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When you think of ‘80s jewelry, bright colors, and wild designs are the first things that may come to your mind. But the fashion jewelry of that decade was a lot more than just bright colors, and unusual styles. More and more women started joining the workforce and they were eager to create their own identity. Coupled with this was the 80s party scene, which transformed the jewelry trends into a medium of personal expression.

In 1980, prices for large, fine diamonds were at an all-time high. The boom, and subsequent bust, of this segment of the diamond market, had a profound effect on the jewelry world: It shifted the focus to pearls and colored stones. The emergence of new cuts for gems and the continued interest in new textures and coloration techniques for metals characterize jewelry of the 1980s.

This pair of vintage earrings features three stunning Ethiopian opal stones dangling beautifully with each movement you make. Ethiopian opal has actually long been valued as a stone of luck, magic, love, and passion. Ethiopian opal is believed to be an emotional intensifier, enhancing the true nature of those who wear it.



Materials ad Features: 18k gold, Ethiopian opal

Age/Origin: c. 1980

Measurements: 1.75", 1.8. grams

Condition: Excellent condition. Minor age wear associated. 

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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