You’re looking for the perfect look, whether it’s casual girl’s night out or something more formal such as a wedding - jewelry is always the #1 accessory designed to help you pull off the perfect look. Costume jewelry is the more affordable option for achieving the dazzle you want - but it can be a tricky road and the last thing you want is to show off those stunning emeralds, that end up looking completely fake.
Another risk can be purchasing inexpensive costume jewelry online and the fear of it arriving to your house looking crappy and cheap.
NoBlag offers the solution you’ve been looking for to pull off the perfect look with our collection of costume jewelry at the lowest prices online - without sacrificing quality. We only sell high-end costume jewelry that looks remarkable like the real deal.
Look positively fabulous in brilliant bracelet! Beautiful and multicolored faceted stones are arranged in crystals topaz link design. Crafted in silver-tone mixed metal. Approximate length: 7-1/8 inches:
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Dress your neckline with this dazzling collar necklace and the earring set. Featuring a two-row design bedecked with oval-cut blue/white turquoise. Set in sterling silver. Approximate length: 16 inches
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A frenzy pretty charms interspersed with faceted beads compose this wondrous bracelet. Crafted in silver-tone hematite mixed metal. Approximate length: 7inches.
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You find the costume jewelry you’ve been searching for and it looks perfect. Keyword there, LOOKS. You take the chance to order it online, only to be sadly disappointed when it arrives and looks like it came from your local dollar store. Don’t fall victim to this common pitfall.
NoBlag pays attention to the finer details that set high end costume jewelry apart from the cheapos. The finishes and gems on our products are elegant and create that high-end look you are going for.
Amp up your look with a bold necklace. This two row necklace is embellished with bright blue pearl shell glass beads . Crafted in silver-tone mixed metal. Approximate length: 16 inches
Tasteful and sophisticated, this wide bracelet lines three rows with pearls and faceted purple beads. Separated by crystal rhinestone bars. Stretches to fit wrist. Crafted in silver-tone mixed metal. Approximate diameter: 2-1/4 inches.
Get your look in line with this bracelet featuring a bar motif geometric sticks. this stretch bracelet Crafted in gold-tone mixed metal. Approximate diameter: 2-1/2 inches $24.99
Pretty charms interspersed with cages accents, blue beads, glass beads, hat, leaves and faceted beads compose this wondrous stretch bracelet. Crafted in silver-tone mixed metal. Approximate length: 7-1/2 inches.
Bold, modern and chic. These cluster earrings flaunt faceted, round-cut crystals accented. Crafted in gold tone. Approximate diameter: 1 inch.
Look positively fabulous in brilliant bracelet! Beautiful blue stone is arranged in crystal topaz link design. Crafted in silver-tone mixed metal. Approximate length: 7-1/8 inches
More often, we're talking about the cheaper stuff -- "fashion" jewelry, which you can typically pick up for under a $100 (sometimes way under). In those pieces, the metals usually aren't precious, and finish quality can vary dramatically. What you want to look out for is the cheap, flimsy coating you can scratch off with a finger nail. That stuff looks cheap, acts cheap and is cheap.
Typically, the nicer pieces will be electroplated in real silver or gold. That's when manufacturers chemically bond a thin film of precious metal to a base of non-precious metal. It's a higher-quality finish that looks good and stands up to normal wear.
That's the background, and it's a crucial component in wearing cheaper jewelry without looking cheap. The other major factor is the centerpiece -- the gem.
Expensive-looking costume gems can be made of a variety of materials and take countless forms. They may closely resemble diamonds, rubies, pearls or emeralds, or they may create a look all their own. It's perhaps easier to define quality costume gems by what they're lacking, namely: paint, foil backing and lightweight plastic. And they're not glued on -- they're prong-set or hand-tied.
With an eye out for materials and mountings, classy costume jewelry is pretty easy to spot. Wearing it with class, on the other hand, can be a bit more complicated.
The thing about wearing baubles, beads, and all sparkling things is, genuine materials or not, it's easy to end up looking overdone. When including costume jewelry in your style, the best way to avoid coming off cheap is to follow one simple rule: Less is more.
You can have the most beautiful costume ruby necklace and turn it into an imitation nightmare by adding a ruby ring, ruby bracelet, ruby earrings, two gold chains, a pearl choker and ruby-and-sapphire headband. Matchy-matchy is usually kind of tacky, and, as they say, how classy a woman looks is inversely proportional to the number of rings she wears.
Keep it simple. If you're wearing a particularly large piece of jewelry, treat it as a focal point. That means only one necklace, and perhaps one or two other "background" pieces, simple gold hoops or a few silver bangles, for instance. You can wear a larger number of subtle pieces at once without looking cheap, but even with simple jewelry it's wise to edit. A thin gold chain can look a bit street-walker when you pair it with 20 more just like it.
Aside from limiting your jewels to a few well-chosen pieces, looking expensive in the inexpensive can also come down to:
Size -- Unless you're royalty, you probably won't look classy in a lemon-size "diamond." Keep it small and tasteful.
Color -- If you're going for an expensive look, a hot-pink or lime-green stone can be tough to pull off. To be safe, stick with colors in the natural-stone spectrum.
Outfit -- Most people look cheap pairing a 10-carat "ruby" with sweats and a t-shirt. Sure, a lucky few in Beverly Hills can make it work, but most people do well wearing fancy jewelry with evening wear and casual jewelry with jeans.
One other thing to think about when wearing affordable jewels: Some people have allergic reactions to certain inexpensive metals. Before you wear a costume piece for a night on the town, make sure you're not allergic to the chain or setting. No one looks expensive in a rash.
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