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Costume Jewelry

The Berg Companion to Fashion

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...The earliest costume jewelry was simply an imitation of precious jewelry and had little intrinsic value or original style of its own. However, once the French couturiers put their names to costume jewelry it became desirable, acceptable...

Costume Jewelry

Celia Stall-Meadows

Celia Stall-Meadows is assistant professor of Fashion Marketing in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Her professional memberships include the International Textile and Apparel Association and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Know Your Fashion Accessories

Fairchild Publications, 2004

Book chapter

...The Democratization of Fashion in Ancient Egypt: So Faux!Did the ancient Egyptians have similar value distinctions between fine and costume jewelry that we do today? Evidence suggests they regarded their newly invented faux gemstones...

The Jewelry Industry

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 3 : The United States and Canada

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...From early times, men and women have sought to adorn themselves. The desire to adorn the body answered several needs: communication of identity, including status and kinship, as well as symbols of protection and spiritual beliefs...
...The Collection in Context Triumphant orchestral music filled the New York Fashion Week tent where the collection was shown, as models emerged on the stark white catwalk, with Oscar de la Renta’s signature in black emblazed...

Paua Shell Costume Jewelry in New Zealand

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 7 : Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...New Zealand’s best-known costume jewelry is made from the iridescent shell of the paua (the Māori name for Haliotis iris), a species of abalone only found in the sea around New Zealand. Paua shell was a material used by Māori to highlight...

Jewelry

Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion Volume 8 : West Europe

Berg, 2010

Encyclopedia entry

...Jewelry, an anglicized version of the old French word jouel, means, in its broadest sense, body adornment. This definition is also valid for clothing, and both make the human body culturally visible. Like dress, jewelry belongs...