From the flowers to the seating chart, the invitations to the centerpieces, there is so much to consider as you plan your wedding. Despite all the “to do’s” on the checklist, we know finding the perfect look for your big day is at the top of list. That’s why we want to make shopping for your bridal jewelry fun and painless. Lux Bond & Green’s luxury designer jewelry collections offer countless beautiful options to add sparkle to your special day. Find the ideal earrings to complement your hair, the perfect necklace to fit your dress, and add a bracelet for additional allure. Check out our top tips and must-haves for wedding jewelry and find the perfect piece for you!
Did you know that certain metals look better with certain tones of white? It’s true!
- Silver toned jewelry such as platinum, white gold, and sterling silver look better with a bright white dress.
- Gold toned jewelry including 14k, 18k, and 24k yellow or rose gold, look best with an ivory or cream dress.
Not wearing white? No need to worry. These tips work on your own unique skin tone too. People with cool undertones should lean toward the silver route, and those with a warmer complexion are best suited for golds.
Here is quick trick to figure out your skin tone “temperature.” Check out the veins underneath your skin in your hand or on the underside of your wrist. If they appear mostly blue or purple, your tone is cool. If they seem greenish, your tone is warm. Hopefully these tone tricks help with some basic decisions, but there are still many more factors to consider when choosing your bridal jewelry.
Take a peek at your dress. Does it have intricate beading, buttons, or lace? Are there any metal-toned adornments? Your wedding jewelry should mesh with the dress, not fight it. Now, look down at your left hand. Your engagement ring can offer great style inspiration for your bridal jewelry! After all, the engagement is where your wedding journey began, and you’ll likely be wearing it for the big day. If you’re exchanging wedding bands, you already know there is space saved on your ring finger for a wedding ring that matches nicely as well.
Whether you plan to wear your wedding jewelry again, or if it’s just for this moment, your budget is personal. As you shop, it’s important to consider your overall wedding budget so that you can feel comfortable in your decision. Looking radiant can be accomplished at any price, and you can find both affordable and extravagant wedding jewelry at Lux Bond & Green.
Wedding Necklace Secrets
Want to know the most valuable wedding necklace shopping hack? Match the style and length of the necklace to your dress neckline. This is a foolproof strategy for looking put-together like a pro!
- Sweetheart - This popular formal-ware neckline is not only found in gowns that are strapless, but also in gowns with thin straps, cap-sleeves, and even long-sleeves! We suggest a necklace that is not too long nor too short, that hits just above the breastbone. An 18”-20” necklace length should do the trick, but whether the style is subtle or intricate is totally up to you.
- V-neck - A plunging neckline is best adorned with a 16” necklace, or a pendant or station necklace at the mid-chest area.
- High neck - If a boho vibe is what you’re after, a long necklace in the range of 30” paired with a high-neck dress can really complete the look.
- Asymmetrical - Don’t let a one-strap dress scare you away from necklaces. You can follow the V-neck rule of thumb and select a high-set necklace.
Diamond necklaces are a classic choice for brides. We can imagine this gently arching 18” 14k white gold diamond necklace looking gorgeous with a sweetheart neckline. This stunningly luxurious 18k white gold floral cluster necklace with 9.8 carats of oval diamond drops would truly increase the drama of a V-neck dress. For our free-spirited brides out there who are unafraid of color, we suggest this Marco Bicegolariat necklace with mixed gemstones and diamonds, in 18k yellow gold and featuring blue, green, pink, purple, and orange stones, and of course diamonds. If art-deco romance is part of your aura, this Roberto CoinVerona lapis and diamond zipper necklace in 18k rose gold on a beaded 18” chain could fit a variety of necklines.
The Best Bridal Earrings
Just as a necklace complements the neckline, earrings can embellish your hairstyle. Will your hair be down and flowing with ornaments like silk flowers, barrettes, pins, or a headband? Are you opting for an updo with braids or a loose bun? Larger dangling earrings add dazzle-factor if your hairstyle is off the neck, while studs or smaller dangling earrings look lovely if you leave your hair down.
You can choose to wear either a necklace or earrings, but matching the two can also up the elegance of your entire look. From Roberto Coin, the 18k rose gold Verona lapis and diamond earrings are the perfect match to the necklace of the same style. Your wedding is also a fantastic opportunity to splurge on gorgeous diamond studs that you can keep in your jewelry box and in the family forever, such as these Hearts on Fire2 carat 18k white gold diamond solitaire earrings.
When in Doubt, Bangle
The right bracelet can really make a woman feel empowered. Everything and everyone that you touch on your wedding day will be associated with the feeling of that bracelet on your wrist. A bracelet can be a classy choice either alone or matched up with the rest of your bridal jewelry. We recommend the Marrakech Onde diamond bangle bracelet from Marco Bicego, which includes five rows of twisted 18k yellow gold, interspersed by white gold and diamond flowers. For some brides, a slim diamond line bracelet in 14k white gold with several carats of diamonds (3 to be exact) is just what they are looking for.
We hope that this wedding jewelry guide has you excited to find the perfect bridal look! Whether you’re in the market for gold and gemstone earrings, diamond necklaces, or an assortment of beautiful bracelets, we welcome you to shop Lux Bond & Green’s endless styles online, or at your nearest store location and let us help you get ready for your big day.