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Costume Jewelry

Before the 20th century, women wore jewelry made of precious and semi-precious stones largely to show off the wealth of their husbands. The term “costume jewelry,” born in the 1920s, introduced a significant change in that way of thinking. New non-precious materials became more widely available with industrialization, and women began to wear jewelry as a means of expressing themselves creatively and stylishly.

The concept of fashionable costume jewelry truly took off when Coco Chanel introduced bold “statement” accessories in the late 1920s. The “Golden Age” of costume jewelry took place from the late ‘30s to mid ‘50s. Bakelite, a hard plastic material invented in 1907, became popular in the ‘30s and ‘40s as an inexpensive material for beads and bangles.

In 1941, Pell Jewelry Company... Read more

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Three piece plated tea set, plate and white metal, and costume jewellery

May 4, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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Collection of costume jewellery mainly 1970's and silver shoe horn and button hook, cased

May 4, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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Large quantity of costume jewellery including some silver and medals(qty)

May 4, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
Woking, United Kingdom

£15 (starting bid)

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VINTAGE COSTUME JEWELERY EARRINGS AND BROOCH SET

May 4, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$8 (2 bids)

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Collection Of Costume Jewellery. To Include Some Monet, Earrings, Bracelets

May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£32 (starting bid)

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May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£16 (starting bid)

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Small Mixed Lot Of Costume Jewellery Comprising Brooches, Some Set With Dia

May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£24 (1 bid)

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May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£24 (starting bid)

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Box Containing A Quantity Of Costume Jewellery To Include Beads, Earrings,

May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM BST
St Annes , United Kingdom

£16 (starting bid)

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Large Collection of Various Costume Jewelry

May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Collection of Various Costume Jewelry (More Pcs Inside)

May 5, 2016, 6:00 PM EST
New Milford, CT, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Mixed Lot of Vintage Compacts Vanity and Costume Jewelry Items

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Assorted Lot of Vintage Plastic Costume Jewelry

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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AVGN Movie Mike Matei Elvis Costume

May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Quakertown, PA, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Lot of 10 Vintage Costume Jewelry Rings

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Lot of Costume Jewelry Necklaces Bracelets and Earrings

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Lot of 11 Vintage Costume Jewelry Rings

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$18 (2 bids)

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Lot of Costume Jewelry Pins Brooches and Bracelets

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Box Full of Costume Jewelry Bracelets Pins Brooches Belt Buckle and Foreign Coins

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$20 (3 bids)

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Lot of Costume Jewelry Necklaces Bracelets Earrings and Pin Brooches

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Vintage Jewelry Box Filled with Costume Jewelry Foreign Coins and Assorted Ephemera

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM MST
Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Collection of Assorted Costume Jewelry

May 6, 2016, 8:00 PM EST
Nashville, NC, USA

$1 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 ESTATE COSTUME JEWELRY NECKLACES

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 ESTATE COSTUME JEWELRY NECKLACES

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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VICTORIAN STYLE RUBY COSTUME JEWELERY

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 WOMANS NECKLACE COSTUME JEWELERY

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 4 ESTATE COSTUME JEWELRY NECKLACES

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 ESTATE COSTUME JEWELRY NECKLACES

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 4 WOMANS NECKLACE COSTUME JEWELERY

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 COSTUME JEWELERY PENDANTS

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 5 COSTUME JEWELERY NECKLACES

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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ELEPHANT HEAD COSTUME JEWELERY BRACELET

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 ESTATE COSTUME JEWELRY NECKLACES

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 3 ESTATE COSTUME JEWELRY NECKLACES & BRACELET

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 5 ESTATE COSTUME JEWELERY RINGS

May 6, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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Trachtenschmuck-Einhänger aus verschiedenen Jagd-Elementen.

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM CET
Stuttgart, Germany

€120 (starting bid)

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Vintage Men's/ladies Costume Jewelry, Cuff Links

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Vintage/contemporary Silver Tone Costume Jewelry

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Vintage/contemporary Gold Tone Costume Jewelry

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (2 bids)

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Mineral Stone Costume Jewelry Lot

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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Vintage 1960s Tara Costume Jewelry Set

May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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May 7, 2016, 11:00 AM PST
Glendale, AZ, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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24 assorted custom rings key rings charm heart locket nice lot

May 9, 2016, 7:00 PM EST
Cape Coral, FL, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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A Collection of Vintage and Contemporary Costume Jewelry.

May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$100 (starting bid)

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A Miscellaneous Collection of Costume Jewelry, c. 1980s,

May 11, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Cleveland , OH, USA

$200 (starting bid)

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18k white gold frog shape green red enamel cultured 10 mm pearl earrings pendant

May 12, 2016, 9:00 PM EST
Miami, FL, USA

$950 (starting bid)

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Big lot of mixed costume jewelry

May 13, 2016, 5:00 PM CST
Rosebud, TX, USA

$5 (4 bids)

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Collection of Vintage Costume Jewelry Items

May 14, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Jewelry box full of costume jewelry - war medals - sterling silver jewelry and more

May 14, 2016, 11:30 AM CST
Emporia, KS, USA

$5 (starting bid)

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A Group of Costume Jewelry

May 16, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Maple Glen, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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A Group of Costume, Gold Jewelry and Watches

May 16, 2016, 9:00 AM EST
Maple Glen, PA, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Lot of Silver and Costume Jewelry

May 17, 2016, 3:00 PM EST
New York, NY, USA

$250 (starting bid)

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Vintage Sterling Bracelets & Costume Jewelry

May 21, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Geneseo, NY, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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5 COSTUME JEWELRY SIGNED JEWELED BROOCHES

May 21, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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4 COSTUME JEWELRY SIGNED JEWELED BROOCHES

May 21, 2016, 1:00 PM EST
West Palm Beach, FL, USA

$20 (starting bid)

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Lot of 6 vintage costume brooches & 1 bracelet

June 18, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Nokomis, FL, USA

$35 (starting bid)

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Lot of vintage costume jewelry signed & unsigned

June 18, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Nokomis, FL, USA

$25 (starting bid)

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Lot of early 20thC Costume Jewelry, brooches, pins

June 18, 2016, 11:00 AM EST
Nokomis, FL, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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LOT OF 5 ESTATE COSTUME JEWELRY NECKLACES

July 9, 2016, 6:00 PM PST
Lake Oswego, OR, USA

$2 (starting bid)

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