Your engagement ring is often the center of attention leading up to your big day. Surprisingly, the rest of the jewelry worn on your wedding day is generally an afterthought. However, when you walk down the aisle your bridal jewelry will have the spotlight. Bridal jewelry sets are the best accessories to complement your wedding dress, and can also be passed down to your children and other family members. Most bridal jewelry sets are comprised of a pair of earrings and a necklace, however a bracelet can also be included.
When picking out a wedding jewelry set, make sure it works in harmony with the design of your wedding dress. It should also complement your face shape and any jewels on your wedding gown. It should not clash with a tiara or any accessories you plan to wear in your hair. All items need to work together to make you feel confident before you say “I Do.”
Here are some tips when choosing the best bridal jewelry set for your wedding day:
Match the jewelry to your dress.
Consider the neckline of your wedding dress. A strapless dress can be most versatile, allowing many necklace styles to look just right. For sweetheart necklines, a simple pendant will look best since it will follow the neckline. Also take into consideration if your dress has jewels or beading on it as you may want to match the style of those gems to your bridal jewelry.
Choose jewelry that you like.
Rather than wear traditional diamonds or pearls, go with jewelry combinations that reflect your personality and style. Unlike your dress, you can get more than one use out of your bridal jewelry set, so pick the kind of jewelry you could see yourself wearing time and time again.
Consider heirloom diamonds.
Looking for your “something borrowed”? If you have heirloom diamond jewelry that has either been collecting dust or just simply isn’t your personal style, consider resetting the diamonds into an elegant piece that you’ll cherish forever. Repurpose any diamonds you don’t currently wear into the perfect pair of earrings to accessorize your wedding dress.
Don’t be afraid of a pop of color.
After you’ve found the right style of pieces to wear, don’t be afraid to incorporate colored diamonds or gems. Whatever your color scheme, use matching or complementary hues. If you’re wearing a white wedding dress and want to add some pizzazz, try colorful pieces. You can even use your jewelry as your “something blue.”
Take some time.
Don’t feel the need to rush to pick out your jewelry. Try on different pieces while wearing your wedding gown. Enlist your friends and family to help and give opinions as you consider different necklaces or earrings. Can’t find exactly what you’re looking for? Talk with your jeweler and design a beautiful custom necklace or pair of earrings for your big day!