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costume jewelry

jewelry made of nonprecious metals, sometimes gold-plated or silver-plated, often set with imitation or semiprecious stones.
Origin of costume jewelry
1930-35, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for costume jewelry
  • Albright has some valuable pieces and some heirlooms, but mostly the collection consists of costume jewelry.
  • There's also a selection of evening dresses, shoes, funky costume jewelry and dresses for toddlers.
  • Plaintiff is a manufacturer and wholesaler of costume jewelry.
  • costume jewelry in particular is a fast-growing market, one that is perhaps more accessible to artisans in developing countries.

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