No one wants to turn up to a girls' lunch date wearing the exact same pair of earrings that you and your bestie both picked up in your latest high street haul. But fear not, we're here to make sure this never happens to you. We've handpicked a selection of our favourite statement earrings that have only been made once, so there's no chance of any awkward she's-wearing-the-same-thing-as-me moments.
On Sunday night, Katy Perry hosted the 34th annual MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Los Angeles. Usually renowned for eye-popping shock tactics, this year will go down in MTV VMA history as being somewhat tame. Instead of Miley twerking all over the stage, we saw politically-charged, emotional speeches from the likes of Kesha and Paris Jackson (Michael Jackson's daughter) take the centre stage.
No, we're not talking about the dried pasta jewellery we made in childhood art lessons. A clutch of jewellery designers are offering a scrumptious spin on luxury food-inspired jewellery. You can now wear diamond encrusted pineapples on your ears, half-eaten rich tea biscuits round your neck and a lemon drizzle charm on your wrist. They may look delicious, but we assure you they're completely guilt free. Delve into our pantry full of food-themed gems.
Radha Mulder started out making jewellery for her sisters and friends, but it was her great-grandfather who inspired her to become a jeweller. Seeing him create jewellery for her great-grandmother opened Radha's eyes to the romantic aspect of creating jewellery, and Radha soon fell in love with the process herself.
Typically associated with your grandma's jewellery box, brooches have become overlooked as an accessory in recent years. Well it's time we put any prejudices aside because brooches are back, and in a big way.
Buying jewellery should be looked at as an investment. It's worth spending that little bit extra on quality materials and timeless designs when you know the piece of jewellery will last you a lifetime. A classic pair of hoops, a diamond bracelet or a one-off cocktail ring - these designs don't follow fleeting trends and won't be out of fashion by next season.
After an exciting and successful career working with some of the most prestigious jewellery houses in the world, in 2016 Italian jewellery designer Olga Corsini set up her own jewellery brand. Coming from the Latin herbal name of anise plant (Pimpinella anisum), Pimpinella by Olga Corsini creates designs that are inspired by and reflect the spirit of spices.
When it comes to earrings this season, bigger really is better. Colourful, tasseled earrings have become the must-have accessory for adding a bit of drama to simple looks. Whether you're wearing jeans and a basic white tee or an LBD, these playful designs will dance with every step and make you want to dance too. They're fun, they're bold and they're bang on trend - it's time to add some tassels to your collection...
Designing and handcrafting jewellery whilst looking out over the Atlantic Ocean in sunny Miami - what could be better? This dream is a reality for mother-daughter jewellery brand, Dripping in Gems. Roberta Geula is the creative mind behind the jewellery designs and is based in Miami, whilst her ambitious daughter Monica runs operations from upstate New York. Together the pair create statement jewellery that's covered in gemstones – from feather earrings set with a rainbow of coloured sapphires, to matching father and child agate bracelets.