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    #1

    jewellery

    Hello,

    I'm wondering if costume jewellery is the same as fashion or imitation or fake jewellery. I'm looking for a word that means 'cheap jewellery', but my dictionary has so many terms that I don't know which to choose.
    I'd be very grateful for help.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: jewellery

    Yes. In American English, "costume jewelry" (note spelling) is the most common term for that type of jewelry.

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    #3

    Re: jewellery

    I think your terms all mean the same.

    You may want to use "rhinestone jewelry" or "rhinestones" too, if that's what the fake jewelry is made of.
    Last edited by birdeen's call; 18-Feb-2011 at 01:17. Reason: missing word

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    #4

    Re: jewellery

    As for the spelling, there seems to be yet another variant, which I haven't seen before:

    Jewellery or Jewelry?

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    #5

    Re: jewellery

    Thanks for the interesting link, BC. I learned something new today.

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