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Sparkle and shine in these luxurious real gold pieces...
Gold: it’s one of the most expensive and luxurious metals on the planet, and of course, one of the most beautiful. These days, there are thousands of brilliant copycats, and pieces of gold-plated jewellery for less, but their luminosity often fades and you’re left with a browny coloured stain on your fingers.
Although it’s definitely pricey, nothing truly beats the real thing. Solid gold is heavier, brighter, and the epitome of luxury. As it’s party season and we’re heading into the new year, we thought you might like to treat yourself to a brilliant piece of jewellery. A great investment, solid gold pieces will remain timeless and are the perfect keepsakes to pass down to your children and grand-children.
Of course, if you’re not up for buying them yourself, you could always leave this window open and hope that someone special gets the hint!
We’ve pulled together our top picks of the most beautiful pieces of gold jewellery. We’ve compiled bracelets, rings, earrings, necklaces and charms, some with diamonds, precious stones and others simply pure shiny gold. Whether you go weak at the knees for delicate jewellery, or you love to make a bold statement, we’ve found fabulous pieces to suit your fancy.
So go on, indulge, and take a look at our favourite solid gold jewellery…
Delicate and beautiful, this infinity ring from Pandora is made with 14k gold and shiny blue topaz stones. We love the pop of colour on such an elegant ring.
Stand out from the crowd with a bold pair of geometric earrings. These are made from solid 18k gold and are handmade, so you can trust they'll be fantastic quality. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, Coco's Liberty also make the earrings in gold vermeil for £310.
The 'return to' is a classic charm from Tiffany, and is a timeless piece that will look gorgeous on anyone. We love this stunning interpretation, made from 18k gold and studded with diamonds, in medium size. The charm and gold chain are sold separately; for £1,550 and £180 respectively.
This chic and simple bangle exudes timeless elegance. It is made with 18k yellow gold and pearls, and is available at Selfridge's.
Reinvent an old necklace or bracelet with a beautiful new charm. We highly recommend the charms at Links of London, especially this 18k gold and diamond dragonfly. The dragonfly symbolises joy, freedom, beauty and good health, so it would make a perfect gift.
For a cheaper option, there is a huge range of vintage gold pieces on the market. Passionate About Vintage sells some gorgeous jewellery, and we love these 1980s clip-ons from Dior.
Reduced from £1499, this Ernest Jones bracelet is made from 9k gold featuring oval rubies and 20 different diamonds. If you want your wrist to sparkle, this will certainly not disappoint.
Available at Liberty, this ring is made from 14k gold and 3k quartz, and is ideal for stacking. Made from the unique technique of foiling gemstones, the appearance of the stone is both different and stunning.
These Blue Nile hoops are made up of interweaving 14k yellow, white and rose gold, meaning you don't have to worry about matching jewellery.
Sold at John Lewis, this traditional-looking locket is made from 9k gold. Put pictures of your family inside, or give it as a gift.