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Party Like It’s 1985!

Bold trends from the 1980s are back in style

Remember the 80s? How could you forget! Think back to your wild hair days. You likely sported teased curls, Aqua-net bangs, or even a side pony-tail with a hot pink scrunchie, am I right? Whether it was Michael Jackson or Madonna, you were probably listening to some cool tunes on your Walkman cassette player. Ahhh the good ole’ days!

Though times have changed, the 80s introduced an iconic style still celebrated today. When it came to 1980s jewelry and fashion, bigger was better. From hair to clothes to jewelry, loud and bold was all the rage. And like most great trends, 1980s jewelry seems to be making its way back around, according to JCK Online. “Bold 1980s throwback earrings are back in a BIG way,” JCK declares – which is fine by us!

Here’s your blast from the past: A handpicked collection to replicate your favorite 1980s jewelry–

Totally Rad Rings

1980s Jewelry White Gold Sapphire Oval Ring

1980s Jewelry Yellow Gold Emerald Engagement Ring

1980s Jewelry White Gold Emerald Accented Engagement Ring

You may recall the Royal Wedding and Princess Diana’s stunning sapphire ring. This iconic piece set off a firestorm for sapphire around the globe and created an instant trend. Bigger, flashier rings were the style at the time as well, with fancy center shapes like oval and marquise with baguette accents.

Fresh Statement Earrings

1980s Jewelry White Gold Diamond Hoop Earrings

1980s Jewelry Yellow Gold Geometric Dangle Earrings

1980s Jewelry Yellow Gold Circle Fashion Earrings

Earrings were huge at the time. In fact, if they weren’t grazing your shoulder pads, they weren’t large enough! Be bold with a pair of oversized hoops or gold disc statement earrings.

Bangin’ Bangles

1980s Jewelry Sterling Silver Diamond Black Enamel Bangle Bracelet

1980s Jewelry Yellow Gold Grooved Bangle Bracelet

1980s Jewelry Sterling Silver Hammered Bangle Bracelet

Colored enamel jewelry was trendy, like the black bangle pictured at the top left. Stack these bracelets to channel your inner Cyndi Lauper, who wore bangles lined up from wrist to elbow!


Gnarly Neckwear

1980s Jewelry 14K Yellow Gold Panther Chain

1980s Jewelry Sterling Silver Bead Chain

1980s Jewelry Yellow Gold Geometric Necklace

Remember Mr. T and his gold chains? Such neckwear was all the rage, along with long beaded strands in nearly every color. Pick something edgy for your neckline for some eye-catching appeal.


Did you enjoy these throwback styles? Tell us about your favorite trends from times past below. Also, check out Strolling Through the Decades to see engagement styles through the years.


Stacey Daley

I started at Stuller in 2016 • I have two beautiful kids and two precious puppies • Former student of fashion merchandising at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette • I worked at the Tiffany & Co. flagship store on NYC's Fifth Avenue • Currently I am a correspondent for 337 magazine, a local lifestyle publication based here in Lafayette • Coco Chanel is my fashion icon!