With wedding season quickly approaching, what better time to explore bridal jewelry tips and trends! When it comes to accessorizing for your big day, bridal jewelry shouldn't be overlooked. Jewelry can be the perfect finishing touch, when chosen correctly.
In this first part of our 2 part blog we will explore styles, tips, & trends for the bride's jewelry! In part 2 we will explore jewelry styles & gift suggestions for the rest of your wedding party...so stay tuned!
1. Don't Overdo It
2. Don't Stray Too Far from Your Own Personal Style
3. Only Wear What's Comfortable
If you are unsure what looks best, let the color of your gown guide your choice.
If your gown is white: This bright hue looks beautiful with platinum, white gold, or silver pieces.
If your gown is ivory: Gold jewelry in yellow or rose gold hues will best enhance this creamy shade.
If your gown is champagne: Gold jewelry will complement the warm tones in this very light beige color. If you’re putting together an antique-inspired look, burnished silver with rhinestones also works well.
The neckline of your wedding gown is of crucial importance here.
Bateau, Jewel, Illusion, or Boatneck - modest higher necklines - tend to look fabulous with a classic strand of pearls or diamond pendant. For an edgier, less traditional look go for a diamond choker. Chokers are making a huge comeback lately! Or if you have a sentimental necklace you'd like to wear on your special day, we can always adjust the length to better compliment your gown's neckline! Find out more about our in-house repair services here.
Halter, Strapless, Scoop, V-Neck, & Sweetheart necklines are accented well with a classic necklace length (16"-18") but would also accomodate a longer lariat style necklace. We have noticed more brides moving away from the traditional choices of pearl strands & classic diamond necklaces & going for something a little different & less traditional, like these:
Pave Disc Multi Pendant Diamond Necklace - Why wear one pendant when you could wear three?!
Lariat styles like the following two necklaces work great with a deep v neckline or halter:
Lariat Long Diamond Drop Necklace in Yellow & White Gold - Gorgeous two-tone style with lots of sparkle!
Diamond Pave Disc Lariat with Bezel Diamond Drops - Simply FABULOUS!
Asymmetrical & Adorned Collar necklines typically look best with no necklace at all! I know...I can't believe we are saying this either! These necklines are best accented with a pair of fabulous statement earrings (featured below) - no need for a necklace, so if your gown falls into this category, go ahead and check that off your list, then move on to finding the perfect pair of earrings!
Earrings, in our opinion, are an absolute MUST for the bride! The perfect pair can truly complete your look for the big day. Diamond studs are a very popular choice, but we don't recommend them unless you are wearing your hair in an updo or pulled back. Diamond studs can get lost & go unnoticed when hair is worn down, and nobody wants that. Instead, choose a pair of larger more pronounced diamond and/or pearl earrings - check out our suggestions below! If you aren't wearing a necklace, then you have unlimited options when it comes to earring choices!
Here are some of our favorites currently available in store:
Diamond & Pearl Earrings by Meira T
Long Open Diamond Oval Drop Earrings
Asscher & Baguette Diamond Drop Earrings
A LITTLE SOMETHING BLUE
Once you have decided on earrings and/or a necklace, don't forget to add something blue! We love these dainty sapphire bands which can easily be mixed in with just about any look!
Sapphire Eternity Band
Sapphire & Diamond Eternity Band
If you still can't decide what jewelry to wear on your wedding day, stop in and see us! We truly love helping brides choose their special pieces for the big day!
Also, stay tuned for Part 2 of this blog which will cover everything from jewelry gifts for your bridesmaids to special gift suggestions for the groom & groomsmen!