There is nothing that pulls an outfit together more than the proper accessories, and costume necklaces are sometimes perfect. No one said that jewelry must always be made of diamonds and gold in order to be gorgeous. Costume jewelry is a great way to diversify your accessory collection without breaking the bank.
There is no specific location to buy costume jewelry. Almost any clothing store will have costume jewelry. However, you have to know what you are looking for in order to find the right store. Vintage jewelry has really made a comeback. Find out where the thrift stores are in your area. There are many that are a step above second hand stores, stores that will only buy items that are in great shape. You will be surprised at what you may find.
Other stores that are known for their youthful and trendy costume jewelry are stores such as Forever21, Charlotte Russe, and Wet Seal. These stores have jewelry that is geared for teenagers and young adults. There are also many websites online that provide a great selection, such as glamforless.com and costumejewelry.com. Jewelrymax.com and overstock.com also offer a wide variety of costume jewelry as well.
The key to buying costume jewelry is knowing what you are buying. Just because it isn't made of precious stones and metals doesn't make all costume jewelry the same. If you don't buy jewelry that is made of decent materials then you run the risk of it tarnishing or the paint chipping before you have gotten your money's worth from it. Make sure that the clasp of necklaces and bracelets are strong and can withstand wear and tear. Earrings should be made from titanium or steel to prevent infection. Rings should be chosen carefully, as there are many that will turn your finger green or blue if it is made of cheap metal.