The Best Earrings to Wear with Different Veils

Make sure your two wedding-day accessories complement each other.

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Photography by: Elizabeth Messina

There are no strict rules when it comes to wedding-day jewelry because, let's be honest, you can't go wrong with diamonds. However, if you plan on wearing a veil, you'll need to be strategic when choosing your earrings.


For example, if you chose a cathedral length veil, a long earring, a long drop, or dangle earring would be a good choice. The long earring will complement the long style of your veil—makes sense, right? 


You'll also want to take your facial structure into account. If you have a round, square, or heart-shaped face, a long earring and veil will help to elongate your face. If you are someone with an almond or diamond-shaped face, try an earring that fans with an elbow length veil to emphasize your bone structure. If you have an oval-shaped face, you can pretty much wear it all; get edgy with ear climbers or wear a traditional diamond stud with a fingertip-length veil. 


To help inspire your own wedding veil-and-earrings combo, we rounded up a few of our favorite pairings!

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These Jemma Wynne ear climbers paired with a chic wedding-day hat is show-stopping material. It's the perfect mix of edgy and elegant.


Jemma Wynne 18k Blackened Pave Diamond and Grey Pearl Ear Climbers ($2,940,

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Pairing these Larkspur and Hawk earrings with a flowy, elbow-length veil like the one here to heighten your cheekbones and flatter you best features.


Larkspur & Hawk Bella Compass earrings in 14k rose gold, white quartz, ballet foil and grey pearls ($3,400,

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Keep your earrings as long and dramatic as your veil. If you have a cathedral length-veil, these Gucci earrings will exaggerate that length and elongate you.


Gucci Chiodo 18-karat white gold diamond drop earrings ($13,950,

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If your veil has a lot of pattern in it like this lace style, you'll want to keep your earrings simple. These Anita Ko studs will add just the right amount of sparkle without competing with the veil.


Anita Ko 18-karat rose gold diamond earrings ($1,275,


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