Beautiful brides know the value of choosing just the right jewelry for the big day is just as important as picking out the engagement rings. Spring brings new options for up-coming nuptials. Here’s a run-down of what’s fresh for the current season.
White is the traditional color for brides and this year is no exception. Jewelry is primarily pearls and diamonds or good quality rhinestones in silver or even invisible settings. Very little gold and no colored gems were evident in spring’s wedding fashions.
Tiaras have overtaken the traditional veil for the warm weather. Most tiaras were a single band about an inch in width. Design elements include pearls arranged in daisy shapes or rhinestone-encrusted links that appear to float in the hair. With this year’s emphasis on a smaller sleeker hairstyle, a dainty tiara is the perfect touch.
Earrings are also a bit smaller and closer to the head. Post styles were more common than chandeliers though options are not limited to diamond solitaires! Button styles are available in more shapes than the usual circle, many extending below the earlobe to provide greater stability for pearl or diamond embellishments. A popular style has multiple pearl drops with rhinestone accents that draw attention to a beautiful neck.
Necklaces are shorter and nestle along the collar bone. Most of this spring’s showings are jewels links with almost invisible settings that curved close to the throat. Many are round but sweetheart shapes were also available. Necklaces are thicker than earlier this year and crusted with rhinestones or use pave diamonds to give quite a substantial appearance without weight due to the reflective shine of the stones.
Bracelets are making an appearance, no wonder with the sleeveless styles popular in warmer weather! The trend is for cuffs rather than single strands and it’s all about pearls. Multi-strand styles were most common, giving a finished effect to the wrist. Although the style seems solid, the use of white, cream and crystal or diamond keep the jewelry from being heavy in appearance.