Bridal jewelry trends for the modern bride
From endless blue skies to beautiful floral blooms, sunkissed days spill into long summer evenings. Where the sand meets the sea, the epitomy of natural beauty presents the perfect photo opportunity; it’s no wonder that summer is such a popular time of year for weddings.
As one of the most cherished days in your life you may want to invest in bridal jewelry that you will treasure forever. From the style of dress to your wedding theme, as well staying true to yourself, there are many things to consider when it comes to deciding on your bridal jewelry.
Bridal necklace trends
Firstly you should consider your style of wedding dress. At Bridal Week in New York one of the season’s most striking trends was dresses featuring plunging necklines and bare backs. To complement this look, pair your gown with slim dropped styles such as the Diamond Strand Pendant, or if you’re feeling daring reverse The Tears Of Joy Diamond Necklace and wear it as a beautiful back feature piece.
Alternatively, if your dress has a ‘sweetheart’ or off-the-shoulder neckline, shorter length necklaces are recommended. For a fresher styling approach, layer necklaces such as the Center of My Universe® Heart Pendant and the dainty but elegant Horseshoe Pendant, or for layering that is already built in opt for the Stiletto Station Necklace.
Matching your jewelry to your wedding theme
The setting and theme of your wedding will also give you important pointers as to what jewelry to wear. With sun filled days, outdoor ceremonies are often the location of choice for the summer bridal season. Whether you’re celebrating at a serene beachside location, in rolling countryside fields or a beautiful garden oasis, an outdoor wedding often adopts a more informal approach – a factor to consider when choosing your bridal jewelry.
Vintage-themed weddings are the ideal backdrop for heritage-style jewelry. “Cocktail rings are enjoying a renaissance right now and with third rings now a fixture of the bridal jewelry suite, why not opt for an arresting design such as the gorgeous Blossom by Maria Canale for Neiman Marcus” says Federica Imperiali of Forevermark.
Finally, “the rise of festival culture has inspired many younger brides to opt for celebrations with a delightfully bohemian air,” says Imperiali. “Jewelry featuring tassels and cascades dovetails have this aesthetic, as do lariat neckwear silhouettes.”
The rise of festival culture has inspired many younger brides to opt for celebrations with a delightfully bohemian air.
Bridal earring and bracelet trends
Typically, warmer summer weather will mean exposed arms and necks, so you should focus on jewelry that flatters these areas and sits gently on the skin. “On the catwalks and red carpets this year, bangles and bracelets have consistently emerged as the most popular armwear silhouette, lighter than cuffs, and with a pleasing air of informality they can be worn solo or in pretty shimmering stacks” says Maia Adams from Adorn Insight. The Rotation Diamond Bracelet, the Triple Cuff and the Bubbles Bracelet create this layered and decorative approach.
The big statement piece for this season are earrings. With beautiful feminine curves, make an impact with the striking Three Tier Drop Earrings and contrast this bold look by wearing your hair in soft, natural waves. Alternatively, for a classic look that never goes out of style, opt to wear Diamond Hoop earrings.
With multiple piercings often now the norm among brides, another way to update a quintessential look is to wear an assortment of pretty studs. Both the Starburst and Martini stud earrings create a stunning starting point to emulate this. This then gives you the option of then adding other designs of your choice to create a one-off look that is as unique and full of character as you are.
Whether it’s adding sparkle to make a statement or creating a simple classic look, your diamond jewelry is more than just an accessory on your wedding day. As a diamond lasts Forever it’s the representation of the carefully chosen words said to one another, the commitment and care you have for the other and the promises you make to each other, now and Forever.
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