Costume Jewellery for Christmas!

Jewellery comes into its own at Christmas, right? Perfect for gifts, essential for festive party outfits. You don’t need to spend a fortune though. Costume jewellery is perfect. We have rounded up a few of our favourite bits and bobs of costume jewellery from around Ocean Terminal, for all trends and tastes.

Spikes, chains, studs – all of the on trend this season – team with tartan for a post-modern punk look. Add a bit of bite to an LBD with a spiky bangle or necklace. Mix metals, mix it up!

Jewellery studs chainsClockwise, from top left: long chain tassel necklace, £19.99,  spiky bangle, £3.99, both H&M, Hematite spike collar necklace, £12, Red Herring @ Debenhams, gold studded spike ring, £12, Betty Jackson.Black @ Debenhams, triangle black enamel earrings, £3.99, H&M, chain and spike Peter Pan collar style necklace, £30, French Connection, Red Herringspike hoop earrings, £6, Hematite shard earrings, £12, both Debenhams

Diamante, crystals, stones. Classic costume jewellery. We can’t all have diamonds, but we love a sparkly stone, even if it is paste. Big statement earrings, unusual brooches, oversized rings. All perfect Christmas gifts.

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Clockwise, from top left: Aztec chandelier earrings, £12, Butterfly by Matthew Williamson @ Debenhams, jet stone drop earrings, £12, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, Hematite stacked ring, £18, French Connection, flower stretch ring, £8.50, BHS, diamante ear studs with cuffs, £3.99, H&M, drop earrings, £6, BHS, Jet stone bangle, £30, J by Jasper Conran @ Debenhams, black diamante drop earrings, £15, Debenhams, sparkly bug brooch, £12, Betty Jackson.Black @ Debenhams

Maybe you want to shake it up a bit with something a little bit wacky for your festive outfit. Or you know a teenager who would love a piece of jewellery that said YOLO?! Change it up with perspex, novelty shapes, and have fun with your bling! Headbands and masks, anyone?

Jewellery novelty funClockwise, from top left: Gold Deco style chain headband, £5.99, H&M, YOLO yellow plastic necklace, £7, Claire’s Accessories, set of five plastic rings, £3.99, H&M, silver mesh bow ring, £4.50, Claire’s Accessories, gold mask, £7.99, H&M, Eiffel Tower clip earrings, £4.50, Moustache double finger ring, £4.50, both Claire’s Accessories.

A statement necklace is a piece of jewellery we should all have. Buy a matching earrings and necklace set for a fabulous costume jewellery retro addition to your jewellery box.

Jewellery statement necklacesClockwise, from top left: pink floral stone necklace, £14.99, New Look, Cupchain collar necklace, £25, French Connection, Black stone and gold necklace, £20, Principles by Ben de Lisi @ Debenhams, red stone necklace, £15, BHS, silver/black chain necklace, £6.99, black and diamante stone necklace and earrings set, £24.99, gold and pastel necklace and earring set, £24.99, all New Look

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions

Just Jewellery

Jewellery – the easiest way to spruce up an outfit. Add a bit of bling to a simple dress, or t-shirt and jeans combo and you’re ready for a night on the town. Jewellery isn’t just an addition to an outfit – it can make an outfit!

Autumn winter always makes it easier to pile on the jewels – costumes jewellery comes into its own in the run-up to Christmas.

Mix and match metals and textures. Forget the rules – gold looks great with silver, and mismatched brooches, earrings and necklaces look great, Layer on the rhinestones for grown-up glamour, or keep it punk with some thick gold chains, and studs.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Stud details cuff, £9.99, New Look, wings earrings, £5, Claire’s Accessories, mixed metal chain necklace, £7.99, New Look, eagle ring, £6.99, H&M, chandelier disc earrings, £10, Wallis @ BHS (in store from October)

Make a statement with a big chunky ring. Statement necklaces are still around, but aren’t as huge as they have been in the last few years. Add a bit of colour with your jewellery if your outfit is monochrome with a textured piece.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Red textured necklace, £12.99, studded ring, £3.99, both H&M, rhinestone detail necklace £20, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, flower stone bracelet, £14, Wallis @ BHS, rhinestone cuff, £16.50, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS

Earrings are a great way of adding a big piece of jewellery to any outfit. For winter think big, chunky and glamorous – old Hollywood rhinestone styles, perhaps? Textured tassels, or shiny perspex circles might be more your style.

jewellerry earringsWHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): triangle mixed metal earrings, £9.99, New Look, chevron drop earrings, £12.50, tassel earrings, £12.99, H&M, green vintage style earrings, £tbc, New Look, tortoiseshell circles, £7.99, H&M

Gold is the colour of choice for metals this season. Mix gold tones, layer it up, and add simple stones for subtle impact, or bold coloured stones for a big statement with your jewellery.

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WHERE TO BUY (Clockwise, from top left): Three chain chunky gold necklace, £14, Claire’s Accessories, stone ring, £10, Dorothy Perkins @ BHS, simple chain drop earrings, £5.50, Claire’s Accessories, gold chain eagle necklace, £6.99, H&M, red drop earrings, £12.50, Wallis @ BHS

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions