(Closed) real or fake?

posted 12 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: What kind of jewelry are you wearing on your wedding day?

    real pearls, diamonds, etc

    necklace I bought at Ann Taylor for $30

    an overpriced but probably fake something I bought at a bridal store

    other (please describe)

  • Post # 17
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m gonna hit up Claires and Etsy and GOODWILL (my fave. heh.)!

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I don’t think it’s tacky at all. I’m looking at buying real pearls, but only because I’d love to own some. I was looking at getting a pearl necklace, but I’m thinking maybe a wrap-around bracelet thing like on one of the videos posted by Bella almost a week ago on ~*Philosophy Amber*~. It’s from StillMotion and the bride on there has THE prettiest pearl bracelet. It looked like it had a stiff wire in it, so you can just wrap the pearls around your wrist and they’ll stay put. Basically if I find that I can’t afford real, then I’ll go fake, but I don’t think most people know or care if you wear real or fake.

    Post # 19
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’m wearing really modern jewelry I got from an artist I love….

    Post # 20
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    When you take a decision, remember that real pearls call for NO PERFUME meanwhile faux pearls can be worn with perfume!

    Post # 21
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I mixed real jewelry with costume jewelry. My earrings and necklace and rings were all real but my bracelet was all fake, from a seller on Etsy. You can definitely mix! And i definitely would not have been wearing real jewelry if mom hadn’t offered.

    Post # 22
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Just curious, are we considering cultured pearls to be “faux” pearls? (as opposed to natural ones found in the sea?)

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Definitely doing fake stuff! I don’t really wear jewelry anyway so I can’t see myself spending a bunch of money on it for one day.

    Post # 24
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I don’t have any living grandparents. But I do have a sort-of grandma (my mother’s, partner’s mother). She offered for me to wear her real pearl necklace on the wedding day. Normally i wouldn’t be a pearl bride but I was just so proud when she asked me that I said yes. I can’t wait to wear them, I tried them on and I felt “special”

    Post # 25
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I’m skipping jewelry all together.  I have a pair of 1ct studs I considered wearing as something simple and elegant, but they were a gift from an ex so I thought that would be weird.  Just my ering & eventually my wedding band

    Post # 26
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2021

    I think you can wear whatever you want!  It’s your day and the jewelry is really just a minor detail as all eyes are going to be on your dress.  🙂   Again, I think it’s one of those things that brides put a lot of thought into but others don’t pay close attention to it so wear whatever you like and makes you feel pretty!!!!

    Post # 27
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    Newbee

    I do not think it’s tacky at all to wear costume jewelry. There are some great styles out there. It also depends on the quality of the materials used. These days you can find items that no one can tell the difference. I suggest you research the look your going for in terms of accessories and compare it to what you can get in faux materials.

    As one of the bees stated. Some materials such as faux pearl can be damaged over time with chemicals. You have to take good care of it like genuine jewelry.  I have suggested to my clients to put on there lotions and perfumes prior to putting on their jewelry. If your going with metal based jewelry (silver,gold etc) see if it’s silver plated or rhodium plated. That makes them more resistant to tarnish and damage.

    Good luck on your search!

    Raquel

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    my “something borrowed” was my mom’s tiffany’s necklace and bracelet. that only happened because i showed her an etsy necklace that i liked and she said no, i should borrow hers. of course i jumped at the chance to wear tiffanys, but i would also have been happy wearing costume jewelry. and you’re more likely to wear it again.

    Post # 29
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Mine are all Cubic zirconia, they are classy looking though.  At least I think so! You cant really tell they are fake and they dont look costumey.

    Post # 30
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m wearing pearl earrings I got for high school graduation, and that’s probably it. It’s a good thing to do for your something borrowed, also.

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I borrowed by jewelry and it was CZ.  I don’t know anyone who owns real diamonds.  I have a real pearl necklace (fresh water) but I didn’t wear it with my dress.  Wear whatever you want with your dress!

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