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I have a "" made by Trifari and designed by Alfred Phillipe.

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I have a "choker" made by Trifari and designed by Alfred Phillipe. It's listed under "jewelry patent #168,635", dated January 3rd 1953 and in excellent condition. I would like to know if this piece is a legitimate collectible or just another nice piece of costume jewelry?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Marked and signed vintage costume jewelry by Trifari has a substantial collectible market.

Vintage Trifari has an avid market currently for those who collect and wear vintage costume jewelry. This particular rhinestone choker necklace by Alfred Phillipe for Trifari from 1953 can sell for a high average of $30 - $60. If it were a parure set, meaning with matching earrings, bracelet and/or brooch, then the value increases to $225 - $275 for the matching set together.


Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


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