Designer jewellery can be extremely expensive, and most people cannot possibly purchase one piece for every outfit they own. Fortunately, there is an alternative to designer jewellery that still looks just as great and is much more affordable. This alternative is costume jewellery.
Costume jewellery is sometimes referred to as fashion jewellery or fake jewellery. It is available in many different shapes, colours, styles and sizes. If you want a pair of hot pink star-shaped earrings, you could probably find them at a few different fashion retail stores.
Since fashion jewellery is much more affordable, you can purchase multiple pieces that suit your fancy. It is not unusual to find pairs of earrings at just a fraction of the price of their designer counterparts. So, you may get 10 pairs of earrings for less than you would pay for one pair of designer earrings.
Also, you are less likely to have a meltdown if you lose a piece of your jewellery. Due to the nature of the jewellery, you can easily go out and replace the lost piece for a little bit of money. When you are going out to the club, you should not have to worry about losing the necklace from your grandmother that has been passed down for generations. With fashion jewellery, you can save your heirlooms for special occasions and wear beautiful, trendy fashion pieces daily. By purchasing costume jewellery, you will have great pieces that look as good as your traditional jewellery. The joy of purchasing this type of jewellery is it is made from a variety of materials to give it a similar look to more expensive options. So, instead of using real diamonds, manufacturers might use polished crystals or cubic zirconium. From a distance, you do not notice a difference.
Polished crystals will still give off a sparkle in the right type of lighting, just like diamonds do. Fake gemstones, polished metals, clear or colored plastics and rubber are other elements you may see in fashion pieces. You can even find some pieces that are made with stainless steel or sterling silver. If you are allergic to a certain material, check the item description for a list of the materials used to avoid issues after getting it home. Costume jewellery should be in every woman’s collection because it is inexpensive and fashionable. Unfortunately, many people do not have enough money to purchase high-end jewellery all of the time. Costume pieces are a great alternative. You can still be fashionable and your personality will show through the jewellery to choose.