|Vintage 1980s Christian Dior Earrings £65|
1980's vintage costume jewellery is easy to find and quite luxurious. The pieces of the time were bold and fake gold! Necklaces tended to be fairly short, around 46cm, and many earrings were still clip-ons.
Christian Dior produced beautiful quality gold-plated items, some with imitation pearls and swarovski crystals. It was the beginning of bling.
Perhaps the British trailblazer of them all were Butler & Wilson. Always well made, incorporating fantastic designs and high quality materials such as rhinestones and pearls, Butler & Wilson costume jewellery has always been sought after, and were at their height in the 1980's. I have a pair of Butler & Wilson earrings and they are absolutely gorgeous. Look for the B&W mark for authenticity.