Wedding Jewelry Ideas That Are Sure to Make a Statement
The right accessory is the finishing touch for your wedding-day look: It can reinforce your style, accentuate your best features—or even steal the show. We've gathered statement makers for every aesthetic, from on-trend pieces to classic designs destined for heirloom status.
A Show of Hands
Why not put another ring on it? A cocktail ring can provide a pop of color, memorialize your monogram, or just add some extra bling to your ensemble. Ask your photographer for a close-up of your decked-out digits holding your bouquet.
Yellow Gold Engagement Rings
The Details: (Clockwise from top left) 1. Kwiat 18k white gold "Vintage Collection" emerald and diamond ring, $14,400, kwiat.com. 2. Hearts on Fire 18k white gold, 2.15-carat "Lorelei" diamond right-hand ring, $9,900, heartsonfire.com. 3. Jennifer Fisher 14k gold "Large ID" ring with burnished white-diamond letter, $1,500, jenniferfisherjewelry.com. 4. David Yurman 18k white gold "DY Signature" reverse-set pinkie ring with diamonds, $12,000, davidyurman.com. 5. Monika Krol 18k yellow gold and rutilated quartz ring, $1,100, augustla.com. 6. Sylvie Collection 14k yellow gold and diamond ring, $5,455, sylviecollection.com.
Shimmering studs with diamonds or pearls are always right for your walk down the aisle. With an updo and a strapless gown, drop earrings are especially flattering. Can't decide? Start small, and go more dramatic for the reception.
The Details: (Clockwise from top left) 1. Eddera 18k-gold-plated "Mini Sienna Crawlers" with amethyst and rose quartz, $235, eddera.com. 2. Effy 14k yellow gold "D'Oro" diamond earrings, $3,450, effyjewelry.com. 3. Van Cleef & Arpels 18k white gold "Socrate" diamond earrings, price upon request, vancleefarpels.com. 4. Mikimoto platinum cultured-pearl and diamond earrings, price upon request, mikimotoamerica.com. 5. Tiffany & Co. green tourmaline and diamond drop earrings in platinum, price upon request, tiffany.com. 6. Ted Muehling 14k yellow gold and rose quartz "Acorn" earrings, $180, augustla.com. 7. Gabriella Kiss 18k yellow gold and white pearl "Flying Bird" earrings, $1,800, augustla.com. 8. Jamie Wolf for Gemfields 18k yellow gold "Woven Pattern" earrings with Gemfields Mozambican rubies, price upon request, bergdorfgoodman.com.
All in the Wrist
The best baubles have stories behind them, and these certainly feel as if they could have been discovered on a trip to a bazaar or an estate sale. Pair a flowy dress with bangles for a boho vibe, or be bold with a cuff and a column gown.
The Details: (Clockwise from top left) 1. Bulgari 18k pink gold "Serpenti" bracelet with mother-of-pearl and diamonds, price upon request, bulgari.com. 2. Cathy Waterman "Branched" 22k-gold-and-diamond pearl bracelet, price upon request, barneys.com. 3. Julie Vos "Botticelli" open bangle, $225, julievos.com. 4. Suzanne Kalan 18k white gold and diamond baguette bangles, $7,400 each, net-a-porter.com. 5. Jemma Wynne 18k gold cuff with diamond baguette closure, $5,670, bergdorfgoodman.com. 6. Alexis Bittar "Honeycomb" cuff bracelet, $275, alexisbittar.com.
String It On
A necklace can add interest to an unembellished bodice and put a fine point on your personal style: Diamonds are an elegant classic, colored or chunky beads feel whimsical, and a pendant or choker is modern-chic.
The Details: (From top) 1. Vita Fede 24k-rose-gold-plated "Mia Quadra 3-1" necklace with Swarovski crystals, $355, vitafede.com. 2. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry gold vermeil "Posey" choker, $286, neimanmarcus.com. 3. Marie-Hélène de Taillac 22k yellow gold "Heart Sequins" necklace, $1,900, mariehelenedetaillac.com. 4. Mimi So 18k rose gold, pink sapphire, and rose-cut diamond necklace, price upon request, mimiso.com. 5. Harry Winston platinum cluster diamond necklace set, price upon request, harrywinston.com. 6. Savannah Stranger Tahitian-pearl strand necklace, $10,640, twistonline.com. 7. Stephanie Kantis beaded necklace, $425, saksfifthavenue.com.The Ultimate Guide to Shopping for Wedding Jewelry