Wearing Real Jewelry for Wedding

posted 5 months ago in Accessories
  • poll: Would you wear real jewelry if you could?
    Yes I will be wearing : (35 votes)
    55 %
    Yes if I could afford/find : (23 votes)
    36 %
    No I'd rather wear costume : (4 votes)
    6 %
    I won't be wearing any jewelry : (2 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    368 posts
    Helper bee

    Have you considered renting jewelry for it? A quick Google confirms that there are businesses that rent diamond jewelry for just this sort of occasion!

    Post # 3
    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    mrslivyl :  This is not a snarky remark, I’m curious – what about it being ‘real’ makes it more special? I’d think that if it was a family piece or something that would make it more special, but not just because it cost more? I’d be more afraid I might lose it! cry

    But like PP said, there are places that you can rent high-end jewelry from (rent the runway is one I can think of off the top of my head)

    Post # 4
    518 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    Yes – my jewels will be real – but the reason I chose the pieces I am going to wear have nothing to do with the fact that they are real, it is because of the sentiment behind them.

    Post # 7
    715 posts
    Busy bee

    I didn’t know how to answer this poll-wise because i’ve never fully understood the term costume jewelry haha. I always thought that costume jewelry meant like.. fake diamonds and precious stones… but what about when it’s not trying to fake something?

    I’m wearing a back necklace that’s made with gold and a swarovski crystal pendant anyway haha. Maybe some plain gold earings as well. 

    Post # 9
    1598 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2016 - The Venetian

    I wore real jewelry for my wedding.

    My diamond necklace and earrings were custom made by David Klass.  My DH had the earrings made for Christmas and the necklace was my wedding gift.

     My cuff however, was silver.  It was a gift from my BM’s.

    Post # 10
    1750 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    My jewelry was a pearl necklace and earring from H’s family (his grandmother’s) and an heirloom bracelet from my mother’s mother.  

    Post # 11
    546 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I’ll likely be wearing pearl drop earrings for my wedding. My mother offered to buy me a pearl necklace as a gift to wear that day, but I don’t think a necklace would work with the neckline of my dress, larger/statement earrings would be better. Plus I already have pearls from my high school graduation from my parents, so it’d be like getting the same gift twice!

    Post # 12
    1703 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    I wore an antique sapphire bracket that DH gave me. I also wore a non-diamond necklace, I’m not sure what stone it was (probably CZ) that I borrowed from my mum. Both were equally special and both were equally real. Neither felt more special than the other one and neither made me feel less special on the day. The jewellery isn’t going to be what makes you feel special. 

    Post # 13
    44 posts

    mrslivyl :  I bought freshwater pearl jewelry. They were pretty affordable and “real.” Pearls are very versatile so for me it was a good investment.

    Post # 14
    549 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2017 - Lake Louise Canada

    Honestly yes if there was some room in the budget I’d buy diamonds that would hold a special meaning for a long time after, since they’d be my wedding jewels, rather than what I will probably end up with, which is costume jewelry that may not stay in great condition all my life. I do own some diamond earrings already so I might just wear them.

    Post # 15
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    I am wearing rose gold and platinum jewelry. The only stones are tiny emeralds in the second hole of my ears (his birthstone), a tiny sapphire on my anklet (something blue), and my engagement ring, so the jewelry was not super expensive.  That said, I did spend more of my “dress” budget on wedding jewelry than the actual dress because I loved the idea that I can wear pieces from my wedding for years to come!

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