How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Jewellery
Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting times of your life, but it comes with a lot of pressure and challenges.
Getting married to your loved one is one of the most important days of your life, as it signifies the day you made the commitment to be with someone else. Jewellery is perfect for adding the finishing touches to your wedding dress or suit, and can really enhance your wedding day look. Here are six tips to help you choose the perfect wedding jewellery for your big day.
Consider your Skin Tone and Hair Colour
When you're choosing your jewellery, it is important to choose metals that suit your skin tone. Lighter metals such as white gold, platinum and silver look good on people with cooler skin tones, whereas yellows and rose golds suit warmer skin tones. Both yellow and white metals suit neutral skin tones. Alongside this, make sure the jewellery you choose goes with your hair colour as well - hold the jewellery up to your face, and you will be able to see if you have the perfect match.
Get your Wedding Dress First
Before you commit to your make up, hair or jewellery you should purchase your wedding dress or wedding suit first. The outfit you wear on your wedding day should be the star of the show. Purchasing jewellery before choosing the perfect gown or tuxedo is risky business as you might find that nothing goes with that specific piece of jewellery. You may end up spending a hefty sum on a statement necklace, and then choose an asymmetric or high neck wedding dress. Your jewellery and accessories should compliment your outfit and add a splash of glamour, rather than take the attention away.
Consider Making your Jewellery an Heirloom
When you're choosing your wedding jewellery you should consider whether you want to pass it down the family, so that they can wear the jewellery with love and create new memories alongside the old ones it holds. Classic pieces such as a platinum trilogy pendant or a single row diamond tennis bracelet are timeless, and will always be sought after. Choose a piece of jewellery that you can pass down and will truly stand the test of time.
If you are shopping for the perfect diamond earrings to add a touch of sparkle to your wedding suit or wedding dress, then consider having a browse around an antique fair or charity shop to find some unique vintage pieces that will really enhance your look. Mix the old in with something new and find that perfect pair of vintage halo earrings.
Budget for your Jewellery
Good quality jewellery isn't cheap, which is why you should set a budget for the jewellery you will be wearing on your wedding day. If you are following the tradition of sending your bridesmaids a piece of jewellery on the morning of your wedding, then you should allow for this in your budget as well.
If it's a pendant that you are after, our Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pendant will give you a better idea of what you can pick up for the wedding.
Add a Splash of Colour
If you want to stray away from tradition then coloured gemstones such as sapphire, ruby and black diamond will add a splash of colour and pizazz to your outfit. Sapphire drop earrings or a ruby halo pendant are elegant items that will make any wedding outfit look spectacular.
Have a look at our stunning Wedding Ring collection, and our guide on men's wedding ring styles .