At this time of year, brides, bridesmaids and their families begin to search out those special outfits for the big day. I know because I'm doing just this for my son's wedding in Spring. Once the bride has settled on the perfect dress and shoes, it's time to turn your attention to the detail.
You have settled on the best way to wear your hair and your make up and nails are chosen.
The right jewellery will now add the finishing touch to the whole carefully considered ensemble.
Bridal EarringsEarrings are most likely going to be the focus of attention and will feature in all of the photographs so need to be thoughtfully chosen.
Pearls are traditional but not obligatory.
Consider the shape of your face and whether you are wearing your hair up or loose.
Stud and droplet earrings are always successful and look great from all angles.
Classic studs are equally popular.
Large earrings can work well with a plain or simple dress design whereas a more discreet style works better with an ornate dress.
Gemstone NecklacesAn off the shoulder, Bardot style or plunging neck line might need a feature necklace.
A faceted gemstone pendant on a beautiful diamond cut chain or a gemstone pendant necklace could be perfect to finish your neckline. See some of the gemstone ideas below.
Crystal Mesh and Cubic Zirconia JewelleryCrystal mesh works superbly with sequins and beading. The sterling silver mesh has crystal woven through it and this sparkles in rainbow colours as the light catches it.
Cubic zirconia is a much cheaper alternative to diamonds!
Adding A Little Colour
Here are some ideas for adding a little hint of colour to your outfit. You may want to tone in with your bridesmaids!
Aquamarine JewelleryAquamarine is a very delicate aqua colour, between blue and green and works perfectly with bridal outfits.
Blue Topaz JewellerySky blue topaz is a pastel glacier blue whereas swiss blue topaz is an intense azure blue.
Green Amethyst JewelleryAnother delicate shade and this time sublime sage green.
Citrine JewelleryPerfect with golds, creams, parchment and yellows.
Amethyst JewelleryAlways a favourite and blends in beautifully with lilacs, pinks and purples.
These are just a few ideas but to see the entire collection of bridal jewellery consult our gemstone jewellery.