Fashion jewellery is available in most any design imaginable. Also called costume jewellery, these pieces are generally manufactured to be affordable alternatives to more costly 'genuine' stones and metals.
Costume jewellery and accessories are typically designed for females, but there are countless styles on the market specifically made for men as well. There are many boutiques in every town and city which feature the latest trendy designs to please the discriminating taste of just about everyone. From young girls, to teens to men and women, it's common to see fashion jewellery worn on a daily basis. Earrings, rings and brooches are also commonly made in costume jewellery.
Bracelets and necklaces are two of the more popular ways to accessorize in fashion jewellery. Some of these pieces can be made to look like replicas made popular from bygone eras. Renaissance and medieval styles can be found at fashion boutiques. Many of these designs can be worn for costume party events, or simply as a fashion statement.
Collecting these jewellery items are a perfect way to accessorize one's wardrobe, as many of the styles on the market can be matched up to compliment most colours and styles of apparel. In fact, so appealing to the eye are many of these styles, they truly are made to be a work of art.
During the holiday season, it is common to find fashion jewellery that reflects the times of the season. Christmas tree and wreath designs can be made into fashionable pins and brooches, and even charm bracelets. Earrings with a Christmas motif is common as well, and part of the fashion jewellery statement.
Another type of costume jewellery is antique, or what is known as vintage jewellery. Incorporating crystals, rhinestones and other intricate styles, many of these can be found at estate sales. Not only are they collectible, they are often chosen to be worn at parties and functions, as well as weddings, pageants and proms.
Some fashion jewellery styles are one-of-a-kind creations. Designed by talented artisans, they can be highly sought after and collectible. Some reflect other cultures as well, including American Indian heritage. It's relatively common to find beads and other ornate embellishments in this line of jewellery. Hand crafted by the designer, each piece is uniquely distinct.