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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.

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VINTAGE & ANTIQUE COSTUME JEWELRY LOT W CORO SET

April 19, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Tallahassee, FL, USA

$10 (1 bid)

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MIXED LOT OF WHITE METAL ORNAMENTS , NAPKIN RINGS, COSTUME JEWELLERY ETC

April 20, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Blackburn, United Kingdom

£4 (1 bid)

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LARGE BAG CONTAINING A QUANTITY OF COSTUME JEWELLERY

April 20, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Blackburn, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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LARGE BAG CONTAINING A QUANTITY OF COSTUME JEWELLERY

April 20, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Blackburn, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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LARGE BAG CONTAINING A QUANTITY OF COSTUME JEWELLERY

April 20, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Blackburn, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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LARGE BAG CONTAINING A QUANTITY OF COSTUME JEWELLERY

April 20, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Blackburn, United Kingdom

£10 (starting bid)

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LARGE BAG CONTAINING A QUANTITY OF COSTUME JEWELLERY

April 20, 2018, 12:00 PM GMT
Blackburn, United Kingdom

£4 (starting bid)

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Qty of cameo jewellery to incl. costume cameo

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD40 (starting bid)

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Qty of various costume jewellery to incl.

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD30 (starting bid)

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Qty of various costume jewellery to incl.

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD25 (starting bid)

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Qty of various costume jewellery to incl.

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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2 boxes of various costume jewellery to incl.

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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Collection of modern costume jewellery,

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD5 (1 bid)

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Various costume jewellery pieces incl.

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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Large qty of costume jewellery, necklaces,

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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Huge qty of costume jewellery, necklaces,

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM AEST
Thornleigh, Australia

AUD20 (starting bid)

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Box of costume jewellery and jewellery boxes

April 21, 2018, 10:30 AM BST
Peebles, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Tin costume jewellery

April 21, 2018, 10:30 AM BST
Peebles, United Kingdom

£5 (starting bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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ASSORTED COSTUME, PEARL & STERLING JEWELRY

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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STERLING / 925 & COSTUME JEWELRY

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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TWO TRAYS OF COSTUME JEWELRY

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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LARGE ASSORTMENT OF COSTUME JEWELRY

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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THREE TRAY OF COSTUME JEWELRY, WATCHES & MORE

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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TWO TRAYS OF COSTUME JEWELRY NECKLACES

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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ASSORTMENT OF COSTUME JEWELRY

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (1 bid)

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Costume Jewelry Grouping

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
York, PA, USA

$10 (starting bid)

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ASSORTMENT OF COSTUME JEWELRY

April 21, 2018, 9:00 AM EST
Hampton, VA, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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Set of Costume Jewelry

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Charlottesville, VA, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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LARGE LOT OF COSTUME JEWELRY

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Midland, TX, USA

$60 (3 bids)

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Lot Vintage Costume Jewelry, Bags, Eye Glasses

April 21, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$125 (7 bids)

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COSTUME JEWELRY INCLUDING 4 NEW IN BOX AND 2 STRANDS VINTAGE ARTIFICIAL PEARLS

April 21, 2018, 10:00 AM CST
Midland, TX, USA

$20 (1 bid)

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Group of Costume Jewelry

April 21, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$40 (starting bid)

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Group of Silver Tone Costume Jewelry

April 21, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$50 (1 bid)

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Group of Gold Tone Costume Jewelry

April 21, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Long Island City, NY, USA

$50 (starting bid)

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Vintage Costume Rhinestone Brooches & Necklace

April 21, 2018, 11:00 AM EST
Stamford, CT, USA

$30 (starting bid)

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