Face it — when it comes to the jewelry you really remember, it's never the simple gold bands or the tiny sparkling studs that leave an impression. It's the Heart of the Ocean. The Hope Diamond. Elizabeth Taylor's wedding ring. Sigh.
But, if you're like us, you might not have a few million dollars to drop on something shiny, but that shouldn't stop you from indulging in a little glitz that costs as much as dinner for two (instead of, say, two hundred). That's why we've rounded some faux-fabulous costume jewelry that'll dress up a T-shirt, add some whimsy to a gown, and save your outfit on days that require a little extra frosting.
Ahead, 12 under-$50 pieces that are so awesome and affordable, they'll give you the good kind of sticker shock.