The ‘Other’ Bridal Jewelry: Don’t Forget Accessory Jewelry for the Bride and Bridal Party

Of course, your engagement ring will take center stage at your perfect wedding, but accessory jewelry for the bride and bridal party is an important consideration of any wedding planner. Whether casual or formal, every element of your wedding should conform to the look and theme you’ve chosen. Here are some thoughts on what we like to call the ?other bridal jewelry.?

Earrings & Bracelets
Choose earrings with your hair style and neckline in mind. Drop earrings are best suited to longer hair and lower necklines, while stud earrings look best with an updo and a higher neckline. Freshwater cultured pearl, diamond and gemstone bracelets are gorgeous with sleeveless, off-the-shoulder, or short-sleeve gowns.

If your gown has an open or low neckline, almost any style of necklace or choker will be perfect. A delicate necklace is best paired with more dramatic earrings. If your dress is beaded, choose a more subtle earring. Diamonds, pearls and gemstones are truly beautiful on every bride. Choose a strand length that enhances your neckline. Also try tanzanite, iolite, peridot or citrine for a splash of color. This season, colored freshwater pearls are a fashion statement, available in hues ranging from silver to bright pink. Vintage or estate jewelry with unique detailing will also enhance your bridal look.

Bridesmaids’ Jewelry
Your bridal attendants are some of the most important women in your life. Not only should their jewelry look fabulous, it should be something that they will want to wear and will cherish forever. Jewelry that features delicate chains, freshwater pearls, beads and stones are good options for most budgets.