The Perfect Balance
When picking a type of metal, look at your dress in natural lighting. If you're wearing pure white or something with hints of blue, a striking white gold will accentuate the unadulterated purity of the fabric. For gowns in champagne or ivory, yellow gold highlights the golden undertones. Anything with a rosy hue or iridescent sequins looks lovely with rose gold. If you've got a fabric sample of your dress, consider bringing that shopping with you to compare against hues of metal. Always remember that you want the jewelry and the dress to complement each other to attain the right balance of sophistication and elegance!
Something Old, Something New
Vintage-inspired jewelry is very in vogue, but you don't need to go digging through the unorganized chests at the antique store to find the perfect necklace to go with your great-grandmother's earrings. With fine jewelry available in a variety of patinas and vintage-inspired styles, you can find the perfect pieces of fine jewelry to go with a family heirloom, or shop for a completely new set of vintage-inspired earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. If you're wearing a piece of Mom's wedding day jewelry, remember to bring it in for cleaning or repairs before your wedding day! Koerber's Fine Jewelry will gladly help you with both your something old and your something new.
Tying it All Together
Choosing the right jewelry to go with your wedding dress is a matter of personal preference, but there are a few guidelines to get you started. Let your jewelry style match your dress, your wedding aesthetic, and your level of formality. If you're going for something romantic and sweet, have a lacy dress, or want something simple and elegant, pair your wedding dress with a short pearl choker and matching stud earrings. For a bolder, more modern feel, feature diamond drop earrings and long pendant necklaces. Your jewelry should look and feel like a natural extension of your dress. Bring Mom or a bridesmaid jewelry shopping with you for a second opinion to help choose the best pieces for your special day.
What's the Color Scheme?
Depending on your wedding colors, picking jewelry with accent colors can really tie the whole thing together. Sapphires in various hues are perfect for blue or even yellow-themed celebrations, like those at the beach. Rubies are perfect for fall weddings accented by rich jewel tones. If you don't want to match your wedding colors but would love some nontraditional gemstones that shimmer and shine, consider iridescent opals or moonstone. Jade, emerald, or peridot will match any bouquet of greenery or outdoor wedding. Adding accent colors to your wedding day jewelry is a fabulous way to tie together your color scheme — especially for the times when you aren't holding your bouquet!