Many individuals think of costume jewelry as “junk” jewelry, perhaps even jewelry not fit to be worn because it is “fake” or “trashy.” However, there is another side to costume jewelry that few may remember. It was originally mass produced to match particular outfits, or “costumes”. Before that, it was associated with the stage and screen. It was a type of jewelry that admittedly was loud and garish, to a certain extent, meant to go with performer’s costumes for plays and musicals and other diversionary spectacles. Now, though, the point of this type of jewelry is so that the wearer can have multiple pieces to go with all sorts of different outfits and color schemes without spending loads of money on jewelry with gemstones or high-dollar precious metals in it.
With these facts in mind, that is why there is no better time than the present to get involved in selling gold jewelry for cash. The economy is terrible, and despite ephemeral rumors of recovery, there does not seem to be an end in sight. Why suffer for cash when the market for gold is booming (and seems to be the only market that is booming)? I think that it would be a lot of fun to turn and spend some money on ornate brooches or necklaces that match every outfit. Vintage costume jewelry is especially fun. You can get Art Deco reproductions that everyone would “ooh” and “aah” over that you cannot get today and cannot be replicated in their vintage craftsmanship. Faberge eggs, brooches, butterfly clips, pins, duettes, bracelets and even earrings, all costume, all from a different era, representing the height of fashion and often individually crafted. What is the point in having a lot of expensive gems and gold when you could have money in your pocket and walk out of the house more gracefully adorned than your peers?