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These are three of my mother's lovely Trifari sets. The photo doesn't show the brilliance and intricate settings very well.

I have her nineteen fifties' Trifari fine costume jewelry, which I hold dear, since my sweet mom bequeathed it all to me; when worn or touched, I feel her presence near. The ritzy, sparkling rhinestone matching sets showcased in satin-lined, faux leather case, were treasured as high fashion; no regrets when given as a gift of style and grace. And too, are pearls embedded in bright gold with settings of such intricate design. I love to look at them, to fondle, hold these precious pieces treasured now as mine. I wear my mother's gems from time to time and feel her basking in the lovely glow that once adorned her beauty in its prime and graced her loveliness in stylish show. So I devotedly take tender care of these Trifari gifts passed on to me; her treasures shine with special love we share, safeguarded through her cherished jewelry. Sandra M. Haight ~1st Place~ Contest: Old Jewelry or Just Old Things Sponsor: Broken Wings Judged: 11/06/2016 Since the1920s, Trifari has been one of the most respected and admired producers of costume jewelry in the United States. Founded in the1910s 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. Trifari costume jewelry is highly collectible today.

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Date: 11/7/2016 9:12:00 PM
Sandra, very good write congratulations on your win Hugs Eve
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Date: 11/7/2016 5:56:00 PM
Sandra, congratulations on your win in my contest with this beautifully penned poem and oh that image is so lovely, I can just image how amazing this jewelry is ~
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Date: 11/7/2016 8:14:00 AM
Hi Sandra, Your mother left you the most beautiful treasures. It is evident that you treasure them so much. Congratulations on your 1st place win. It was well deserved: ') Alexis
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Date: 11/7/2016 4:09:00 AM
Wow! What an heirloom! How beautifully you have woven your pride and emotions into them! A 7! Congrats Sandra! Love, Balveen
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Date: 11/7/2016 2:07:00 AM
these are treasures indeed Sandra:-) many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 11/6/2016 10:10:00 AM
congrats on your high spot, sandra.. a jewel of a poem, indeed.. huggs
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Date: 10/31/2016 6:56:00 PM
gosh, I never even heard of this costume jewelry before. only stuff like Avon. haha. Shows you how much I know on this topic. Excellent job portraying the story of your Trifari gifts!!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/31/2016 7:09:00 PM
I might not have known either, Andrea, except that my mother had it and it was popular during those days. Thanks for the supportive comment! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/29/2016 11:27:00 PM
A gem of a poem, and its wonderful to see the bonds of love so strong.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/31/2016 7:07:00 PM
Thank you for the nice visit, Arthur, and your lovely comment. Much appreciated. Sandra
Date: 10/29/2016 4:55:00 PM
It's amazing how a piece of jewelry can make us feel like our mothers are with us, Sandra. I do have a couple pieces that my mother gave me and several more that I found when packing her things away. I treasure them just as you do. A lovely entry for Broken Wings' contest. Wishing you success!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/31/2016 7:05:00 PM
Yes, Carolyn, you are right. Happy to share these feelings and memories with you. Thank you for your very supportive comment and best wishes! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/29/2016 4:16:00 PM
I hope one day I could write poem nearly half as good as you x brilliant poem x
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/31/2016 7:06:00 PM
Oh, dear Wendy, you are doing so well with your fine poems! I appreciate your supportive and complimentary comments and thank you so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 10/29/2016 6:26:00 AM
So sentimental, Mrs Sandra. They are beautiful as is your poem:)
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Sandra Haight
Date: 10/31/2016 7:00:00 PM
Thank you so much, Daniel! As always, I appreciate your visits and support. Sandra
Date: 10/28/2016 4:11:00 PM
Treasures indeed as is this beautiful tribute to the memories. Lainey
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Date: 10/31/2016 7:00:00 PM
Thank you very much, Elaine, for your uplifting comment. Hugs, Sandra