Minimalist Wedding Jewelry You’ll Love to Wear Again & Again
It’s your Big Day, congrats! Accessories are the thing that really personalize your ensemble and show off the Unique You. But if you’re not big on bling, picking out your wedding jewelry can be tough. Decisions are further complicated by getting lots of conflicting advice on what you “should” wear. The bride is the star of the show, but no one wants to be wasteful and get something they’ll only wear once. Never fear. You can find beautiful options that suit your taste and the occasion. Keep reading to learn more about minimalist jewelry that you will absolutely love to wear again and again.
Classic and timeless, pearls are the epitome of bridal fashion. The ‘Queen of gems’ transcends all trends and goes with everything from business suits to little black dresses to jeans. There is literally no wrong way to wear them. Pearls actually do best when worn regularly as skin oils enhance their luster. Properly cared for, they’ll last a lifetime, and can become an heirloom that you pass down to the next generation. A pearl engagement ring is unique without being overly showy. A pearl set consisting of a necklace, earrings and bracelet are beautiful when worn together and separately, making them an ideal choice for a bride. One thing is always true about pearls, they will never go to waste. They are an excellent investment for brides, bridesmaids, and anyone in the bridal party. For an incredible pair of pearl heels to compliment your jewellery, we recommend the Melody Pearl Bridal Shoes.
Another classic gem that you can’t go wrong with is diamonds. The ‘girl’s best friend’ definitely deserves to be there on your special day. A diamond’s sparkle adds instant glamour to any outfit. Stud earrings are perfect for updos, and you’ll get tons of use out of them for years to come. An infinity band is a lovely choice for any bride, beautiful and striking while its low profile keeps it out of the way. A diamond pendant or tennis bracelet is also gorgeous, versatile, and will be certainly worn again and again for occasions both special and everyday. If diamonds are a bit over the budget, consider cubic zirconias (CZ) which are nearly identical to genuine diamonds but cost a fraction of the price. Bonus: CZs make great gifts for bridesmaids. For a pair of heels that will add even more sparkle, we recommend the Emotion heels.
Yet another excellent choice for bridal jewelry is your birthstone. It is personal and adds a delightful splash of color to what can sometimes be a monochromatic look. A blue birthstone such as sapphire can even double as your ‘something blue.’ And you can always just wear sapphire or lapiz lazuli just because you love it!
You can never go wrong with a classic set of drop earrings. Perfect whether you wear your hair up or down, a pair of pearl, diamond, or other gemstone drops are forever in fashion. Even for the most minimalist bride out there, drop earrings will always come in handy.
A pendant is discrete yet says something deeply personal about the wearer, making it ideal for the minimalist bride be she city chic or beachy boho. A birthstone, star sign, initial, or a gift from your groom or a beloved family member are all great options when it comes to pendants. A pendant necklace is always a good choice for any bride, and one that will be happily worn for years to come.
Trends come and go but gold never goes out of style. Hoop earrings, a basic chain, slim bangle bracelets, or a simple gold wedding band, all of these can be worn day in and day out without ever getting old. Gold is also durable and never tarnishes, making it a practical choice for your jewelry collection.
You Do You
While it’s fine to search for inspiration online, be sure that you’re picking things that really make you happy. If there is ever a day in your life when you’re allowed to think of yourself first, your wedding is it. No matter what Mum or Grandma or Aunt Agatha or anyone else says, you should get the final say on what you do — and don’t — wear on your wedding day.
Be sure to consider your dress style as you shop for your jewelry. A sweetheart neckline calls for a shorter necklace like a choker, while a strapless gown gives you more ‘canvas’ to work with and can handle a necklace that hangs lower, such as a classic princess length pearl strand. If your dress has a high neckline including illusion or halter, you can skip the necklace altogether and focus on the earrings and bracelet.
If you’re a traditionalist who wants to follow the ‘something borrowed’ edict, keep in mind that this does not have to be a jewel. But if it is, there is nothing wrong with mixing metals and gemstones. A variety of jewelry will add interest to your look and your story. The primary rule of choosing wedding jewelry is that it should reflect your personality. Follow this simple formula and you can’t go wrong.
Pairing beautiful simplistic jewellery with a pair of laid-back, classic bridal heels is a perfect option to complete your look for your special day. Our best selling Destiny Heels are effortlessly and classically beautiful. Our Honey Sandals are also our favourite pick for a timeless, elegant and chic modern bride. These two options will make your walk down the aisle a walk to remember.
Sue Seabury is passionate about all things fashion. She is a regular contributor to The Pearl Source blog.
Nina Claire featuring hand made jewellery by Kirrilly Rose. Instagram: @kirrillyrose. One of the most loved things about her jewellery work is that she is able to customise her pieces to suit the individual or couple's desires.