Butler and Wilson 1980s Gold Plate Chain and Faux Pearl Vintage Collar Necklace

This stylish necklace was made in the 1980s by British brand, Butler and Wilson. 

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The Details...

This necklace features two rows of gold plated Spiga chain. It is detailed with nine, round faux pearl cabochons in gold plated rope chain settings. The necklace fastens with a bolt ring and is adjustable in length, using an open-link chain that ends with a pearl cabochon charm, The necklace is signed. The reverse of the charm features a round cartouche stamped with 'BUTLER AND WILSON'. The necklace measures 42cm at its longest length. 

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.  

  • Colour Pearl, Gold
  • Era 1980s
  • Occasion The Festive Season, Wedding Guest, Work, Cocktail and Evening, Smart Casual
  • Trend Perfect Pearl, Power