Your wedding gown's neckline is one of the most important things to consider when deciding what style of jewelry to go
with. Many gowns these days are designed with open or low necklines, which can be easily accented by a wonderful necklace
and framed by delicate earrings. If you have chosen a gown with a closed or high neckline, a pendant style necklace
is a great choice. For gowns with heavily beaded necklines or straps, some brides will forgo the necklace completely
and focus solely on the perfect pair of earrings.
Casual or Formal?
Another important factor in selecting your wedding jewelry: Will your wedding be casual or formal? Although
casual weddings don't necessarily mean casual jewelry, simple tends to be the way to go. For formal weddings, often
something larger and more elegant is called for - a gorgeous fan-style pearl necklace enhances your traditional bridal ensemble
and makes you feel a little more glamorous in the process.
The old saying "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" has been an important wedding tradition
for years. If you're having difficulty finding something blue for your wedding ensemble, here's an idea: add aquamarine
or blue topaz to your jewelry. The subtle and delicate hues of these stones will give you a look that is fresh and light.
Apatite has also recently became popular. For a stronger statement, the rich deep blue of sapphire or iolite makes for
a marvelously graceful appearance.
Your Wedding Color Theme:
Having a color theme gives you the freedom to design a unique and individual look for your wedding while at the same
time enhancing the overall glamour of the occasion. By applying color to the right places - be it your jewelry,
the bouquet, the table settings, or something else - you can add to the beauty and style of your special day. For example,
if your wedding's color is burgandy, bring it out in the bridal ensemble by adding a touch of the rich wine-red tone of garnet
to your necklace or earrings. If springtime colors are more your style, the delicate lime green tone of peridot in
your jewelry will perfectly accent a pastel bridal bouquet.
The Beauty of Colored Pearls:
For another unique jewelry option, try colored pearls. Delicate champagne, pink, or even rich brown pearls can
provide a stunning accent to a wedding dress. Consider combining colored pearls with stones such as carnelian, citrine,
and peridot to make an even more striking combination.