Bridal Jewelry Choices

You are just now starting to plan your wedding. You want everything to go perfectly. There is just so much to figure out and to choose from you sudden feel overwhelmed. What do you do? Start simple. Decide first of all the look and the feel of your wedding. Choose the color themes. The next focus should be upon your wedding gown, and bridesmaids dresses. Once all these decisions are made you can then decide upon the jewelry. What are your preferences and what are the choices for wedding jewelry? Pearls are traditional wedding jewelry.


Pearl jewelry is classic, timeless and elegant just exactly what weddings are, classics, timeless and elegant. It makes sense that so many brides choose at least some pearls to wear on their wedding day. As with any kind of jewelry, pearl necklaces and earrings comes in many different designs. Here is where you might get a little overwhelmed again, but stay calm. Don’t panic. You can make a decision. Pearls range in styles from contemporary to everything in between. Pearl jewelry makes fabulous gifts to the wedding party members which can be passed through family lines for generations after.


Pearl colors for a wedding can be any color you choose even “black.” Pearls do come in the black color. White, powder blue, baby pink, creme and off white are favorite wedding pearl colors for many women. I suppose if your wedding is around Halloween time and you are a big fan of Halloween, there would nothing wrong with a wedding made up of witch costumes of purple and black with black and purple pearls, not my idea of the perfect wedding, but just a thought. There are people who adore Halloween and can become quite creative. I would lean more toward baby pink or powder blue!


You might decide to choose costume jewelry as costume jewelry is always fashionable. If you have a wedding not so much the traditional colors then costume jewelry might be the best way to go as the variety of colors in costume jewelry is enormous. I have seen beautiful fashion jewelry earrings, necklaces and bracelets that look like wedding jewelry pieces. Swarovski crystals create lovely pieces of jewelry for a wedding with a wide range of colors and high quality. Handmade bridal jewelry adds a extra special touch to costume jewelry wedding designs and is much more affordable than any other type of jewelry.


Bead bridal hand made jewelry makes a very different and unique statement in style. Beaded jewelry offers the bride a much wider range in planning out the color theme of a wedding. You might want to combine beautiful lamp work glass beads with freshwater pearls and glass swarovski crystals. Have the bride’s custom jewelry look a bit fancier than the bridesmaids. One of the greatest advantages of a bead jewelry wedding theme is you can use the money you save on jewelry for the wedding trip. A bead jewelry wedding will definitely cost you less than other types of jewelry themes.


Diamonds are like pearls. They never go out of style. They are classic and elegant and like the color of gold are traditional wedding jewelry. A common tradition in families is that diamond jewelry is worn as part of the something old tradition. Passing wedding jewelry onto other family members is a way many families pass on personal love stories throughout their family. The Spencer Tiara is one that comes to my mind immediately. It was worn by Princess Diana on her wedding day and by both her sisters on their wedding days and had been in their family lines since the 1800’s.


There is a wide variety of jewelry styles to choose from which makes planning a wedding much easier. Look around at what is available before you begin your actual plans.


Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan


Meet Alberta:


dangle earrings victorian alberta
Alberta is a pair of dangle earrings I added to Carmilita’s Victorian Collection. She hangs one inch from the hook and is an elegant, dainty little pair of earrings. This pair of earrings also reminds me of shabby cottage chic styles.

Materials used:
2 silver plated head pins
2 silver plated French hooks
2 silver crystal bead caps 8 mm
2 Swarovski Fuchsia 6 mm bicone glass beads
2 Chinese Porcelain beads 12 mm with a Victorian Rose pattern.

Alberta’s price is $15 which includes shipping charges.


Purchase Alberta here: Carmilita’s Earrings

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