(Closed) Jewelry: Real vs Fake

posted 6 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: What will you be wearing on your wedding day?
    Fine jewelry : (35 votes)
    41 %
    Costume jewelry : (48 votes)
    56 %
    No jewelry except the E ring and wedding band : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted for fine jewelry because I am wearing a gift.  But if I were buying for myself, I’d have no problem wearing costume jewelry!

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’m wearing a combination of both! My rings (left & right hand) are fine, my braclet is fine, but the earings are costume..shh!!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Both!  I’m wearing beautiful costume jewelery earrings and the rest is fine.  A necklace my grandfather gave me made from a ring of my grandmothers, my mom’s saphire and diamond 4×4 bracelet as my something blue!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I’m unable to wear costume jewlery because of allergic reactions, even if it says the metal is hypoallergenic. I’ll have my engagement ring (then wedding band), earrings for my “blue”, and my something borrowed will be fine jewelry.

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I don’t know what my wedding jewelry was made of, definitely wasn’t gold, but it only cost me around $100 for the earrings and the bracelet and it looked amazing.

     

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I wore my deceased grandmother’s white gold & pearl necklace, and then my bracelet, earrings & broach were costume jewelry from JCPenny (I think I spent <$30ish).

    Post # 9
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    @BetterSherm:  I’ve had the same problem in the past, I am very easily allergic to metals (I can’t count how many times I’ve bought jewelry that was labelled as being hypo-allergenic and getting rashes anyway), but I found hypo-allergenic jewelry that wasn’t too expensive for my wedding. ๐Ÿ™‚ They are actually making much more jewelry that is actually hypo-allergenic these days!

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Costume jewellery for me. I couldn’t afford the fine jewelry version of what I wore, and even if I could afford it, I don’t know if I would. My $10 walmart jewellery worked perfectly.

    Post # 11
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    @saida27:  i bouhgt my bridal jewelery from tejani and i dont consider them fine jewelery.  but they are extremely well made which is where the price comes in.  i also had a fabulous experience in their showroom. 

    im sure a lot of bees would vote for fine jewelry if budget allowed (myself included).  however, everyones jewelery choices on here always looks great with their dresses

    Post # 12
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I wore a mix… I had my real engagement ring, My sisters real diamond necklace and a costume jewelery bracelet that was my grandmothers.

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My jewelry is my “something borrowed,” and that’s the only reason it’s real.  My mother has a beautiful necklace and earrings I am going to wear.

    If I didn’t have jewelry of my own or that I could borrow, I would have gotten costume jewelry.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I haven’t decided but I own a wide range of nice and not so nice jewelry.

    I also just want to point out that there’s a lot more to jewlery than “real vs fake”. Colorless gemstones are not, necessarily, “fake diamonds”. They are their own gemstones.

    When I hear the term “costume jewelry” I think of really cheap cut glass kinds of jewelry. The term comes from the theater beacuse the audience is far away and can’t tell the difference between nice jewelry and cheap jewlery, as long as it’s big and sparkly. I don’t think that term would be appropriate for an expensive white gold and white topaz earring set even though it’s not “real”, aka diamonds.

    So I’m not sure what people are using to define “fine jewelry vs costume jewlery” but some clarification would be appreciated. Thanks! 

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @JenGirl:  To me, the term “costume jewelry” is the kind of jewelry I’d get at Walmart or Target.

    Post # 16
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My Jewelry was fake and I got a lot of compliments on them.. Charming charlies brand!.

    If I could upload a picture I would but the bee wont allow me to.

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