costume jewelry


Definition of costume jewelry 

: jewelry designed for wear with current fashions and usually made of inexpensive materials

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Today’s statement jewelry trend follows a straight line back to Lane, who credited himself with making costume jewelry into bold, unabashed objects of high style. Cindy Dampier,, "Rihanna loves it. So does Gwyneth Paltrow. Why fake jewelry unites us — and how to wear it well," 31 May 2018 Vintage in Vogue: With locations in Orleans and Provincetown, Vintage in Vogue offers women’s and men’s day and evening wear, hats, purses, and costume jewelry from the mid-1800s to the 1970s, displayed by decade. Ellen Albanese,, "Where to shop for bargains on Cape Cod," 6 June 2018 The first floor does hold some accessories and knickknacks: costume jewelry, neon beer signs, German beer steins, early 20th-century postcards, vintage Playboys and comic books. Ryan Smith, Chicago Reader, "Will the music finally stop at Recycled Records in Springfield?," 30 May 2018 Banish thoughts of traditional garage sales filled with Grandma’s costume jewelry and musty sweaters: The monthlong pop-up is an offshoot of their Chicago flagship store, specializing in ultra high-end clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories. Kara Baskin,, "Nothing like your grandma’s garage sale," 6 June 2018 The pair launched their own jewelry business 15 years ago, starting with costume jewelry and selling it to trade shows. Kara Baskin,, "Want to shop for jewelry Liz Taylor sought?," 10 May 2018 His wife's jewelry remained untouched, but the burglar had taken pieces of costume jewelry from his daughter's room — one earring from each set and a bracelet — and photos of her that sat in frames in her room. Sarah Parvini,, "For Visalia police, Golden State Killer suspect is 'the ghost we've been chasing'," 7 May 2018 Tents throughout the yard will have a large selection of kitchen and craft items, toys, games, sporting goods, tools and electronics, plus lawn and garden and picnic items, wooden spoons, vintage barware, costume jewelry and more. Carol Kovach,, "Lakewood Historical Society's Sale on the Grounds returns May 5-6: A Place in the Sun," 1 May 2018 Items found on the sand included acrylic nails, a bag of costume jewelry, a belly ring, a fake mustache, a mascara brush, a mermaid purse, nail clippers, perfume samples and shampoo pump. Washington Post, "Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of costume jewelry

1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of costume jewelry was in 1907

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English Language Learners Definition of costume jewelry

: fancy jewelry that is usually made of inexpensive materials rather than real gold, diamonds, etc.

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