You said “yes” to the dress, and Gail Pav of Pav & Broome Fine Jewelry suggests making this the basis of your wedding jewelry decisions.
“Make sure the style complements the dress,” she advises.
Here are Pav’s other tips:
Is the dress a creamy, off-white color? If so, the bride can lean toward yellow gold. If it is classic, stark white, then go with clean, neutral metals like white gold or platinum. Rose or pink gold can go well with both in some cases.
- If the dress is classic and simple, then the jewelry should flow with that theme. Less is more. But when choosing “less,” it needs to really be a classic statement piece. If the bride’s hair is up, choose some Mikimoto classic drop pearl and diamond earrings. If her hair is down, then pick a straight-line diamond necklace or a big, juicy South Sea Mikimoto pearl and diamond drop pendant. But then keep the earrings very simple or go without.
- If the dress is over the top and flowingly romantic, then by all means go all out with the jewelry.
- Is the dress vintage style? Choose actual heirloom jewelry or pieces that look like they were passed down from your grandmother Scalloped edges and milgrain looks would be appropriate.
- Is the dress nontraditional? If so, let the jewelry be as well. For instance, Simon G’s right-hand ring is a great wedding gift. However, it doesn’t always have to be newly purchased jewelry. Sometimes the most special items have a family story behind them.
- Is the dress edgy and modern? Then Gabriel & Co.’s diamond collar necklace with small vertical drop accents would be a nice contrast.
- Is it a barefoot beach wedding with a boho-style dress? Then keep the jewelry casual. Gabriel & Co.’s double-layered diamond station necklace and diamond anklet would be just what the occasion calls for. Stacking bracelets also round out the look. See Gabriel & Co.’s Bujukan bracelet line.