The wedding jewelry industry has skyrocketed in that several years. Now more than ever, brides are giving careful thought not only to finding the perfect dress, but also to accessorizing it with wedding jewelry that expresses her beauty and style. Some brides stay with classic choices while others venture to the more dramatic. The key to choosing the right jewelry for your wedding is giving considerations to several factors.
One of the most important elements to pay attention to is matching the style of wedding dress to the jewelry. Pairing the neckline of the dress to the proper style of jewelry necklace can instantly add character or highlight a unique feature. For instance, v-neck dresses are flattered best with a pendant or choker jewelry necklace. Another option is a pendant strung on a beautiful chain or a classic strand of pearls. For the bride wearing a sweetheart neckline, skip the jewelry necklace and focus the attention upwards to a lovely pair of earrings.
A bride should also think about the feel she wants to create with her dress and wedding jewelry. Be careful not to overdo the jewelry when wearing a dress with much ornamentation. Less is more in this case. For the bride who loves the vintage look, you might choose a more modern twist to a jewelry necklace and earrings. Or a bride might channel her vintage style with a piece or two of Art Deco-inspired pieces, which is very trendy this season. Some brides donning a vintage dress are also choosing to create a contrast with modern-style jewelry.
The classic bride can never lose with the timeless elegance of pearls. Teardrop-shape pearls are lovely set as drop earrings or a pendant. The most popular length for a pearl jewelry necklace is the Princess length. When it comes to choosing a pearl color, most brides choose one that will complement their skin tone. For instance, light skin matches well with white or pink pearls. Darker skin pairs well with black or lavender. Choose a pearl set which includes the jewelry necklace, earrings and bracelet for a truly classic look.
Other no-fail options include diamond wedding jewelry or cubic zirconia (CZ). Diamond wedding jewelry or CZ, such as chandelier earrings are all the rage right now, especially with a strapless wedding dress. For a sleek look, choose crystal or a touch of color, such as a birthstone. A whimsical bride might wear colored stones that match the colors of her bridesmaid's dresses or a birthstone representing her groom's month of birth. If the search for bridal jewelry is proving to be a challenge, go with a timeless duo - diamond or CZ drop earrings paired with a classic jewelry necklace, such as a strand of pearls or pendant choker.
Another important consideration when choosing bridal jewelry is the type of metals that will work well with the shade of the gown. Wedding experts recommend that brides wearing white gowns should stay away from gold wedding jewelry, which may clash with the bright white hue. Instead, choose platinum or pearls for the best effect. Diamond-white gowns, or barely off-white, match well with gold wedding jewelry and silver wedding jewelry, as well as rose gold and pearl jewelry. The candlelight shade of ivory, on the other hand, is highlighted best by gold jewelry.
Additional Bridal Jewelry Tips:
1. Choose jewelry that truly reflects your personality.
2. Resist the temptation to overwhelm a dress by wearing too many accessories.
3. Always consider the neckline of the dress before choosing a jewelry necklace. Sweetheart necklines look fine without one, but v-necks are the perfect frame for a special piece. A halter dress serves as an ideal setting for a beautiful pair of earrings and sparkly bracelet.
4. Match jewelry to dress color.
5. The timeless beauty of diamonds and pearls are always a perfect choice for any bride.
Lewis Jewelers is proud to carry the full line of Pandora Jewelry. Pandora charms, Pandora bracelets and Pandora beads are only a part of the collection. For more information, Lewis Jewelers, 2000 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103, 877-88-LEWIS or visit the website.