You've dreamt of a picture perfect, fairytale wedding for as long as you can remember. Aside from your dress and shoes, your wedding jewelry is probably the most important part of your outfit. So what should you be looking for? Here are some suggestions to help you decide.
Seasonal influences on wedding jewelry
It is a good idea to coordinate your wedding jewelry with the time of year you're getting married. Consider the following options:
Jewelry for a summer wedding:
Play up the summer theme with jewelry that reflects the clear blue skies and the magnificent blue-green ocean. Sapphire, topaz, tanzanite, peridot and emeralds make a stunning statement regardless of whether you wear them in a necklace, earrings or bracelet.
Jewelry for a spring wedding:
The season of flowers and bursts of colour, spring allows you to be pretty flexible about your wedding jewelry. Jewelry with floral colours and themes work best for spring weddings.
Jewelry for an autumn wedding:
What better way to coordinate your jewelry with beautiful autumn colours than using gemstones in yellow/gold/orange tones such as citrine, yellow diamonds, beryl, garnet and imperial topaz.
Jewelry for a winter wedding:
A romantic winter wedding is best accessorised with pearls, Swarovski crystals and of course, diamonds. These will complement your wedding dress perfectly.
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue
Have fun with this tradition through your wedding jewelry! An antique piece of jewelry or a family heirloom can be your "something old" which symbolises your family connection. "Something new" can be a piece of jewelry gifted to you by your fiancÃ©'s family, symbolising future joys. "Something borrowed" could be a beautiful pair of earrings or a bracelet that your maid of honour or mother can loan you for good luck and happiness. Finally, sapphire, topaz, apatite, aquamarine and lapis lazuli jewelry lets you incorporate "something blue" into your outfit which stands for fidelity and purity.
Matching jewelry to your wedding theme
If you want to look ultra-glam and romantic, go with statement styles such as wreathe and waterfall necklaces, daisy cuff bracelets, tiaras, vintage hair pins, teardrop dangle earrings and intricate chandelier earrings in diamonds and other gemstone combinations.
If you're the earthy/casual type, try earrings in unconventional materials such as wood, wire and even flower/fruit seeds! Another great idea is to use turquoise extensively. It has an amazing bohemian feel to it and complements every skin tone.
Above all, your wedding jewelry should complement your own personality no matter what style, setting or material you choose. As long as you are comfortable in what you're wearing, you'll dazzle just as much as your jewelry!
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