Deceptive Extravagance

Young DIYers knock off high-end jewelry for a feasible taste of luxury

Implications - As the luxury market continues to grow at an exponential rate, younger generations without the capacity to afford extravagant goods are taking to craft stores and thrift shops to create personal interpretations of high-end jewelry. Created with limited expertise, but well enough to pass briefly as precious in material, the move towards DIY luxury goods satisfies demand by the fashion-conscious to maintain a cost-effective pulse on trends while at the same time being able to incorporate personal accents for their own customized look and fit.
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