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Wear a Crown Brooch and You're Queen for a Day

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Crowns, the preferred headgear of royalty. Turns out to be a popular subject for costume jewelry as well.

Perhaps the most well known crown in costume jewelry is the Queen's Crown as seen below with matching earrings. It was designed by Alfred Philippe for Trifari and produced in 1944. This design was so popular that it remained in production for around three years. It was featured was featured in a Sak's Fifth Avenue Christmas ad.

Trifari released many crown designs over the years, but none as popular as the Queen's Crown. Here is a sampling of other crown designs by Trifari.

This design came in several color combinations


The majority of costume jewelry companies offered crown brooches. Here some examples from other designers and companies.

Coro Crown

Kenneth Jay Lane Crown

Crown by B. David

Lisner Crown

Crown by Butler-Wilson

Unsigned Crown Pin

These vintage pieces are available on the secondary market. Visit local flea markets and antique malls or shop online for a selection. When you wear one, you'll be Queen for a Day.



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