(Closed) How much are you spending on jewelry?

posted 10 years ago in Accessories
Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I will be wearing my white gold, diamond and pearl earrings that FH got me for my birthday one year, my pearl strand necklace that my parents got me a few years ago for Christmas, and FH got me a right hand ring that matches my earrings specifically for the wedding. So I won’t be spending any money on jewelry. And unless I can find someone who has a bracelet I can borrow (that goes with my jewelry), I won’t be wearing a bracelet.

And yes, it does matter to me if my jewelry is real on my wedding day.

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I got a necklace from ETSY for $25 for the wedding, and I actually RENTED (!) my rehearsal dinner jewelry off of Rent the Runway (awesome, awesome site, and the jewelry was to die for. I didn’t want to send it back!!). My bracelet was $35 to rent for 4 days, and it included all the shipping/insurance. It’s a $450 bracelet if you buy it in real life, so I think it was a steal!

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My grandmother left me a beautiful garnet cocktail ring.  It is a 3 carat round solitare surrounded by 12 or 14 marquise cut.  It looks like a flower.   It is way too small for my to wear (too small for a simple resize).  Originally, I was going to have the stone refashioned into my engagement ring, but Fiance surprised me with an alexandrite ring I love. 

I am going to have my grandmothers ring made into a solitare pendant and make a pair of earrings from the smaller marquise stones. I don’t know how much it will cost, but this is very important for me to wear her jewelry.

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I wore my mom’s earrings and a bracelet I got from an Etsy vendor.  I spent about $50.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee

My jewelry is my something old and blue so I’ve already spent the money on it. I think it is a matter of personal preference about wearing real or costume jewelry. I would look at eBay, Ice.com, BlueNile, Overstock.com. Once in a while they’ll have closeout or clearance sales that are bargains.

Goodluck!

Post # 22
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Bumble bee

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@SandDollar: I saw this on Overstock.com yesterday and immediately thought of you!

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Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@ddubzz:  Do you mind sharing which vendor you used for the bracelet?  I absolutely love it!  It’s beautiful. 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I was just going to buy stuff from etsy, b/c they’re not too expensive and I love their stuff. But my mom wasn’t into that idea, so she let me borrow her Tiffany’s necklace and bracelet. My grandma offered to buy my earings, they were from a store like Zales, and they were on sale for about $50, they came with a necklace that I didn’t wear at the wedding but have to match the earrings now. I also wore a bracelet that my grandma gave me that my grandpa gave her for their 50th anniversary.

So I spent nothing!

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.

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