From Classic to Contemporary:
Wedding Jewelry Styles for Every Bride
With so many styles of wedding jewelry available, it can be hard to choose just one. The good news is that you don’t have to pick just one! You can still have your own personal style if you mix and match different jewelry pieces throughout your wedding day. So whether you’re looking for something elegant, classic, or contemporary—or something in between—we’ve got some ideas for how to incorporate different looks into your special day.
Elegant and classic:
Classic jewelry is timeless and elegant. It’s simple and delicate, classic but never boring. It can be classic or contemporary, depending on the bride’s personal style and preference. Just like the classic jewelry, it’s important that the dress be classy too! It’s best to choose from a variety of bridal dresses so that you have as many options as you like!
Classic styles include:
- Diamond solitaires (single gems)
- Baguettes (rectangular-shaped stones)
- Amethyst rings
Modern and Minimalist:
Modern and minimalist wedding jewelry styles are very simple and elegant. They’re made of a single gemstone or a few gemstones, which can be set in gold or silver.
Minimalist jewelry is often very delicate and fragile, so it’s best not to wear it every day. If you want something that looks like this kind of style but will stand up better under everyday use (and isn’t quite so expensive), try mixing some pearl earrings with your other favorite pieces from our list above!
Romantic and Feminine:
If you’re looking for a classic, romantic look that will never go out of style, diamonds are always a good choice. They’ve been popular for decades and are sure to make any bride feel like a princess on her big day. For the same reason that diamonds are used in engagement rings and wedding bands: they’re beautiful!
If you want something with more pizzazz than just plain old white gold or platinum, consider emeralds instead. Emeralds come in many colors (green being by far the most popular) but all of them have their place at weddings–especially when paired with pearls! Pearls add some subtle elegance while still allowing your guests’ eyes to travel up toward those stunning stones without feeling overwhelmed by them first thing off the bat (which is important because no one wants an over-the-top look).
Sweet and Feminine:
If you’re looking for a more traditional style, then this is the one for you. It’s sweet and feminine with just enough classic flair to make it stand out from other wedding jewelry styles.
- Pearl necklace
- Bracelet or bracelet set (you can mix metals)
Art Deco jewelry is bold and geometric. The designs were inspired by Art Nouveau, with their curving lines and floral patterns, but they’re executed in a more streamlined fashion that makes them feel modern.
This style was very popular in the 1920s and 1930s; it’s still popular today because it can be easily worn with any look from classic to contemporary. Pieces might feature diamonds or pearls set into silver or gold settings (or both).
Retro wedding jewelry is a trend that’s still going strong. Inspired by the 1950s and 1960s, retro wedding jewelry styles include geometric shapes, bright colors, and bold patterns. You can also find floral designs in this style of jewelry.
Retro-inspired rings are popular with brides who want something classic yet modern at the same time. If you’re looking for something more unique than a simple band but want to stay away from flashy diamonds or stones (for example), then this might be a good option for you!
Boho-chic is a mix of bohemian and boho styles, but it’s more than just that. Boho-chic is about being free-spirited and creative, expressing your personality through the jewelry you wear on your wedding day. It’s also about showing off who you are as a person–your love for nature, or even your affinity for animals!
If you’re going for this look, try pairing gold with other warm tones like bronze or copper. Choose pieces that are simple yet elegant–think rings with geometric shapes instead of diamonds (or maybe even no stones at all). You can even get really creative by using colored gems in place of diamonds: amethyst is purple; topaz has an orangey hue; sapphire has blue undertones…the options are endless!
Bohemian style is a mixture of different styles and can be hard to define. It’s often colorful, handmade, and organic. Bohemian jewelry can be made of wood, stone, or metal.
Vintage style is romantic, timeless, and classic. It’s elegant, feminine, and classic. The pieces you choose for your wedding day should reflect the woman you are: unique with an eye for quality details.
If you love the idea of wearing a vintage-inspired engagement ring but don’t want to make a permanent commitment to it, consider wearing a modern version of an old-school engagement ring during the ceremony–it’s easy enough to swap out once things move into wedded bliss mode!
DIY craftsman style is inspired by the traditional craftsmanship of the past. It’s a combination of sleek, modern elements and vintage details that can be used to create a personal touch on your wedding day.
DIY craftsman jewelry is easy to make at home or with friends–and it doesn’t have to cost much! Here are some ideas:
- Create your own engagement ring or wedding band out of gold coins or sterling silver rings. You could even use old family heirlooms!
- Add tiny charms in place of gemstones on necklaces, earrings, and bracelets if you’re looking for something unique but still want some sparkle in your ensemble. If not diamonds, then maybe pearls? Or maybe another kind altogether such as amber (which often looks like honey). These pieces can also double as gifts for loved ones at the reception after the party!
Swarovski crystals are a brand of Austrian crystal that has been used to decorate wedding jewelry for more than 100 years. The company was founded in 1895 by Daniel Swarovski, who invented an innovative method for cutting glass into small facets that catch and reflect light. Today, Swarovski crystals come in many colors and shapes–from diamonds to hearts to flowers–and are used on everything from necklaces and earrings to rings and bracelets.
Swarovski’s lead-free crystal adheres perfectly to metal settings without the need for glue or other adhesives (though these can be used if desired). Because they’re made with real metals like gold or platinum instead of plastic resin bases, these pieces will last forever while still maintaining their sparkle!
On the Edge:
- Statement Necklace
- Statement Bracelet
- Statement Earrings
What is a statement necklace? A statement necklace is any piece of jewelry that draws the eye and commands attention. It can be made out of any material, but it’s usually dramatic in size and design, with large gems or sparkly stones set in heavy metals like silver or gold. They’re often worn with minimal clothing so they really stand out!
Statement earrings are just like their necklace counterparts: big, bold, and beautiful! You can wear them alone or add them to your outfit when you want something extra special–like at an event where everyone else will be wearing basic studs (and probably not much else).
Boho-Glam with a Twist:
Boho-glam with a twist is the perfect way to add some sparkle and edge to your wedding day. For example, you could wear a simple gold necklace that has been hammered into shape to give it more texture and visual interest. Or, you could use a set of bold hoops in rainbow colors as part of your accessories ensemble.
Contemporary jewelry is sleek and simple. It’s modern, minimalist, and stylish–and it’s made of high-quality materials like gold or platinum that can be worn for years to come.
Contemporary wedding jewelry styles for brides include:
- Simple earrings with a small stud or hoop that can be worn every day after the wedding (and don’t cost as much as diamond studs)
- A ring with a thin band that won’t get caught on clothing during your big day.
We hope you’ve found this article helpful, and we wish you lots of luck in choosing the right style for you!