Let's start with some definitions. Costume jewelry is something that speaks to the trends of a certain moment. It is generally inexpensive, compared to fine jewelry, and is often purchased as an impulse buy, perhaps to accompany a specific outfit.\Fine fashion jewelry is made with high-quality materials, such as diamonds, gemstones, gold and sterling silver. These items are more of an investment, but they also last longer than costume jewelry, both in style and quality. Shop Diamond Fashion Jewelry »
It's a good rule of thumb to invest a little more in fine jewelry you'll either wear frequently throughout your life or that you want to show off for special occasions. You might even think about items you intend to pass down as an heirloom. Do your homework prior to shopping. Know the 4C's of diamond quality (they don't just apply to engagement rings), your options for metals and settings and your appropriate sizing. Your Jared jewelry specialist can help guide you through any questions you encounter.Consider these ideas for ideal investment pieces:
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