Diamond jewelry has been a popular choice for brides for many decades. But today's bride wants to switch up wedding day styles and create a look that's unique and memorable. How can you do this with your wedding jewelry? Here are five ideas for any bride to try.
1. Mix and Match. Avoid choosing a wedding day jewelry set that's too uniform. The traditional look of identical, symmetrical sets of earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings can feel more like something prior generations wore to their weddings. Instead, look for individual pieces that complement each other and have an organic, but not too obvious, parallelism.
2. Choose Surprising Uses. Think outside the box when it comes to styling your diamonds for the big day. Everyone expects a beautiful necklace or dangling earrings. Why not surprise them instead? Add diamond jewelry to your veil or punctuate it with a small tiara. Wear an anklet to take advantage of your dress's stunning slit or the fabulous shoes you bought. Add shoulder jewelry to an off-the-shoulder dress. Or turn a brooch into a diamond hair ornament.
3. Use Modern Settings. The setting for your diamonds can make them look more fresh and modern, or it can make them look more average. Modern choices include the increasingly popular pave setting, dramatic cathedral settings, minimalist bezels, trellis prongs, and diamonds surrounded by halos of other gems. No matter how large or small the centerpiece diamond is, these more interesting settings will elevate it.
4. Throw a Curve. Look for more interesting shapes, curves, and angles. A bride wearing a V shape neckline tends to use a similarly V-shaped necklace, for example. Why not create a more interesting look by choosing an oblong, asymmetrical, S shape, or crescent necklace instead? Considering long drop earrings? Rather than hanging something downward, subvert expectations by using ear climbers that curve upward.
5. Add Some Color. Finally, don't overlook the value of adding a fresh pop of color to your diamond jewelry. Gorgeous complementary gems like sapphires, rubies, emeralds, garnets, amethysts, or onyx create brilliant contrast for any look. They surprise and provide interest and texture for jewelry that might otherwise blend together a bit too much.
Want more ideas for modernizing your diamond accessories for your nuptials? No matter what your style, budget, or theme, an experienced jeweler can help. Call or make an appointment today to get started. With their help and your creativity, you'll find the perfect way to update this bridal classic.