The famous real/fake debate.

posted 2 years ago in Accessories
Post # 16
1393 posts
Bumble bee

I am going “fake”. By that I mean there are no diamonds in what I’m wearing and it has very little monetary value, but I’m wearing a real necklace that was my mom’s when she was young and has huge sentimental value. Plus it’s really gorgeous.

As long as what you’re getting is pretty, then I don’t think it matters what it’s made of. Get something that makes you smile and you can comfortably afford.

Post # 17
1549 posts
Bumble bee

I borrowed real jewelry! 

Post # 18
13 posts

Real – then you have such nice jewelry in your collection. For us, its custom to be gifted fine jewelry to wear for the wedding. 

Post # 19
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

I posted in another thread in this section on this topic, since I was torn myself on what to do about earrings. I was going to go “fake” and get a pair of dangly drops that weren’t real diamonds but I think I am going to wear the diamond studs my fiancé gave me a couple Christmases ago since the rest of my jewelry is all real. I’m wearing an heirloom diamond necklace and bracelet that belonged to my grandmother. At first I was worried the studs were too simple and not blingy enough but since my dress has a lot of decor and the rest of my jewelry is substantial the small earrings should balance it out quite nicely. At the end of the day I felt like I had to keep everything real!

Post # 20
1900 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre

I wore real jewellery. I wore a diamond and sapphire bracelet that I borrowed from my grandmother and I wore chandelier earrings that I  borrowed from his grandmother.

Post # 21
754 posts
Busy bee

I wore real. I wore my graduation gift sapphires

Post # 22
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Go with what will make you happy. I’m doing a combination. My Earrings will be costume, my necklace real. All that matters is that I think it looks great, I don’t care about what other people say. 

Post # 23
4615 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Real. I don’t wear a lot of jewellery so everything I own is real.

Post # 24
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Either I’ll borrow real stuff from my mum or I’ll go fake. 

Post # 25
975 posts
Busy bee


I read the title as The famous real cake debate. I was prepared to write a full essay on my views of fake “display” cakes vs real wedding cakes! LOL 

*The only jewelry I wore was my engagement ring on my right hand. 

Post # 26
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I wore a mix of real and fake. I wore a solitaire diamond pendant necklace that was gifted to me by my aunt, real diamond studs in the second ear piercing that I was gifted by my parents as a young girl, and fake CZ/pearl earrings in my first piercing. 

Post # 27
1273 posts
Bumble bee

I went real as well.

I was loaned a beautiful pair of diamond earrings from my husband’s grandmother (my “something borrowed”) as her own granddaughter’s also wore them, so it was a tradition I was happy to take part in.

I don’t wear a lot of jewelry because I can’t for my job.  I’m not big into costume jewelry either so it was nice to borrow something really nice.

Post # 28
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I did neither. Well, mostly. I bought a bangle and earrings from local designers who work in brass, and it matched my minimalist look well. They were not very expensive, but also not costume jewelry in the traditional sense. I wear them relatively frequently. I also bought some princess cut CZ earrings as I have multiple ear piercings and thought little CZ studs would look better than empty holes in photos. I would wear them often but I lost them! At least they were cheap! 

I also wore a big blingy diamond ring my grandmother gave me as a wedding gift, that was a ring her second husband bought her! 

Post # 29
1440 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

We went with real because of my metal allergies. My ceremony jewellery belonged to a family member so I was borrowing her sapphires and diamonds. I mostly get to wear it at special occasions and we certainly thought my wedding was one of them. 

My reception jewellery was a lovely pearl necklace that was a gift from a friend. I wear pearls once in awhile so it was a perfect gift. If we had to buy my jewellery ourselves I still would have gone with non costume because I think everyone should have at least one set of jewellery. Even if it’s just a gold or silver or platinum necklace/earrings/bracelet with no stones 🙂

Post # 30
395 posts
Helper bee

Other than my moissanite rings, I’ll be wearing diamond jewelry. I like being minimal and I’ve been gifted beautiful diamond pieces from my mom and partner over the years, so I’d like to wear them. I’ve never been a fan of costume pieces for myself. 

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