Earlier this year, we brought you five of the best bookish necklaces for under £25. Since this is the party season, we thought it was time for some luxurious literary jewellery. These sparkly delights all cost over fifty quid (some quite a bit more), but they would make lovely family heirlooms to be passed down through generations of book-lovers.
1. This delightful storybook necklace is handcrafted from silver and has the words 'Once Upon A Time' engraved on the front and 'Happily Ever After' on the back. If you prefer, you can personalise the book with your own choice of lettering. The book measures 1.5cm by 1.2cm and you can choose from a variety of chain lengths. £58 from Not On The High Street.
2. This teapot necklace is inspired by Alice in Wonderland and is handmade by British designer, Emily Sidwell. It's artfully dented and used-looking, and the lid opens to reveal a tiny silver mouse hiding inside. The necklace is first sculpted in wax and then cast in bronze and silver and it hangs on an 81cm bronze chain. £195 from By Emily.
3. Tiffany & Co. is often described as the ultimate in girly luxury. This 18 carat gold charm in the shape of an envelope invokes a love of old-fashioned correspondence and the written word. The charm is £490 and the gold chain a further £165.
4. This book locket necklace is functional as well as pretty. Inside the black leather cover, there is a space for you to keep a photograph. The book is entirely handmade from leather and sterling silver and features a tiny, heart-shaped padlock and key. It comes with a handmade 80cm sterling silver chain and costs around £130. Available from Etsy.
5. A mobius strip represents 'the seeming paradox of a plane without end' and is often used as a symbol of infinity. Here, it has been pressed into service to display Shakespeare's immortal words. The pendant is engraved with this quote from Hamlet: 'And this above all: To thine own self be true.' It's made from sterling silver and comes on a 44cm chain. £55 from The British Museum.