The materials that make up the jewelry is the deciding factor behind whether a piece is considered fashion jewelry or fine jewelry.
Fashion jewelry, also known as costume jewelry, is usually made with base metals and simulated stones. These pieces are often made with brass, copper, or aluminum, which bend and tarnish easily. Jewelry made entirely out of textiles or leather, base metal alloys, and even metals plated with precious metals like gold or silver also fall under fashion jewelry. Simulated stones include plastic/glass crystal stones, cubic zirconia, synthetic gemstones and Swarovski crystals. They are near impossible to fix once they have broken. But fashion jewelry tends to come at a much lower price than fine jewelry does, and a broken piece could easily be replaced entirely.
Fine jewelry is used to describe jewelry made of solid gold, sterling silver, platinum, and/or other precious metals. This kind of jewelry also often uses genuine precious and semi-precious gemstones like real diamonds, rubies, sapphires, Emerald etc. Because it’s made entirely of solid precious metals and precious gemstones, fine jewelry is so much stronger than fashion jewelry and will not tarnish with proper care and storage. In addition to that, when broken, fine jewelry can be repaired. Fine jewelry may come at an elevated price point, but in truth, the value and longevity of these pieces are well worth the investment.
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