in late 1940s) and Jewels of India (mid 1960s). Trifari patents in jewelry became the trend setting leader in the rhinestone jewelry industry under their president Alfred Philippe." I see many pieces of Trifari offered for sale today that refer to the "Mogul" and "Jewels of India" pieces as synonymous. Perhaps the "light shed" on this subject is still rather dim after all.
  4. Sprklplnty, 6 years ago
    That was so helpful! Thank you!

    And I believe we must amend the peice shown above as being part of the Moghuls collection, and not from the Jewels of India.

    Sparkle Plenty

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