1980s Faux Pearl, Glass and Rhinestone Vintage Multi-Strand Statement Necklace


    This dramatic and high quality necklace dates from the 1980s. 

    Condition Report:

    Very Good - Some small elements of scratching to the surface of a some of the faux pearls. This is consistent with age and use and does not detract from the appeal of the piece. It is only apparent upon very close inspection.  


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    The Details...

    This necklace three strands of creamy coloured, glass faux pearls. Suspended from these strands is a large, flower motif constructed from blue, green and red round glass beads, faux pearls and metal rondelles studded with small, round, colourless rhinestones. Suspended from the flower are 6 faux pearl tassels terminating in glass beads with decorative gilded metal filigree cappings. The necklace fastens with a box clasp and this is constructed from gilded metal and detailed with a large, round, faux pearl cabochon. The necklace measures 55cm in length. The flower and tassel pendant measures 11cm x 6cm. 

    A Short History...

    1980s style can be effectively explained by the term 'power dressing'. Womenswear was tailored to challenge notions of who was 'boss' and costume jewellery was created to reflect fashion that showed control. Pieces, such as this necklace, were bold and flashy. Adornment in the eighties was a vocabulary for saying 'I'm in charge'. 

    Wear it With...

    Pair this necklace with a minimal black jumpsuit and a single-strap heel for a sophisticated evening look.  

    Product Details


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    Cocktail and Evening
    Powerful and Statement

    The jewellery within the Gemma Redmond Vintage collection has survived to this day because it has been well cared for throughout its lifetime. It is important to continue to care for the jewellery that you buy from us to ensure its continued preservation. Here are some suggestions:

    - Be sure to store your jewellery within the boxes that we provide to ensure that it is protected. This is especially important when travelling with your pieces.

    - Try not to get perfume or hairspray on your items. These liquids can damage the materials that our jewellery is made from.

    - Try not to drop your jewellery or catch your jewellery against hard surfaces. If this happens over time, the findings and fixings can loosen and wear.

    - Try not to get your jewellery wet. Some costume jewellery manufacturers utilised water soluble glue in the making of their pieces. Getting your jewellery wet could cause rhinestones and other details to fall away over time.

    - If you wish to clean your jewellery, use a soft polishing cloth or a soft brush.