Getting ready for a wedding can be traumatic, but it should also be joyful. Selecting the jewelry you'll wear with that beautiful wedding gown can be a daunting task. The current big and bold trend in designer jewelry has also trickled down to bridal jewelry.
Spring 2008 Trends for Wedding Gown Styles
Light cotton and organza gowns are the best picks for spring, and the 50s inspired trends from winter will linger through 2008. This year calls for classic silhouettes and romantic embellishments including lace, organza, eyelets, and tiny beads. Very full skirts are still strong this year, and a contemporary look involves a simple straight-cut gown with an extra-long train.
Low-cut wedding gowns are very popular, and a long necklace would add just the right touch. Necklaces utilize the bigger-is-better theme as well, dripping gemstones and setting off demure necklines. Dramatic cascading pendants show off two, three, or more linked-stones.
Rhiannon with Pearls
Sterling Silver braided chain necklace with hand knotted oval MacramÃ© pendant and Crocheted choker with Freshwater Pearls and Austrian Crystals. The necklace has a secure clasp with an adjustable length chain. Rhiannon was the Welsh Goddess of art, communication, creativity, fertility, ghosts, leadership, manifestation, movement, poetry, rest and writing.
Even the classic choker can be emboldened with up to six strands of pearls. I think chokers are a very good choice, and can be worn with virtually any neckline, like this one:
Maia with Pearls
Hand-knotted Sterling Silver MacramÃ© choker with Freshwater white pearls, 1 1/4" wide. The necklace has a secure clasp with an adjustable length chain. Maia was the Roman Goddess of playfulness, sexuality, and wishes.
Thick cuffs of silver and gold sprinkled with gemstones are currently in fashion. Tiny rhinestones or beads can add an air of daintiness to chunky designs. Some brides are walking down the aisle with family heirlooms on their wrists for an old-fashioned sentimental air.
bianca Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Bracelet
Complete your antique-inspired set with a pearl and cubic zirconia bracelet of stunning character.
If you want to be a little less dramatic, go for a plain silver bracelet, like this one:
Double Heart Linked Sterling Silver Bracelet
A repetition of silver intertwined hearts form a charming display. A darling wedding gift, this Double Heart Linked Sterling Silver is so sweet the soon-to-be bride will adore it.
Although they might not be as important as your other jewelry, earrings really do complete a look. Try on various earrings and see which look best with your gown's neckline and the hairstyle you plan to wear on wedding day. You want to make sure that your earrings show up.
The look in wedding jewelry now is bold, and the hottest trend in the spotlight is the chandelier earring. The dangling pieces of jewelry boast diamonds, pearls, or even glass beads, evoking a glamorous, Art-Deco look.
Castalia Chandelier Earrings
Hand-knotted Sterling Silver chandelier earrings with Sapphire color Czech & Austrian crystals, 2" long. Castalia was the Greek Goddess of art, children, creativity, inspiration, and joy.
Pearl drops are elegant wedding selections. The white of pearls can illuminate your face. You can also go for something more dramatic, such as hanging crystal earrings, but make sure they don't overwhelm your dress. If your gown is heavily beaded and sparkly, you may want to wear subtle or smallish earrings.
Amara Pearl Earrings
Three ethereal iridescent freshwater pearls are tiered to dangle from three slender sterling silver chains attached to earring posts adorned with a shiny silver bead.
Have a happy wedding!