When I mention "wedding jewelry sets" what am I referring to?
I am talking about is the jewelry you will wear as an accessory with your wedding dress on your wedding day.
A pair of earrings and a necklace, usually make up a bridal jewelry set. Sometimes you might want to include a bracelet as part of your accessories.
When picking a wedding jewelry set, make sure it harmonizes with the wedding dress design.
Also make sure it compliments your face shape and any jewels on your wedding gown.
Your bridal jewelry should not clash with your tiara or anything you plan to wear in your hair. It all needs to work together!
You must match the jewels in your necklace to what is on your dress.
For instance, a pearl jewelry set is a classic look that will go with almost any bridal gown style and fabric. If your gown has beading on it such as, pearls and sequins, you can pick a necklace that is all pearls or a mix of pearls and crystals or rhinestones and pearls.
If you have rhinestones and crystals on your gown, you will perhaps find that a rhinestone wedding jewelry set will work best. There are some sets that have pearl and rhinestone accents together.
Jewelry that is made up of all rhinestones can be worn with a gown that is plain to add a little bling.
You can also find beaded crystal bridal jewelry that will work well with a gown full of clear crystals and seed pearls. For something unique you can incorporate the colors of your wedding into your wedding jewelry set.
Bridal costume jewelry come in silver or gold settings. You can choose between ivory or white pearls. Earring styles can be made in pierced or clip on. Necklaces can be in lengths from 14" to 17" on average. You can purchase extenders for necklaces if necessary.
When picking your wedding jewelry set, you need to consider the neckline depth and shape on your wedding gown. The lower the neckline the longer the necklace length needs to be in order to look proportionate.
Face shape does matter! This is because unless you have an oval shaped face, for which you can wear anything, you don't want to emphasis certain shapes.
Here is what I mean... if you have a round face, you don't want a necklace that will echo the roundness of your face.
For a round face, you need a necklace that has a drop on it or has a "Y" shape or "V" shape.
Earrings that are medium length or long can narrow the face. Be careful of choker necklaces and some hoop earrings, especially very large hoops.
By the same token... if you have a pointed chin or oblong face, you should not wear an necklace that has a "V" shape or "Y" shape.
These will emphasize a long narrow face shape or pointed chin. Round necklaces and choker necklaces paired with studs, short or medium length earrings are good choices.
Chandelier earrings are great if you have an average to long neck. They are sometimes better used alone than with a necklace. Theses are great to use when the neckline of the gown is too high to use a necklace.
Now that you armed with these tips... it's time to go check out some wedding jewelry sets. Start by going to this one stop shop on this site.
If your budget can afford it... purchase real gems. Yes diamonds and pearls are the popular choice. But other stones can be added to the mix also.
There are jewelry companies that will customize wedding jewelry sets for the bride.
You can actually design you own jewelry online if you wish! Some local jewelry stores offer custom jewelry service.
You can wear your wedding jewelry set for other special occasions and pass it down as an heirloom to future generations.
Your wedding jewelry is not one of those items that you will only use on your wedding day.
You can wear it on other special occasions you will attend down through the years. So you can spend a little more for it.
But what if you can't afford the real stuff?
There are companies that will rent jewelry to you. Yes you can rent real stones! This is what a lot of celebrities do for special occasions. Now this option is open to the general public.
Then buy good quality costume jewelry! There are rhinestones, crystals, cubic zirconium and pearls made up into earring and necklace sets, that sparkle and mimic the real thing. This is what most brides use for their wedding jewelry to keep costs down.
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