The jewellery you wear on your wedding day should be something special. You will want to feel like a princess, and although diamonds, synthetic or natural, are a great choice, you do have other options.
Pearls have a reputation because they are the only gem created in a living being, and harvesting them can be invasive. However, there are many organisations, including Tiffany and Co, funding research into sustainable pearl farming, which reduces the impact on the environment.
Pearls are ideal for a vintage wedding with their timeless style and quality, and using pre-loved jewellery not only gives you “something old” but also lessens the impact on the environment.
With the ultra-modern settings used by companies like Tiffany & Co, pearls have also been updated for the forward-looking bride
Opals are such a unique gemstone they have ten factors in assessing before getting a final value, including colour (yes, you can get red opals) and the way the colour changes depending on the direction it faces.
The ones most popular in wedding jewellery are milky with hints of colour, subtle but effective in delivering some dreamy magic.
Using rubies, sapphires, and other precious stones are a way to bring colour to your outfit. It is an effective way of tying your look in with your theme.
For example, if green is the prominent colour in your wedding, then having emeralds in your jewellery or other green stones will be very striking.
Another idea is to use your partner’s birthstone as a feature stone. This will create a secret message within your jewellery that only the two of you will know.
Of course, I can’t look at jewellery and not consider diamonds, diamontes and clear crystals. There’s no denying how magical the shine from these stones is, and classic diamond style jewellery never goes out of style.
Why not take a look at the other wedding blogs on our website for more inspiration!