Finding the Perfect Wedding Jewelry
Wedding day jewelry is not only fun to choose, but is also an important part of every bride's look. It will be seen in almost every photo, and will draw the eye. With so many options available out there, today's bride can be as simple or as bold as she wishes with her jewelry choices. That being said, there are a few key things to keep in mind when choosing bridal jewelry to find the most flattering look.
As a general rule-of-thumb, bridal jewelry should compliment the bride and her dress, without overpowering the whole look. Dresses with strapless or sweetheart necklines beg for statement jewelry, such as ornate earrings or a large, showy necklace. It is a good idea to choose subdued earrings with a large necklace and vice versa to keep the jewelry from being too much of a focal point. V-neck dresses look best with a simple pendant or choker, while halter dresses often look best without a necklace at all. Wearing bold earrings and hair accessories is a great way to play up a halter gown without competing with the neckline. The color of the bridal gown is also worth considering. White gowns look great with platinum or white gold, while ivory dresses look stunning with yellow gold. Rose gold is a beautiful option for almost any color gown, and is gorgeous in the fall. Pearls look great with most dresses, and can be found in a variety of colors.
Classic jewelry never goes out of style, which is good news for brides who wish to incorporate heirloom jewelry into their bridal look. Many modern brides are opting for an eclectic, vintage look versus a matching jewelry set. It is possible to find new jewelry to match heirloom jewelry, but it may be more interesting to mix and match vintage pieces. Better yet, round up the bridesmaids for a day of jewelry hunting at local antique stores.
Regardless of the style of jewelry chosen for the big day, keeping it balanced with the gown and other accessories will look best. Statement jewelry is all-the-rage right now, but choosing more than one statement piece may look dated when looking back on wedding photos. Brightly colored jewels will look best if kept simple, while subdued colors and crystals can be played up a bit more. Flashy hair accessories coordinate well with stud earrings. If the dress is over-the-top, keep the jewelry on the plain side. The right jewelry can also really dress up a simple gown. Above all, let common sense be the guide, and finish the look off with a bracelet on the left hand to help show off that new, gorgeous ring.
Posted by Anna K.