Since 1920, people have worn poppies on Remembrance Day as a mark of respect to commemorate all of the soldiers who have died in conflict.
Inspired by one of the most popular poems from the First World War, 'In Flanders Fields' 'ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ which references the red poppies that grew over the soldiers' graves 'ÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ the red poppy is now associated with the servicemen and women who have been killed in war and is used as a memorial symbol which is recognised all over the world, especially in the UK and Canada.
Traditionally, paper poppies are pinned onto clothing in the weeks before Remembrance Day on 11th November, with newsreaders, politicians and celebrities wearing them on television. However more permanent marks of respect are becoming increasingly popular, with people wearing poppy-shaped brooches, badges, pins, earrings, necklaces and other items of jewellery.
Available in a variety of shapes and sizes, styles range from simple knitted pins to brooches that are intricately decorated with crystals and lined in gold, however, they are all usually red and black in colour, to bear a real likeness to the iconic flower. Many also come with a green leaf which adds an extra splash of colour, and some items incorporate the cross of St George and other flags.
Although poppies are mainly worn to show appreciation for the men and women who have given their lives for their country, they are beautiful and decorative accessories in their own right too.