My friend is turning 40 and I want to get her something special. She is a huge fan of statement jewellery, necklaces in particular. I have a budget of £100 and I'd love to buy a really special resin piece. What's out there in my price range? R D'Silva
Good choice. Ever since Marni decked out the models in sweetie-coloured flowers and beads (top left, £459, 020 7245 9520) the resin necklace has been promoted from jewellery's poor relation to the pinnacle of chic. There are some great ones around - a Marni original may be beyond your budget, but I've found two others that fit the bill nicely. Above is an affordable wooden version from Mirabelle for £19 (www.cocosa.com), and below is a great detailed piece from Hoss Intropia (£59.50, 020 7287 3569).