It has been a taxing year for stunning vocalist Adele Adkins as throat problems caused her to cancel a string of tour dates over the summer.

Today (December 22nd) however, the songstress unveiled her new self after undergoing throat surgery wearing some flattering gold jewellery.

Adele took to Twitter to serve fans with a new image of her face, which indicated she may have lost a little weight during her throat sufferance as she appeared trimmed down.

On her left hand she was sporting a gold ring, while hoop earrings adorned her head and a gold necklace draped from her neck.

She tweeted: “Back on the grind. Hair and make up did. Merry Christmas! Axx.”

The star is reportedly being fitted for outfits to appear on the cover of US Vogue, having taken the spotlight on the front of British Vogue in October.

If this rings true, it could be a positive move for women in search of online jewellery as they look for a broader representation of the female form.

22-12-11 Adele back on form in gold jewellery