We are often asked 'What is costume jewellery?'
The definition of costume jewellery is jewellery made from non-precious materials
such as goldtone or gold-plated, silvertone or silver-plated, silver wire,
resin, beads, pearlesque, plastics, wood, sequins and leather.
This excludes jewellery made from all precious metals, such as gold and silver,
precious or semi-precious gems or stones such as swarovski crystals, natural
and cultured pearls.
Costume jewellery is jewellery made to look
more expensive than it actually is.