Vintage costume jewelry usually doesn’t have purity marks, but will often have a maker’s mark (commonly called the signature), and can sometimes have a retailer mark and/or patent or inventory marks.Patent numbers are especially helpful when dating older vintage jewelry, and will be covered in a separate article in this series.Trifari always signed its jewelry and was very diligent about protecting its designs.Prior to the change in the copyright law in 1955, the designs were patented.The photo below shows the various signatures you’ll find on Trifari vintage jewelry.
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