Only Your Jeweler Knows for Sure

Thanks to imitation baubles, anybody can be glamorous

Only a few years ago, wearers of costume jewelry attracted sneers from fashion setters, who considered the plastic or glass baubles to be as chintzy as they were gaudy. But now imitation sapphires, rubies and diamonds have found both new stature and a new name. So-called faux (French for false) jewelry is being sported by the likes of Liz Taylor and Jackie Onassis. "It's the best of both worlds -- very theatrical but also very classy," says Actress Raquel Welch, who has been seen wearing a smoke-and-mauve faux necklace. "And it's not so expensive that you have to worry. In fact,...

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