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 A rich collection of Costume jewelry bold and beautiful necklace, earrings, bracelets and handmade jewelry.

The term costume jewelry dates back to the early twentieth century. It reflects the use of the word "costume" to refer to what is now called an "outfit"; Costume jewelry is meant to complement a particular fashionable garment or "costume"; Hence the name, "costume jewelry. 

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About Costume Jewelry

Costume jewelry has been part of Indian culture for almost 300 years. During the 1700s cheap jewelry made with bone,glass,wood, metal was made. After almost a century, costume jewelry made of semi precious material and pearls came into the market. The use of semi precious material made the jewelry available and affordable.


But the real golden era for the costume jewelry began in the middle of the twentieth century. The middle class desired to own beautiful but affordable jewelry, and this realized by its perfect timing, it came during the machine-age and the industrial revolution. All this made possible the production of carefully executed replicas of beautiful and admired Costume and Fashion jewelry.

As the class structure in the world changed, Women in all social stations, even the working-class woman, owned pieces of costume jewelry. The average town and country woman could acquire and wear a considerable amount of this mass-produced jewelry that was both affordable and stylish.

Some feel that the machine has spoilt the beauty of the hand-made costume jewelry but the truth is that the machine has made fashion jewelry more affordable and has enabled people to produce enough of this jewelry to fuel the interest of millions of ladies from all around the world. Costume jewelry was further made popular by various designers in the mid twentieth century.

A significant factor in the popularisation of costume jewellery was the Indian movies. The leading female stars of the '40s and '50s often wore and then endorsed the pieces produced by a range of designers.

Costume fashion jewelry

Costume jewelry is considered a discrete category of fashion accessory, and as such it displays many of the characteristics of a self-contained industry. Costume jewelry manufacturers are located throughout the world, with a particular concentration in parts of India, where entire city-wide and region-wide economies are dominated by the trade of these goods.

Costume jewelry supply


As part of the supply chain, wholesalers in the United States and other major nations purchase costume jewelry from manufacturers and typically import or export it to wholesale distributors and suppliers who deal directly with retailers. Wholesale costume jewelry merchants would traditionally seek out new suppliers at trade shows. As the internet has become increasingly important in global trade, however, this model has been modified, as many retailers can now select from a large number of wholesalers through the worldwide web. Some of these sites also market directly to consumers who can purchase costume jewelry at greatly reduced prices. Some of these sites include fashion jewelry as a separate category, while some use this term in favor of costume jewelry. The trend of jewelry-making at home by hobbyists for personal enjoyment or for sale on sites like etsy has resulted in the common practice of buying wholesale costume jewelry in bulk and using it for parts.