Jewelry has been around for more than two thousand years, worn as a show of class, stature, and beauty. Today most people wear jewelry just because they like it. Both men and women wear jewelry. Since real gems and precious metals are very expensive, many people turn to mainly wearing costume jewelry which is made of less expensive materials yet still holds the look almost as well as real jewelry.
Men and women alike have developed individual taste when it comes to costume jewelry. Necklaces are very popular for both men and women currently. Sleek silver or gold designs for men's necklaces are a hit at this time. For women more variety among styles of necklaces exists.
Women can find small thin necklaces with only one or two simple gems a simple yet beautiful addition to their outfit. These types of necklaces go well with formal dresses as well as a low cut sweater or blouse. The simplicity gives an illusion of sophistication that radiates from the woman. For a little more pizzazz women may enjoy bangle type necklaces. These are one or more chains with several pieces of jewelry attached. These necklaces come in short and long versions as well every length in between. Adding a dangling necklace to a simple outfit will pill the whole outfit together that shouts fun and outgoing.
Watches are by far the most popular type of jewelry. Men and women are looking for ways to add beauty to their outfit with watches. Most people own at least one watch. Having a few watches for different types of outfits makes more sense than buying one standard watch for all outfits. With so many choices to choose from watches make a great gift too.
Rings are a great way to dress up your hands and men and women enjoy the stylish look gained by wearing a pretty ring on their finger. Women generally prefer diamonds but being as expensive as they are, many are settling for a inexpensive stone that shines and looks almost as nice as a real diamond called cubic zirconia. Men tend to stick with simple wedding bands made from silver or gold.
Tennis bracelets are a great way to add some beauty to your ensemble. Men and women tend to enjoy wearing bracelets. Women have been wearing more bangle type bracelets in recent years, often combining many bracelets on one wrist.
It doesn't matter whether you are a man or a woman to wear costume jewelry. While men tend to try and stick with simple silver and gold pieces, women prefer more flashy costume jewelry. Costume jewelry is a great alternative to expensive real diamonds and gems and looks great on both men and women.
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