Cool 80s Jewelry Every Woman Should Have


The 1980s was a time of change. New styles and trends were emerging as women left the disco glam era of the 1970s behind. The clothing, hair, makeup, and jewelry all reflected that transition from one decade to another. From bold colors to pastels, from furs to velvets - each new year brought with it something different for people to enjoy. However, some 80s fashion trends are more unforgettable than others!

Let's take a look back...


Back to the 80s Earrings


1) 80s Statement Earrings

Jewelry style in the 1980s was all about making a statement. Women wore big, bold statement earrings that often made a loud noise when they moved. These earrings were often made of plastic, metal, or colorful beads, and they came in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

Some 80s women even wore huge hoop earrings that completely covered their ears. These bold statement earrings were so big that they sometimes got in the way, but that didn't stop women from wearing them anyway!


2) Glitzy Chandelier Earrings

Chandelier drop earrings were insanely popular in the 1980s. This was because they went well with most 80s outfits and large hairstyles such as big hair, crimped hair, bouffants and bouncy perms.

These chandelier drop earrings were often made of sparkly rhinestones, crystals, or glass beads and came in a variety of colors.


3) Large Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings were another popular style in the 80s. They came in all shapes and sizes, but the most popular type were large hoop earrings. These earrings often made a clanking noise when the wearer moved, which added to their glam rock appeal.


4) Earrings with Charms

Charms were also popular in the 80s, and many women chose to wear earrings with charms dangling from them. These charms could be anything from hearts and flowers to stars and dice. They added a bit of personality to 80s outfits and made the wearer stand out from the crowd.


5) Neon Earrings

In addition, no discussion about fashion of the 1980s would be complete without mentioning neon earrings. These pieces were often made of rubber, plastic or glass and came in many different colors such as green, pink, purple and blue. They became popular because they reflected light easily which could be seen from afar. They also tended to have intricate designs with black outlines that created an eye-catching effect.


80s Rings


1) Geometric Rings:

These rings were popular fashion trends in the 1980s and often had an edgy, sharp look. Geometric rings were usually composed of rectangular shapes or triangle shapes that came together at a point to form a sharp-cornered silhouette. The geometric designs were also sometimes made of diamonds or other gems such as sapphires, rubies, amethysts or topaz creating even more boldness.


2) Mismatched Ring Sets

Mismatched ring sets for women that included different colors and designs were quite sought-after in the 1980s. A typical 80s fashionista would often wear a mix of gold and silver, yellow-gold and rose gold, white metal (silver) and red rings, etc. The mismatched look was one way to show off these pieces as well as create an eclectic style--one that was unique from traditional looks at the time.


80s Necklaces


1) Layered Choker Necklaces

Layered choker necklaces were extremely popular in the 80s and often consisted of several different chains or cords that were worn together. These chokers could be made of any material including metal, plastic, ribbon or cloth. They often had a metal or glass ornament attached that would hang down and add some extra flair in terms of design.


2) Remember these? 80s Charm Necklaces

The 1980s style was all about accessories. From large-haired hair bands to the one-piece power suits, women not only wore more and more make-up but jewelry too. Charm necklaces and pendants were popular in the 80s because they went well with all those bulky shoulder pads that women were wearing at the time.


3) Beaded Choker Necklaces a lá Genie in a Bottle

Blame it on the pop hits from the 80s. Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, who were popular in the 1980s for wearing beaded choker necklaces, may have started the trend. But no matter who started it, this style was a definite hit in the 80s. These beaded chokers were often made of different colored beads threaded together on a string or thin metal chain. Beaded chokers could be quite ornate and often had a large, central bead that was the focal point of the necklace.


4) What's More '80s than Wearing a Pearl Necklace? Almost Nothing.

Long pearl necklaces in the 80s were the epitome of elegance, fashion and style. Everyone wanted them and women loved to collect them. Furthermore, cool pop artists from the 80s like Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Gibson and Cindy Lauper loved to wear lush, long pearl necklaces further inciting demand for the trend.



The 1980s were a time of big hair, flashy jewelry, and one-piece power suits. If you want to get in the spirit of this decade, then try out some of the popular jewelry trends from back then. Whether you're looking for funky neon earrings, sharp geometric rings, or dazzling pearl necklaces, there's something out there for everyone to enjoy. So pull out your best 1980s style clothing and accessories and get ready to party like it's 1989!