costume jewelry

noun

Definition of costume jewelry

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

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Four of the store's six stories house Karl Lagerfeld’s designs including ready-to-wear, handbags, shoes, costume jewelry, and eyewear as well as watches and fine jewelry and fragrance and beauty. Sally Holmes, Marie Claire, "Chanel's New Flagship Contains a 60-Foot Tall Pearl Necklace Sculpture," 17 Nov. 2018 There are chandeliers by Robert Goossens, who made a lot of the costume jewelry in the 1970s for Chanel. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "Architect Peter Marino Believes in Retail But Not in Bad Design," 14 Nov. 2018 Pieces of Eight Just off Little Collins Street, this gallery and shop showcases fine and costume jewelry from dozens of up and coming Australian designers — everything from skull pendants to diamond rings. Sheila Marikar, New York Times, "Five Places to Shop in Melbourne," 5 July 2018 Some of the littlest things — a childhood toy, a holiday decoration, a piece of costume jewelry — can trigger the biggest family fights. Liz Weston, The Seattle Times, "How to write a will that won’t trigger a family feud," 24 Sep. 2018 And then don't be afraid to pile on the costume jewelry. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Nails At Gucci Cruise Are Not For The Faint of Heart," 30 May 2017 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, chicagotribune.com, "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, BostonGlobe.com, "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

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1907, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of costume jewelry was in 1907

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costume jewelry

noun

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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