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The 1980s saw a huge increase of women not just in the workforce, but in high-powered and high-earning positions. These women asserted themselves in ways that had been nearly impossible in previous decades thanks to new career paths and increasing legal and economic rights. One of the best ways to make a piece of jewelry bolder in the 80s was to use gold and likely the most notable types of jewelry in the 80s were earrings. 

These gorgeous stud earrings are in 9k gold and detailed to create a stunning seashell. Seashells are often associated with love and fertility. In some cases, the seashell can be seen as symbolic of female genitalia - talk about girl power. Wear them on a beach day, wear them for good luck and extra love, or add them to any look, these earrings are too cute to pass on!


Materials and Features: 9k gold

Age/Origin: Victorian, c. 1980

Measurements: 12mm, 2.3 grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.  

Please view and inspect any photos closely. We endeavor to fully disclose all condition information clearly and concisely, however, please note that what qualifies as excellent condition for historical jewelry differs from modern and contemporary pieces; please take the age of the piece into account when examining the piece. Minor age wear is typical and to be expected for antique and vintage jewelry. Unless otherwise stated, gemstones have not been officially graded for color, clarity, or treatment by GIA; any information provided is our own educated, professional assessment.

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