Saturday, December 22, 2007

Contemporary Trifari Dogs

Trifari ( 1918-present--for more information on Trifari marks see Researching Costume Jewelry) has produced some great dogs over the years. In a future entry, we'll look at the vintage dogs from this great company. Today, check out Trifari's notable contemporary canines: a series of gold tone (and occasionally silver tone) dogs that accurately represent a variety of dog breeds. Currently The Dog Jewelry Museum has the following dog breeds in the contemporary Trifari category:

Afghan Hound

Bassett Hound


Labrador Retriever (seated)

Shetland Sheepdog (or Rough Collie)

Doberman Pinscher

Boston Terrier
American Cocker Spaniel


Scottish Terrier

Each Trifari dog is in textured gold tone and about two inches at it's widest measurement. The realistic dogs have been around at least since the early 1970s (I received one that had been purchased new at that time.) In addition to the breeds above I have seen a Schnauzer, Pomeranian, Miniature Poodle, Chihuahua, and German Shepherd Dog (seated). I suspect only the most popular breeds were produced which might limit the total breeds made by Trifari in this series to about 20. I have contacted the Trifari company for more information.

If you have a Trifari realistic dog breed pin not shown here, please get in touch!


  1. In this gold Trifari series, in addition to the poodle, collie,
    Schnauzer, and Scottie, I also have a Chihuahua. a Lab, a Pomeranian,
    a Dachshund, and a silver Boston Terrier. They are slightly different
    sizes and the metal finishes can also be different, so I think the
    series must have been ongoing for a number of years to get such
    variety. (Comment from Shelley of Washington, DC via JC discussion list.)

  2. debs asked if these are being remade. Sheri answered via the Jewelcollect list:
    "If they are being re-made they would have the TM on them and not the C, that is how the new Trifari is shipping into the stores now....Looks like Kohls is using the r mark for registered just checked"


    Sheri Weiss
    Boo Bears Baubles