You’ve dreamt of a picture perfect, fairytale wedding for as long as you can remember. Aside from your dress and shoes, your wedding jewellery 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 jewellery
It is a good idea to coordinate your wedding jewellery with the time of year you’re getting married. Consider the following options:
Jewellery for a summer wedding:
Play up the summer theme with jewellery 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.
Jewellery for a spring wedding:
The season of flowers and bursts of colour, spring allows you to be pretty flexible about your wedding jewellery. Jewellery with floral colours and themes work best for spring weddings.
Jewellery for an autumn wedding:
What better way to coordinate your jewellery with beautiful autumn colours than using gemstones in yellow/gold/orange tones such as citrine, yellow diamonds, beryl, garnet and imperial topaz.
Jewellery 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 jewellery! An antique piece of jewellery or a family heirloom can be your “something old” which symbolises your family connection. “Something new” can be a piece of jewellery gifted to you by your fiancé’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 jewellery lets you incorporate “something blue” into your outfit which stands for fidelity and purity.
Matching jewellery 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.