Costume Jewellery Is Not What It Used To Be
Long ago, "fake jewelry" was considered something cheap by many people. But, costume jewellery is not what it used to be.
By: Susan Salkeld
Fashion jewellery was first created in the 1930s. Originally, these pieces were meant to be worn as an accessory for particular ensembles. They were also meant to be disposed of when that ensemble went out of style.
Such jewellery is made of inexpensive materials, like synthetic stones, glass, plastic, and even regular pebbles that are highly polished and are set in brass, silver, lead and pewter. In order to simulate diamonds, high-quality crystals are used, and sometimes cubic zirconia. To replace expensive gemstones, often semiprecious stones are used.
Regardless of how they were looked upon in the past, today, costume jewellery or fashion jewellery is a fun way to incorporate accessories into a certain look, without the high price tag of real jewellery. Still, there exists extremely inexpensive items which are made with very cheap materials, and others which use top-quality materials and are considerably more expensive.
Whatever the case, these pieces are beautiful keepsakes accessories, which can be worn by anyone at any age or to complement almost any style. You can pick from from rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, or anywhere else you would like to add some style.
Nowadays, everyone is wearing them. They are no longer made for the middle class or the poor, for that matter. In fact, the rich and famous always wear this type of jewellery in order to accessorize their outfits. Moreover, it is not unusual for the rich to have copies of their real jewels made for safety's sake. Every season of every year has new fashion jewellery available to add that extra oomph to every look one is going for, regardless if it is for evening, daytime, or work.
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