Costume Jewelry

Junk or treasure?

Chico Enterprise Record – Features
June 18, 2005
By MARY NUGENT – Staff Writer

“Jewelry, however, is another story, said Humphries and his daughter. ‘Most people have an idea that a diamond is worth more than costume jewelry. But costume jewelry is a good thing to bring. It didn’t cost a lot but now much of it is as valuable as real jewelry,’ he said, adding he was talking about costume jewelry made in the 1950s and ’60s.

‘Jewelry is highly collectible, all kinds of genres and styles. Costume jewelry often exceeds the value of the real thing,’ said Hamilton, adding that a piece of costume jewelry can be worth more than a diamond.”

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