Guide to Wedding Jewelry

Wedding jewelry isn’t just about your engagement ring and wedding band, more and more brides are making a statement on their wedding day with other bridal jewelry. Instead of a keepsake piece that you just tuck away in your jewelry box when the day is done, pick jewelry that incorporates your own personal style. From simple pearl necklaces to stunning statement pieces, every bride should have wedding jewelry that she can wear again and again.

Consider the Neckline of Your Dress
Not every necklace will match every bridal gown. For a strapless gown or low-cut neckline, most types of necklaces will be suitable. For a higher neckline, a pendant is probably your best bet. For intricately beaded tops, skip the necklace altogether and pick a fantastic pair of earrings instead.

How Formal is Your Wedding?
For a traditional formal wedding, a large, elegant pearl necklace is a fantastic choice. For a beach wedding, tropical beads may be in order. And for a more casual wedding, you can experiment with color or choose chunky jewelry.

Something Old
If you are looking for “something old, something new, something borrow and something blue,” kill two birds with one stone. Borrow a fantastic piece of vintage jewelry from your grandmother or other member of your family. Vintage jewelry is beautifully ornate and perfect for your wedding day.

Something Blue
If you are missing something blue, a pair of blue topaz earrings is a classy, sophisticated choice. For a destination wedding, a turquoise necklace is a fantastic idea and will like terrific against a seaside backdrop. And don’t forget sapphires — the deep, rich blue of this gemstone is a chic option.

Match Your Wedding Colors
What color dresses are your bridesmaids wearing? What type of flowers are in your bouquet? Take inspiration from the colors in your wedding theme to pick the perfect jewelry. You can choice brilliant gemstones or colored pearls. Having a black and white wedding? How about a black diamond necklace for a stunning contrast to your white gown?

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