Costume jewelry, trinkets, fashion jewelry, junk jewelry, fake jewelry, or fallalery is jewelry manufactured as ornamentation to complement a particular fashionable costume or garment as opposed to "real" (fine) jewelry which may be regarded primarily as collectibles. The term costume jewelry dates back to the early 20th century. It reflects the use of the word "costume" to refer to what is now called an "outfit” and is characterized by the period in history in which it was made. Art Deco period (1920–1930s) combined the harshness of mass production with the sensitivity of art and design. The Art Deco movement died with the onset of the Great Depression and the outbreak of World War - characteristics of the costume jewelry in the Art Deco period were: harshly geometric and symmetrical theme - Long pendants, bangle bracelets, cocktail rings, and elaborate accessories. The Retro period (1935 to 1950) - designers struggled with the art versus mass production and the Natural materials merged with plastics. The retro period primarily included American-made jewelry, which has a distinct American look. With the war in Europe, many European jewelry firms were forced shut down and many European designers immigrated to the U.S - characteristics of the costume jewelry in the Retro period were; Glamour, elegance, and sophistication - Flowers, bows, and sunburst designs with a Hollywood flair - Moonstones, horse motifs, military influence, and ballerinas - Bakelite and other plastic jewelry. Art Modern period (1945 to 1960) - following World War II, jewelry designs became more traditional and understated. The big, bold styles of the Retro period went out of style and were replaced by the more tailored styles of the 1950s and 1960s - characteristics of the costume jewelry in the Art Modern period were; Bold, lavish jewelry - Large, chunky bracelets, charm bracelets, Jade/opal, charm bracelets, citrine, topaz - Poodle pins,&nb..
1970's Green Jasper - Faux Pearl & Gold Electroplate Leaf J13-162 45.00 Vintage Gold Leaf Pearl Pin Brooch - Gold toned metal in a leaf design with a large faux pearl in the center - Measures: 2.5" wide - Date: 70s no marks Excellent conditionAdd to CartDetails
Vintage Aurora Borealis Rainbow Iridescent AB Rhinestone Clip On Earrings 1" x 1/2" J.179.Q 25.00 Vintage 60s Earrings Unsigned AB Rhinestone Clip Ons marquis and round stones all prong set in rich gold tone setting - Golden glittery overtones with a rainbow of pastel undertones - Clip on backsAdd to CartDetails
Amber & Citrine Color Rhinestone in Gold Metal Brooch 1 1/2" x 1 1/4" J9.263 35.00 Circa 1960s round brooch - good quality citrine rhinestones & mahogany marquis stones all prong set - riveted construction and fastens with a safety rollover clasp.Add to CartDetails
Gold Filled Faux Pearl & Rose Box Earrings "Coro" 1/2" J90.N 45.00 Cast gold toned textured leaf and faux pearl signed Coro on screw back earrings.Add to CartDetails