(Closed) real or fake?

posted 11 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 # 32
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I think many brides wear costume jewelery on their wedding day!  My friend MADE her jewelery (and all ours -her BMs).  I gifted my BMs real pearls to wear, and I myself wore the matching diamond necklace and earrings that wend with my e-ring, which I had saved and splurged on for the day.  There wasn’t a lot of jewelery out there that complemented my gown.  I scrimped on other things and now I have this beautiful set for the rest of my life to wear on any special (or not-so-special) occasion. It’s definitely not tacky to wear costume jewelry-whatever works with your dress, but only buy the real stuff if you’ll wear it again!

     

     

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I wore real diamond necklace and rings obviously but the bracelet and earrings were fake!  I don’t know many people who can afford all of the real thing!

    Post # 34
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I am wearing Orsini earrings and cuff, which are crystals rather then diamonds.  Total it was still almost $500!

    Post # 35
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I am fortunate to have very nice real jewelry in my family and of my own. I will be using both. If I didn’t I would probably go the faux route because real is very expensive.

    Post # 36
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I’m going to wear vintage jewelry that I bought at an estate sale for $18. I found the exact same necklace with different earrings online for $82. 

    Some Bees have said they don’t like the matchy-matchy, but I love the way they look on me.  I’m taking them with me for my fitting on Tuesday to see how the actually look with my dress. But right now, these are what I’ve chosen for my early afternoon outdoor wedding.

    By The Way, they looked even better after I cleaned them. They look a little dingy in the picture.

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My cousin, who is also walking me down the aisle, is making my jewelry by hand from swarovsky crystals to match the beaded strap on my gown. It’s a very special gift!

    Post # 38
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Nope, I don’t think it’s tacky at all to wear faux jewels/jewelry!

    I’m going VERY unconventional with a necklace I found while snooping for jewelry.  It’s by Alchemy (Alchemy Gothic?) and is the “Chemical Wedding” necklace.  I’ll also be wearing (hopefully) a pair of black rose earrings I’m hoping an Etsy artist is supposed to me making me!!!  (I’ve also got a black sterling silver rose necklace I’ll have on beneath the gown to keep with the theme.  (it’s a long story, but the short version is, we’re dressing up as our alter egos from the novels we write, lol). 

    Our wedding banks are going to be tungsten (ok, tungsten carbide) and my engagement ring that he’s going to have made by a jeweler he knows is going to be the most expensive jewelry I’ll be wearing, other than the watch he bought me years ago. 

    So, the only “true” jewels are the rings and watch!!!

    Did I mention his family and mine are really gonna grumble under their breaths about this necklace??? lol

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    Post # 39
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wore real pearls and diamonds but only because my now hubby had given me diamonds for Christmas and I wore my mothers Pearls as my something borrowed 🙂

    Post # 40
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i’ll be wearing real diamond jewelry for my wedding that im purchasing…if it’s not in your budget to have real diamonds, just get what you can afford!

    Post # 41
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    Honey Beekeeper

    I don’t know about my jewelry yet, but unless someone gives me a stellar (and unnecessary) gift of real diamonds or pearls, the jewelry I wear will be “fake” and I’m just fine with that!

    Post # 42
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    If it wasn’t for FStepMIL, I’d be wearing fake, so i think it’s fine.

    Post # 43
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I am stalking around Etsy looking for some fun wedding jewelry. I have a fairly plain gown, but because of it’s color I need gold-toned jewelry that doesn’t have any bright white in it. So that narrows my playing field a bit. My goal is to find something I love that I’ll be proud to wear that day.

    The downside is that there are so many choices I’m getting cross-eyed and confused trying to decide!

    Post # 44
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I was originally going to do real diamond earrings, but I just feel like it would be a waste. I want statement earrings, and I’m probably never really going to wear them again. What a waste of diamonds! I’d rather just wear fake, since they’ll only be worn for a few hours and then probably never again.

    Post # 45
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My grandmother’s pearls (which I inherited).  Thing is I know she had some real pearls and some good fakes and I don’t know which I’m wearing.   I’m just wearing the string that is the right length.

    Post # 46
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    It is definitely okay to wear whatever type of jewelry you want.  How many people really own a pair of  4ct diamond chandelier earrings with the matching bracelet.  Costume jewelry is exactly what it is.  There are some quality pieces and there are some very cheap pieces.  Who cares if it is “Real” or “Fake?”  Just wear what you feel is beautiful. 

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