For centuries rhinestones have been used in jewelry sets, bracelets, tiaras, and other forms of jewelry as a substitute for significantly more expensive diamonds and gemstones. But it wasn't until the 1920s, when Coco Chanel began to mass produce rhinestone costume jewelry in Paris, that rhinestones truly began to capture the public's fancy. With the support of Chanel, rhinestones transitioned from distant second cousins of fine jewelry and gemstones into a must have fashion accessory.
By the middle of the 20th century costume jewelry was being used on many movie sets due to the creation of unique settings, which enabled the rhinestones to better reflect studio lights. Big screen stars of that period such as Marilyn Monroe championed the use of costume jewelry and thus Hollywood had an enormous impact on the acceptance of rhinestone costume jewelry.
Soon thereafter, most fashion houses jumped on the rhinestone bandwagon and began manufacturing rhinestone costume jewelry en masse for public consumption.
Today Glamour Goddess Jewelry is proud to present its high quality selection of rhinestone costume jewelry for professional use for stage and theatrical performances. Our rhinestone costume jewelry products are made with the finest materials available and feature Czech rhinestones for superior brilliance and reflectivity.