The famous real/fake debate.

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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klong1996 :  I went real.  For starters my aunt gifted me a necklace made from my grandmother’s engagement diamond and so I wanted to wear that since it was sentimental. I borrowed earrings from my mom and my other grandmother’s engagement ring from my cousin. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I went real as well.

My DH had diamond halo drop earrings and a diamond lariat necklace made for me. I guess it just depends on personal preference.  You can’t go wrong with either…

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

I went fake because I dont really wear jewellery and would only be wearing it for one day. I picked up a necklace and earring set that had pink centre stones surrounded by fake diamonds to match my pink wedding dress 🙂

I think if it is likely you will wear the jewellery again then go for real, because lets be honest who needs an excuse to splash out?!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I borrowed my moms real jewlery because I don’t wear jewlery as it is, so there was no point to buy real or fake stuff when I knew I wouldn’t wear it again and could just borrow it. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

neither!

My fiance has bought me some bespoke hand-made silver and glass jewellery that matches our wedding vibe and colour scheme perfectly, and I will definitely wear again.

 

If we hadn’t found that and I’d gone for something sparkly, then it would have been costume jewellery

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

I went real but borrowed since I am not a jewelry person. My sister owns a beautiful set of diamond studs and matching solitaire necklace that was perfect. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I’m planning on buying a necklace and/or earrings that are real. For awhile now I’ve been keeping a little wish list of jewelry and there are a couple of pieces on that list that would look good with my dress and be wearable on different occassions after the wedding. Depending what I decide to buy, there are a couple of heirloom pieces my aunt and mom have of my grandma’s that I could wear as my “something borrowed”. In my experience, costume jewelry is expensive and some of it reacts with my skin and loses its color quickly and causes irritation. 

Anything like a sparkly hairclip or headband would be costume. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

always “real” for me but you do you. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper

I borrowed my mom’s diamond earrings and wore an heirloom pendant necklace that my grandmother and great grandmothers had both worn in their weddings. The necklace was technically costume jewelry I guess – nothing of monetary value – but still a beautiful piece with lots of sentimental value! I am not a big jewelry person so wouldn’t have splurged on anything “real” for the day, but I was glad I was able to borrow my mom and grandma’s bling.

Post # 11
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Worker bee

i think real is always the way to go – even if its very simple plated jewelry.  I just cringe so hard when girls wear clearly fake/rhinestone jewelry when they spent all this other money on a beautiful wedding. It makes the whole thing look so cheap/costume-y.  Simple/small/minimal jewelry is so pretty or just a pair of peal earrings will NEVER go out of style (and you cant really tell the difference between fake pearls and real ones so on this front i say go fake if money is an issue).

if you look back at pics from the 80s ALL the extra stuff and rhinestone headbands look so horrible, but if you look at women from the 20s, 40s, 50s, grace kelly etc they still look so pretty and elegant.

My rule would be no jewellery/real but simple jwellery over a big flashy fake set  – but you do you!

Post # 12
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Busy bee

I seldom ever wear fake, but that’s mostly because the settings don’t last and I have to be cafeful what metal I wear due to allergies. I vote for borrowing if  you can do that.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

I think if u don’t go crazy big and just go kid grade ppl won’t no it’s fake …ppl think they can tell …but they can’t !!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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kdums2018 :  sure they can, thinking no one will know is… just wishful thinking. ….  I agree less/ smaller is usually better in these cases. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - City, State

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klong1996 :  I wore CZ earrings from David’s bridal and a real diamond tennis bracelet my mother gave me that was hers, I don’t  regret it at all.

I’m not a big dangly earring person, so purchasing a Diamond version of what I wore would’ve been a few hundred bucks if not more…and they would barely be worn. I think if you’re going to go the CZ route, make sure it’s not too over the top. As someone mentioned, some “costume” jewelry can look very rhinestone like and cheap. Eves Addiction is a site I love for quality CZ/sterling pieces. 

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