Marriage Material: Your Guide to Bridal Jewellery

Marriage Material:
Your Guide to Bridal Jewellery

You've worked hard planning the best of your life. Now let's couple you up with your jewellery match made in heaven.

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today... to talk all things wedding styling. Did someone say best dressed bride around? (Pssst: if you're a guest you might want to walk that aisle over to our wedding guest styling guide.)

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How to Choose Your Wedding Day Jewellery

You've worked hard planning the best day of your life. Now let us help you with our tips for bridal jewellery.

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Match Your Jewellery to Your Dress

Okay, we're going to say something *a little* wild here... Before you buy your jewellery, it's probably a wise idea to have already chosen your dress. While we're all about breaking the rules – because who needs them anyway – this will seriously help when it comes to narrowing down whether the theme is pearls girl, oh-so golden, or au naturale (sans jewellery, not clothes – unless that's your thing, we don't judge).

Take some time to understand your personal style. Are you drawn to classic, vintage, bohemian, or a modern aesthetic? Knowing your style preferences will help you narrow down that long list of options when it comes to jewellery and help you figure out what to focus on – whether it’s a delicate necklace or statement earrings. Your wedding dress plays a significant role in determining the type of jewellery that will complement it best. If you have a detailed or embellished gown, we’d usually suggest going for a simpler piece. If your dress is pared-back, you could always experiment with bolder jewellery to add a little drama.

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Know Your Neckline & Choose Your Necklace Style

Are you dipping it low? A bare décolletage pairs beautifully with a delicate chain. A high neckline, on the other hand, is best partnered with a charm earring to let the details shine. For a strapless or sweetheart neckline, a choker or pendant necklace work perfectly to accentuate your collarbone. V-neck or scoop necklines pair well with pendant or lariat necklaces, while high necklines or halter designs can be complemented with drop or statement styles.

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Say "I Do" to the Ultimate Earrings

When in doubt, play it by ear. Consider your hairstyle and dress when it comes to deciding the length of your earrings. If you're wearing an updo, go for a longer style like chandelier or drop earrings. For a more romantic or vintage look, look to delicate studs or hoops.

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The Wedding Stack – Choose Your Bracelets

Your guests will probably be staring at your wedding ring after the ceremony. During, though, we suggest stunning them with a simple or statement arm stack. Delicate chains with gemstone detailing or classic pearl bracelets are always a timeless choice, while bolder cuffs or bangles can make a statement if you're going for a modern or bohemian vibe.

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I'm With the Band

Ready to be in the ring with your significant other? Choose your own wedding, promise, eternity, or engagement band with Missoma diamonds on 14ct solid white and yellow gold. Match these symbols of your love and commitment with the rest of your bridal ring stack.

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Something New & Blue

Finding something old, new, and borrowed might be relatively easy. Getting that "something blue" element into your bridal look, though, can be a challenge. That’s where we tun to blue sapphires to give us all the feels – especially when paired with a brand new 14ct solid gold necklace.

Looking for those demi-fine blues? One of the simplest and most popular ways to wear something blue in your bridal jewellery is through blue gemstone details, from aquamarine to blue chalcedony, or blue topaz in your rings, earrings, necklace, or bracelets. Not only do they add a touch of color but they also each have their own spiritual properties and special meanings. Give us some calming turquoise to get through the wedding nerves.

Bringing in blue enamel jewellery also works. These unique touches add a pop of color and a contemporary twist to your bridal look. Plus, did we mention our enamel pieces are hand-painted?

For something even more personal, wear your own or your partner's blue birthstone as part of your bridal jewellery. Whether it's interstellar-esque lapis or serene aquamarine, incorporating your birthstone adds a real meaningful touch we can’t get enough of.

 

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Layer and Stack If You Want To

Most advice will tell you to keep it simple when it comes to wedding jewellery, but we say express yourself however you wish. It's your big day, so you do you.

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Sets Appeal – Wedding Jewellery Sets for the Bride

Want an instant layered look you'll never take off, from the hen do to the honeymoon? Count on layering sets for your nuptials, plus you'll save when buying them together.

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Does the Bride Have to Wear the Same Jewellery as the Bridesmaids?

While tradition often dictates that the bride and bridesmaids should match in every aspect, we’re here for embracing individuality and personal style. You should feel free to pick the jewellery pieces that resonate with your unique taste on your big day. With this in mind, why not coordinate accessories with your besties? Lean into a cohesive aesthetic instead of identical pieces.

For a harmonious look, bring in similar design elements in both the bride's and bridesmaids' jewellery. This might include matching metals, gemstones, or even a shared motif. By using these common design elements, you can create a connection between your jewellery and your bridesmaids’ while still standing out. You are the star of the show, after all.

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