Depending on your budget, there are many different types of bridal jewelry to choose from. Also, you may also be able to choose a certain type or style of jewelry that will work with whatever your theme or chosen style of wedding may be. For example, for a more laid back affair you may choose a classy set of pearl earrings with a single strand pearl necklace. For a formal, black-tie type of an affair, you may want to consider stunning diamonds or rhinestones to amplify your sparkle and shine.
Many brides today purchase their bridal jewelry custom-made. This is a fabulous way to not only match your wedding band, but also your personal style. There are several advantages to deciding to have custom jewelry made. One being that you, personally, will have total control over what is being made. Another positive aspect is the added heirloom value that custom-made jewelry can provide. It can be important to choose the right grouping of jewelry, not only so you will want to wear it time and again, but future family generations will want to as well.
Keeping that in mind, it’s time to make your selections. Choosing the right pieces of “bling-bling” doesn’t have to be such a daunting task. In fact, it can be fairly easy as long as you have reliable guidelines to follow.
First, narrow down some of the accessory competition by determining if you are planning a formal or casual affair. As there is quite a difference between a Cinderella-style ball and a casual setting at the beach, preliminary choices should be an easy decision. While there is no reason why you cannot wear fancy jewelry at a casual wedding, setting distinctions in your mind can help you a great deal in the long run.
Next, and this is a very important guideline, you will want to take the neckline of your gown into consideration. If you have a gown that has lots of beading and details around the neckline or up and over the straps, you may decide to skip the necklace and opt for a pair of gorgeous earrings. If you have a lower neckline, you will have a bit more play in choices of a necklace that you can easily pair up with simple earrings. One of the more popular necklace styles today has been the layering of three or more simple necklaces of different lengths to create a stunning and unique style.
Many times, brides have also been known to work the theme color of their event into their accessories as well. For a winter affair, adding a pretty, gothic-inspired necklace with ruby and rhinestone detailing can make for a breathtaking addition to your gown. It has also been very popular to work in a little “Something Blue” with the wedding jewels. Add a splash of blue topaz, apatite, iolite, aquamarine or luscious sapphire for a unique twist on an age-old tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”.