The famous real/fake debate.

posted 1 year ago in Accessories
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I woke fake jewelry. I had not been gifted nor does anyone I know have jewelry that matched the vision I had.

I went to Francesca’s and got some fun and fake AF pearl/morganite earnings and a thin rose gold/pearl strand necklace. 

I really don’t think people analyzed my accessories closely enough to tell and I can 100% assure you that no one but you even cares. 

Post # 32
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235 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I am thinking I may get some pieces from Etsy.  My ring was Etsy as well and love the bridal sets I have seen on there.  I am not a diamond person so this being able to choose my gemstone preference is nice.

Post # 33
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434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

I’m going real with the exception of one bracelet. I have a rose gold engagement ring and I don’t own any rose gold (real) jewelry so I bought a necklace and earrings from tiffanys. My fiance is buying me a Cape Cod rose gold bracelet and I just bought a rhinestone rose gold bracelet for the other wrist – still deciding if I want to wear it or not. I wanted to be sure all of my jewelry is something I would wear again. 

Post # 34
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138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I rented my jewelry from Adorn.  I would recommend it.

Post # 35
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204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

I did both. I bought a back necklace for my low back dress but then decided to wear my hair half down last minute, so I wore a pearl pendant necklace that was a gift from my dad. I also wore a sapphire bracelet (another gift from my dad in my birth stone. I wore costume jewelry for the earrings that were larger. The rest of my jewelry was really toned down, so I wanted something a little more bling for the earrings. 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

I did both! I wanted statement earrings so I did fake for those. But I also really wanted something real that I could wear, but wear every day. I went for a tiny gold and diamond pendant that I don’t ever take off. I love getting to wear it everyday.

Post # 37
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453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2019 - Canadian Rockies

Fake for me.. I want to add color, and fell in love with this look:

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Mixed. I’m not a big jewelry person so I didn’t want to buy anything really.

My bracelet and necklace were my something borrowed and old. They are real gold.

I bought big dangly earrings from Walmart for $2 to complete the look.

Post # 39
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786 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Wedgewood Las Vegas

I sort of did both…

I wanted a nice, real set of jewelry so that I could wear it again for anniversaries, special occasions, etc. However, since we were paying for the wedding ourselves we really didn’t have a lot of money to throw at jewelry.

So rather than real gemstones, I went with real gold and swarovski crystals. They looked and felt nice, and are definitely still high quality.  I was able to get a handmade matching set of earrings, necklace, and bracelet from a small artist on Etsy. I didn’t feel like I was cheapened out at all when I wore it for my wedding day.

If you don’t want to go the real gemstone route, I would highly suggest looking for a jeweler on Etsy that uses swarovski crystals. You can find some really, really nice options out there.

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

 

Real for the ceremony, but I owned the pieces before the wedding. 

There’s costume that’s well-made and costume that looks teeny-bopper, you know?  If you do go costume, I’d recommend going to a department store and looking at the pieces- and definitely skip the teen retailers. 

There is also in-between jewelry: gold plated jewelry, semi-precious stones, enamel, freshwater pearls, sterling silver.  (I don’t know where you’d put moissanite set in silver.)

Post # 41
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Honey bee

I borrowed a pair of my sister’s diamond earrings. They were antique, made in Italy and very cool looking with my diamond studs. I don’t do fake jewelry, even when I was younger. I always wanted the real thing.

Post # 42
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704 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I own a lot of fake jewelry that my mom has gotten for me over the years, and I’m starting to really hate how it ages (that metalic smell really bothers me). For my wedding, I plan on gifting myself a really nice set of real earrings to have for life. I like the idea that my wedding jewelry will last versus some of my other jewelry. 

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