Fashion jewelry was further made popular by various designers in the middle of the 20th century. Some of the most well known names include both the high and low price brands: Crown Trifari, Dior, Chanel, Miriam Haskell, Monet, Napier, Corocraft and Coventry to name just a few.
Another significant factor in the spread of fashion jewelry was also a Hollywood movie where the leading female stars in the 1940s and 1950s often bar designer jewelry. If you admired a necklace worn by Bette Davis in “The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex”, you could buy a copy from “Joseff of Hollywood”, which produced the original. Also starred stars such as URf.eks. Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor and Jane Russell in advertisements for jewelry which could be purchased at stores such as Woolworths, which made it possible for ordinary women to own and wear such jewelry.
Modern costume jewellery today uses a wide range of materials. Quality materials such as Crystals, Cubic Zirconia simulated diamonds or semi-precious stones, used today in place of precious stones. Metals include gold-or silver-plated brass, and sometimes Vermeil or Sterling Silver. Cheaper jewelry may, however, still use the gilding of tin, nickel or other cheaper metals.
The basic collection of Bridgat consists primarily of silver jewelry in genuine and pure 925 Sterling Silver, and since we even import all the jewellery we can offer them at a cheap price.