Wedding jewellery - A buyer's guide
When it comes to wedding jewellery, people's minds will naturally turn to wedding rings for the happy couple to exchange on their big day. And whilst there is no denying that this is possibly the most important piece of wedding jewellery that will be purchased, there are a few other things that you might want to add to your list.
For any bride, choosing the dress is one of the most important decisions that she will make for her wedding. Selecting the right jewellery to complement the perfect dress is, however, also incredibly important. When discussing bridal jewellery with your wedding jeweller, it can be a good idea to show them a photo of your wedding gown. This will allow them to consider the colour of the gown and the neckline when suggesting jewellery that will complement it. For example, if your dress has a plunging neckline then simple, elegant diamond pendants may be the perfect accessory, if your dress is strapless, then you may even want to consider something like a diamond choker. If you have selected something with a high neckline, then a necklace may make it look too busy and instead, an elegant pair of drop earrings will work very well, especially if your hair will be up. A matching bracelet would be the perfect touch. If you cannot, see precisely what you're looking for, you could have something made for the occasion; bespoke bridal jewellery could give you a piece that could truly provide the perfect accessory to your wedding outfit.
It is a good idea to remember that sometimes less is more and a single good quality piece of jewellery that has been carefully matched to your dress can often be the best accessory.
Bridesmaid jewellery has long been a popular gift for the bride to buy for her bridesmaids as a thank you for being part of the happy couple's special day. This might take the form of a beautiful set of earrings for the ladies in your bridal party or, for younger bridesmaids, a simple pendant. If you would like your bridesmaids to wear the jewellery at the wedding, then do not forget to consider the colours and of course the necklines of their dresses too, as this will help you when choosing.
When it comes to wedding jewellery, don't forget about the men in the wedding party. For many men, there are a few occasions when they might wear cufflinks, but a wedding is undoubtedly the right place for a good pair of cufflinks. When selecting cufflinks, as with any other type of jewellery, it is worth considering the colours that you choose. There are a number of different styles of cufflink types you may want to look at; however, due to their ease of use, bullet back cufflinks are the most popular choice for most men. Silver or white gold cufflinks will pair well with any colour of suit and are suitable for every occasion however if you are looking to make a real statement then yellow gold could be a striking choice for a wedding.