We all know the drill when it comes to jewellery shopping for your wedding day. You’ve found the perfect dress. Your wedding shoes are neatly stowed in your wardrobe, all ready for your freshly pedicured feet on the big day. All that you need now is your jewellery. Simple, right? Not necessarily! Jewellery adds the finishing touches to your wedding outfit, but it’s all too easy to get it wrong with outlandish pieces or mismatched jewellery items. You don’t want to overpower your dress by adorning yourself in more diamonds than a Tiffany shop, but nor do you want to leave the accessories out altogether. To help you on your way, we’ve written a handy guide to show you the very best ways to enhance your wedding day look. Enjoy!
The first commandment of wedding jewellery is ‘thou shalt not go overboard.’ Luckily earrings are a great way of adding some sparkle without going too over the top. If you’re having your hair up for the big day, then drop earrings are a stunning way of drawing attention to your neck. Earrings can also be a subtle way of injecting a little pop of colour into your outfit, as you could match them to your bouquet or eyes without overwhelming your wedding look. If you want to avoid colour and go for something simple, diamond studs are always a great option and might be more suitable if your hair is going to be styled in a particularly intricate way. If you're looking for studs, then check out our range of stunning diamond stud earrings right here!
A necklace is likely to be your most visible piece of jewellery on your big day, so it’s one that you want to pick with care. If you’re a fan of something simple and elegant, then it’s hard to go wrong with a diamond solitaire pendant. They might be simple, but they're certainly not understated. The diamond solitaire design has been a favourite for generations, and the elegance of the classic style brings full focus on the single diamond. (Check out this stunning Chantelle piece right here). Fancy something more extravagant? An ornate pendant or a choker necklace will keep all eyes on you! Consider the neckline of the dress itself. If your dress has a sweetheart or strapless neckline, then consider wearing a shorter necklace to keep attention nearer to your face. A pendant is more appropriate for a V-neck dress. Some necklaces are particularly timeless, such as a trilogy pendant with its three diamonds symbolising the past, present and future - a great choice for such an important day of your life. Consider whether you’d like your necklace to become a family heirloom in the future. If you want to invest in a piece that can stay in the family for generations to come, then going for a more classic option is less likely to age.
The most important piece of jewellery on any wedding day, you’ll want to make sure that whoever is keeping hold of the rings before the ceremony isn’t going to forget them! Naturally you’ll already have your engagement ring, but consider how the engagement ring and your wedding ring will sit together on you finger. Don’t worry if the two are distinctive. They have different meanings, and so it can be nice to see the difference. Worrying about finding the perfect wedding ring? We've put together another guide to help you find the perfect fit!
When it comes to bracelets, once again simple is best. If you’re already wearing earrings, a necklace and you’ll be putting on your wedding ring, then perhaps steer clear of bracelets altogether to avoid looking too diamond-heavy! But if you’re forgoing another piece of jewellery in favour of some arm candy, then a don’t be afraid of going on a hunt round your local antique stores or vintage boutiques. You’d be amazed with the treasures you could uncover. For a classic bracelet look, stick with the metal you’ve chosen for your other pieces and go for a simple band or a diamond-encrusted piece. Just make sure to get plenty of pictures of your arm as you hold the bouquet!
The jewellery piece fit for a princess, a tiara can be a dazzling accessory, particularly if you’re wearing it with a veil too. When it comes to finding the perfect tiara, the first thing you have to ask yourself is whether your day is suited to such a formal piece. If your dress, venue or theme is fairly casual, then a traditional tiara is going to look out of place as part of your bridal ensemble, so we’d recommend going for a simple hairband or hair piece instead. We also recommend that you give the tiara pride of place among your wedding accessories – this glamorous piece speaks for itself, so don’t overdo it with chandelier earrings or a large glitzy necklace. If you’re opting for both earrings and a tiara, then make sure that the two work well together. The key to wearing a tiara is placing it in the correct position – it should be on the crown of your head, not your forehead! This is often a little further back than many brides-to-be expect, but your hairstylist should be able to help you pin it correctly.