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Jewellery

Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they’re your only option when it comes to wedding jewellery!

Of course your wedding ring should definitely be made of your favourite precious gems and stones as it’s the one piece of jewellery you will be wearing for a long time (forever probably), but you can (and should) be a little more bold when it comes to the jewellery you wear on your wedding day

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Today’s wedding jewellery trends are varied and encompass a variety of styles and themes so you have carte blanche on getting creative with your (and your bridesmaids) adornments.

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Many earrings, necklaces and bracelets are purposely designed for wedding-wear. Their texture, colour and style are made to complement the whites and ivories of traditional wedding dresses. But, as previously said, traditional is only one trend which is currently in and these days many brides are opting for jewellery that compliments their wedding theme. Here are some of this year’s most popular wedding jewellery trends:

Chandelier earrings:
These have been around for ages, but to this day they are still sought after by many a bride. They are dramatic, yet elegant and extremely feminine and adorned with pearls and crystals, they are absolutely fabulous! Chandeliers can also take the form of elegant necklaces or pendants.

20th Century vintage:
The romantic styles of the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s are perfect for any elegant wedding. Opt for sparkling faceted stones and quality vintage glass beads. They really look amazing!

Multiple layers:
Bold, multi-layered necklaces are the in-thing this year and something many brides are going for. Layers are usually decorated with pearls, crystal beads as well as mother-of-pearl and moonstone gemstones.

Pearls:
Pearls of all shapes and sizes are everywhere this season. The traditional white and cream pearl is still a favourite, but pearls dyed in a variety of colours are also making a statement. Brides are not only using them for jewellery, many are even using them to accentuate and add colour to their gowns.

Watches:
Although a watch is probably not needed on this day (there’ll be plenty of people around to make sure you’re on time for everything!) they do certainly add a special touch. Classical, feminine watches are still popular, but the latest fad is ribbon-band watches. They are not only feminine and formal, but can also be matched to a wedding’s colour theme.

Coloured gemstones:
Colour can do wonders for a wedding, and the same theory applies to wedding jewellery. Of course if you are going to go for coloured gemstones, stick to those that will compliment your overall wedding colour. Green is very in this year as are green coloured gemstones.