Jewellery Periods — Contemporary Jewellery (1980s-1990s)
From the earliest civilisations to the present day, jewellery has been a timeless form of self-expression, reflecting the beauty and aspirations of each generation. In this last part of the Jewellery Periods series, we embark on a sparkling journey through the era of Contemporary Jewellery design.
The 1980s to the 1990s were quite a transformative period, with trends now changing every five years compared to the previous cycles of seven or ten years. This accelerated rhythm of change signalled a shift in the dynamics of modern jewellery trends, resulting in a much wider range of designs per decade.
Yet with some of us having spent our early childhood sometime during those years, a great level of familiarity and nostalgia is to be expected!