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Fruit Salad Jewelry

Updated on May 6, 2014

Fruit Salad Jewelry - Unique Jewelry for Special People

Do you know about yummy Fruit Salad Jewelry? I have found some of it at a super-huge flea market in Southern California that I visited on a trip many of years ago. I have also inherited some pieces from my mother. Every once in a while I find some at garage sales if I am lucky. I am always happy to wear them because I love unusual, colorful pieces.

Fruit Salad jewelry, whether kitsch costume jewelry or elegant precious jewelry is delightful, cute jewelry that is fun and festive. Fruit salad jewelry is full of colors and different designs, as varied as the gemstones and the materials that are used to make it. Much of it is vintage jewelry - and you will find some signature pieces as well.

Fruit salad jewelry should be fun and beautiful, it is based on one of my favorite foods - fruit salad!

Stylized Picture of Carmen Miranda made available by Anna Anjos courtesy of Creative Commons license

Fruit Salad Bracelet
Fruit Salad Bracelet

Fruit Salad Jewelry

Inspired by Carmen Miranda

Fruit Salad jewelry is that is set with colorful, molded stones. The stones are glass, plastic or real jewels. If they are costume stones, they can be either transparent or translucent. inspired by Carmen Miranda - the Brazilian Bombshell - and her fruit salad hat

Fruit Salad jewelry can be either costume jewelry, but it can also be fine jewelry as well. The difference is that costume jewelry was and is created with other than fine jewels: paste beads, different types of glass, even modified paper. Fine jewelry of course, is made of precious or semi-precious stones.

Fruit salad jewelry, whether costume jewelry or fine jewelry may be gaudy and kitsch, but it is somehow very pretty as well. And of course it comes in all the colors of the rainbow.

But caution! Fruit salad jewelry is not edible!

Fruit Salad Jewelry - Adorable, collectible Fruit Salad Jewelry from eBay

Thank goodness for eBay! So much beautiful collectible, unique jewelry available for you today! This is the best place to find fruit salad jewelry, there is hardly any on Amazon.

eBay has some wonderful fashionable fruit!

Carmen Miranda - the Lady who Started the Fruit Salad Jewelry Fad - The Human Fruit Salad

Old Movie Poster Features Carmen Miranda in a Flowery-Fruity Hat

Week-End in Havana was one of Carmen Miranda's famous Latin American movies, that delighted people in the 1940's. This movie starred the lovely Alice Faye in a love conflict and eventual conquest with John Payne. Carmen Miranda and Caesar Romero were just around for the dancing and enjoying life!

I Love Fruit Salad! - Here's My Other Lens on Fruit Salad - and you Can Eat this

Best Fruit Salad
I love fruit salad. I bet you do too! It is wonderful knowing that I can make a delicious dish by simply throwing a few fresh ingredients together. And there...

I love a fruity lifestyle - and here is another lens I have published on this topic. This is about fruit salad you eat not wear.

More Fruit Salad Jewelry Treasures from eBay - Beautiful Fruit Salad Costume Jewelry Reasonably priced

As always - I chose nice items for you, from high ranked sellers, at bargain prices.

Fruit Salad Jewelry is Bound to Get attention - You Might Not Get as Much Attention as Carmen Miranda - But others Will Notice

Homemade Fruit Salad Jewelry
Homemade Fruit Salad Jewelry

Fruit salad has all kinds of wonderful associations, especially since fruit salad is sweet, fun and good for you. Why not wear it too?

I love fruit salad jewelry, as well as other kinds of costume jewelry because you can add a lot of interest and color to yourself without a lot of money. I love seeing different materials used to make the jewelry. It is also nice to know that you can buy fruit salad based jewelry from eBay that is made from precious or semiprecious stones.

Fruit salad jewelry is fun!

Carmen Miranda and the Tutti Frutti Hat - Rebola a Bola - 1941

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Other Costume Jewelry Treasures I have Found on eBay - One of a Kind Vintage Costume Jewelry Bargains on eBay

You can definitely dress like a queen with the costume jewelry you find on eBay.

I endeavor to always find top-rated sellers who bring out great products so you can buy in confidence. Some of the costume jewelry you find on eBay is stunning - some definitely of historic value, like the Coco Chanel designed pieces that are sometimes available.

Often there are collections on eBay that are perfect for use in jewelry making. - some will have broken items with nice usable elements, mixed with perfectly fine pieces of jewelry - some quite nice, or even signed.

Vintage Costume Jewelry could Be a Business in a Box for You

Many people make a little - or big- business of buying big lots of costume jewelry on eBay and selling the pieces individually at a mark-up.


Did you Enjoy this Lens? Any opinions about Fruit Salad Jewelry? - Let me know What you think about costume or fruit salad jewelry!

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      Rose Jones 3 years ago

      @Faye Rutledge: good for kids of all ages

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      Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

      I've never seen fruit salad jewelry before. I think my daughter would love it.

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      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for the introduction to fruit salad jewellery. I never thought of it as a niche or a category before but I suppose it is.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      @Margaret Schindel: Thanks for your kind comment!

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      Margaret Schindel 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Rose dear, as you know I adore wearing, designing, making and buying jewelry of many different kinds! Fruit salad jewelry is extremely collectible. More importantly, it's just plain fun! Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge of it as well as some wonderful examples.

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      AlleyCatLane 4 years ago

      I never really liked costume jewelry until I started buying my daughter's friend's jewelry about 15 years ago. She makes wonderful beaded jewelry that I love to wear.

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      davenjilli lm 4 years ago

      fun jewelry

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      I can see that it's fun stuff.

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      jayavi 5 years ago

      Beautiful lens thanks for sharing. good selection for parties.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @LiliLove: Fruit salad jewelry can be beautiful even though it is funny.

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      LiliLove 5 years ago

      Fruit salad jewelry looks like a lot of fun to wear it. Thank you for sharing, I've enjoyed my visit :).

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I always loved watching Carmen Miranda dance with her fruit on her head. Love the little fruit beads!

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      hntrssthmpsn 5 years ago

      Who could find fault with anything so closely tied to the timeless Carmen Miranda? I love "Fruit Salad" jewelry, and that's the only term I'll use for this bright, colorful style from now on.

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      bossypants 5 years ago

      The jewelry is colorful and beautiful. I woudl love to wear any of the pieces you show here! Enjoyed your lens!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @happynutritionist: I think I will try to make a fruit salad jewelry you can eat!

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      happynutritionist 5 years ago

      I am not a big jewelry wearer, just some earrings and a neck chain usually, but the title of this caught my attention...I thought it was going to be jewelry you made with fruit just for fun to get children to eat it or some such thing:-)) What an education I have had..thanks!

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      Ben Reed 5 years ago from Redcar

      These are great fun - an interesting selection.

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow Carmen your heart out...or maybe I should say, "eat your hat off." haha! I think that fruit salad jewelry is cool. How do you keep the jello on the necklace?

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      What fun and colorful jewelry - and I can definitely use a little inspiration from Carmen Miranda in my life!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @Sylvestermouse: Carmen Miranda was one dynamite lady!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Fruit Salad Jewelry! I admit it! I was intrigued by the title. I should have know Carmen Miranda would show up somewhere. She sure knew how to liven up a room!

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      Nightcat 5 years ago

      Carmen Miranda!!!! When women still acted like ladies, sigh... I love the bit about drag quenn jewelry. This lens put a huge smile on my face. Blessed! :)

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Very interesting. I love the bright colors of this jewelry.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love fruit salad jewelry. This is a beautiful lens. Thanks!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Very pretty!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @Sojourn: Thanks so much! I wonder if Carmen realizes we are still wearing her tributes with fruit salad jewelry.

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      Sojourn 5 years ago

      I'd never heard of fruit salad jewelry but it's cute! I've certainly seen pictures of Carmen Miranda but guess I never realized there were imitation jewelry done in the same design. Love the apple and pineapple necklace charms.

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      victorianvixen 5 years ago

      The fruit salad jewelry is very cute.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Yummy!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @DIY Mary: Fruit salad jewelry makes me amused every time I look at it.

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      DIY Mary 5 years ago

      I love fruit salads, too. I'd never heard about fruit salad jewelry until now, and I think it's a neat idea!

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Now I want some cherries for earrings.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @LouiseKirkpatrick: Thanks so much, I think we have a similar appreciation for stuff that is both weird and wonderful.

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      LouiseKirkpatrick 5 years ago from Berkshire, United Kingdom

      Gloriously quirky and fun - love it :)

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      How fruity and fun!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: Indeed, although it is colorful enough to wear any time of year.

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      flycatcherrr 5 years ago

      Fruit salad jewelry is just a whole lot of fun, especially for summertime!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @LaraineRoses: Thanks so much! When you get the right dress - wear it all and take a picture.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Loved the lens and a look at this costume jewelry. I would wear it with the right costume! Angel blessing!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @mumsgather: You are right -and now all we need is a beach to go to! Fiji sounds pretty good right about now.

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      mumsgather 5 years ago

      I haven't heard of this before but I'm sure they will look great on the beach!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Wow! She absolutely was memorable, eh?

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love this fruit salad jewelry. I saw Carmen Miranda in movies when I was a child, she was one of a kind!

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      lamontcranston 5 years ago

      Fruit salad jewelry doesn't taste very good - but is really cute. I like the treasures you have found off of eBay and I will come back here around Christmastime to give gifts for my female friends. I also appreciate that you already scout out eBay sellers that offer refunds, otherwise I don't feel comfortable buying.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fruit salad jewelry, I like the name. Sounds yummy, and looks delicious. :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      What fun jewelry choices.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What fun jewelry! Thanks so much for sharing!