Types of Costume Jewelry
There are many different types of costume jewelry available. It is a very popular type of jewelry to be worn, due to the fact that the material that the jewelry is made of is less expensive than compared to other types of jewelry. Materials that are commonly used in costume jewelry include base metals, plastics, glass, leather and more. This type of jewelry was used literally on stage and over time became an accessory that women and even men begin to wear regularly for every day attire. It is also occasionally called fashion jewelry too, since it is also a type of jewelry that changes regularly with the ever changing styles and fads in the fashion world. It changes often also due to the fact that it is mass produced and this lowers the cost further as well. There is even costume jewelry that does occasionally have semi precious stones, as well as other imitation jewelry and hair accessories fall into this category as well.
The following are the types of costume jewelry that is available, which include:
Imitation - This type of costume jewelry is made of wood, leather, glass, plastic, terracotta, metal, stone, jute, shell and bone. There are many types of jewelry pieces that are considered imitation jewelry, which includes nose rings, ear rings, hoops, necklaces, chokers, chains, pendants, armlets, brooches, rings, bangles, bracelets, waist belts, navel rings, anklets and toe rings too.
Hoop Earrings - Hoop earrings come in a range of styles, although they are typically round or half moon shapes. They can be made of a variety of materials and come in an assortment of colors as well.
Necklaces - Necklace costume jewelry is a common item for mainly women, but even men to wear as well. The necklaces come in a variety of lengths can be made of stone, wood, shells, lac, glass, plastic, metallics, bone, jute, beaded, ivory and terracotta too.
Chokers - Chokers are a very short form of necklaces. They hug securely around the upper portion of the neck and have almost a cuff like appearance to them. Chokers come beaded, metallic, leather, glass, plastic and lac too.
Chains - Chain costume jewelry is an adornment that is added to the hair, around the neck, around the waist or anywhere else to add color and shine. Chains are made from stainless steel, white metal, sterling silver, plastic and bone as well.
Pendants - Pendents can be added to chains, necklaces or chokers. They are usually of a design, image, animal or anything else in a shape. They come in stainless steel, sterling silver, wooden, shell, lac, glass, leather, bone, plastic and ivory.
Armlet - An armlet is a band that is worn around the upper portion of the arm and it may have a design or image attached to it. Armets are made of stainless steel, glass, white metal, shells, wooden, plastic, terracotta and lac.
Brooches - Brooches are pins that women typically can attach to hats, shirts, blouses, sweaters, jackets, purses or anything else. They can be made of stainless steel or white metal and they come in a variety of designs and images.
Bangles - These are rigid bracelets worm usually around the wrist. They come in a variety of colors and materials to choose from. These materials include stainless steel, white metal, sterling silver, wooden, plastic, glass and lac.
Waist Belts - These are similar to traditional belts, except there is much more decoration to them. They come in a range of materials, such as leather, stainless steel and cloth.
Anklets - These costume jewelry pieces are worn around the ankle and can even go down the foot as well and around the toes too. Anklets are made of sterling silver, shell, plastic, wooden, stone, bone, glass, jute and ivory also.
Wristbands - Wristbands have become very popular with teens especially and they are simple, colorful bands that go around the wrist and they may have a message that goes around them as well. These are made of plastic, rubber, elastic and leather.
Toes Rings - Toes rings are similar to regular rings, except specifically for the toes. They come with gems, images and adornments to them as well. They are made from sterling silver, stainless steel, white metal, plastic, ivory and glass.
Navel Rings - Also as belly button piercings, these are available in studs as well as dangling charms too. They are made from stainless steel, sterling silver and white metal.
Rings - Rings have been around for awhile, but with costume jewelry the rings may be larger and more flashy too. They are made from metallic, plastic, wooden, bone, glass, stone and lac.
Nose Rings - Nose rings come as a ring or as a stud also. They may have charms on them too. They can be made from bronze, plastic, glass, stainless steel and stone too.
Bracelets - Bracelets are worn around the wrist and can be made of a range of materials that are typically flexible. They can be made of leather, metal, lac, glass, plastic, shell, wood, bone, stone, terracotta, jute and ivory.
Earrings -Earrings come in hoops, studs, dangles, huggy, clip ons and stick on costume jewelry as well. They can be made of plastic, metals, shells, leather, terracotta, glass, crystal, stone, wood, beaded, jute, ivory and lace also.
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