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A Bauble a Day

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The allure of costume jewelry dates back to ancient times.

A splash of color here, a pop of color there. If you are at the checkout counter of any grocery store, you will see that people who grace the cover of magazines are sporting their most fashionable baubles.

To that end, present-day fashion icons, which include Michelle Obama, Sarah Jessica Parker and the like, marvel in the splendor of costume jewelry. And, these pieces can be seen on revelers during special events such as inaugurations, red carpet galas and for everything in between. Do you wear costume jewelry?

Everything Old Becomes New, Again

Rich hues, eye-catching stones and versatility. The allure of costume jewelry dates back to ancient times. A glimpse of the best baubles is explored in the book Costume Jewelry.

From stately pieces, to those that offer a little more razzle-dazzle, one undeniable fact is that Chanel, Trifari and Dior, to name a few, have contributed to 20th century costume jewelry, as discussed in the book Costume Jewelry (Miller’s Publications/Octopus Publishing Group).

What else is covered in Costume Jewelry? The book provides a rare glimpse of the role costume jewelry continues to plays in fashion. As an easy read, it not only guides, but explains how earlier pieces has helped costume jewelry stake its claim as a wardrobe staple.

To take things a step further, included are chapters titled The Greats of 20th Century Costume Jewelry, Galleries, Dealers and Future Designers. Art Deco jewelry, information on less famous names, costume jewelry in Hollywood films and hosts of other topics also are discussed. So, why not add this must-have book to your collection, as well?

So Many Accessories, So Little Time

Whether you pronounce it as jewellery or jewelry, there are so many gorgeous pieces of costume jewelry to choose from, no matter the decade. But, 20th century costume jewelry is a favorite among many that are fashion forward.

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-Kimberly Williams

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