costume jewelry


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costume jewelry

n.
Jewelry made from inexpensive metals and imitation gems or semiprecious stones.

cos′tume jew`elry


n.
relatively inexpensive jewelry made of nonprecious metals and often set with imitation or semiprecious stones, pearls, etc.
[1930–35, Amer.]

costume jewelry

Jewelry that is highly decorative but is made from inexpensive rather than precious materials.
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So at the reception I exchanged views on the excellence of the craftsmanship and the beauty of glassware and costume jewelry with Czech representatives.
Also sells handbags, perfume, costume jewelry, shoes and figurines, etc.
com)-- Costume jewelry (also known as fashion jewellery, trinkets, junk jewelry, fake jewelry and fallalery) is a jewelry made of less valuable materials as compared with valuable materials such as gold, diamond, platinum and other precious metals and gem.
COSTUME JEWELRY covers the basic techniques of creating costume jewelry and uses step-by-step color photos throughout to demonstrate these basics.
Postmodernism and costume jewelry are linked in this book: both create worth from materials of limited value.
I can reach more people with costume jewelry, the prices are great and I can make big pieces.
23 it will establish new offices in Panama Pacifico, where they plan to complement their button-making enterprise with production of parts for costume jewelry and decorative items for home appliances and the like.
Miriam Haskell Jewelry appears in its revised second edition to provide a powerful reference to her costume jewelry and its prices.
Though licensed costume jewelry lines from the likes of Joan Rivers and Susan Lucci are familiar to the HSN and QVC airwaves, a licensed fine jewelry line at bricks-and-mortar retail is less common.
When searching for treasures around the house, look for old glassware, quilts, dolls, furniture, toys, vintage clothing, costume jewelry, and musical instruments.
Ashley Jackson, who was found with costume jewelry belonging to the victim's mother, pleaded no contest to misdemeanor receiving stolen property and was placed on three years' probation, Cromer said.
Michelle discovered many of the toys and costume jewelry were, in fact, packing the harmful substance.