Four large faux pearl hair barrettes or clips comprising one matched pair and two singles
Not for sale separately!
CONDITION: good vintage condition with expected wear
APPROXIMATE DATE: 1980s
MATERIALS: faux pearls, metal, acrylic
Here is a collection of four large and showy hair barrettes from the 1980s. They comprise one matched pair and two singles decorated with faux pearls and acrylic jewels. All fasten with a classic French spring clip.
#1 matched pair pearl barrettes measure 1½ ins h x 3½ ins w (4 x 9 cm)
#2 barrette with gold coloured pearls measures 2 ins h x 4 ins w (5 x 10 cm)
#3 barrette with flower motif measures 1½ ins h x 3½ ins w (4 x 9 cm)
The costume jewellery industry flourished in the 1980s, and women experienced a new freedom and confidence to wear frankly fake fashion jewellery. In the USA Television shows like Dallas and Dynasty epitomized an era of glamour and decadence. The fashion hallmarks of the decade were big shoulders and big hair which was teased and ratted out. This ‘big’ hair cried out to be balanced by glitzy jewellery in gilt settings with huge fake looking stones. Hair accessories of the period were certainly neither small nor delicate!
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Hair barrette slide or hair clip lot 1980s faux pearls