Keep the color of your jewelry’s metal consistent. A platinum engagement ring, a gold bangle and your grandmother’s rose gold necklace will look uncoordinated. Keep in mind, that like with skin tone, certain metals look better depending on the shade of the dress. If your dress has more ivory tones, gold will accent the fabric beautifully. For a bright white dress, silver and white gold look positively angelic. However, you should notice the details in your dress when matching metals. A gown could have pearls with pink sheen or clear crystals. As an accessory, matching the jewelry’s metal to the tones of the embellishments marks the bride as a woman with and eye for detail and gives her a collected aura.
Earrings should be chosen based on a bride’s hairstyle. If she chooses to have her hair down, chances are the ears will be mostly covered anyway, so smaller earrings like pearl or jeweled studs will add the perfect touch of sparkle. For an up-do, a bride can have much more impressive earrings, such as long drop earrings or chandelier style.
Pairing jewelry to complement the neckline of a wedding dress is very important. If you have a strapless/sweetheart neckline on your gown choose a pair of dazzling earrings over a necklace to showcase the dress’ features and frame the face. If your gown is low cut or has a V-neckline, let your necklace shine. Pendants or pearls are both excellent choices to draw attention back up to the bride’s face. However, for a halter, it’s better to skip the necklace so there aren’t too many style points vying for attention.
If a bride’s dress is anything but long-sleeved, bracelets are an alluring way to accessorize. The key here is to find a piece that complements your dress, adds sparkle, but doesn’t take the attention away from the engagement ring. In other words, skip the stacked bangles and beads. A simple pearl bracelet or gold bangle will add a touch of beauty while keeping the look refined.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. By western tradition, most brides have a token blue item on them the day of their wedding, but modern brides are taking this tradition a step further, straying from the all-white wedding. While some brides may choose to wear a colored gown, many others bring a pop of color with their jewelry. Choose earrings with colorful, precious stones like blue sapphires, red rubies or green emeralds for an elegant yet modern addition to your look.
Are you tying the knot? Come into one of our locations and we’ll help you find the perfect jewelry pieces to pair with your dress.
(Helpful hint: bring a swatch of the fabric or a picture so you can best match your metals and find jewelry that complements the dress’s details.)