costume jewelry


Definition of costume jewelry

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

Examples of costume jewelry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brewing Coffee Roasters, pick up some costume jewelry from his mom and co-owner Rosemary Benavides and appreciate art from local creators like Andrew Salinas and Kat Hinojosa. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "5 great new coffee shops for a San Antonio wake-up call: Cultura, Laika Cheesecake & Espresso, Revolución Coffee + Juice, Tandem and Toro Coffee," 28 Jan. 2021 Other options include costume jewelry, lip gloss, hair accessories, or mini figurines. Sian Babish,, "The best Advent calendar of 2020," 7 Nov. 2020 Carol also kept her part-time job selling costume jewelry. Washington Post, "A Black family battled covid-19 at the same time as Trump. It devastated them.," 28 Oct. 2020 There are many items available to purchase, but a ‘super sale’ will take place on costume jewelry, books and picture frames., "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 22 Oct. 2020 While Kennedy Onassis became known for wearing the traditional single-strand white pearl necklace of her predecessors, Bush popularized pearls of the costume jewelry, faux, three-strand variety from Kenneth Jay Lane. Irina Grechko,, "From Kamala To Harry, The Pearl Necklace Has Gotten A Subversive Update," 1 Oct. 2020 Yet the prices of Mr. Faraone Mennella’s costume jewelry (about $100) were within reach of the average consumer, and the designs sacrificed little of the brand’s integrity to accessibility. Guy Trebay,, "Roberto Faraone Mennella, jewelry innovator, 48," 11 June 2020 But for a venerable old restaurant — particularly a defunct one carved up over the past 15 years by a costume jewelry store, a tattoo parlor and an Arby’s — such a find is markedly more surprising. John Freeman Gill, New York Times, "Found in the Attic at Gage & Tollner: Historic Treasure," 6 Mar. 2020 Items that had to be destroyed included costume jewelry, meat and liquor, police said. NBC News, "California woman accused of licking, ruining $1,800 in groceries," 8 Apr. 2020

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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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12 Feb 2021

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“Costume jewelry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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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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