Nicky Hilton has created a costume jewellery collection.

The 26-year-old heiress - who has previously designed handbags and had her own clothing line - has fulfilled a long-held ambition by teaming up with Titan Brands for the "affordable" range.

She told WWD: "I'm a crazy jewellery collector. I've always known since I was a teenager that I wanted to do a line. Whenever I bought something, whether at a Flea market in Paris or a bazaar in India, I've been collecting pieces."

Nicky claims she has been approached by "tons and tons" of different firms but only agreed a deal when she met Chad C. Haggar, Titan Brands' CEO.

She said: "He really shared my vision of high quality without the high price tags."

The line is divided into three collections, Art Deco - which is inspired by jewellery worn by her mother and grandmother - the classic Deco pieces in Spike, and Snakes, which is described as "contemporary edgy".

Priced wholesale from $35 to $480, the range will be sold exclusively through from the autumn, before Nicky embarks on plans to expand though department and specialty stores.