Maybe it was months ago that the love of your life asked to be with you forever by proposing. Perhaps it was only days ago. In either case, the excitement about the future and the lives you'll share together can be riveting. That excitement can quickly turn into dreaming about the whimsical details of your wedding day.
As you begin to brainstorm how the flowers will look, food arrangements, what kind of photographer will be there, and what music you'll first sway to as newlyweds, you may also begin to think about the jewelry you'll wear.
Today, we'll show you everything you need to know about bridal jewelry, from statement earrings to bangles and anklets. Then, we'll show you our favorite pieces of classic Noémie jewelry that can enhance your bridal look and prepare you to meet your beloved to say, "I do."
When Did People Start Wearing Wedding Jewelry?
You might have guessed it, but the first pieces of jewelry that people began wearing on their wedding day were rings. Rings held a deep symbolism for those who first wore and exchanged them on their wedding day.
Think about the design of a ring; it's never-ending. With that in mind, people exchanged rings on their wedding day to represent an eternal commitment and soul connection.
Today, bridal jewelry and bridal accessories have become so much more. Your wedding and engagement rings not only represent your eternal love and devotion. They can also feature brilliant luxurious elements that remind you of how precious your relationship is to your beloved.
Four Questions to Answer Before Shopping for Bridal Jewelry
Before you go looking for the rings, necklace, earrings, or bracelet you'll wear on your wedding day, you may want to ask a few clarifying questions. By taking a moment to know what you're looking for, you can find the luxurious jewelry you desire more easily.
1. What's Your Budget for Bridal Jewelry?
If you've just gotten engaged, you may or may not have begun to discuss financial matters with your partner and family. If you're paying for your upcoming wedding, you may have a different budget than you would if someone else was taking care of expenses.
Consider your significant costs, and then decide what you'd like to spend on the diamonds and other accents that can make you feel radiant on your big day.
2. Will You Be Wearing Any Heirloom Jewelry?
You've most likely heard the phrase: "Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue." It's a cute rhyme that some believe brings luck to you on your wedding day. The idea is to wear an element from each category for good fortune.
Concerning something old or something borrowed, you may have a family member who has offered to let you wear a piece of heirloom jewelry as you walk the aisle. If you're wearing a family diamond bracelet, you may wish to forego searching for a bracelet to save time and expand your budget in other areas.
3. What Elements Will You Coordinate With Your Bridal Jewelry?
In that same line of thought, you'll also want to keep in mind what elements you'll coordinate your jewelry to match. For example, if you're wearing a gold heirloom bridal diamond necklace, you may wish to wear other gold pieces to coordinate your look. If you are wearing a chain of freshwater pearls, you may also want to sport a pearl bracelet.
Alternatively, you might wish to have your earrings accent your bridal hairstyle or have a bridal necklace that drops down your backless dress. Keeping these in mind can help you narrow your search to the pieces you know will work with your vision.
4. Will You Want To Wear Your Jewelry After Your Wedding Day?
Although you may want to spend all your time dreaming about the wedding day itself, you can also ask yourself whether you'll want to choose jewelry you can wear again in the future when you are not wearing your bridal gown. If so, you may select more timeless pieces rather than trendy details that are only fitting at a bridal party.
How Do I Choose the Right Wedding Jewelry Pieces?
When searching for typical jewelry, you might let yourself pick whatever pieces call out to you, whether it be bridal bracelets, silver wedding dress jewelry, or a perfect jewelry set for your big day.
When it comes to your special day, you might feel additional pressure to choose something perfect to meet the celebration of the day. Let’s talk through a few tips that can help you select pieces that you adore.
Stay True to Your Style
Each year welcomes a host of new wedding trends that brides and grooms include in their ceremonies. While these decorations, colors, ceremony elements, and accessories might be popular at the moment, you don’t have to feel pressure to partake in trendy details. You can select non-traditional elements, decorations, and wedding jewelry if that’s your style.
Maybe you are all about the latest trends, a glitter lover, or someone who would rather keep it simple with a pendant necklace or chokers. Regardless, stick to what you like by thinking about your favorite jewelry piece and looking out for similar items.
Select Timeless Pieces You Can Wear in the Future
Along with choosing something that you love, try to go for pieces that might keep their allure for decades, like stunning earrings featuring Swarovski crystals.
You can never go wrong by incorporating classic jewelry into your bridal apparel. Try keeping a balance of unique and timeless jewelry designs to ensure you enjoy your look for years to come, and consider speaking with a jewelry consultant if you are struggling to find something made to last.
Treat Yourself to First-Rate Jewelry
Your wedding is extraordinary. It’s not a typical day, so why would you opt for typical jewelry? Understandably, many people plan their weddings on a budget and don’t have much wiggle room for non-essentials. However, if you can, allocating some of your budget to your wedding jewelry is a decision that can have positive returns for decades.
When selecting your wedding accessories, keep in mind that this is an occasion to treat yourself. It’s one way to add to the excitement on your big day and celebrate your journey.
Choose Materials That Will Look Great for a Long Time
You’d hate to treat yourself to accessories that don’t include quality materials or craftsmanship. One crucial part of choosing wedding jewelry is selecting pieces made with fine precious metals and exquisite diamonds.
When you take the extra measure to confirm your jewelry’s high quality, you’ll be able to rely on your favorite accessories long after the honeymoon. You never know which pieces might become heirlooms for future generations.
How Can You Make Your Jewelry Personal?
Your wedding is a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the love you share with your partner. Your marriage will be a unique union that's deeply personal, and your wedding should reflect that nature.
The truth of the matter is that your wedding may host dozens of people to help you celebrate your commitment to one another. In the planning process, you will be thinking about what kind of food to serve them, what kind of drinks to prepare, seating arrangements, and mood-setting music selections. Your guests will affect all of these choices and many more.
While planning your wedding, it can get overwhelming to think about how many people you'll need to consider. For that reason, it's essential to keep some intimate details sacred on your big day. Spend some planning time thinking about elements that will make your wedding day more meaningful for you and your partner.
To make your wedding more personal, one element you can focus on is your jewelry. Although others might see photos that showcase your earrings, bracelets, necklace, or ring, these jewelry details should exist to elevate the happiness you feel on your big day. Here are a few ways to make your jewelry more meaningful to you:
1. Select Stones that Reflect Your Personality
There's no rule that says you have to select one particular diamond cut for your wedding jewelry. In fact, you don't have to feel pressure to wear diamonds at all if they don't reflect your style. You can accent your bridal attire with the stones that feel right to you.
If diamonds aren't your favorite, you can opt for sapphires in differing colors to express your preferred style. Here are three options for bridal jewelry that include non-traditional stones:
- The Half White Diamond Half Multi-Color Sapphire Eternity Band: It's an attractive choice with a unique flair.
- The Huggie Earrings in Black Gold with Sapphires: This piece is anything but traditional. Express your vibrancy with these remarkable earrings.
- Sapphire Eternity Band Ring: Enjoy all the charm of an eternity ring with your own twist on the band. Select your preference of metal color with stunning pink, blue, or orange sapphires.
2. Choose Details that You'll Love for Years
As you prepare for your wedding, selecting your bridal jewelry is something you might not think of right away. Even though you may feel obligated to tend to ceremonial matters, try not to put your wedding jewelry on the backburner.
While selecting the proper floral elements and booking your dream DJ, don't forget to spend time curating pieces that will bring you joy on your big day and beyond. As we mentioned, there’s value in selecting timeless pieces that will match your bridal attire. However, you can also keep your clothing in mind to help guide your selection process. Choosing jewelry you can enjoy wearing in the future is one way to show yourself some love in the wedding planning process.
Here are some examples of pieces you can wear beyond your wedding day:
Multiple Diamond Hoops: These elegant earrings have a delicate appearance while maintaining a dazzling quality. Wear them on your next date night or to a lovely dinner out with friends.
Graduate Cuff: This piece of jewelry displays graduating diamond stones along a cuff bracelet. In 18-karat rose gold, it's a piece that can add romance to your closet with any attire.
Crescent Moon Necklace: If you're opting for a celestial-themed wedding, this crescent moon necklace could help complete your bridal look. In the future, you can wear this necklace with other clothing to remember your favorite day and incorporate ethereal themes into your everyday life.
3. Select Jewelry that is Meaningful to You
Your bridal jewelry doesn't have to match anyone else's. You're free to defy the norm and select the jewelry that brings you excitement and represents your story. As you choose the pieces you'll wear on your big day, keep your history in mind. Do you and your partner have any symbols or themes that mean something to you? You can incorporate those sentimental details into your wedding jewelry to honor your story.
Here are a few unique pieces you might choose to celebrate your love on your wedding day:
The Single Star Diamond Necklace: Perhaps in your relationship with your partner, you've always referred to them as your shining star. Everything they do is a light in the night sky of your life, leaving you in awe of their essence. You can surprise them by wearing this single star diamond necklace to remind them of your delight in them.
Heart Bracelet: The heart has long been a symbol of romance and devoted love. You and your partner may have a habit of sending hearts to one another over text messaging or drawing hearts at the bottom of notes to one another. You can incorporate this pure symbol for affection into your wedding jewelry with our heart bracelet. In 18-karat rose gold, yellow gold, or white gold, there's a variation that's perfect for your look.
Mini Trois Diamond Earrings: Religion isn't a part of everyone's story, but many couples hold faith traditions that add another layer of meaning to their union. These traditions often manifest in lighting three unity candles, braiding three strands of rope, or repeating a sacred phrase three times. If this notion of threes holds meaning to you, wearing our mini Trois diamond earrings can allow you to celebrate that theme.
These Pieces of Bridal Jewelry Will Make You Radiant on Your Wedding Day
We've got a few ideas when you're ready to start finding the pieces of exquisite bridal jewelry you'll wear. Here are eight charming pieces of Noémie Jewelry you can wear to accent your look. Whether you choose to keep things simple or show off your diamonds is entirely up to you.
A Bezel Diamond Necklace
What kind of dress will you be wearing on your wedding day? Will it fall off your shoulders to reveal your shoulders? Will you have a sweetheart neckline that highlights your collar bones?
Adding a petite bezel diamond necklace can help you accent your features while completing your bridal look at the same time. This necklace displays five miniature glowing diamonds in bezel settings, evenly spaced for visual symmetry. Select your choice of 18-karat rose gold or white gold for a piece you can wear over and over again with everyday wear.
A Crescent Diamond Necklace
Are you searching for an elegant necklace to add to your wedding jewelry? Bridal necklaces make for charming additions to wedding gowns and other accessories. You might forego this piece if your dress’s neckline is especially ornate. However, if you’re hoping to add a bit of charm to a bare neckline, a diamond necklace is an ideal bridal accessory that will wow each guest and relative.
Our Crescent Diamond Necklace features seven petite round diamonds in a crescent shape graduating in size toward the center stone. Each diamond shines with VS clarity and F/G color grade. You can enhance your dress by adding this delicate detail, then enjoy it long after the wedding.
The Solitaire Ring
Perhaps you're not quite to the engagement stage, but you're already dreaming about the wedding jewelry you'll wear on your wedding day. To begin with your engagement ring, you may consider sticking with a timeless style. Our Solitaire Ring displays a gorgeous quality diamond, making it the perfect centerpiece for your bridal look.
The Vintage Wedding Band
When you're ready to choose your wedding band, you might opt to go with our Noémie Vintage Diamond band to fulfill the "something old" element for your wedding day. This whimsical wedding band is perfect for those who enjoy paying respect to past styles and appreciating tradition.
A Multi-Color Sapphire Wedding Band
Maybe you’re the kind of person who has paved your own way in life. Perhaps you and your partner have a relationship that looks different from traditional couples.
Whatever your story, you deserve to celebrate it luxuriously in a way that highlights your bold essence. If you prefer alternative options for wedding jewelry, you might consider our Multi-Color Sapphire Eternity Band. This delicate ring features brilliant sapphire stones in blue, green, orange, and pink with diamonds patterned throughout.
It’s far from traditional, but this band can help illuminate your engagement band in a way that’s exciting to you. You might also opt to wear it without an engagement ring as a sole element that represents your commitment to your soulmate.
The Princess Cut Eternity Band
Maybe you've always dreamed of having a princess-cut diamond ring. This cut provides excellent vibrance to any bridal ring. If you love glamour, you can make your dreams a reality with our Princess-Cut Eternity band to accent your engagement ring.
The Tennis Bracelet
When searching for divine details you can add to your bridal look, it's hard to find a rival for a classic tennis bracelet. You can add class and elegance to your look with a classic diamond line bracelet known as a tennis bracelet. Wear it on your wedding day and any other occasion requiring dazzling diamonds.
The Sapphire Tennis Bracelet
For a more modern, colorful twist on wedding jewelry, try wearing our Sapphire Tennis Bracelet. Although it’s not traditional, it can help you express your personal style and personality on your wedding day. Though bright colors aren’t always customary, this piece can fulfill your "something blue" or simply add vibrancy to your bridal ensemble.
The Crescent Diamond Necklace
When it's time to find a bridal necklace to wear, our Noémie Crescent Diamond Necklace is an excellent choice. Each beautiful diamond creates a crescent formation that reflects celestial beauty.
The Five Diamonds Necklace
Our Five Diamond Necklace is a terrific choice if you'd like bridal jewelry that drapes across your neck to accent your dress's neckline. Wear it alone or pair it with dazzling earrings to complete your look.
The 1920s Split Hoop Earrings
Perhaps you're wearing your hair up for your wedding. You might want to wear bridal earrings that drop down and accent your face's frame. One pair of earrings that can offer delicate glamour is our 1920s Split-Hoop Diamond Earrings. Each diamond shines with clarity to elevate your appearance.
Wearing classic earrings is another way you can add elegance to your bridal assemblage. Perhaps you’re searching for the perfect excellent-cut diamond studs to add a subtle luxury to accent your hair. In that case, adding our Noémie Emerald-Cut Diamond Studs could contribute the geometric luxurious detail you’re hoping for.
Wear them alone or pair them with a stunning tennis bracelet for coordinating diamond elements.
Your Wedding Jewelry Can Reflect Your Relationship
Your wedding day is about the celebration of two souls and the commitment of love. When you choose your bridal jewelry, its quality and beauty should reflect the inspiration of your love and the magnitude of your story.
As you plan your wedding jewelry, hairstyles, photographs, and other ceremonial details, know that your wedding day should be personal to who you are. At Noémie, we’re happy to help you find wedding jewelry that fits who you are so you can look and feel radiant while you say, “I do.”
When you're looking for high-quality jewelry that reflects your relationship, Noémie has expertly handcrafted pieces for you to delight in.