Trifari Bracelet Vintage Costume Jewelry Review
Trifari bracelets demonstrate how the company's colorful designs can be employed on a linear piece of jewelry. In line with the ideas presented in the necklaces, bracelets generally focus on symmetrical, very solid and classical modulations, occasionally changing the premise somewhat for visual variety. When both types of jewelry combine in a set, the clarity of design reaches a higher level, and can be worn and noticed by ladies and onlookers comfortable with sophistication.
Enamel and stones, as well as familiar floral and “Fruit Salad” patterns can be found in Trifari bracelets – usually in more scattered variations than in the brooches or the pins. A notable addition consists of pastel colored stones: the quieter shades of these pieces expand the jewelry's appeal to women who love the brand but prefer less conspicuous colors.
The bracelets' aesthetic reflect their being in constant movement – the motions of the hand make the piece travel up and down – they're rhythmic and dancelike. Perhaps more than any other type of jewelry, these items exemplify why they are called “costume:” like fashion clothing made especially for dancing, they dance, making the stones and the accents swirl.
Though abstract patterns, where the gems' natural beauty is given space to speak for itself, recur quite often, designers also employ a range of floral designs. Pastel colors (soft pinks and light blue and turquoise) in particular add a new dimension to Trifari, and will be appreciated by fans seeking more variety.
Designs include: a double strand, where pieces of gem-set chain link to several larger connecting rhinestones; linked bracelet, the links generally being drowned in the deep sparkle of the gemstones surrounding them; broad bangles, serving as hosting surfaces for countless rubies and emeralds, sometimes arranged in complex (like the harlequin model) schemes.
Trifari continue to employ both faux and natural translucent materials; corals and turquoise, joined by enamel coating on some of the jewels, offer opaque alternatives.