How to include grandmothers pendant?

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

You can use it as a charm for your bouquet wrap. Just do a quick google image search

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

A lot of people suggest pinning things to your bouquet, but I would personally never do this because it’s one thing that seems very likely to get lost in the shuffle of the day.

Maybe thread it on an ankle bracelet?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’d love to see a pic!  Maybe that’ll help with some inspiration from bees. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I agree with the bouquet charm, but I’ve also heard of switching jewelry for different photos. For instance, if you’re having bridal portraits, you can wear her necklace then, but pearls for your ceremony.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What about taking it to a jeweler and use the pendant on a bracelet? You could get your photog to get some gorgeous shots of the pendant around your wrist with the bouquet, then get one of the shots framed for your grandmother. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Hm, in that case, I’d consider a custom necklace with pearls and diamonds and put the pendant in the middle temporarily. Something like this, plus the pendant in the middle. ETA: Or crystals, since most of us aren’t made of money!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had my grandmother’s rosary added to my bouquet and there was never any issue of it getting lost in the shuffle of things. All of my girlfriends have either had a necklace or sorority pins on their bouquet wraps and none of us have lost anything.  If you want to wear it around your neck, I like the PP’s idea of adding it temporarily to a string of pearls. Here’s a photo of my bouquet:

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Haruyou:  

What about putting your grandmother’s pendant on a bracelet?  That way you could still go for the pearl drop necklace that you were envisioning.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Haruyou:  Hm, okay I did some hunting around and I found a few companies that do custom pearl bridal jewelry online, however, depending on how crafty you are, it might save money and make you ultimately happy if you made the necklace yourself. (Or if someone in your family makes jewelry) Depending on the quality of your pearls, you could buy a strand worth $5 or $5000. Then, I’d consider looking online, visiting a craft store, or depending on your location, visiting an upscale bead shop (you might have to venture out to find one) and bring your pendant with you and then get advice from the staff to pick accents in rhinestone, crystal, or diamond that exactly match your Grandmother’s pendant. That way, you could string it together yourself, but then remove it after the wedding and have a perfectly nice set of pearls. I’m not sure if this is helpful or not, but I do wish you good luck! (And for reference, this is a VERY cheap version of what I meant by the crystal accent beads, you can splurge and find MUCH nicer ones. Example beads! )

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Snap, I just realized you wanted a single drop pearl necklace. In that case, please disregard all advice! I will have to keep thinking! 🙂

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