Post # 1
If you were a bridesmaid, would you prefer getting a jewelry set that had colored stones to match your Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, or a more generic clear/crystal/pearl set?
My BMs are wearing hunter green, so I was thinking of getting matching green sets for their jewelry (something like http://www.amscoonline.com/home/aco2/page_11125/translucent_green_cats_eye_silver_pendant__earring.html?rid=base or http://www.silverlandjewelry.com/megan-junior.html in emerald green), but now I’m wondering if I should go with something more generic like a clear crystal or CZ set only because the latter would, presumably, be something they could get more use out of?
Post # 3
I was going to get my girls a sapphire necklace b/c my dresses are navy blue, I’m interested to see the responses!
Post # 4
I would get them a neutral color, like clear crystal. We design jewelry and while I think it is great to try and match the color of the dress with the jewelry it seems as though your bridesmaids will be able to wear the jewelry more often if it is in a neutral color. If you have an accent color that is more neutral maybe you can pick up on that.
On a personal note, my bridesmaids wore navy blue and for the jewelry I gave them it was in a neutral cream pearl color like this http://www.etsy.com/listing/49680101/ivory-cream-swarovski-pearl-and-crystal
Hope this helps!
Post # 5
Oops I forgot one more thing. For colors that are hard to match perfectly a neutral color eliminates the possibility of getting jewelry that is close but not exactly matching (which I think would look worse).
Post # 6
I would definetely prefer something neutral that I could wear again, but I sure as heck wouldn’t say no to a sapphire!