Fashion: Six star-themed jewellery collections that are out of this world
Whether on a woolly geansaí or at the top of the tree, Christmas is a time for stars. Katie Wright selects the best celestial accessories for this, or any other, time of year
FASHION has been in a real stargazing mood this year, with constellation prints popping up all over the high street. Celestial designs have been particularly embraced by jewellery designers and, now that Christmas is here, there's something rather festive about these star-shaped creations.
Whether you're buying a gift or a little something for yourself, a delicate pair of drop earrings make a lovely addition to a party outfit, while tiny star studs look great all year round.
Ready to shoot for the stars? Here are five of the best galactic themed jewellery collections...
The Starburst collection from Scream Pretty features sparkly gold and silver stars on trendy threader, bar and stud earrings. We love the golden trio of star, moon and lightening studs - it's the perfect present for a friend who loves to pile on delicate jewellery.
:: Scream Pretty Double Drop Starburst Earrings, £32; Starburst Necklace with Slider Clasp, £28
:: Scream Pretty Celestial Set of 3 Single Stud Earrings, £20
Jewellery brand Bella Jane specialises in sterling silver stacking bracelets and rings that you mix and match. The AW18 collection comes with star motifs on pretty beaded bracelets.
:: Bella Jane Wish Upon a Star Bracelet, £40
:: Bella Jane Sterling Silver Star Pendant, £60
Crafted with Swarovski crystals, these stud earrings from Northern Ireland-based Argento are perfect for bringing the twinkle of the night sky into your jewellery box! Crafted with sterling silver, these sweet earrings also come with matching items to complete the starstruck look.
:: Argento Silver Crystal Star Earrings, £20
:: Argento Silver Crystal Star Necklace, £30
The Thomas Sabo Kingdom of Dreams line is peppered with regal star and moon shapes with colourful crystals, while the Charm Club's Sun, Moon and Stars collection features a wide range of heavenly bodies - the midnight blue and gold charms are particularly chic.
:: Thomas Sabo Royalty Star & Moon Earrings, £160, RoyalDesign
:: Thomas Sabo Generation Charm Club 18ct Gold Plated Silver Moon Stars Charm, £59, Beaverbrooks
At the more luxury end of the spectrum, Goldsmiths has a variety of stunning diamond and gold star jewellery.
:: Goldsmiths 9ct White Gold 0.15ct Diamond Star Pendant, £300
:: Goldsmiths 9ct Yellow Gold Star Stud Earrings, £50
Also in the premium category, Carat London's beautiful Stella collection centres around an eight-pointed star motif, while the Chelsea collection creates tiny constellations out of clusters of crystals.
:: Carat London Nova Drop Earrings, £109
:: Carat London Aurora Earrings & Pendant Set, £259