A glittering 1980s expanding bracelet in AB rhinestones

CONDITION: good vintage condition with acceptable wear

SIZE: 1 ins w expands to 7 ins diameter (2.5 x 18 cm)

APPROXIMATE DATE: 1980s

MATERIALS: rhinestones, metal

DESCRIPTION:

Here we have a glittering expanding bracelet dating from the 1980s. It is made in silver tone metal and set with 3 rows of large AB rhinestones.

AB stands for Aurora Borealis. It is a special coating (developed in 1955) that is applied to the surface of a glass stone or bead to produces a rainbow-coloured sparkle. It echoes all the vibrant oranges, yellows, blues and greens of the Aurora Borealis, the “Northern Lights” atmospheric phenomena. This coating is most effective on Crystal stones but gives a beautiful depth and hue to all the other colorus.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The costume jewellery industry flourished in the 1980s, and women experienced a new freedom and confidence to wear frankly fake fashion jewellery. In fact, the bigger and glitzier the better! In the USA glamour came in the far reaching influence of Television shows like Dallas and Dynasty, which were watched by millions of viewers around the world. The shows epitomized an era of glamour and decadence that later became the hallmark of the American primetime soap operas of the 1980s.

The fashion hallmarks of the decade were big shoulders, big hair and co-ordinating costume jewellery.


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ITEM ID
DUP21-4-011
TYPE
Costume
COLOR
Rainbow, Silver
STONE
Rhinestone
STYLE
Retro
ITEM SIZE
1 ins w expands to 7 ins diameter (2.5 x 18 cm)
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
Crystal

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Expanding bracelet AB rhinestone 1980s

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