The Perfect Pair: Styling Your Wedding Jewellery to Complement Your Rings

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December is the most popular month for proposals, with the most common day being Christmas Eve. So, it’s fair to say that we’re well and truly into engagement season!

If you have an idea for the type of engagement ring you’d like, or even if you’re already engaged and are thinking about your overall wedding look, there are so many options to choose from.

Contrary to popular opinion, your wedding jewellery is just as important as your wedding dress; as the finishing touch to an outfit, your jewellery should complement the rest of your attire, regardless of how casual or formal it is.

So, where do you start?

Bridal Jewellery

We believe that, out of any jewellery you wear on your wedding day, it should always be your engagement and wedding bands that stand out the most. Therefore, this should be one of the main things to consider when purchasing the rest of your wedding jewels.

Finding pieces that go together but don’t overpower each other is the key - but if you aren’t sure where to begin, read below for guidance when choosing certain types of jewellery.


Wedding Earrings

When it comes to bridal earrings, they should be the right size and shape to perfectly frame your face and highlight your favourite features.

Larger earrings can also be good if you have an engagement ring with a Halo setting. Halo-set rings are complete with small Diamonds around the band, and can therefore be a slightly bolder choice – so, bolder earrings won’t necessarily overshadow it. However, if you want the attention to be drawn to your ring, there’s nothing wrong with a pair of simple studs.

Whether they’re studs, drops or hoops, the opportunities for wedding earrings are endless. However, if you choose to have your hair up for your nuptials, drop earrings are a great choice depending on how much attention you want to draw to them.



Wedding Necklace

Arguably one of the first jewellery pieces to be noticed within an outfit, the decision of a wedding necklace is an important one.

Matching necklaces with rings is quite a popular trend, so it might be worth considering complementing your chain with your engagement band. For example, if your band is Silver, opt for a silver chain, and if your ring is complete with a Trilogy setting (a larger stone set between two smaller ones), a gorgeous three-stone drop pendant such as this Tsavorite Garnet and White Zircon piece would work perfectly.

In terms of styling advice, however, we would highly recommend that any necklace you choose should match the neckline of your wedding dress (should you decide to wear one).

If your dress is strapless, larger statement necklaces work extremely well - and these types of chains and pendants can also complement a sweetheart neckline. Chokers are also a popular choice, and can suit a high or a low-neck dress.

Essentially, regardless of the neckline or the amount of skin you have showing, your necklace should ideally sit on your skin rather than your dress.



Wedding Bracelet

There's only one tip we could possibly give when it comes to choosing your wedding bracelet, and that’s to keep it subtle. Of course, the choice is yours, but your bracelet is the closest pieces of jewellery to your wedding bands; your rings deserve to take the spotlight, so it’s important that your other accessories don’t overshadow them if that’s not what you want.

There are a few ways to keep your wedding bracelet (or bracelets) simple. If it’s possible to opt for a relatively thin bracelet to begin with, then go for it. Additionally, if you choose a gemstone bracelet, try to keep the stones small and dainty.

In all honesty, even if you don’t mind having a large bracelet next to your wedding bands, it may be beneficial to go for a smaller one anyway as it’s much less likely to get caught on something. If your dress has lace or if anything else you’re wearing is of a delicate material, you want to make sure it stays as pristine as possible.



Wedding Jewellery

We could give you a whole host of advice on how to choose your wedding jewellery, but ultimately your jewellery should be just that: yours. So, have fun with it!

Don’t be afraid to mix and match your pieces and add some colour if you choose; alternative engagement rings are increasing in popularity right now, and we’re seeing more and more Rubies, Emeralds, Sapphires and even Tanzanites on people’s ring fingers – so feel free to get creative with your other jewels!

Overall, you should never feel bound by your wedding look. The jewellery you wear for the ceremony doesn’t have to be the jewellery you wear for the rest of your nuptials if you don’t want it to be. You can always choose a whole new accessory look for your reception, or even for your subsequent honeymoon.

Either way, putting a little thought and care into your bridal jewellery is guaranteed to add an elegant touch to your wedding attire.


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