The 50 Best jewellery

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1. Mawi

London-based label Mawi's clientele include politician's wives and fashion editors. These rose gold-plated stud spike earrings with sapphire gems will earn you style points.

How much: £125

2. Mango

Get on board with the tropical mood as seen on the runways. Add this colourful parrot brooch from high-street favourite Mango for an instant new season outfit update.


How much: £29.99


This multi-disc design chain necklace from online behemoth ASOS is perfect for those who want statement jewellery. Wear it over a plain T-shirt for the greatest style impact.


How much: £40

4. Wallis

Layering isn't just a buzzword for your wardrobe this season, but can also work well for jewellery. This gold beaten stacked ring from Wallis gives a nifty three-rings-in-one look.


How much: £8.50

5. Radley

This blue rectangular-faced watch by Radley is a great wear-every-day style, the soft leather strap in navy blue adding a touch of sophistication.


How much: £64.99

6. Oasis

This chunky gold gem-embellished piece from high-street store Oasis is half chunky necklace, half neck collar. Wear it under a high-necked collared shirt or simple T-shirt.


How much: £25

7. TU

A twisted metal chain bracelet is just the thing to toughen up any overly girly spring fashions, and it looks far more expensive than its supermarket price tag.


How much: £6.50

8. Zoe and Morgan

Brother-and-sister duo Zoe and Morgan's rock and roll take on jewellery design made their brand an instant success. Try these drop pendant, ethically processed silver earrings.


How much: £110

9. Tatty Devine

Wear your heart on your sleeve, or your chest if you'd prefer. This bold glittery brooch will add a flash of colour and character to even the most ordinary of outfits.


How much: £18

10. Kenneth Jay Lane

Kenneth Jay Lane has been designing costume jewellery for almost half a century. Invest in this oversized cocktail ring with amber stone at a price that won't break your bank balance.


How much: £75

11. Michael Kors

Can't decide between silver and gold for your new timepiece? There is an alternative. This chronograph watch from US designer Michael Kors is a rose gold shade and effortlessly chic.


How much: £199

12. River Island

Spring blooms are always a big trend for the season, and your accessories can match with this oversized flower necklace. For a more fashion-forward look team with a flower print top.


How much: £25

13. Maria Black

Danish designer Maria Black's jewellery is characterised by its sleek and sexy aesthetic. This bracelet has a rock and roll edge that will work well as a day to evening transitional piece.


How much: £147

14. Diva at Miss Selfridge

Take inspiration from the 1920s; one of this season's biggest trends, with these gold- disc Art Deco-style earrings. Wear with a flapper girl-style dress for optimum period appeal.


How much: £6.50

15. Prada

If you're after statement gems, look no further than this pink crystal and green patent rose brooch. It comes from Miuccia Prada's debut jewellery collection launched earlier this year.


How much: £260

16. Erickson Beamon

Jewellery company Erickson Beamon was founded in Detroit in the 1980s. This gemstone ring is characteristic of its vintage inspired designs which all sport a modern twist.


How much: £198

17. Burberry

This stainless steel quartz watch is a great back to basics option. The strap's metal links are subtley reminiscent of Burberry's check print, which gives a contemporary feel.


How much: £295

18. Coast

Better known for eveningwear and wedding guest attire, this premium high-street brand's jewellery is worth a look. This agate and gemstone necklace will update a favourite dress.


How much: £50

19. Dorothy Perkins

Make a statement with this black-and-gold cylinder arm cuff from high street stalwart Dorothy Perkins. Let the piece take centre stage by pairing it with a simple crisp white shirt.


How much: £15

20. Dannijo

Dannijo is the cult jewellery brand founded by sisters Danielle and Jodie Snyder. These handmade gold-plated earrings fuse a bit of rocker vibe with everyday elegance.


How much: £140

21. NW3

Even the most traditional of jewellery lovers will hanker after this cute cat brooch from Hobbs contemporary line NW3; ideal for adding a bit of fun to more serious ensembles.


How much: £29

22. Alex Monroe

Alex Monroe is based in Suffolk and her jewellery designs are inspired by nature. This 22ct gold-plated silver leaf ring with Tourmaline gemstone makes an elegant addition to any hand.


How much: £150

23. DKNY

DKNY's navy ceramic chronograph watch is not just a practical option with its multiple time and date dials, but has an on- trend borrowed-from-your boyfriend vibe.


How much: £225

24. KG Kurt Geiger

Kurt Geiger's accessories collection is now a few seasons old and features jewellery such as this gold-plated knot bracelet, which would be an instant investment piece.


How much: £50

25. Bling Deenie

Not for the faint-hearted, this silver spike bracelet will provide a focal point for any look; style it right by keeping the rest of your outfit simple.


How much: £45

26. Marc Jacobs

These yellow stud earrings are from the Marc by Marc range, which provides the welcome opportunity to get a piece of New York's most famous designer brand for a lot less.


How much: £40

27. H Samuel

This stone-set ladybird brooch is an ideal first purchase for those wary of such things. The tiny piece from this high-street jewellers is both subtle and stylish.


How much: £14.99

28. Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent's iconic "Arty" ring. The popular design is available in a range of colours and finishes: this particular version is the eye-catching gold with blue stone.


How much: £165

29. Emporio Armani

If your time-keeping tastes are traditional, then this super-slim amber and crystal watch with classic roman numerals and brown leather strap will be right up your street.


How much: £179

30. Kara by Kara Ross

Horseshoes have long been worn as symbols of good luck and this oval pendant with black drusy gemstone is a stylish example.

Where: Harvey Nichols (020 7235 5000)

How much: £75

31. Whistles

Chain jewellery doesn't have to be of the scary industrial sort; try this delicate multi-strand bracelet complete with pretty W trinket from upmarket high-street store Whistles.


How much: £18

32. New Look

The trend for feathery fashion has had a resurgence in recent months so these feather earrings from New Look are ideal for those wanting to sport a more bohemian look.


How much: £5.99

33. Freedom at Topshop

There's something to satisfy every taste in the Freedom at Topshop collection. This oversized pink lip brooch can be worn on a top or attached to a handbag.


How much: £8.50

34. Van Peterson 925

American designer Eric Van Peterson has lent his skills to Debenhams for the affordable Van Peterson 925 collection that includes this classic silver leaf clasp ring.


How much: £60

35. Next

Choosing a watch for your fitness routine doesn't have to mean wearing something bulky and unfashionable. Try this sports watch in a rose gold shade.


How much: £22

36. Weekend by MaxMara

This dual-stranded necklace is a ready-made option that nails the layering look. The mixture of wooden beads and silver strands work as a wear-to-work or out-for-an-evening piece.


How much: £85

37. George at Asda

Next time you're in the market for a food shop spare a thought for in-house clothing brand George, where stylish pieces like this leaf bangle come in at not much more than a quick shop.


How much: £5

38. Erickson Beamon for Maria Grachvogel

Maria Grachvogel has teamed up with American jewellery designers Erickson Beamon for several seasons. Try these deco drops for double the clout.

Where: 0207 2459 331

How much: £235

39. AWear

This traditional multi-coloured brooch from high street retailer AWear can be pinned to a scarf for a jazzier look, or styled with a number of others to avoid the out-of-date connotations.


How much: £15

40. Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant is the not-so-secret favourite brand of the fashion world. The burnished effect and turquoise stone of this brass ring give it a vintage bohemian vibe.


How much: £50

41. Fossil

White and gold combine to make a modern classic with this bezel multi-dial watch with water resistance up to 50 metres, making it an ideal choice for summer wrist-wear.


How much: £105

42. Philippe Audibert

The Parisian jewellery designer is a trained sculptor, hence the architectural nature of his designs. This long chain knotted silver necklace will swiftly become a wardrobe essential.


How much: £90

43. Marks & Spencer

Every jewellery box needs a thick gold bangle. This Marks & Spencer option works well with any outfit but is particularly effective with eveningwear in providing a dose of glamour.


How much: £7.50

44. Monsoon

A statement pair of earrings is an easy way to transform a daytime look for the evening. Team these pretty, blue-gem drop earrings with pulled back hair for fail-safe eveningwear.


How much: £16

45. Marni

Fans of Italian label Marni's trademark bold prints will love this set of three patterned resin brooches. Wear them all together or mix and match for a more eclectic yet ultra-stylish look.


How much: £97

46. Aurelie Bidermann

An intricate gold-plated arrow crafted into a ring by French jewellery designer Aurelie Bidermann, whose romantic designs are high on many a jewellery lover's wish-list.


How much: £113

47. Guess

This colourful watch's double wrap strap gives it a part bracelet, part time-telling-device function and it's right on trend in this season's popular tangerine shade.


How much: £79

48. Red Herring

Tribal-inspired fashion is a key look this spring/summer and this gold-beaded necklace from Red Herring at Debenhams will see you seamlessly into the new season.


How much: £18

49. Lara Bohinc

From luxury accessories label Lara Bohinc this delicate heart charm bracelet will make an easy addition to your everyday wardrobe: it's simple and pretty without being overwhelming.


How much: £150

50. Monica Vinader

These sterling silver drop earrings are in the trademark colourful style of Spanish designer Monica Vinader. And carnelian orange is one of this season's strongest shades.


How much: £90

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