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Bridal Jewelry You'll Actually Wear After Your Wedding Day

No bride is ready to walk down the aisle without the right finishing touches. Choose bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that you'll want to wear long after you've said "I do."

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Brace Yourself

This is your day to shine—and we mean that literally. The right jewelry will brighten and pull together your look, whether you want big, bold sparkle or just a hint of shimmer. Whether you choose to stack your jewelry, or keep it simple and statement-making, it's important to pick pieces you'll want to wear long after the wedding. 

 

On your wrist, a single piece can have a big impact. Try a geometric cuff or modern tennis bracelet—the latter should be on the snug side so it doesn't droop or lose its shape. If you wear two or more pieces, mixing materials, shapes, and sizes is fair play.

 

Beauty Note: Precious metals call for an equally glowing complexion. Shape, define, and highlight your cheekbones with the Maybelline New York Facestudio Master Contour Face Contouring Kit ($13, maybelline.com).

 

The Details: (From top) Blue Nile Premier diamond tennis bracelet, $4,000, bluenile.com. Effy Jewelry diamond bangle,
 $5,265, effyjewelry.com. Croghan's Jewel Box diamond cuff, $4,025, croghansjewelbox.com. Roberto Coin diamond "Princess Flower" bracelet, $11,500, 212-486-4545. Cathy Waterman "Flexible Wheat" bracelet, $9,580, barneys.com. Hearts on Fire "Beloved Line" bracelet, $19,900, heartsonfire.com. Aurora Bailey triangle bracelet, $3,500, aurorabailey.com.

Ring Leaders

Your fourth finger may be the star, but there's no need to leave the rest bare, especially if a high neckline 
or sleeves have you skipping other jewelry. A cocktail or other nonwedding ring is equally chic on your right or left hand. If you're not sure about style, here's a rule of, er, thumb: Ovals and other north-south designs look best 
on long fingers, while dainty bands and circular stones pair well with shorter digits.

 

Beauty Note: A metallic nail lacquer highlights any sparkler. On our model: OPI Infinite Shine Nail Polish, 
in Take a Right on Bourbon ($12.50, ulta.com).

 

The Details: (Left, top hand, from top) Jeff Cooper "Lorelei" eternity band, from $1,030, jeffcooperdesigns.com.
 Eva Fehren pavé "X" ring, $4,345, twistonline.com. Mociun opal, diamond, and peach sapphire ring, price upon request, 718-387-3731. Fred + Far "Self Love" pinkie ring, $379, fredandfar.com. (Bottom hand, from top) Melanie Georgacopoulos "Couture" pearl ring, $8,500, melaniegeorgacopoulos.com. Kirk Kara "Dahlia Collection" band, $1,540, kirkkara.com. Graff New York ring, price upon request, 212-355-9292. (Right, top hand, from left) Gabriel & Co. "Art Moderne" ring, $1,935, gabrielny.com. Barbela Design "Empire" ring, $1,320, barbeladesign.com. Deborah Pagani "Cicero" Bar ring, $2,576, deborahpagani.com, with Karl Lagerfeld engagement ring, $5,600 (for setting only), sayyeswithkarl.com. Foundrae dotted diamond band, $1,495, barneys.com. (Bottom hand, from top) Forevermark by Jade Trau Rae wrap ring, price upon request, forevermark.com. Finn "Open Heart" ruby ring, $1,300, finnjewelry.com. Jack Kelége engagement ring, price upon request, jackkelege.com.

Play by Ear

We love a statement earring, but it's not the only look in town. Maybe you prefer a single sweet-yet-understated stud, a thin cuff, a suspender, or a climber (our new favorite trend). If you choose to wear multiple earrings 
at once, aim for a balanced look by starting small at the top and working down to larger embellished hoops or drops.

 

The Details: (From top) EF Collection cuff (no piercing), $195 each, efcollection.com. Stone & Strand triangle studs, in Tiny, $100; and baguette studs, in Tiny, $145, stoneandstrand.com. Mociun moonstone drop earrings, price upon request, mociun.com.

Complement the Jewels

Add to the look by making sure your makeup goes well with the earrings you choose.

 

Beauty Note: For sparkling eyes, enhance them with Stila Eye Shadow, in Kitten ($18), on the lids, accentuated by a stroke of Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner, in Purple Tang ($22). The finishing touch: Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara ($23; all stilacosmetics.com).

 

The Details: (From top) Smith + Mara suspender, $460, smithandmara.com. Ted Muehling hoops, $800, augustla.com. Sydney Evan wing studs, $605 each; and jackets, $685 each, sydneyevan.com.

All Choked Up

Everyone’s favorite '80s trend is back—shown here reimagined with diamond baguettes and pavé. And while a strand of pearls is classic, the Baroque variety is supermodern and unexpected. One thing to keep in mind: If you wear a chunky necklace, avoid big earrings; the over-the-top combination will take attention away from your face and dress.

 

Beauty Note: To go the distance from ceremony 
to send-off, you need a lip color that lasts. Try Lancôme Le Metallique Metallic Lip Lacquer, in Polished Rose ($22, lancome-usa.com). Lip Lacquer, in Polished Rose ($22, lancome-usa.com).

 

The Details: (From top) Borgioni baguette choker, $7,920, borgionis.com. David Yurman "PavéFlex" necklace, price upon request, davidyurman.com. Paolo Costagli Baroque pearl necklace, price upon request, paolocostagli.com. Tiffany & Co. platinum and diamond necklace, price upon request, tiffany.com. Baccarat par Marie-Hélène de Taillac crystal necklace, $4,180, baccarat.com. Mara Carrizo Scalise chain necklace, $485, maramcs.com. Noor Fares "Flower of Life" chakra amulet, $7,490, twistonline.com.

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