costume jewelry


Definition of costume jewelry

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

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And don’t forget the bold costume jewelry: around her neck hung a human figurine necklace, and an ornate cross pendant. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "FKA Twigs Takes the Renaissance Trend to the Next Level Thanks to This British Designer," 26 Jan. 2019 Bonus tip: Vintage stores are a great place to search for costume jewelry. Hannah Miller, Seventeen, "How to Spice Up Your Prom Look For Any and Every Theme Imaginable," 27 Mar. 2019 The coy motif has appeared on the runways for years by way of dizzying designs; embellished embroideries; statement costume jewelry; and, in the case of Gucci’s Spring 2019 collection, a representation of the anatomically correct human heart. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Ahead of Valentine’s Day, a Look Back at 15 Sweet Hearts on the Runway," 30 Jan. 2019 Stella & Bow: 50% off costume jewelry with code 'SBCYBER' and 20% off fine jewelry collections with code 'THANKFUL' from November 24 - 27 at Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales To Shop This Year," 22 Nov. 2017 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

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First Known Use of costume jewelry

1907, in the meaning defined above

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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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