Costume Jewelry: Accessories on a Budget!

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‘Tis the season to be happy for all the accessory lovers and fashionistas out there. There’s an upcoming trend which was showcased in the fall 2008 runway shows: statement jewelry.

Costume jewelry, on the other hand, which generated $900 million in U.S. sales in 2007, can be affordable and a perfect match with current fashions -and it doesn't have to look cheap.

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The materials used in costume jewelry include laser cut plastics, acrylics, hammered metal, rubber, glass, plastic and synthetic stones. They’re called costume jewelry because the point of wearing them is to keep up with the latest fashion trends without busting your budget.

Here’s a little trivia about costume jewelry: it was Coco Chanel who first popularized the use of faux jewelry - which has been worn by fabulous women even way back in the 1960’s! Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Bush and even royalty were known to wear collectible, costume jewelry.

So if you want to update your wardrobe with the season’s hottest trends in accessories, glam it up with the use of costume jewelry with only two rules in mind: have fun and go crazy accessorizing!

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