A Guide to Choosing Your Bridal Jewellery

It’s your big day and you want to look perfect for the occasion. The dress, of course, is vital, as are your shoes, hair and make-up. But don’t forget the jewellery, because if you master this it will complement your hair and dress, and complete that dazzling look. Take care to pick the right jewellery styles, and prepare to look amazing as you walk down that aisle.

Match the jewellery with the neckline of your dress

If your dress has a high neckline then wearing any kind of necklace might not work, as it could look too busy. Instead, a pair of diamond earrings could be the answer to balancing out the look.

A luxury necklace would, however, look incredible on a strapless dress, where you can showcase this sparkling piece of jewellery.

If your gown has a plunging neckline, then a pendant might be the best option, taking care to choose a length that dips nicely into the V.

Less is more

You don’t want to overdo it on your wedding day. As well as stunning, a bride needs to look elegant, and too much jewellery could ruin the look. It’s the dress that needs to do the talking as you walk down the aisle, so going for beautiful stud earrings might provide you with the subtle, classy look you’re going for.

Choose your gemstones carefully

Yes, it’s about the look, but it’s also about the symbolism. Since ancient times, gemstones have been thought to hold special powers. People would wear them for love, luck, strength and many more reasons besides. Even today, it’s popular to have a gem that symbolises something important. On your wedding day, love might be the message you wish to convey, in which case you could go for a red ruby, which represents love and friendship and is a protector against misfortune. Equally, a green emerald might be a good choice, as it’s meant to aid fertility. If it’s luck you’re after, then try citrine – the success stone – which also promotes optimism.

Whatever you choose for your big day, make sure it’s something you adore and that you feel comfortable and beautiful in. Even if a particular piece of jewellery is technically perfect for your dress and look, you might decide it’s not for you. This is absolutely fine, as it’s your day, and you should always go for what makes you feel your best.