Since the 1920s, Trifari has been one of the most respected and admired producers of costume jewelry in the United States. Founded in the 1910s by Gustavo Trifari, the Italian-immigrant son of a Napoli goldsmith, the company has designed jewelry that’s been worn by countless high-profile clients, from Mamie Eisenhower to Madonna. 1988 Trifari became part of Monet Group.

The success of Trifari, and the reason for its collectibility today, is most often credited to French designer Alfred Philippe, the company’s chief designer from 1930 until 1968. His use of invisible settings for stones, which he originally developed for Van Cleef and Arpels, added a level of craftsmanship and technique that had not been previously seen in costume jewelry.

Trifari har gjort omtyckta kostym smycken sedan 20-talet. Grundaren är Gustavo Trifari, som emigrerade till USA från Neapel i Italien. Många kända designers har gjort juveler för Trifari, som Alfred Philippe, Jean Paris, André Boeut som alla tidigare arbetat för bl a Cartier. 1988 blev Trifari en del av Monet gruppen.