Fashion jewelry, also referred to as costume jewelry, is most common in the mainstream marketplace. On Local Eclectic you'll find a variety of styles of costume jewelry, from gold plated and vermeil, to brass, crystal and acrylic jewels.
Our most popular category of fashion jewelry is gold plated and vermeil. Gold plated and vermeil jewelry utilize a base metal such as brass or silver, topped with a coating of layers of real gold. To qualify as gold vermeil jewelry, the piece must have at least 2 microns thickness of gold plating. Anything less than 2 microns of thickness will simply be categorized as being gold plated.
Gold vermeil is considered the highest quality plating possible. Because of it's thickness, it will last a lot longer than jewelry that is simply plated, but it also tends to be a bit pricier.
Additional types of fashion jewelry include alternative materials such as acrylic, beads, crystals, glass, leather, and wood.
Fashion jewelry should be worn with care, and removed before bed, and before exposure to moisture and/or chemicals of any kind.