Is there anything better than a new stunning piece of jewellery to add to your collection?
Whether you like treating your mothers or daughters to it, or simply love the feeling of gifting yourself a lovely new sparkly item - jewellery gifts are always a nice thing to receive.
And it turns out, ladies jewellery gifts are in fact huge business. Spending on jewellery and watches has grown massively over the years. An estimated £8462 million was spent on the luxury items last year, compared to a much smaller £5038 million in 2005.
In fact, we're actually such huge fans of a bit of luxury bling, that according to a study of 2,000 women, conducted by jeweller Vashi.com, women who are over 40 have - on average - accumulated a jewellery collection worth £6,000.
And it certainly makes for a great gift. Jewellery gifts can often signify important moments in our lives, and provide an emotional connection to someone we love. A ring from a partner, a bracelet from a sister or a necklace from a grandmother - jewellery gifts are often among our most treasured items.
So be it Christmas, Valentine's or a birthday, the gift of jewellery is always a welcome choice.
Here's our edit of the best, crowd-pleasing pieces for any woman who takes her jewellery seriously - whether you're looking for others, or for just for yourself...
Ladies Jewellery gifts
This necklace by jeweller Alex Monroe has become somewhat of an iconic jewellery gift since it launched. It's certainly easily recognisable, given its unique bumble bee design. The bee is clearly a popular emblem, with this piece remaining the brand's best-selling piece out of the entire collection since it launched.
The delicate golden bumble bee design combines both fun and sophistication - and the quality is certainly there too. The piece is handmade in the UK, and shipped out with extreme care, ensuring it stays in tip-top shape before arriving in your jewellery box.
While the original design of the necklace is solid yellow gold, the piece also comes in a gold-plated and solid gold version - for those customers who have a little bit more to spend.
Buy jewellery online: Buy the Alex Monroe Bumble bee necklace here, £150
Raymond Weil's Ladies Diamond Noemia Watch
Who doesn't love a diamond watch? Well, it seems that there's not many of us who don't. Ladies diamond watches are all-time popular gift for those extra-special occasions.
Raymond Weil - the great-grandfathers of watch design - are one of the first places to head to if you're after a stylish and impressive watch.
Their best-selling design for women is the Diamond Noemia - the model which has consistently been successful since it launched in 2009 in the UK.
It features the all-important mother of pearl dial, and a two-tone gold and silver strap. This would certainly make for an impressive Christmas present for the lady in your
life that's always late...
Because really, is there a more stylish way to tell the time?
Annoushka's 'Kate Middleton' Earrings
A piece from jeweller Annoushka is another of our highly recommended jewellery gifts - and it's a brand favoured by none other than the Duchess of Cambridge herself!
The 18ct Baroque pearl earrings are clearly a jewellery item treasured by Catherine, and are one of favourite go-to pieces for important royal events and engagements.
The Duchess was first pictured in the luxurious Kate Middleton earrings five years ago, and since then, the stunning item has consistently been the brand's number one best-selling item online. The famed Kate-effect at work...
(The Duchess wearing the Annoushka pearl earrings)
She's worn them on a regular basis since too, showing how much the simple but elegant piece of jewellery goes with just about any outfit. The brand is favoured by own very own w&h editor, Kath Brown, too! We're pretty much sold...
You can purchase the classic pearl drops from £320. The price is just for the pearl drops - not the hoops they hang from. But the pearls can be attached to any suitable earring, making them both reworkable as fashions change throughout the decades.
The Dinny Hall Personalised Signet Ring
The pinky ring piece by Dinny Hall is one of the UK's best kept jewellery secrets. But fear not, because we're about to reveal why this is the perfect item of jewellery to purchase for the lady in your life (or for yourself!).
The piece is remarkably affordable, with prices starting at £100. But that certainly doesn't mean that it compromises on quality, as it's made with sterling silver. Plus, if you're anything like us and struggle to find a ring that fits, Dinny Hall will offer a complimentary re-size that will take just a week. So no more fretting about getting that ring size right!
But, the really special thing about this piece is that you can personalise the ring to include an initial, providing a unique twist on the item. This also makes the piece the perfect option for a special, unforgettable gift.
Mini Halo Hoop Astley Clarke Earrings
These stunning Astley Clarke earrings are the chic addition to any outfit that every woman wants. The hoops come in a stylish 14 carat rose gold, and is set with gorgeous white diamonds to add that touch of sparkle. And if that wasn't enough to convince you, this item has been a best-seller for the jewellery brand for over five years! Customers are also able to purchase a single halo hoop for £350, while those with a bigger budget have the option of the medium size, which are £1250. Whichever floats your boat, these are guaranteed to be a definite winner...
Monica Vinader friendship bracelet
This delicate Monica Vinader bracelet is the ideal option if you're looking to pair your Christmas spending with a thoughtful gift for a friend. The Fiji chain friendship bracelet is made up of a sleek bar, and attached by a chain to ensure you can adjust the piece for the perfect fit.
The style is available in 18ct Rose Gold Vermeil or Gold Vermeil depending on your tastes - and if you fancy it, you can even have the bracelet engraved for free.
The sleek piece has been one of Monica Vinader's best-sellers for years - and is guaranteed to make any recipient very happy.
The Tiffany pendant necklace
Is there anything better than jewellery from Tiffany & Co? Make like Audrey Hepburn with this subtle yet stylishly elegant Tiffany T Smile pendant necklace. The design is simple, but therein lies its beauty - it's a necklace will go with just about any outfit you put on.
The timeless piece sells in a sterling silver and an 18 carat gold, and is available in a mini size and a regular size. The smaller silver necklace is more affordable, at £240, while the larger silver option is £280. And for those with a little more cash to splash, the gold option is a more expensive £885.
The pendant pictured (above) is the rose gold pendant with diamonds, priced at £1,775.
So which gift will you choose? Christmas is fast approaching, so get ahead of the shopping mayhem and pick our your perfect pieces now...