Your Big Day is approaching rapidly. And while you’ve got the dress covered and the heels are ready to go, you still have to tackle the next step: your arsenal of wedding jewelry. From classic pearls to the most unconventional jewelry pieces, we’re taking a look at some of the most stunning ways to rock that bridal bling. Whether you’re embracing a bohemian wedding theme, all about that princess tiara, planning a classy and elegant affair or keeping it minimal and simple, we’ve got you covered – in jewels, pearls, twinkle and iridescence.
But first, let’s look at a few great ways to incorporate glam and sparkle into your bridal look.
Here are 15 ways to wear wedding jewelry:
- The Classic Way: Pearl Earrings and A Matching Pendant
- The Vintage Way: Lace Details and Timeless Studs
- The Statement: Pearl Branch Bracelets
- The Bohemian Way: A Pearl Tiara
- The Hair Bling: Pearl Hairpins
- The Minimal Way: Statement Chokers
- The Wild Accent: Opulent Earrings
- The Timelessly Elegant Way: A Cohesive Pearl Set
- The Modern Twist: Golden Hoops
- The Elevated Pony: Hair Jewels
- The Off-White Route: Bold Gold Florals
- The Enchanting Way: Backless Cuts & Lariat Necklaces
- The Unconventional Way: A Shoulder Necklace
- The Glam Way: Chandelier Earrings
- The Simple with a Twist Approach: Colored Pearls
1. The Classics: Drop Pearl Earrings & Matching Pendant
If you’re going with an elegant bridal dress, accessorize it with equally sophisticated jewelry pieces for a look that stands the test of time: classic pearl wedding jewelry. Pair your updo with earrings that offer subtle movement such as drop or dangle designs featuring round white pearls. Pendant necklaces featuring solitary pearls work perfectly with strapless, sweetheart and boat necklines. The result: a classic look you’ll love forever, every time you browse through your wedding album.
2. Vintage Feels: Delicate Lace with Simple Studs
A diaphanous wedding dress with vintage feels needs to be the standout piece of your look. If delicate vintage vibes are your bridal style mojo, then let the gown shine on its own by wearing it with minimal wedding jewelry pieces and an effortless updo. Pair up a slightly messy low bun with a pair of pearl stud earrings featuring either round or baroque pearls.
3. A Touch of Nature: A Statement Branch Bracelet
Feminine and delicate – yet surprisingly impactful. If this describes your aesthetic, then less is definitely more. After all, you prefer to wear your bling around your wrists – while forgoing the ear and neck sparkle. For a refined, sweet approach to wedding jewelry, opt for a nature-inspired branch-style statement bracelet, featuring tiny iridescent pearls.
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4. The Reinvented Tiara: Pearl-Adorned Updo
Princess vibes seem a tad passé, but you can’t help but love the magic of it all: an enchanted wedding theme, a brilliant tiara and the princess gown to match. For a modern twist on a classic, switch the crystal-galore tiara for a pearl tiara instead. Paired up with soft waves and a high-neck gown in vintage lace, it doesn’t get more enchanting than a whimsical wedding tiara. Go all in with the reinvented tiara for a look that merges timeless romance with modern flair.
FACT: The most expensive tiara in the world was designed by Gianni Versace with and valued at $5 million in 1996. The piece is set in yellow gold and adorned with 100-carat diamonds.Click to tweet
5. Hair Jewels: Statement Pearls
If a wedding tiara is not sparking your interest, yet you’re still on the hunt for hair jewels to add a pop of glam to your bridal look, opt for statement pins. Elevate your chignon do and add the perfect match for your pearl wedding jewelry with a mix and match of pearl pins in different sizes – from the dainty and discreet to bold and large statements. The result: a look inspired by nature, ideal for an outdoor beach wedding to remember.
6. Keeping It Minimal: Spaghetti Straps & Statement Choker
The modern bride on the go who’s ready to ditch the conventional poufy dress in favor of a sleek slip frock has found her match: the modern choker. If minimalism is what you’re going for, then forgo the unnecessary bling and opt for a simple statement piece to go with your chic spaghetti straps: a fitted necklace featuring chains, gems or pearls – or a combo of all for an added dose of sparkle.
7. For the Wild at Heart: Bohemian Opulence
A rustic setting, a kimono-style wedding dress and a country-style open buffet with goodies call for unconventional, less-precious wedding jewelry. Bohemian bride, meet your match: artsy, fantasy jewelry pieces designed to show your personality. Whether you’re eyeing an opulent pair of crochet earrings, complete with tassels or going for that XXL turquoise pendant necklace, there are no rules when embracing the bohemian opulence look. Complete your look with loose waves and ditch the constrictive updos for a relaxed, effortless approach to bridal style.
8. Timelessly Elegant Wedding Jewelry: A Chic Pearl Set
When it comes to wedding jewelry, you’re not willing to ditch the classics for the latest fad. And in jewelry terms, pearls represent the classics the best. White, pure, radiant and each one-of-a-kind, pearls perfectly symbolize the eternal bond between the two of you – which is why pearl wedding jewelry remains the number one choice for brides everywhere. For a look that can’t miss the mark on timeless style, opt for a cohesive pearl set, featuring a three-strand necklace and a matching bracelet, plus simple pearl studs. Optional: a matching pearl tiara.
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9. Modern Glam: Gold Accent Hoops
If Olivia Palermo is your style inspo when it comes to bridal fashion, then a two-piece ensemble is definitely in order. And to keep things from feeling too traditional, aim to make a glam statement with a pair of oversize gold hoops to complete the modern bridal look. Paired up with a strong cat-eye and a flouncy blouse, you’re sure to nail that retro 50’s diva look without much effort – and without breaking the budget.
10. Elevated Pony: Twinkling Hair Jewels
Fairytale-inspired and loaded with whimsical vibes: an effortless ponytail with soft, messy waves can look charming on your Big Day, especially when paired up with a backless gown. For an added dose of sparkle, opt for shimmery hairpins, perfectly matched with your earrings – both in finish and gems.
11. The Off-White Route: Warm Gold Accents
You left the classic crisp white behind and went for an ivory, taupe or blush bridal frock. The perfect match for an off-white wedding dress: warm-tone jewelry, in shades of gold, rose gold or luminous bronze. Opt for a bold floral statement with a pair of earrings that need no further bling as the perfect complement to your cappuccino foam-colored gown.
12. Enchanting Themes: Backless Cuts & Lariat Bling
Delicate lace calls for equally delicate wedding jewelry – and if you’re going for a backless gown, the choice is more than obvious. Emphasize your best feature with a dose of back bling – the bridal edition. Pair up a backless wedding dress with a back lariat necklace featuring delicate chains and your choice of gems for the perfect amount of sparkle and movement.
FACT: Around 70% of brides wear their rings on the fourth finger of their left hand. The explanation: a Roman belief that claims that the vena amoris, or vein of love, is located there.Click to tweet
13. Unconventional Jewelry: Shoulder Necklaces
For a theme wedding with a retro aesthetic, take your inspo from this style-savvy era of the previous century. Channel the roaring 1920s with a bridal look inspired by flapper fashion, featuring unconventional wedding jewelry. Opt for a retro updo, a strapless cut dress (sequins optional) and a lavish shoulder necklace that requires no additional bling. Feathery headpiece in true ‘20s fashion – also optional.
14. The Ultimate Glam: Chandelier Earrings
We couldn’t complete a list of tried and tested wedding jewelry looks without one of the most popular choices around: the ultra-glam, brilliance-filled chandelier earrings. There’s nothing quite like the glam of a lush pair of dangly earrings, enriched with diamonds or zirconia crystals when you’re going for that timeless princess look, complete with the fit and flare dress and the perfect romantic updo.
15. Simplicity with a Twist: Colored Pearls
Dainty, discreet, yet irresistibly unique. Pair your French braid updo or your pearl tiara with dainty pearl wedding jewelry – the colored kind. For a spin on the classics, opt for Tahitian pearls in shades of silver or copper instead of the traditional whites for a less-formal look, filled with magic, romance and femininity.
And there you have it: 15 of the bet ways to wear your wedding jewelry – from the quirky to the classics, from the timeless to the modern and everything in between! Have your pick, stay chic and enjoy your Big Day to the max.
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