Friday, 21 October 2011

Vintage Costume Jewellery, the 1980s ...

Vintage 1980s Christian Dior Earrings £65
The 1980's are currently the most recent 'vintage' decade, vintage being defined as 20-75 years old.

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.


Jennifer said...

Vintage costumes have become very popular and most of the people are showing very much interest on jewellery.I really like the vintages costumes especially 80's costumes and jewellery.

Arabella Bianco said...

Hi Jennifer, thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my article.
Best Wishes.