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Classic 1980s Jewellery and 80s Costume Jewellery

1980s Jewellery: Big, Bold and Brash

1980s Monet Pink Gold Enamel NecklaceThe 1980s was all about glitz, glamour and ostentation which created another boom for costume jewellery, with big bold, brash gaudy designs being produced in chunky gilt and paste necklaces, bracelet and earrings.  Leading actresses, such as Joan Collins, in the popular big hit American television soap opera,  Dynasty, were seen wearing over the top glitzy and glamorous pieces of jewellery.  This trend was was in line with the "dress for success" uniforms which women were wearing - wide shouldered jackets, power suits and high heeled court shoes, teamed with quilted Chanel like handbags with gilt chains. 

In line with the ostentation of the 1980s, a devotion to designer labels really took off, with Chanel's CC logo, being stamped on everything from belt buckles, earrings and necklaces.  In response to consumer demand, costume jewellery designers started producing reproduction Edwardian, Victorian and Art Deco pieces, encapsulating styles and trends from the past, in combination with new and exciting ideas and materials - pieces were made from paper-mache, glass, mirrors, wood and rhinestones.

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80s Jewellery: Pages

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80s Jewellery: Price Range


Under £60 (96)£60 to £120 (2)£300 to £360 (1)

80s Jewellery: Colours

Colours: Gold
Gold
(53)
Colours: Black
Black
(23)
Colours: Silver
Silver
(15)
Colours: Pink
Pink
(10)
Colours: Clear
Clear
(8)
Colours: Green
Green
(8)
Colours: Blue
Blue
(8)
Colours: Cream
Cream
(7)
Colours: Sparkling
Sparkling
(7)
Colours: Red
Red
(7)
Colours: White
White
(6)
Colours: Brown
Brown
(5)
Colours: Purple
Purple
(2)
Colours: Grey
Grey
(2)
Colours: Orange
Orange
(2)
Colours: Turquoise
Turquoise
(1)

80s Jewellery: Period

80s Jewellery: Period: 1980s
1980s
(157)
80s Jewellery: Period: 1970s
1970s
(6)
80s Jewellery: Period: 1990s
1990s
(1)
80s Jewellery: Period: 1960s
1960s
(1)

80s Jewellery: Shapes

80s Jewellery: Shapes: Oval
Oval
(7)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Drop
Drop
(7)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Round
Round
(4)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Heart
Heart
(3)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Square
Square
(2)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Diamond
Diamond
(2)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Cabochon
Cabochon
(1)

80s Jewellery: Types

80s Jewellery: Types: Necklaces
Necklaces
(37)
80s Jewellery: Types: Earrings
Earrings
(21)
80s Jewellery: Types: Bangles
Bangles
(19)
80s Jewellery: Types: Bracelets
Bracelets
(19)
80s Jewellery: Types: Brooches
Brooches
(11)
80s Jewellery: Types: Pendants
Pendants
(6)
Here is a selection of 80s Jewellery as thumbnails. To view an item's details; firstly hover over the thumbnail image and then either click the thumbnail or the text link below it to view the full details.
£36.00 - 1980s Glass Faux Pearl Bead Gold Torsade Twist Necklace Made in Italy
1980s Glass Faux Pearl Bead Gold Torsade Twist Necklace Made in Italy
£9.60 - Vintage 80s Abstract Design Multicoloured Hoop Earrings
Vintage 80s Abstract Design Multicoloured Hoop Earrings
£24.00 - 1980s Trifari Textured Hoop Drop Gold Clip On Earrings
1980s Trifari Textured Hoop Drop Gold Clip On Earrings
£18.00 - Vintage 80s MONET Diamante Double Chain Gold Necklace
Vintage 80s MONET Diamante Double Chain Gold Necklace
£14.40 - Vintage 80s Abstract Multicoloured Diamante Gold Brooch
Vintage 80s Abstract Multicoloured Diamante Gold Brooch
£24.00 - Vintage 80s  Red and Green Glass Diamante Fancy Gold Link Necklace FAB
Vintage 80s Red and Green Glass Diamante Fancy Gold Link Necklace FAB
£42.00 - 80s Diamante & Pearl Flower Necklace Brooch & Earrings
80s Diamante & Pearl Flower Necklace Brooch & Earrings
£10.80 - Vintage 70s Stunning Wide Chunky Link Silver Bracelet
Vintage 70s Stunning Wide Chunky Link Silver Bracelet
£18.40 - Vintage 1980s Classy  3 Row Carnelian & Hematite Gold Bead Necklace
Vintage 1980s Classy 3 Row Carnelian & Hematite Gold Bead Necklace
£9.60 - Vintage 80s Half Hoop Diamante Gold Chain Link Design Clip On Earrings
Vintage 80s Half Hoop Diamante Gold Chain Link Design Clip On Earrings
£52.00 - Designer 80s Chunky Two Row Black Cord Cream Enamel Diamante Necklace
Designer 80s Chunky Two Row Black Cord Cream Enamel Diamante Necklace
£8.40 - Vintage 80s Neon Pink Lucite & Diamante Lucite Bangle
Vintage 80s Neon Pink Lucite & Diamante Lucite Bangle
£27.20 - 1980s Diamante and Red Cabochon Glass Clip On Gold Earrings - Quality
1980s Diamante and Red Cabochon Glass Clip On Gold Earrings - Quality
£14.40 - Vintage 80s Diamante Necklace with Cube Shaped Diamante Charm Pendant
Vintage 80s Diamante Necklace with Cube Shaped Diamante Charm Pendant
£24.00 - Vintage 80s Fab Blue & Clear Diamante Gold Necklace and Bracelet Set
Vintage 80s Fab Blue & Clear Diamante Gold Necklace and Bracelet Set
£14.40 - Vintage 80s Signed Monet Black Lucite Goldplated Oval Swirl Brooch
Vintage 80s Signed Monet Black Lucite Goldplated Oval Swirl Brooch
£25.60 - 1980s Quality Grey Faux Pearl Glass Bead Necklace Fab Diamante Clasp!
1980s Quality Grey Faux Pearl Glass Bead Necklace Fab Diamante Clasp!
£19.20 - Vintage 80s Stylish Wide Silver and Gold Fancy Cuff Clamper Bracelet
Vintage 80s Stylish Wide Silver and Gold Fancy Cuff Clamper Bracelet
£17.60 - Vintage 80s Amazing Sparkling Large Diamante Clip On Gold Earrings
Vintage 80s Amazing Sparkling Large Diamante Clip On Gold Earrings
£100.00 - 1980s Signed Givenchy Classy Wide Chain Link Clip On Silver Earrings
1980s Signed Givenchy Classy Wide Chain Link Clip On Silver Earrings
£20.00 - Fabulous Chunky Neon Pink Enamel Metal Chain Link Statement Necklace
Fabulous Chunky Neon Pink Enamel Metal Chain Link Statement Necklace
£12.00 - Vintage 80s Deep Pink and Purple Enamel Stripe Goldtone Hinged Bangle
Vintage 80s Deep Pink and Purple Enamel Stripe Goldtone Hinged Bangle
£12.00 - Vintage 80s Gold Swirl Squiggle Brooch with Faux Pearl
Vintage 80s Gold Swirl Squiggle Brooch with Faux Pearl
£33.60 - 1980s Chunky Faux Pearl and Gold Chain Link Collar Necklace Stunning!
1980s Chunky Faux Pearl and Gold Chain Link Collar Necklace Stunning!
£15.00 - Vintage 80s Wide Neon Pink and Black Plastic Clamper Cuff Bangle
Vintage 80s Wide Neon Pink and Black Plastic Clamper Cuff Bangle

1980s Jewellery: The Royal Influence

1980s Gold Clear Lucite BangleAlso, Lady Diana, the young and exciting new addition to the Royal family, was also a main influence on style and fashion in jewellery in the 1980s, with many women replicating her looks. She was often seen wearing big, bold Butler and Wilson pieces and also her favourite three strand pearl choker with a turquoise flower clasp.

Big bold plastic hoop earrings were also fashionable in the 1980s, along with plastic or thin metal bangles, which would be worn in mass quantities on one's wrist, were also very popular. Also, fine designer jewellery made of diamonds and pearls, were also very popular among many women, depicting symbols of wealth and power and ostentation, which was the flavour of the decade.

 
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