Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend is a jazz song introduced by Carol Channing in the original Broadway production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949), with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Leo Robin. The song is most famously performed by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Monroe’s character, Lorelei Lee, has been followed on a Transatlantic ocean liner by a private detective hired by her fiancé’s father, who wants to be reassured that she’s not marrying purely for the money. He’s told of compromising pictures of Loreliei taken with a British diamond mine owner and cancels her letter of credit before she arrives in France, requiring her to work in a nightclub to make ends meet.
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but we think anything with a bit of sparkle, semi-precious stone, silver or gold will do! What girl doesn’t love a selection of Swarovski crystal jewellery such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pendants? Elka London has a stunning collection of handmade jewellery online with something for every age and every budget.
Our range of gold-plated and silver jewellery is affordable as well as fashionable with bangles to suit the trendy teenager and gold-plated clip-on earrings to suit the older, more elegant, lady.
Our collection of Franck Herval gold-plated jewellery includes a wonderful selection of semi-precious stones including Mother of Pearl (or Abalone), Turquoise, Agate, Coquillage, Golden Mother of Pearl, Green Aventurine, Haliotis Iris, Malachite, Shell, Swarovski crystals to name a few. Our prices for the gold-plated jewellery fit in the under £75 price bracket whilst our silver price range rises a little higher. Whatever your budget or style we have jewellery to suit every occasion from birthdays and Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day, Easter and Christmas.