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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: Colours

Colours: Gold
Gold
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Colours: Black
Black
(33)
Colours: Silver
Silver
(16)
Colours: Pink
Pink
(13)
Colours: Blue
Blue
(11)
Colours: Cream
Cream
(10)
Colours: Green
Green
(10)
Colours: Clear
Clear
(9)
Colours: Red
Red
(8)
Colours: White
White
(8)
Colours: Sparkling
Sparkling
(6)
Colours: Brown
Brown
(5)
Colours: Purple
Purple
(4)
Colours: Grey
Grey
(2)
Colours: Orange
Orange
(2)
Colours: Navy
Navy
(1)
Colours: Turquoise
Turquoise
(1)

80s Jewellery: Period

80s Jewellery: Period: 1980s
1980s
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80s Jewellery: Period: 1970s
1970s
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80s Jewellery: Period: 1990s
1990s
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80s Jewellery: Period: 1960s
1960s
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80s Jewellery: Materials

80s Jewellery: Materials: Goldtone
Goldtone
(69)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Diamante
Diamante
(47)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Glass
Glass
(32)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Enamel
Enamel
(30)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Silvertone
Silvertone
(17)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Lucite
Lucite
(16)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Plastic
Plastic
(14)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Crystal
Crystal
(14)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Beads
Beads
(9)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Sterling Silver
Sterling Silver
(6)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Hematite
Hematite
(4)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Gold Plate
Gold Plate
(4)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Amber
Amber
(3)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Citrine
Citrine
(2)
80s Jewellery: Materials: Filigree
Filigree
(2)
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80s Jewellery: Shapes

80s Jewellery: Shapes: Oval
Oval
(7)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Drop
Drop
(7)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Heart
Heart
(6)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Round
Round
(4)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Diamond
Diamond
(2)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Square
Square
(2)
80s Jewellery: Shapes: Cabochon
Cabochon
(1)

80s Jewellery: Types

80s Jewellery: Types: Necklaces
Necklaces
(58)
80s Jewellery: Types: Brooches
Brooches
(24)
80s Jewellery: Types: Bracelets
Bracelets
(21)
80s Jewellery: Types: Earrings
Earrings
(20)
80s Jewellery: Types: Bangles
Bangles
(19)
80s Jewellery: Types: Pendants
Pendants
(12)
80s Jewellery: Types: Rings
Rings
(1)
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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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