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moneymeister

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Ahhh, jewelry of a "certain age". Funny how the years bring so many styles of jewelry. Curious if any of you ladies have looked through the jewel box lately and dusted off a few old school chunky yellow gold jewelry pieces?

For the past 10 years, I have avoided a 1-carat Baguette diamond heart-shaped pendant in my jewelry box. It just looked dated and YELLOW gold. You know, no one was doing yellow for so long.

Lately, though, I have started wearing it again. It is either coming back towards fashion, or I am getting senile. Either way it's probably okay.

Do you have any chunky 80's and 90's old pieces you are starting to wear again? Let's see the bling! :)

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KristyDarling

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I'd say '80s and '90s yellow gold jewelry is coming back in a BIG way. Lots of young 'n hip IG sellers are hawking these vintage pieces! I'm seeing a lot of gold herringbone necklaces, big chunky YG rings, large heavy gold earrings, etc.

I've dusted off a couple of my YG 1980s rings and, while they're of questionable quality (maul jewelry), I find them fun and nostalgic!
 

moneymeister

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I'd say '80s and '90s yellow gold jewelry is coming back in a BIG way. Lots of young 'n hip IG sellers are hawking these vintage pieces! I'm seeing a lot of gold herringbone necklaces, big chunky YG rings, large heavy gold earrings, etc.

I've dusted off a couple of my YG 1980s rings and, while they're of questionable quality (maul jewelry), I find them fun and nostalgic!
The heart is from JCPenney's yearly diamond sale. It has a trade-up guarantee laying around here somewhere. Back in the day, I did think this was fine stuff too ;-) Those Mauls. But...honestly, it's not terrible for what it is.

Please share yours :)
 

Starfacet

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"Curious if any of you ladies have looked through the jewel box lately and dusted off a few old school chunky yellow gold jewelry pieces?"
I didn't have to dust mine off. I never stopped wearing them!

"Lately, though, I have started wearing it again. It is either coming back towards fashion, or I am getting senile. Either way it's probably okay."
I'm so glad because it's gorgeous!! And no, you're not senile. It's back in style!
 

moneymeister

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is 80s and 90s really vintage already ?
ive lost track of time
i finished high school in '89
ive always loved yellow gold and had no idea it went out of fashion
For a while, it seemed impossible to even find yellow gold. It's peeping back out now, and so nice to see it's buttery warm color again. Time FLIES! I was class of 83 :)
 

moneymeister

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"Curious if any of you ladies have looked through the jewel box lately and dusted off a few old school chunky yellow gold jewelry pieces?"
I didn't have to dust mine off. I never stopped wearing them!

"Lately, though, I have started wearing it again. It is either coming back towards fashion, or I am getting senile. Either way it's probably okay."
I'm so glad because it's gorgeous!! And no, you're not senile. It's back in style!
Whew, glad to know I have not finally begun to lose my mind. Thank you :) Please please, bring pictures!
 

moneymeister

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Here are a few earrings. I still wear these once in awhile.:razz:
I love them. I forgot about the tri-metal craze, but your earrings brought it all back. Those are really neat. I also like the pretty jeweled earrings. Oh man, I remember wanting tri-gold jewelry so badly! I was too poor, but I was in love with the look. Especially the braided thick necklaces in three colored gold. What a cool memory. I would wear them in a heartbeat
though, I think they're back!
 

moneymeister

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I bought this pre-owned diamond bar bracelet on eBay about 4 months ago. I was told by an appraiser it was most likely from the 80's.
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Glitter, I love love that bracelet. It is absolutely timeless but does look like an 80's or 90's piece. I still love the heavy braided gold pieces. Thank you for sharing. This is really fun!
 

Diamond Girl 21

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I love them. I forgot about the tri-metal craze, but your earrings brought it all back. Those are really neat. I also like the pretty jeweled earrings. Oh man, I remember wanting tri-gold jewelry so badly! I was too poor, but I was in love with the look. Especially the braided thick necklaces in three colored gold. What a cool memory. I would wear them in a heartbeat
though, I think they're back!
Thank you. I got this necklace with the matching bracelet and ring from my mom and dad for my birthday. I was over the moon happy when I got them. I still love them.
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Hounddog

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Oh my goodness, I do remember all those tri-gold necklaces etc.
My friend had a lovely one, when we were at school, and I always fancied one, but never had one at the time as I could afford a real Gold necklace. Mostly had silver jewellery.
Years later I was given my mothers very thin lightweight tri gold necklace and I have it somewhere! Haven’t ever worn it, as it’s just too ‘thin/light’ for me. It’s certainly not as nice as yours Diamond girl 21, I hope you enjoy wearing it.
 

Diamond Girl 21

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Oh my goodness, I do remember all those tri-gold necklaces etc.
My friend had a lovely one, when we were at school, and I always fancied one, but never had one at the time as I could afford a real Gold necklace. Mostly had silver jewellery.
Years later I was given my mothers very thin lightweight tri gold necklace and I have it somewhere! Haven’t ever worn it, as it’s just too ‘thin/light’ for me. It’s certainly not as nice as yours Diamond girl 21, I hope you enjoy wearing it.
Thank you Hounddog. I definitely still enjoy it.
 

bling_dream19

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I had a little fun yesterday and brought out my gold, so first are some channel set diamond hoops gifted to my mom from dad and she gave to me because they were too heavy for her. Her loss my gain! 20190828_165358.jpg
I think they were from the 80s most likely.
Next I have my bracelet stack from yesterday. 20190828_092502.jpg
From left to right...pink sapphire diamond bracelet, looks to be total 90s but I bought it in 2014 lol from the jewelry factory!!! Certainly pre PS. I overpaid but it was my divorce gift to myself. Next is my new Costco 1ct bolo bracelet i LOVE it and wear everyday! And last is a very comfortable gold bracelet gifted to me by my parents in the 90s, they brought it back to me from Italy.
 

Natylad

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During the 80's I was still very young and didn't own much jewelry of my own. Nevertheless, I have the following pieces, which are: 1. A very thick yellow gold necklace that belonged to my mom and which she gave to me as a gift a few years ago, a yellow gold chain and eye pendant which were a gift from my brother and a yellow gold ring with a tiny ruby, which was given to me by my godmother on the day of my baptism. I'm wearing proudly all of them!
Here are the photos: IMG_20190829_214637.jpg IMG_20190829_214649.jpg
 
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