(Closed) How much are you spending on jewelry?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I saw a necklace that was a double chocker in the front and 2 long strands hanging down the back. I loved it since my dress has a deep v in the back and shows a lot of skin.

I ended up making it and a matching set of earings…I used swarovski crystals and swarovski pearls I purchased at a local bead shop for ~$30. I even have extras. I tried on with my dress at the salon and got so many complements on it.

I’m also going to wear my pearl bracelet FH got me for Christmas one year for sentimental reasons and that’s about it.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just bought a 4-strand pearl bracelet and it was $175 but 50% off. With tax it was just over $100. I will be borrowing earrings, so I won’t be buying anything else!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Jewlery is one of the things that is just not important to me, and left to my own devices probably wouldn’t buy any.

However, Fiance has an aunt who makes jewlery, and when I asked if she would make necklaces for the BMs, also offered to make bracelets for the flowergirls and jewlery for me.  She’s not charging us, but I’ll probably spend about $100 dollars on a thank you gift for her.

 

I forgot to mention that I obviously don’t care if they are real or crystal or recycled tin can. 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I didn’t intend to spend much at all but I ended up finding a pair of beautiful swarovski crystal earrings that I paid about $120 for. I am not wearing a necklace so the only other thing I really want is a bracelet and I’m hoping not to spend much!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’d rather have something classic and real that I can wear again in the future.  My mom bought me a necklace made of a strand of Japanese Akoya pearls and matching earrings.  I think you should wear whatever you feel comfortable wearing, if you don’t want to spend a fortune on jewellery, you don’t need to!

Post # 8
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806 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I spent $1200 (more than my dress… gulp) on a pearl/diamond pendant and a single strand pearl bracelet.  It was a big splurge, but I wanted something real (I justified it to myself as – I don’t wear costume jewelry in regular life, so why would I at my wedding?)  I got these from blue nile – got a 10% discount with my Amex card and no tax or shipping.

These are definitely classic simple pieces that I can wear again to work, when I get dressed up, etc. 

I’ll wear pearl stud earrings I already had.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m wearing earrings that I bought to wear to a formal event a couple years ago and possibly a necklace that belonged to my grandmother. Both have rhinestones. They’re pretty, I like them, and I don’t see the need to spend more money on jewelry. I want my dress to take centerstage and not overwhelm it and more jewelry just seems like an unnecessary expense when there are so many other things to pay for, especially things that will actually have an impact on our guests!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I don’t think I would spend more than $100 on jewelry. It’s just not worth it to me. I’m a flashy earring-type girl and don’t mind if things are fake or real. Maybe later in life, but right now I could care less…

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am wearing my great great grandmothers pears, a braclet I bought on sale for $5 (so many compliments on that) and I had originally bought some really nice earing for $50, but my FH bought me some to die earings at the jewelers when we went to pick out my rings. Ssshhh, he doesn’t think I know, LOL.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think I spent right around $100 for a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. They were custom made with swaroski crystals and pearls by a woman who makes jewelry for the bridal shop where I bought my dress.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I was prepared to spend about $350 on diamond-and-pearl earrings (the ones I liked retailed for around $600-700 but my Mother-In-Law gets jewelry at ~50% off through her store) and toyed with spending another $350 on the coordinating necklace. I decided instead to wear my grandmother’s pearls (kind of an obvious choice since they’re gorgeous, match my dress perfectly, and were the last gift she gave me before she died a few months before the wedding). I did get the earrings, but my Mother-In-Law surprised me by gifting them to me. So, I spent zero dollars on my jewelry.

 

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Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My parents bought me a 1 ct. diamond pendant as a wedding gift which of course I wore that day. I didn’t want to wear any other fake jewelry with it so I rented these from Adorn.com for $150. They’re 2.5 ct. total so I couldn’t afford to buy something like that.

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Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My mom is buying jewlery for me. I am not a big fan of jewlery and wanted something cheap and fake but she was against it. She purchased me a pendant necklace for 1100 and a pair of earrings for 500. All I need is a braclet, if I do decided to get one. I did purchase a set of fake bridal jewerly, Necklace, earrings, and bracelet all for 100.00.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I’m wearing the earrings my nana wore on her wedding day and I got some vintage hair pins from etsy for about $30 including shipping to Australia. That’s it!

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