Sparkle and Shine
Pearls and diamonds are natural choices for a bride; their dazzling purity and elegance pairs well with wedding dresses, and they are set in a wide variety of styles perfect for both the boho bride and the classic bride. If your dress is already sparkly and complex, consider going with simple diamond studs to accentuate the sparkle but not overdo it. If your gown is simpler in its decorations, choose pearl jewelry to keep it classy and highlight your simple elegance. Our staff at Parker's Karat Patch Jewelers in the Mars Hill area can help you decide which style is best to pair with your dress and find the right length of diamond or pearl necklace to complement the neckline of your dress.
The Perfect Balance
When picking a type of metal, look at your dress in natural lighting. If you're wearing pure white or something with hints of blue, a striking white gold will accentuate the unadulterated purity of the fabric. For gowns in champagne or ivory, yellow gold highlights the golden undertones. Anything with a rosy hue or iridescent sequins looks lovely with rose gold. If you've got a fabric sample of your dress, consider bringing that shopping with you to compare against hues of metal. Always remember that you want the jewelry and the dress to complement each other to attain the right balance of sophistication and elegance!
Tying it All Together
Choosing the right jewelry to go with your wedding dress is a matter of personal preference, but there are a few guidelines to get you started. Let your jewelry style match your dress, your wedding aesthetic, and your level of formality. If you're going for something romantic and sweet, have a lacy dress, or want something simple and elegant, pair your wedding dress with a short pearl choker and matching stud earrings. For a bolder, more modern feel, feature diamond drop earrings and long pendant necklaces. Your jewelry should look and feel like a natural extension of your dress. Bring Mom or a bridesmaid jewelry shopping with you for a second opinion to help choose the best pieces for your special day.
What's the Color Scheme?
Depending on your wedding colors, picking jewelry with accent colors can really tie the whole thing together. Sapphires in various hues are perfect for blue or even yellow-themed celebrations, like those at the beach. Rubies are perfect for fall weddings accented by rich jewel tones. If you don't want to match your wedding colors but would love some nontraditional gemstones that shimmer and shine, consider iridescent opals or moonstone. Jade, emerald, or peridot will match any bouquet of greenery or outdoor wedding. Adding accent colors to your wedding day jewelry is a fabulous way to tie together your color scheme — especially for the times when you aren't holding your bouquet!