More dash than cash: Statement earrings

Few things add glamour to an outfit like a great pair of statement earrings – Prada restarted the trend with their rose and diamante beauties...

...and net-a-porter are currently featuring this gorgeous pair by Marni:

Yep, utterly stunning, but at £255 way beyond most people’s pre-Christmas purse strings, as are many (but not all!) of the selection chosen back in October by Elle magazine, which you can see by clicking here

Luckily there is a host of independent designers out there who have created statement jewels that are far friendlier to your budget:

These filigree and aqua jewel beauties are just $27 (£17.27) from Lazy Owl Boutique on Etsy.

These rhinestone and rose earrings have more than a touch of Prada about them, and would grace any Hollywood starlets ears. $57.99 (£37.10) from Queen Me Jewellery on Etsy.

Add some cocktail hour glamour with these Swarovski crystal drops, $64 (£40.94) from Eldor Tina Jewellery on Etsy.

Stretching the budget slightly more are Anthropologie’s dangling darlings, priced at a whopping £138. It’s not too late to send Santa your Christmas list!

Finally, it would of course be remiss of me to pass up the opportunity to flag up some of my own creations, in this case my Debutante earrings (£15) which don't even require you to have pierced ears!

Click here to see these images on my Pinterest board, which I will be updating regularly as new treasures catch my magpie eye.

If you have a little time on your hands, follow this link to see 10 on-trend earring styles you can make yourself.