Since almost as long as humans have been on this planet, we have adorned jewellery. Although the materials have changed over time, the reasons we wear jewellery have not. Jewllery is worn as a status symbol but more commonly it is worn as an expression of style.

Like fashion today, jewellery trends change very quickly, meaning we are consuming and disposing of it faster than ever before. So what are the benefits to costume jewellery?

The cost is much lower than fine jewellery. You can pick up several peices of costume jewellery for under a tenner these days and most fashion stores have their own ranges. Another major benefit is that you can buy chunky peices for a low cost and unless you're Elizabeth Taylor, there's no way you could afford a fine version of it.

But cheap comes at a cost. Most people will be lucky to get three or four wears out of a peice of costume jewellery before is begins to turn green or breaks. Increasingly we are consuming more and more stuff that ends up rusting in the back or a drawer or laying in a landfill somewhere. Things we save up for and invest in are the things we look after and treasure.

Fine jewellery is considerably more expensive and is much more delicate to costume jewellery. The reason is fine jewellery is made from precious metals like sterling silver, gold or platinum and can be set with precious or semi precious stones. Fine jewellery is regarded as keepsakes, heirlooms or investments as they hold their value over time and generally hold great sentimental value.

Next time you are looking for jewelley remember for the price of a handful of costume jewellery peices, you can invest in something really special.

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