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costume jewelry

noun
1.
jewelry made of nonprecious metals, sometimes gold-plated or silver-plated, often set with imitation or semiprecious stones.
Origin of costume jewelry
1930-1935
An Americanism dating back to 1930-35
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  • On the kitchen table, two laptops are open and towers of fashion magazines, costume jewelry and beauty products are everywhere.

    Fashion's Night In Peter Davis September 11, 2009
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