Featured Got these two at yardsale, Sterling Trifari and a Coro Prin Noi Insine 14 Martie 1881

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by Armando0831, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Armando0831

    Armando0831 Well-Known Member

    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg I paid about $5 for the both of these at a yard sale. First, the sterling Trifari fur clip, wow, their loss, my gain. It's a very lovely piece. Then this stunning Coro Prin Noi Insine 14 Martie gold toned pin, again, wow!!! I'm still trying to do research on the Romanian clip.
  2. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

  3. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Oh, I like that Trifari piece!
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  4. Armando0831

    Armando0831 Well-Known Member

  5. Armando0831

    Armando0831 Well-Known Member

    I had a Trifari sterling silver crown broch, ca.1940s. Unfortunately and unwisely, I sold it. Wish I had never done that. I like this fur clip better though.
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  6. spirit-of-shiloh

    spirit-of-shiloh Well-Known Member

    I also sold a sterling/vermeil Crown Trifari pin and now wish I didn't, it was large and to me gorgeous:( :( Desperation calls for desperate measures. :arghh:

    I deleted all my pics as I was sad after the sales. For the heck of it right now, I googled it....I found it.:eek: I KNOW it was mine as I searched for 3 years until I found only one other only with blue cabs. If I had the money I would buy it back in a heart beat.:arghh::arghh::arghh::arghh:


    Now I have to go see if this is the same ID that bought it ;)
  7. spirit-of-shiloh

    spirit-of-shiloh Well-Known Member

    Well I guess its either the same buyer with another ID or it changed hands or, there is its twin?
    Excellent brooch, arrived fast and safe! THANKS!!!
    amazingadornmentsjewelry ( 2948[​IMG])
    More than a year ago
    Vintage Crown Trifari Solid Sterling Silver Vermeil Brooch Pin Large (#121084156740) US $149.99
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  8. Armando0831

    Armando0831 Well-Known Member

    I just read that the ones with an eagle I the middle, were made in 1927 after Queen Maria visited the USA. It may be costume jewelry but I find it rather cool. Coro made others but in the 40s and 50s. Glad mine was made in 1927.
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  9. Armando0831

    Armando0831 Well-Known Member

    The one I sold, I sold it for $25. It was missing some stones. The guy who bought it had a jewelry business in California. I'm sure he replaced the stones and sold it for well over $150. Any Trifari I come across, I try to hold on to. I prefer the sterling but will keep the toned ones if they are eye catching.
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  10. Calico

    Calico Well-Known Member

    I have had some gorgeous Trifari sterling over the years but these two pieces were special.

  11. Calico

    Calico Well-Known Member

    My favorite Coro piece, the famous Carmen Miranda bracelet. Ms. Miranda wore two of these stacked together in a dance number in a A Date with Judy.

  12. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Calico, the flowered-stem pin in your Trifari photo #1 above is absolutely gorgeous.
  13. Calico

    Calico Well-Known Member

    Thank you. Trifari did a series of those types of enamel floral flowers. Some have been reissued but they have a different mark.
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    Calico Well-Known Member

  15. spirit-of-shiloh

    spirit-of-shiloh Well-Known Member

  16. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

    A treasure that cannot be discarded at need is no treasure.
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  17. kentworld

    kentworld Well-Known Member

    Although pertinent here, Bob, I think it should also be posted under the favourite quotes thread. ;)
  18. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Love the Trifari site, wow. Also, very nice garage sale find, Armando. I would have had $5 out so fast, it would have caught on fire!

    Calico, great pieces, I esp. like the red floral enamel Trifari. Gorgeous. I remember that Coro bracelet from the other site, pretty amazing find.

    Hey, speaking of Trifari, am I correct that they always signed their pieces?
  19. spirit-of-shiloh

    spirit-of-shiloh Well-Known Member

    Some Trifari just had the hang tags I read somewhere. I have some Trifari earrings and only one is signed? Of course those are the newer ones. I think that Felipi had ALL his pieces signed?
  20. spirit-of-shiloh

    spirit-of-shiloh Well-Known Member

    OK Lucille, I just found this so what I read a few years ago is incorrect. Still,I wonder why a pair of Trifari earrings has just one of the pair signed?

    Also I have/had pieces with and without the crown above the T.

    All Vintage Trifari Jewelry is Signed
    There is no such thing as "unsigned vintage Trifari." I can't tell you how often I run across a listing that claims that the piece is an unsigned Trifari. Trifari signed virtually all of their pieces, and even ran ads letting people know that if a piece was not signed, it was not 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.

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