Wedding Jewelry: Top Looks For Your Special Day
Kimberly Zerkel | September 19, 2022
Kimberly Zerkel | September 19, 2022
When planning for a wedding day, it’s easy to get lost in tradition. Some might feel pressure to purchase a specific style of dress, get married in a particular venue, or wear bridal jewelry that is far from their day-to-day look. But this special day is about your and your partner — and should represent what you love and value most.
When choosing wedding day jewelry featuring VRAI created diamonds — whether you’re a bride, groom, bridesmaid, or honored guest — you don’t have to sacrifice your personal look for this particular occasion. Here are our top looks for your special day that you’ll want to wear every day after!
What Type Of Wedding Jewelry Should I Buy?
Your wedding jewelry should always be a reflection of your personality and style. So take a look at your existing jewelry before selecting designs for this day. Is your collection fairly minimal and features more traditional or classic looks? Or are you a maximalist who favors bigger and bolder styles? There are wedding day jewelry designs that match.
While the bride or groom might be the most concerned with wedding rings and wedding day jewelry, members of the wedding party as well as guests should also plan on what styles they’ll wear. From subtle staples to statement-making pieces, there are wedding jewelry designs for everyone involved!
Wedding Jewelry For Brides
As a bride, what you wear is one of the biggest focal points of the day. Regardless of whether you’ve selected a gown with a dramatic train or a smartly tailored suit, there are fine jewelry designs to enhance your look. Since you and your future betrothed are the stars of the show, don’t be afraid to try more dramatic or more diamond-accented pieces, like drop earrings or tennis necklaces and bracelets. Then cherish these selections every day after your special day by wearing them daily or for your next big occasion.
Wedding Jewelry For Grooms
As a groom, this is your chance to express yourself and your unique style. Whether you wear fine jewelry regularly or not, this is the day to enhance your look with well-curated pieces. For the more traditional, a lapel pin adds the perfect amount of shine to your look. For others, a pinky ring (we love the Tetrad or Signet) or a spectacular Solitaire Necklace can be both sophisticated and show-stopping.
Wedding Jewelry For The Wedding Party
As a member of the wedding party, you want to stand out and shine bright — all without stealing the show. There are light and delicate pieces that are sure to add the perfect amount of brilliance to your look. Consider a Bezel Solitaire Necklace in customizable diamond shapes, sizes, and metal colors as a go-to staple piece for bridesmaids. For something simple yet slightly more daring, try unique bracelets or ear climbers. Then remember your loved ones’ special day by wearing these designs for a lifetime
Wedding Jewelry For Guests
As a guest, you want to show your love and excitement for the happy couple by looking your best on their special day. And whether you are simply a family friend or you are the mother of the bride, there are styles that will help you stand out from the crowd. Elegant essentials, such as stud earrings, are always a welcome addition to your wedding guest attire. Medallions or a diamond-accented statement ring are also excellent choices.
What Are Wedding Jewelry Sets?
A wedding jewelry set features two or more pieces of jewelry that usually match in style, diamond shape, or metal color. A full jewelry set would feature matching earrings, bracelet, ring, and necklace. While most consider a wedding jewelry set appropriate for a bride, grooms and other members of the wedding day party should feel empowered to express themselves through their own wedding jewelry sets.
How To Create Your Own Wedding Jewelry Set
Start with either your preferred metal color or diamond shape. Many will refer to their engagement ring or wedding band design for this detail. If your engagement ring is a platinum Round Brilliant Signature Solitaire, for example, you might want to build your wedding day jewelry set out of designs in white gold highlighting Round VRAI created diamonds.
You might also find one particular design to start with first. For example, if you are drawn to the row of diamonds in an Arc Necklace, you might then choose ear climbers, tennis bracelets, or diamond-accented bands to complete your look.
Wedding Jewelry Sets By Style
Elevate your own personal look with wedding jewelry sets that reflect your unique style.
Vintage-Inspired Wedding Jewelry Sets
For lovers of all things vintage, consider halo or bezel designs that harken back to the Art Deco era. You might also explore fancy shapes, such as Pear or Marquise cut diamonds, as well as rose and yellow gold. These details combine together to create an elegant look that is an instant family heirloom.
Classic Wedding Jewelry Sets
For those who consider themselves timeless, classic, or traditional, solitaire or tennis designs are often best. Both yellow and white gold are perfect for creating a classic look, as are Round or Emerald cut diamonds. These timeless styles are ideal for your wedding day and every day after.
Modern Wedding Jewelry Sets
For those who love clean, modern lines or a more avant-garde style, there are contemporary designs perfect for their wedding day look. A double-stranded tennis necklace is sleek while mixed-shape hoops are dramatic and daring. Solitaire studs in modern shapes like Princess or Trillion cut diamonds also add an elegant-yet-edgy look to your style.
What To Know When Buying Wedding Jewelry
Your frequently asked questions when it comes to finding wedding jewelry for your big day.
When Should I Buy My Wedding Jewelry?
The status of a product and an estimated ship by date for each design is provided on the product page. You can expect in-stock jewelry and loose diamond purchases to ship within 2 business days. We recommend ordering your wedding jewelry a month in advance. This allows time should there be any complications, including the need to return or exchange your designs. Don’t forget — there’s no rule in ordering your wedding jewelry too soon!
How Much Should I Spend On My Wedding Day Jewelry?
Your budget is entirely up to you and your partner. On average, couples spend roughly 3% of their entire wedding budget on wedding day jewelry (including their couple rings).
VRAI offers a wide range of styles for each and every budget. Consider booking a complimentary appointment with our diamond experts so that they can give you personalized guidance based on your budgetary needs.
Who Should I Buy Wedding Day Jewelry For?
Traditionally, the couple buys each other’s wedding rings. Should the bride and groom’s family be purchasing dresses and suits for the big day, they will usually buy wedding day jewelry for them as well, such as earrings, lapel pins, and more.
The bride and groom also traditionally buy jewelry for their wedding party. This might mean matching necklaces for the bridesmaids or signet rings for the groomsmen. They might also consider buying jewelry for the mother of the bride or mother of the groom.
Decide who you will be purchasing wedding day jewelry for based on your personal preferences and budget.
What Are Simple Wedding Jewelry Styles?
Solitaire necklaces and studs, or Bezel Solitaire necklaces, studs, and bracelets are simple, light designs that can be cherished for a lifetime. For those wanting a little shine that will go a long way, these are the ideal jewelry pieces to add to your look.