As per the law of nature, women are more beautiful creatures
than men and have always tried to enhance their beauty with various remedies
irrespective of the remedies being natural or artificial. Since time immemorial
women are known to have constantly created or re-created different ways to look
more beautiful. They used to design, stitch and create their own clothes just
to stand out from others. When clothes became mundane, they invented ornaments.
They adorned themselves with these fineries and added a dash of glamour with
these ornaments to even the simplest of clothes they wore. Right from the
stone-age women have indulged themselves in jewelry. Even in that era, the bond
between a woman and jewelry became obvious.
Way before the discovery of precious metals like gold,
silver, copper or bronze etc. women knew how to adorn themselves. They used
sea-shells, conches and other fine stones and materials to create their jewelery.
The necessity of looking prettier than others paved the way for costume
jewellery and it is nothing less than its evolution that these are here now for
all to admire. Armed with creativity and imagination jewelers have come up with
innumerable designs and countless new types of metals and stones to give
variety. The variety in jewelry leaves people astounded as they walk past any
jewelry shop. Millions of people admire jewels but because of their high value
only very few can actually possess these extravagant ornaments. Ordinary middle
class women being deprived of the very expensive jewellery delved into a
solution for this problem and thus the concept of costume-jewellery was born.
Old Is Gold
Earlier costume jewelry was all about semi-precious stones,
artificial metals coated with gold and silver polish and other chunks of
mirror, stone or patch-works, shells or colorful threads, etc. these
jewelleries were designed keeping in mind the middle class and poor women and
girls who could not afford to spend much on jewelleries and those women who liked
to wear jewelleries properly coordinated with their clothes. Gradually costume
jewellery became very popular among women of all walks of life. The designs of
costume-jewelleries outdid the traditional jewelleries so much so that people
has started preferring costume-jewelleries to the traditional jewelleries.
Seeing the popularity of jewelleries, the jewelers decided to merge the two
distinct styles. Thus costume jewelleries that we now come across are the
amalgamation of traditional stones, precious metals etc. in a modern form. The
generation next version of costume jewellery is a perfect modernized blend of
fashion, glamour and tradition with of course a tint of diamonds, a generous
plating of gold and silver or the more coveted platinum with a dash of dazzling
brilliance due to the brand name.
People are now more and more fashion conscious and with the desire to leave an impact in the social circuit are ruling out the repetitive designs. This new breed of fashion conscious people are increasing exponentially; thus creating a huge market not only for costume jewelleries but also for jewellery designing. Costume jewellery is not only design in accordance with fashion trends but also according to the taste and preferences of the buyers. As for example during weddings, extravagant affairs in many countries and where a great emphasis is put on jewellery. The bride's jewellery is selected very carefully ensuring that the social status and financial soundness of the bride's family is reflected conspicuously. Needless to say, that the jewelleries are very carefully co-coordinated with the bride's trousseau.
Costume jewellery is just the right the thing for every woman for any occasion. It saves money also and gives reason to flaunt the attire as well as adding radiant confidence to the wearer.