Jewelry…What did you choose and what was the influence?

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@nocake:  I asked my mom & grandma to send me some items they felt were special. They both like gold and I like white gold so I knew I probably wouldn’t wear any of it but wanted to check in anyway. I ended up wearing just my grandmothers gold and amethyst bracelet because it was white gold on top and yellow gold underneath so you couldn’t even see it. I used a few brooches of my great grandmothers, one pinned to my bouquet, and another pinned to the flower on my dress sash. 


For the rest of my jewelry I tried on stuff I had at home to get an idea of things like necklace length, dangling earrings or studs, etc. Then went to claire’s and bought a few items I could return if needed . I took pics of each in my dress mixing them up as many different ways as possible and sent them to my mom, grandma & sis and they helped me pick the best looking one. 

Here’s my final jewelry. My college ring on my right hand was a given, the bracelet was my grandma’s, you can’t quite see it but my grat grandmothers brooch is in the middle of the white flower on my sash, and starfish stud earrings:



Post # 4
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I chose these sapphire earrings as my “something blue”. I didn’t wear any other jewelry because the bodice of my dress has lots of sparkle

Post # 5
4441 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@nocake:  I picked mine around 6 months out, I bought SEVERAL pieces from 9-12 months out just to return it all.  Personally I didn’t have any heirloom pieces to borrow (except a broach from my grandpa that I put on my bouquet).  I bought my earrings and bracelet on Ebay, and looked to dress advertisements for ideas most had just bracelet and earrings which I liked the idea of.  I’m not a big necklace wear-er and everytime I ordered one to try on with my dress it seemed odd.

Here’s my earrings:

Post # 7
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@nocake:  i chose my jewlery based on the detail of my dress.

My dress was all beading and it looked like little pearls. Since it sparkled so much, I didn’t wanna look gaudy. So my jewlery was simple… a 1 pearl drop necklace, my moms pearl braceley, pearl drop earrings, and a swarofski crystal headpiece I borrowed from my SIL


Post # 8
1668 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

this is the neckace i’m wearing for my special day 🙂 i’m sure a lot of you have seen this on Pinterest – 398.2 is the dewey decimal/card catalogue number for the fairytale section of the library~i am in love!

Post # 9
149 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My husband knew I wanted these beautiful pearl tiffany’s earrings for the wedding so he surprised me with them for my birthday which was a few weeks before our big day. 

As a gift to my mother and mother in law I purchased 3 pearl jewelry sets which included simple pearl earrings, a pearl bracelet, and a pearl necklace. I gave each of them one set at our rehearsal dinner and kept one for myself. I wore the bracelet of my set on my wedding day. 

For my necklace I wanted something sentimental, so I borrowed my cousins necklace that she wore on her wedding day. It was the first gift her husband ever gave her and was very simple with one diamond on a very thin white gold chain. 



Post # 11
10838 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I went for pearl earrings and a bracelet, I like the elegance and classic look of them. I had a lot of detail on the top of my dress some of which were pearls so thought a necklace wasn’t needed. I searched jewellery posts on here to see how much other people went with and it paid off.

Post # 12
8498 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m not big on pearls so I wanted something with no pearls.  Plus my dress wasn’t lace and I tend to think pearls look best with that lacey, vintagey look.

I like statement pieces so I knew I either needed big earrings or a big necklace.  I generally don’t do dainty necklaces.  I love a bare neck with strapless dresses so I went with larger earrings.  Then I added a bracelet and hair comb.

I also don’t like clutter so I knew I wanted something streamlined.  I’m familiar with my mothers jewelry and I knew there wasn’t anything I was going to want to use.  I do love BHLDN and I would have went with some of that if I had the $ and that type of vibe!

I got these

Wedding Bridal Jewelry Bridal Earrings Dangle Earrings cubic zirconia connectors and clear (LUX) cubic zirconia tear drop Bridesmaid Gift


Elegance Silver Clear Cubic Zirconia Bracelet 1278

Post # 13
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

First Wedding (circa 1980) and I wore a high necked Victorian-look Gown (very constructed) which was the style for the time period.  I accessorized with a string of my Grandmother’s Pearls, Pearl Stud Earrings, and my Gold Watch.

A very traditional & classic look for my BIG White Pouffy Family Wedding.

This time round…

I was Eloping to a Destination Wedding (just the 2 of us saying our Vows on a Gorgeous Beach).  I wore an ivory “Destination Gown” which was loose & flowy.  Deep V open neckline.  I accessorized with a Pearl Drop Necklace, Dangly Pearl Earings, Sea Pearl Bracelet, and my Gold Watch.

Same sort of “feel” as my first Wedding (afterall I am still a Traditional / Classic girl)… but a tad more whimsical in their construction / less formal.

Spent less than $ 200 on my Wedding Day Jewellery (not counting the watch)

Hope this helps,


Post # 14
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

My necklace and wedding band were heirloom from my great-grandmother!

And my earrings were my something new–DH surprised me with diamond studs!

Post # 15
9652 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@nocake:  Gosh I had tons of accessory regret. I bought so much stuff b/c I kept ooohhinh and ahhhing over everything so wound up with too much. I wound up selling a lot here in the classifieds thou. So take your time and make sure you know exactly what you want!

I knew I wanted statement earrings and a bracelet. This is what I finally went with!


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