Choosing your wedding jewelry can feel intimidating at first, since there’s so much pressure to choose the perfect pieces. But once you understand a few basic tips, finding the finishing touches for your wedding day attire will be a breeze. Find out how to choose your perfect bridal jewelry with these seven tips from our expert jewelry stylists.
Embrace Your Personal Style
Your wedding day is a day to dress to the nines, but you still want to make sure you look like yourself. The key to creating a bridal style you love is figuring out how to create an elevated version of your unique personal style.
Think about the types of jewelry you usually like to wear and find a way to elevate them. For example, if you love statement earrings, now is a wonderful time to pick out a particularly dazzling pair. Or, if you’re more of a simple pendant and studs person, look for more formal versions of those jewelry classics.
Complement Your Neckline
If you plan on wearing a necklace, be sure to choose one that works with your dress’s neckline. Pick a necklace that echoes the shape of your neckline, without overlapping it. You want your necklace to rest on your bare skin.
Not sure which type of necklace would work best with your dream wedding dress? Here’s neckline and necklace pairing cheat sheet:
- Strapless Neckline: Choker and Collar Necklaces
- Sweetheart Neckline: Pendant Necklaces
- V-Shaped Neckline: Pendant Necklaces
- Off-The-Shoulder Neckline: Choker Necklaces
- Plunging Neckline: Pendant and Lariat Necklaces
- Scoop Neckline: Choker and Princess Length Necklaces
Complement Your Hairstyle
Choose earrings that work with both your gown and your hairstyle. If you’ll be wearing your hair down, you may want to stick with wearing small studs. If you’re wearing an updo or will have your hair half up, you have more space to play with larger earrings. Elongated drop or dangle earrings look stunning alongside an updo.
Echo Design Details
If you want to make sure your wedding attire looks cohesive, choose jewelry that echoes the design details in your dress. For example, if you have a bohemian wedding dress that’s covered in intricate lace, choose ornate designs reminiscent of the lace’s pattern. Or, if you have a minimalist wedding dress, choose jewelry with modern design details like bezel settings or channel settings.
You can also choose to echo the design elements of your engagement ring and wedding band. You could pick jewelry with the same precious metal and gemstone. For instance, you could complement your yellow gold diamond engagement ring and yellow gold wedding band with a yellow gold pendant. You could also choose jewelry with the same type of setting or overall design style.
Keep It Classic
Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to make more traditional choices when selecting bridal jewelry. There’s a reason pearl and diamond pieces are consistently the most popular choices for brides. They have a classic style that never goes out of fashion. They’ll look stylish now and when you look back at your wedding photos for decades to come.
With that said, traditional designs aren’t right for all modern brides. If you never wear classic pieces in your day-to-day life, classic jewelry may not be your ideal choice. If you typically wear more unique or bold accessories, you can do that on your wedding day as well.
Don’t Overdo It
When you pick out your wedding accessories, be careful not to go overboard. Your wedding gown is the star of your bridal outfit and you don’t want to accidentally overshadow it. You probably only need a couple of pieces to complement your bridal gown.
If you find yourself struggling to tell how much is “too much,” take pictures of yourself wearing different combinations of jewelry at one of your dress fittings. If possible, wear your wedding makeup and hairstyle so you can get a more complete idea of your final look. Then, wait a week or so, look at the pictures with fresh eyes, and see which combination looks best to you.
Invest in Timeless Pieces
If you plan to buy new fine jewelry for your wedding day, invest in timeless pieces you’ll be able to enjoy wearing for a lifetime. Classic diamond and gold jewelry can shine in your special wedding day look and on many future special occasions. This is especially true for more simple jewelry pieces that don’t need to be saved for black tie galas. An understated pair of diamond earrings can become your new go-to, never-take-off everyday earrings.
Find Your Perfect Wedding Jewelry
Find your perfect wedding jewelry at JustDesi in Beverly Hills. Browse our online selection or visit our jewelry showroom for personalized assistance from our expert jewelry stylists. If you’re looking for a bespoke piece of jewelry, contact us to inquire about creating a custom design.