Fashion Jewelry or Costume Jewelry is jewelry created specifically for fashion. This means that you will have specific pieces of jewelry to match specific fashion outfits. Costume jewelry started out in the 1930s as a cheap, disposable accessory, Its purpose is solely for fashion as opposed to real jewelry that has intrinsic value or could be an heirloom, or something that was received on a special occasion such as engagement or wedding. Costume jewelry is made from cheaper materials such as glass plastics and base metals, instead of more valuable materials like gold and gems (Wikipedia).This type of cheap jewelry is meant to be worn for a short amount of time, when the clothing that matches it are in style and is then meant to be thrown away. It is more affordable to buy glass and metal jewelry if you are only planning to wear it for a season or two.Although it sound like it is just trashy accessories, this is not the case.Firstly, who says I have to wear a diamond ring every day. Why can’t these be looked at accessories unto themselves and not as a replacement for expensive jewelry.Secondly, not every occasion calls for wearing expensive jewelry. If I just want to go out with my friends shopping or bowling, I put on my Costume jewelry and I’m all ready to go.But lastly I believe the reason why it has become so popular is because it is so expensive to buy jewelry to fit every occasion.If I want to have jewelry that matches every outfit, I can’t afford to buy real jewelry.The fashion jewelry market has been very successful in the last few years. Online auction sites are a great place to buy cheap fashion jewelry.I sometimes buy a whole bunch of jewelry and pass it on to my friends.But the best thing about cheap fashion jewelry is the fact that I can wear whatever I want and I will always be able to complete my look with loads of jewelry.These new types of jewelry has become more and more popular over the last few years, particularly amongst younger fashion conscious people.When looking for costume jewelry you are not bound by the size and look of what you buy. Real jewelry is very expensive and therefore most people have to buy small diamonds, rings and bracelets. However when it comes to fashion jewelry there are no limits. There are so many options available. For earrings you can get studs, long hanging earrings, hoop earrings of every size, chandelier earrings, and many many more. For bracelets, you can get tennis bracelets, charm bracelets, stack-able bangles, or cuffs. Necklaces also come in several different styles. There are the very flashy big necklaces, there are simple chains with or without pendants. lockets, and more. All jewelry comes in every color, shape and size.When getting dressed up with fashion jewelry, you can really let your imagination loose with all the endless possibilities.