The Evolution of Bridal Jewelry
These days, when it comes to unique bridal jewelry, the main focus is placed on the bride’s and groom’s rings. Wedding rings are traditionally exchanged as the vows are said during the nuptials. The history of wedding rings dates back to the 1500s. Couples would get engaged and purchase Gimmel rings. These interlocking rings would be divided, one for the bride to wear, the other was worn by the groom. This was the couple’s way of announcing to the world that they plan to get married. During the wedding ceremony, the groom would remove half of the Gimmel ring. He would then place it on his bride’s finger as a symbol of unity.
When it comes to planning that big day, the bride focuses on her wedding ring as much as all the other aspects of the wedding. The pride that comes with showing off your new engagement ring when people say, “Let me see your ring.” This piece of wedding jewelry is a symbol of your fiancé’s love for you. So, it’s important not to put all your focus on the size of the diamond as a symbol of money and status. Instead, be grateful for the groom’s devotion to becoming your husband.
When it comes to style, we're all for breaking the so-called "rules." But that doesn't mean there aren't still tried-and-true tips to help you look your best, including for your wedding day jewelry. So if you need a little guidance when it comes to accessorizing your gown, read on below:
1) "Less is always more"- this is the fundamental rule of selecting modern bridal jewelry. The first commandment for picking out your wedding jewelry: Don't go overboard. No matter how tempting it is to load up on baubles and bling, you don't want to risk letting your accessories outshine you. Keep "simplicity is the best policy" as your mantra and stick with a few key pieces rather than accessorizing every part of your body.
2) Go for metallic colors, in terms of jewelry and outfit. Always try to have a contrast in your look. If your gown is white, this bright hue looks prettiest with platinum or silver pieces. If your gown is ivory, gold jewelry will best enhance this creamy shade. If your gown is champagne, gold jewelry will complement the warm tones in this very light beige color. If you're putting together an antique-inspired look, burnished silver with rhinestones also works well. If your gown is blush: Try rose gold. The pink cast in the metal will coordinate with the soft pink of the dress.
3) Consider the dress neckline. If your dress has a sweetheart or strapless neckline, to create height and direct all eyes to your smile, consider wearing a choker or shorter necklace. This style is making a comeback and looks timeless with this neckline. If your dress has a V-neck, this style is made for décolletage decoration. Opt for a choker or pendant, or try layering both if they're delicate pieces.
4) Don't get overwhelmed. If deciding on your jewelry seems more difficult than finding the gown, focus your search. Find one piece you absolutely adore and want to invest in, and wear that. Simple pearl or diamond studs are always classic.
5) Be yourself. The most important thing about picking the perfect pieces for your wedding gown is they should be a reflection of you. If you're not comfortable wearing big, chandelier earrings, stick to studs.
Weddings have come of age and so have Indian brides. From bidding goodbye to their parents in a single wedding outfit to having a wedding trousseau, women from all over the world. have become more experimental in the last two decades. Wedding functions have become larger, and so has wedding jewelry because millennial brides are doing things differently.