Post # 1
I have always seen myself wearing an amazing diamond set for my day, old school Hollywood style but sadly is waaaay out of budget.
I know there are beautiful costume options but real just feels so much more special somehow.
Does anyone else feel the same or is it just me?
Thanks all! xx
Post # 2
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
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!
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
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 # 5
kcwilson11 I totally agree that sentiment is even more important and I’m very excited to wear a brooch from my grandmother 🙂
I guess it’s more that I always loved red carpet moments since I was a teen and I can say for sure now not going to be an actress (lol) but it would still be nice to have the movie star feeling for a day.
Post # 6
mrslivyl : Ok I can see that (like I said, I was just curious 🙂 )
This site looks like you can rent some pretty pricey jewelry:
Post # 7
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 # 8
@wolfeyes that wounds amazing! I guess I mean real diamonds and pearls or sapphires or whatever as real jewelry. Thinking Elizabeth Taylor vibes!
Guys in the poll who are wearing real, are you renting or are they pieces you or your family own already? If anyone feels like sharing pics for styling inspo would love that!
Thanks all! xx
Post # 9
- 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
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
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
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
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
- 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
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!