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Costume Jewelry

Sunday, 18 January 2009

costume jewelry Less decorative things could be optimum to someone in every now and then. If your choice is to take simply made jewelry instead of having gleaming and shiny ones, you can go with the costume. Ornaments without containing any precious stones or metals are usually called costume jewelry. These are comparatively cheap in terms of price not the taste or decoration.

Costume, a different jewelry

It is generally supposed that costume jewelry is made of some inexpensive materials included glass, plastic, base metals, synthetic stones etc. There are no uses of precious metals, gems, precious stones or something like that are familiar as valuable and expensive materials. So costume jewelry is sometimes called fashion jewelry or fake jewelry or even junk jewelry.

Costume jewelry items are reasonably priced to buy but they bear ostentatiously stylish look. Similarly, it sometimes gives you exceptional mood in an obvious way. Its uses are frequently seen in fashions.

Evolution of costume jewelry

Costume jewelry has been running with different culture for more than 300 years. Primarily, (at the 1700s) it was made with very ordinary thing like glass. But the tradition was changed in the 1800s while semi precious substances appeared in the market. At that time it became very common and even general people started to make costume jewelry. And when the gold appeared, costume jewelry stepped in a new era. Rhinestone materials were mixed with costume jewelry and it got popularity among the European markets. After a while, it reached in another landmark by the hands of eminent designers in the 20th century.

At the very beginning, costume jewelry was crafted with some gemstone including Lucite, rhinestones, nickel, brass, silver that were less valuable. Nowadays, a variety of materials are mixed with costume jewelry like crystals, semi-precious stones, diamonds (cubic zirconia simulated) etc. These stones are not so expensive or more precious. Sometimes, silver or gold plated brass and vermeil, sterling are also used in crafting of costume jewelry. And sometimes there might be used some ordinary things like leather, plastic, acrylic, wood or lead in costume ornaments.

Using the term «costume jewelry» has started since the early 20th century. It was then worn as an everyday fashion item.

There existed another philosophy regarding growing up the costume jewelry and reached in modern day. It assumed that costume jewelry once worn in different stages and theatrical programs. Moreover, it was also used as a gift or collectible item. It appears before us day by day and becomes popular to all walks of like.

Designers craft it beautifully

As for example, some designers' names like Bogoff, Marcel Boucher and William de Lillo could be cited here. They are very famous for designing the costume jewelry beautifully. Coco Chanel played a key role in popularizing costume jewelry and bringing it to life. He exquisitely designed it blending with gold and artificial pearls.

Like Chanel, Kenneth Jay Lane presented some extraordinary pieces before customers in the decade of 1960s. His creations became well accepted among the famous people like Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Diana Vreeland. Lane's three-strand faux pearl necklace was an excellent item that was chosen by Barbara Bush for a special occasion.   

How costume would be useful

What items do you need? You can find a lot of items like bracelets, necklaces, pendants, earrings and so on in the line of costume jewelry. And for what purpose you are going to buy costume jewelry? You can use costume jewelry for casual use only. Similarly, it would be a perfect gift item for your special person.

Costume jewelry found in sterling silver is really very useful to use. It is light and less pricey as well. It is also appropriate for casual use. The jewelry items embrace with flawless finishing and bear smart looking also.   

Sterling silver made costume necklaces are available in different attractive materials including garnet, carnelian, moonstone, black stone, iolite etc. Like necklace, you can choose any other costume jewelry from the variety of items such as rings, bracelets, earrings and so on.

Costume rings made of gemstone blending with whirl of hues could be chosen for any particular occasion. Besides, there subsists a belief around the gemstone. This sort of jewelry is considered especially in Indian culture that it is a source of power which could drive away all evils, illness and bring fortunes.

Whatever the name is

Someone called costume-imitation jewelry. Whatever the name is, it is very much ideal for the occasions like your bridal party, New Year's Eve, holiday get together, wedding day, anniversary, special shows and even for everyday fashion.   

Just discover your perfect style from the costume jewelry found in a wide range of pieces and prices. You can even instantly buy it via online shopping as well.

Md. Asraful Alam

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