It's Valentine's Day and aside from the usual chocolates or flowers, there's one gift that's traditionally been a favourite to give a loved one… and that’s jewellery.
From the brooches and bracelets given to Queen Victoria by King Albert in the 1800s to the lavish collection of necklaces Richard Burton gave to Elizabeth Taylor, diamonds really have always been a girl’s best friend!
Today we're taking a look at some of the most luxurious and sentimental jewels ever produced - right through to the modern day gems that are favourites with the likes of the Beckhams and Elton John. Here to help explain all is expert Joanna Hardy.
Get the look
Earrings from Cath Kidston £16
Necklace from Tatty Devine £48
Necklace (long) from Accessorize £8
Ring from Freedom at Topshop £10
Necklace (with earrings) from H.Samuel £49.99
Necklace (ooh la la) from Accessorize £6
Bracelet from Folli Follie £65
Ring from Claire’s £7
Earrings from Fashion Union £9
Necklace from Swarovski Crystallized by Schield £185
Bracelet from Accessorize £9
Ring from Lola Rose £40
Earrings from Swarovski Crystallized by Gas Bijoux £48
Necklace from Claire’s £4
Bracelet from George at Asda £5
Ring from Kat & Bee Jewellery £180