The changing status of women in the 1980s might have done more to influence that decade’s fashions than any other cultural trend. The 1980s saw a huge increase of women not just in the workforce, but in high-powered and high-earning positions.
The dainty, feminine aesthetic that had defined their mothers’ wardrobes didn’t work for the new class of female doctors, lawyers, and executives. They used fashion to show that they were just as strong and capable as the men who had dominated their fields for decades - I mean look at these stunning hoops!
A lovely pair circa 1980, this sweet duo of 15mm (interior diameter) hoops is the perfect size for stacking, with extremely white brilliant cut diamond set into a delicious tone of 9k yellow gold.
Materials & Features: bezel-set diamonds, 9k yellow gold
Age/Origin: English, Vintage, c. 1980
Measurements: 15mm interior diameter, 1.4 grams
Condition: Excellent condition. Minor associated age wear.
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