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This sale is for two fancy gilt metal hair accessories comprising a hair comb and a barrette.

PLEASE NOTE: we ship from the United Kingdom.

CONDITION: old/new stock and unworn condition.

DATE: 1980s

DESCRIPTION:

#1 measures 3 x 2 ins (7.5 x 5 cms). This hair comb has a faux tortoise mounting and a fancy gilt metal heading set with clear rhinestones.

#2 measures 2 x 1 ins (5 x 2.5 cms). This gilt metal barrette is decorated with clear rhinestones and a glass cabochon.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

The costume jewellery industry flourished in the 1980s, and women experienced a new freedom and confidence to wear frankly fake fashion jewellery. This was boosted by the glitz and glamour of TV soaps such as Dallas and Dynasty where jewelry could not be too big or bold.

The fashion hallmarks of the decade were big shoulders, big hair and co-ordinating costume jewellery. Hair was teased and ratted out, and 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 and tended to be very much over the top!


FURTHER DOWNLOADABLE INFORMATION ON VINTAGE HAIR COMBS, HAIRDRESSING AND COSTUME CAN BE FOUND IN MY ARCHIVE HERE:-

http://www.haircomb.co.uk/Haircombs.html

PLEASE NOTE: This link is “Etsy legal” and leads only to an archive with no merchandise for sale.

Find vintage fabrics and jewelry in our other shop:-

http://www.etsy.com/shop/DragonsLairVintage

Vintage hair accessories glitzy rhinestone hair comb and barrette 1980s (O)

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: celluloid, rhinestones
  • Feedback: 1369 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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