(Closed) How much are you spending on jewelry?

posted 11 years ago in Accessories
Post # 25
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

My earrings and necklace were my ‘something borrowed’ from my Mother-In-Law so I spent nothing!

Post # 26
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Yesterday my sister brought me some jewelry from her trip in Mexico and I think I will wear that for the wedding!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Of all miracles, I actually found a real pearl necklace at goodwill for $4!

Otherwise, I’ve been making my jewelry (my bridesmaids and flower girls too).  I’m usually not a gemstone snob, but I’d rather have genuine crystals than fake and it’s affordable (and surprisingly easy) just to make it myself.

I”m also doing “something borrowed” for my headpiece and bracelet.

 

 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I let my mom help me looking for jewelry for me, she sounded excited at the concept anyways. She wanted very much for me to wear something real, since it is ONE day in my life (well she always complained about me wearing “fakes” all my life actually), so we’re borrowing some real jewelry from my aunt; earrings and a pendant.  I bought a real white gold necklace with diamonds to go with the pendant that was about ~800 I believe. i am still considering buying cheaper non diamond jewelry to wear, such as bracelets and other things, but i figured earrings/necklace should be real since it will be in more of the pictures. That’s just my preference though.. it’s really up to you on what you want to spend and what you end up finding and LOVING =) Also, if you can borrow some nice jewelry, that would be the best of both worlds!

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I only wore a pair of simple pearl earrings, and I bought them on Etsy for $15.  I’ve never been a big jewelry wearer – I like my outfit to make a statement, and not rely on jazzing it up with accessories.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee

Not engaged yet (still waiting) but am preparing to take a silversmithing course and have been looking at existing pieces for inspiration and ideas about styles and the types of stones and settings I’d like to work my way up to in the class.  In the process, I recently found several pieces of jewelry on eBay that coordinate well, style-wise, with the engagement-and-wedding-ring set my SO and I have picked out.  So I bought a sterling pendant for $39 and a sterling bracelet for $65.  I’ll need to change out the stone on the pendant, since it’s a citrine, and the other pieces are blue topaz in varying shades, but it’s a prong setting so that won’t be hard (in all honesty,  I can already do that, and I haven’t started my class yet).  The citrine isn’t big, either, and blue topaz is not expensive per ct, so when I’m done I’ll have a spare citrine to play with in my class!  Win-win!

Post # 31
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Hm… I had to go back and check my etsy purchases… all my jewelry was etsy haha.

About $70 before shipping, maybe $90 after shipping, since it was several packages. That’s for my headband/notaveil + chain, necklace, earrings, ankle bells, and I’m including my gloves in that as well. Since I’m wearing head-jewelry instead of a veil, my veil cost is also factored into that amount.

Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was actually prepared to spend a pretty penny for my wedding jewelry because I knew that I wanted a fierce statement necklace and everyone I talked to said something like that would probably run me a few hundred dollars.

I ended up scouring Etsy and found a great necklace for around $50. When I actually got it in person, it looked BETTER than on the website and I was delighted!

I also bought my earrings on Etsy as well, and they were about $35.

I plan on getting a bracelet cuff from Etsy too, and the ones I have seen are around $50.

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I spent $50 and got some earrings, a necklace, and a watch. The watch comes with a bracelet, but I hate bracelets, so I won’t be wearing it. None of them are real – all the jewelry came from the pharmacy.

 

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’ll probably wear the earings my Future Mother-In-Law gave me for an engagement gift and she’s offered to let me borrow a necklace. Will probably borrow my mother’s diamond tennis bracelet that doesn’t fit her (if she’s willing to let me have it dipped to white gold) 

I think my total expense will be… nothing, or the cost of the white-gold dip.

Stuff being real doesn’t matter to me, but my Future Mother-In-Law would probably have a heart attack if it wasn’t (she’s been in jewlery for 20+ years….)

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

$140 total. $50 on earrings from Etsy and $90 on a bracelet from Nina Bridal. 🙂

Post # 36
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m wearing my mothers diamond earrings and my fiancé is buying my wedding jewelry as my wedding gift 🙂 A beautiful 4 carat ruby pear ring, and 4 carat matching necklace and a 8.5 carat ruby bracelet . I never wear costume so my wedding day should be even more special 🙂 

Post # 37
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My aunt gave me a gold necklace accented with small diamonds to wear to the wedding. I also have diamond earrings from my mother, along with the sapphire bracelet she wore to her wedding. So…..I’m spending nothing! I’m lucky to have a lot of family heirlooms and generous relatives.

Post # 38
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Um. Probably nothing. Borrowing my grandmother’s earrings. No necklace. Already own my rings. Probably no bracelet – so that’s the only possible cost and I can’t see myself spending more than $40.

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