Jewelry for Your Summer Wedding
Most brides stop the style train at the wedding dress depot and then neglect to travel further down the line until their wedding day is almost upon them.
But while hair stylists and makeup artists can do some of the work for you at the last minute, you might be on your own when it comes to selecting jewelry. And believe it or not, you need to tailor your collection of jewelry to the season as much as you try to pair it with your ensemble.
The main idea with summer weddings, in particular, is not so hard to grasp; you’ll want to choose pieces that are light and airy and won’t overwhelm your outfit or damage your delicate skin (can you imagine the discomfort of having a hunk of metal on your chest in hundred-degree heat?). Here are just a few pieces you might want to consider.
Pearl drop earrings
These are the standby of many a bride, but they’re especially apropos for the woman that wants to walk down the aisle during the summer months. They pair well with an up-do (which most women arranging a wedding in June, July, or August will appreciate) and they can be as understated and or overdone as you want. Girls who wish to capture a timeless look should go for simple, tear-shaped bobs, while more daring brides may want to go for a diamond-and-pearl combo that tops the pearl with a sparkly bow (or some other diamond-encrusted adornment).
If you’re going to wear diamonds near your face on a sunny day, you need to tone it down (or risk ruining the photos or blinding your fiancé). So go for small studs, diamond-encrusted drops or other designs, or studded hoops (with small stones). This way you can bring a little glamour to your face without totally distracting from your natural glow.
If you simply want to avoid the issue of shimmer and shine near your face, place it where it’s less noticeable, like on your wrist. A modest tennis bracelet will add just the right amount of bling to your ensemble without taking away from your overall look.
If you’re looking for something that’s a little more exotic than pearls but not quite as eye-catching as diamonds in the summer sun, then moonstones may be exactly what you’re looking for. Whether you want a bracelet that pairs moonstones and diamonds or a necklace with a small cluster of moonstone beads mixed with balls made from precious metals (gold and white gold), you can have unique jewelry for your wedding that’s somewhere between bland and ostentatious (in terms of both style and price).
Tiara or combs
Whether you opt for a headpiece that is studded with diamonds or one that is intricately patterned with pearl seed-beads, you’re going to feel like a princess when you don this traditional piece of wedding jewelry. If you’re not so keen to make a statement with your hair, but you still want some adornment for your ‘do, think about bejeweled combs to complement your coif. They’re a bit more understated, but still a gorgeous addition to your jewelry collection.
Sarah Danielson is a writer for Adiamor Diamond Engagement Rings where you can find a large selection of loose diamonds, wedding bands, and other fine diamond jewelry.