Post # 1
I found some jewelry I really like for my bridesmaids online. It came today and I was so excited until I noticed a problem. The necklace has a yellow gold colored clasp and the earings have a silver toned rhinestone ball thingy and silver toned hooks.
To give you a better idea I am attaching some pictures. I’m not sure if the girls will be wearing their hair up or down. Should I just keep this jewelry and hope no one notices? Would you, as a bridesmaid, be disppointed if a bride asked you to wear mismatched jewelry? Should I keep one piece and replace another or start completely over?
Here is their dress:
Here is the jewelry from the front:
Here is the jewelry from the back:
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
I think it’s a total non-issue. No one’s really going to notice the color of the metal on the necklace clasp. Very pretty choices.
Post # 4
I think from the front they look gorgeous! Theres no mistaking that and to be honest, like babylou said no one else will notice. However, it all depends on how particular you are. If it were me, as they’re the cheapest item, I would get another pair of gold pearl earrings that match. I would just want the bridesmaids to feel as if I’ve picked out their gifts perfectly. If I was the bridesmaid, it wouldn’t matter really but I would notice. It just would feel more like a complete set if they matched.
If you were to stick with gold, how about these from a shop on Etsy called Aurora Collections? They’re only $14 and they have round pearls too.
Or these are nice too if you want something a little bit different. They are from littlepeep, also on Etsy, but they’re pretty expensive. Great keepsake though! Hope that helps!
Post # 5
Anyone else have any suggestions?
Am I just overthinking it?
Post # 6
I think the jewelry is pretty and no one is going to notice the difference.
Post # 8
Keep what you have.
#1 – Nobody will notice anyway.
#2 – The “no mixing gold and silver” rule has gone the way of the dinosaurs. It’s fine now-days to mix metals. (Just like it’s now fine to have your shoes and purse be different colors, or to wear black and brown, or to have not-exactly-matched earrings and necklace, or to wear white after labor day.) The “old” fashion rules are, well, old! And no longer relevent to current-day style.
Post # 9
Nobody will ever notice. And I hate to say this, but they will all be looking at you 🙂 I had gone through a debate with myself about a gold bracelet with silver earring and I decided it didn’t matter! There are so many pieces out there with mixed metals that are beautiful. I think your girls will be happy just to get those pretty items!
Post # 10
@BelleoftheNorth: agreed! everyone will be looking at the bride! but there is NOTHING wrong with mixing metals! before going into this post i thought it was going to be something really obvious – but it is subtle and beautiful…I say stick with it!!! xo
Post # 12
If it bothers you and you think your BM’s wouldn’t like that they don’t match, find a local jewelery maker to change the clasps. It wouldn’t be too challenging of a job and would be inexpensive as well. Good luck!
Post # 13
I really don’t think any one will notice the clasp color. They look amazing together, I say keep them!