Nowadays designer anything is the rage
amongst the fashion conscious sections of society, whether it be designer
belts, fashion accessories, designer perfume or designer costume jewellery.
jewellery is a wonderful accessory and adornment that is loved by females the
The origins of Jewellery start way back in
ancient times when our ancestors used to wear animal bones, pieces of wood and
wooden beads around their necks, ears and arms. Costume jewellery has in fact
been around for hundreds of years and over this period of time it has been
constantly renovating and reinventing itself. This is due to the changing
fashion trends and cycles.
Early costume jewellery was mass produced and
its purpose was to supply the masses. This meant that there was not too much
attention paid to making elegant and beautiful pieces of jewellery, and they
were merely cheap alternatives to fine, high-end jewellery. By the Art Deco
period the way costume jewellery was made started to change and more importance
was placed on design and the look and feel of the jewellery.
During this period Coco Chanel began making
costume jewellery and it was marketed as an essential accessory that would
complete your outfit. Their range of designer costume jewellery was made to
match the colours or style of their designer clothes. By using straight lines
the defined the jewellery, designer costume jewellery soon became as appealing
as well as elegant as its high-end luxurious counterparts.
By the 20th century designer
costume jewellery had started to be influenced by popular designers like Dior,
Chanel and Napier, to name just a few. In the 1960s Kenneth Jay Lane was one
of the most influential designers that had an impact on costume jewellery and
he created some of the most unique and eye-catching pieces of costume jewellery
for the celebrities of the time.
Designer costume jewellery
is now worn by celebrities all over the world, not only in movies but for
special occasions and award shows. Designer costume jewellery is now extremely
hard to distinguish from the real thing and it for this reason that stars of
the silver screen have been seen wearing costume jewellery and carrying them
off. Some designer costume jewellery is now considered collectable with its
value increasing over a period of time. What is being worn today as costume
jewellery may well in a few years time be considered as vintage and will become
valuable pieces of jewellery.
Whatever personality trait you want to
portray, whether it be powerful, funny or flamboyant, you can do this with the
right piece of designer costume jewellery. Nowadays designer costume jewellery
has become an indispensable accessory and the industry is growing from strength
to strength every year.