Bridal Jewelry 101

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Bridal Jewelry 101

You've said yes to the dress—now all you need is the right jewelry pieces to complete your wedding day look. With so much going on, one of the last things on your mind may be choosing wedding jewelry to go with your dress. So how do you pick the perfect jewelry for your wedding? What styles work? Should you be more glamorous or just simple? 

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At Devon's Diamonds & Decor, we think there are a few essential things to consider when choosing jewelry to go with your wedding dress and even your bridal party: style, color, budget and most importantly how it makes you feel! Here are some ideas on how to accessorize your wedding day look with some of the trendiest and timeless bridal jewelry styles out there today.


In this day and age there are so many styles of dresses, and the neckline of the wedding dress plays a huge part in deciding what type of jewelry will go well with it. If you have a sweetheart or strapless wedding gown, your job is easy - anything goes well with it, whether it's a statement look or a simple pendant. Wider necklines (such as boat neck and wide-v) pair with statement necklaces easily too! If your wedding dress has thicker straps, like a high neck or a narrow v-neck, you'll want to be careful with some statement necklaces - they can look cluttered. If that's the case, try a delicate pendant necklace or rock a pair of glamorous statement earrings.


Most wedding dresses are white, but even a traditional white dress is not just white. There are different shades of white - and it is something to consider when choosing your jewelry. For stark white dressesor gowns with lots of silver beading, try jewelry with cooler tones and white gold. If your dress is a warm ivory or cream color, go for pieces with warmer tones and yellow gold or rose gold.


Up-dos are perfect for statement earrings, and also looks elegant with stud earrings or drop earrings. If you're wearing a statement necklace though, you might want to choose earrings that won't over-power them. 
If you are wearing your hair down, try playing up your neckline with a statement necklace and complimenting them with delicate stud earrings. If you won't be wearing a necklace and want your earrings to stand out, try a pair of longer statement earrings so they can sparkle through your tresses.


Don't lose yourself trying to find the perfect jewelry for your big day. The most important thing is to remember to dress for you! Choose something that suits your style and shows off your personality. You should feel comfortable and beautiful on your wedding day.
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Here are some different styles that will work for different types of brides.


“Classic” and “Traditional” brides are not old fashioned or out of style— they are timeless. For a classic bridal look, don’t over-accessorize. Try something clean and simple like a low drop, pearl earring that won’t take away from the details of your dress. Pearls will forever be a classic and your wedding day is the perfect time to wear something a touch more traditional. It will give you just a little bit of glow and shine to pop alongside your updo or loose, wavy hairstyle. And if you are wearing a lower neckline and want a necklace to make the look a bit more conservative, a thin but sparkly white gold necklace will focus all the attention on your collarbone and draw the attention down towards your gown. Also, a classic bride can add a touch of color to her wedding day jewelry by choosing a piece to stand in for her “something blue.” This adds a touch of sparkle and color, while keeping to tradition.


Some brides don’t wear a lot of jewelry in their everyday life, so it’s a stretch to say that a string of pearls or a dramatic earring are going to make their way into your bridal look. For a more minimalist approach that will match your personal style and keep you comfortable all day long, go with a stud earring that will sparkle and shine without getting in the way. Plus, you can always keep it simple and just have your engagement ring and new wedding band that will remain the jewelry stars of the night.


A modern look requires some fashion-forward, elegant bridal jewelry that lets your guests know you are up-to-date on the latest looks. It should pull together something stunning for wedding day glam. Statement earrings are always a gorgeous way to frame your face on your wedding day. Especially if you're wearing your hair up, as many brides choose to do, eye-catching earrings can be the perfect finishing touch. When you pair it with another geometric shape bracelet, that’s when you know you’ve created a look that puts the statement in statement jewelry.


If you’re going for a vintage theme at your wedding, think outside the box and skip the department store jewelry section when you’re looking for bridal accessories. Vintage jewelry technically counts as something borrowed, right? When going for a vintage look, make sure it doesn’t overpower the details of your dress or bright red lip, but rather pays homage to the style you’re going for and sets your look back to the decade that inspired you. Try a vintage cocktail ring to give you your "something blue," or an antique pin to be used as a piece for your hair that adds a little extra something so that there’s something to look at from every angle.


At Devon's Diamonds & Decor, our work doesn't just end with the engagement ring and wedding bands—we want to ensure you're styled to perfection on the big day. Any bride that needs assistance selecting fine jewelry to flatter and complete her look can always come into our Boca Raton jewelry store and our experts will assist them in finding the most beautiful jewelry.
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