One of our friends recently asked us to to help her choose her wedding day jewellery so we thought we’d put together an edit for different types of brides; the traditional, the jewellery lover, the beach bride and the bride on a budget…
For the traditional bride:
Pearls have long been associated with wedding jewellery and a pair of pearl earrings or simple pearl pendant is the perfect accessory for the classic bride. Look for contemporary spins on the traditional pearl to modernise your big-day look. There are plenty of brands offering
Jessie Thomas is a London based goldsmith who learnt her craft from her father, master goldsmith David Thomas. Jessie launched her own collection this year which showcases her affinity for gold, pearls and diamonds. She uses traditional gold-smithing techniques and the lost-wax method to create her contemporary pieces.
We love her drop earrings using irregular shaped freshwater pearls
Copenhagen based Sophie Bille Brahe is the go-to brand for understated elegance. From her signature Croissant de Lune earring, to the simple single pearl necklace, these are pieces that can be worn alone or paired with complementing pieces for a chic wedding day look.
Pearls aren’t just for the traditional bride, pearls have been modernised for the bride of today and thanks to the rise in demi-fine jewellery brands, there are pearls available to suit any budget, below are some of our favourite picks;
L-R Alighieri Beacon earrings, Loren Stewart choker, Anita Berisha earrings, Timeless Pearly baroque necklace
For the jewellery lover:
For a jewellery-loving bride wanting to make a statement on her big day, a bold piece is the way to go. A pair of stand-out earrings, an intricate cuff or striking necklace can all add a unique touch to your look.
Top row L-R Annie Costello Brown Pom Pom earrings, Roxanne Assoulin Swarovski earrings, Etro gold-tone earrings
Bottom row L-R – Oscar de la Renta beaded earrings, Meadowlark leaf earrings, Percossi Papi stone earrings
All available at net-a-porter.com
For the beach bride:
For the bride choosing to get married in sunnier climates, a colourful gemstone or fine layered necklace will add a radiance to your skin, see some of our favourites below;
L-R – Pippa Small drop earrings, Melissa Joy Manning gold necklace, Ippolita topaz necklace, Pippa Small aquamarine bracelet all available at net-a-porter.com
For the silver lover:
For the bride who prefers silver jewellery, look for classic styles with delicate details, here’s the round-up of our silver edit;
Top row: Missoma Celestial climber studs, Dinny Hall Twist studs
Bottom row: Tiffany & Co. Teardrop bangle, Tiffany & Co. Olive Leaf Climber earrings
For the budget bride:
Even if you’re on a tighter budget, there are still plenty of brands that allow you to shine without breaking the bank.
Missoma is one of our go-to brands for contemporary, modern design at affordable prices. Their delicate gold-vermeil chains and bracelets with intricate details make an ideal accessory that adds a sparkle without overpowering your wedding day style.
Shop Missoma here
Monica Vinader has long been known as the leader of the contemporary jewellery market. Renowned for gold vermeil jewellery with brightly coloured gemstones, the brand quickly expanded into finer jewellery, adding pavé diamonds with the creation of the Riva Collection which has fast become one of our firm favourites.
Shop the Riva collection here