Start Collecting – Vintage Trifari Costume Jewelry – Part II

Let’s look at some characteristics of Trifari costume jewelry from the 1930s to the ’50s.

From 1937 to at least the 1950s, Trifari’s premier designer was Alfred Phillipe. Popular brooch designs were geometric, florals, leaves and berries, animals and people. Colored and clear rhinestones were set in intricate patterns, or combined with pastel colored plastic inserts in the shape of flowers. Many are signed “KTF”. Watch for age-darkened rhinestones, a common flaw on these early pieces.

The 1940s saw Joseph Wuyts’ designs join Alfred Philippe. Florals were still very popular, in addition to birds, fish, hearts, and figures. Brooches featured colorful enameled flowers and sparkling rhinestones. Poured glass was another method used to depict flowers. Pave rhinestones (an all-over pattern rhinestones very close together) combined with red or black enamel were commonly found features on jewelry from the early 1940s.

During the War years, Sterling Silver was used in costume jewelry, as other metals were needed for the war effort. “Jelly Belly” jewelry made its appearance in 1943. These were clear lucite “bellies” that formed the bodies of animal, fish and bird figures. Authentic jelly belly pieces are very collectible, but be aware that some jelly belly jewelry has been reproduced.

The late 1940s saw more abstract designs, with florals and bird designs still popular. More jelly bellies and lots of pave rhinestones were featured. A 1949 Poodle brooch with a green jelly belly is very popular with collectors.

In the 1950s designs became even more abstract, and flowers, leaves, bows, hearts and animals in rhinestones, plastic, and jelly bellies were very popular. White plastic motifs such as apples, pears and flowers set in gold-tone metal were very desirable, as well as multi-colored rhinestone brooches and earrings.

In the 1950s charm bracelets became popular, and Trifari produced charms of the signs of the Zodiac. These charms sold for $5.00! I would have had to baby-sit for 10 hours to earn enough for one, plus another 4 hours for the bracelet!

Necklaces of gold tone with clear and colored rhinestones were featured in the 1950s, and flower-and-leaf designs were popular. The late ’50s saw plastic and enamel pieces in white and turquoise, as well as sparkling rhinestone brooches in flower, key and wreath shapes.

As you can see, there were many many designs of Trifari costume jewelry down through the years. If you’re lucky enough to come across a vintage piece, examine it closely, be sure that it is indeed vintage, and be proud to add it to your collection.

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A Review of the Premier Designs, Inc Income Opportunity

Premier Designs, Inc. is a company that offers high end fashion jewelry, with a catalog of over 730 jewelry items. With both modern, antique, and contemporary looks, the company’s product offerings is fairly extensive. The company also offers the opportunity for individuals to run a home business as a Premier Designs Jeweler. As a Jeweler, you are a sales consultant and an independent distributor.

There are a few ways to earn money with the company. First, you earn a 50% sales commission on all personal sales. Then, you earn a 10% commission on the sales made by Jewelers that you sponsor and train. Sponsoring other sales agents simply means that you have recruited them and have helped them become trained Premier Designs Jewelers. In addition, you can earn a 10% commission on sales made by the first three levels in your downline.

Premier Designs does not expect you to keep an inventory or tie up inventory dollars. The company’s preferred method of sales is through Home Shows, which you book through your friends, family members, and others. The host or hostess of the party books a show and invites the people they know to the show. You, as the independent distributor, will sell fashion jewelry to the guests of the show.

To entice your friends and others to host a show, you introduce them to the benefits of hosting a show. The hostess receives anywhere from four to eight items at half off, and get free jewelry. The amount of free jewelry that the hostess may earn depends on the sales total from the show. The general formula is $30 in merchandise credit per $100 sold.

As an independent distributor, you earnings increase with every person you recruit into the Premier Designs sales opportunity. At every party, you will introduce the concept to all the guests of the show, as well as the hostess, in hopes of signing them up as Jewelers. You will then invite interested parties to speak with you after the show so that you can give them more information on the opportunity.

Premier Designs does not require you to meet sales quotas or show minimums in order to remain active with the company. You also do not need any formal training or sales experience. Although you are working for the company, you are essentially working for yourself. You have the freedom of setting your own hours and taking the opportunity to part-time or full-time levels.

Premier Designs offers training for new independent distributors in the form of literature, audio files, and video. As well, they have a customer service hotline just for Jewelers so that your questions can be answered right away. To learn more about this opportunity or to sign up as a distributor, visit the company’s website at