Beyond the MasqueradeWhile the costume jewelry that appeared in the 1930s worn to embellish a costume or an outfit was attractive, it was usually constructed from inexpensive mass produced materials, mostly for consumers.
At your favorite jewelers in Dana Point, Gems N’ Loans likes to distinguish between jewelry that is fine and that which is only for costume.
What defines fine jewelry?
Fine jewelry of made to today, finds its roots dating back to the 19th century, and it consists of gold, platinum, and gemstones. Most predominant jewelry styles tend to conform to the artistic style of the times.
Oddly enough, between 1910 and 1920, there was an artistic style known as Art Nouveau which became popular, and is described as abstract, flowing, containing flowers, serpents, and butterflies.
The depiction of women carved into the surfaces of many of this era's jewelry pieces, whether that be a brooch or a ring could be seen in the designs.
Designers began using techniques to decorate metals that were less expensive.
The difference between fine jewelry and costume jewelry is the quality of the metal used in the jewelry and the authenticity of the stones set into the pieces. Additionally, fine jewelry can last for generations, and it is often considered an investment or something worth collecting and passing down to family members.
If you have some family heirlooms that you would like to cash in visit here!