Costume jewellery is immensely popular in todays modern society for giving men and women around the world the opportunity to experience the confidence, pleasure and status that goes hand in hand with owning the finest diamond jewellery, while offering it at a mere fraction of the cost. Its not only the working class who choose to purchase and wear costume jewellery - many celebrities and wealthy people choose to wear simulated diamonds and the likes, since you dont have to worry about costly insurance worries and ever losing it in a crowd. While many people who own valuable natural diamonds and gems often feel uneasy about wearing their jewellery, costume jewellery can give you all the appearance of these costly beauties with none of the stress.
Costume jewellery rose to popularity in the 20th century, when the working class wanted to own the same jewellery the wealthy owned, but at a reasonable price. The arrival of the industrial revolution made this wish a reality when it became possible for people to make precise replicas of priceless diamonds and gems. While some people are under the impression that the machine has tarnished the beauty of costume jewellery, the reality couldnt be further from the truth. Advancements in technology allow for gems and stones to be reproduced flawlessly while being manufactured in large amounts and remaining attainable and affordable for millions of women around the world.
When it comes to what materials are used to replicate natural diamonds, cubic zirconia is a popular choice. While its strong resemblance to diamonds is its main reason for popularity, it can also be rendered in a variety of other colours that can give it the appearance of other precious gems and stones, such as sapphires and emeralds. Cubic zirconia is very tough and durable but is available at a small fraction of the cost of diamonds, and this has made it a main competitor for years in the running.
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