Trifari vintage bracelet moonstones on vermeil gold gilt sterling silver, Alfred Philippe, 1940`s ca, USA.The pattern two moonstones cabochons surrounded by smaller red and clear rhinestones on a grapevine motif bracelet. Incorporates 10 large, oval, glass moonstones and, scattered throughout, 25 faceted, faux rubies and 35 faceted, faux diamonds for added brilliance. The leaves have ruffled edges, wrapped within curling vines, and the large moonstones, with a slightly blueish tint, represent the clusters of grapes. The entire design is presented on 10 individual links, which terminate in a folding clasp. Excellent vintage condition, all stones are original and most of the vermeil is still intact. Signed Trifari with Crown, Sterling, Des Pat No 140780. This bracelet was featured in Vogue June 1945. Gift box included. The patent was signed by famous Trifari designer, Alfred Philippe, on April 10, 1945. Alfred Phillipe was initially a designer for Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. He designed jewelry for Trifari from 1930 to 1968. Vermeil is sterling silver coated with gold. To be considered vermeil, the gold must be at least 10 carat (42%) and be at least 2.5 micrometres thick. Vermeil was used in the 1940`s when resources were limited and this is part of it`s appeal to collectors.