Although weddings are all about the bride and groom, as guests we still love to make a great impression with what we wear. But like the common knowledge rule that wedding guests shouldn’t wear white and upstage the bride, there are several etiquette rules regarding fine jewelry guests should and should not wear.
Here we have some tips to help you along your way to deciding what to wear for that special occasion coming up and a few of our fine jewelry picks perfect for your next wedding.
Keep it Simple
One of the most important rules to observe is to keep your jewelry minimal. Less is more when it comes to guest jewelry. First, and most importantly, because you don’t want to upstage your bride friend. And secondly, a clean, simple jewelry look ensures your look remains timeless in pictures.
For a minimalist jewelry look, look for simple solitaire necklace. Whether it features a single diamond or a colored gemstone, solitaires are a great way to introduce some classic glamour to your ensemble.
From one of our favorites, New York-based designers A. Jaffe, shop their fabulous assortment of diamond necklaces. Unparalleled in elegance, our pick goes to this sleek solitaire, model PD0640-102. Made from 18-karat gold, this ladies necklace features a single, top-quality diamond.
This fine diamond necklace would pair well with an evening gown in either light or darker colors. Diamonds especially looks glamorous for weddings held later in the day, nighttime always brings out that extra bit of sparkly in diamonds.
Go for Classic
If you are unsure of the sorts of colors to choose from to complement your outfit, then go for something traditional. Always in style, pearls complement any sophisticated wedding look and offer a nice, clean palate for your outfit. If you are thinking of being daring, ditch traditional pearl jewelry looks and opt for some of the more modern pearl designs, including those with mixed metals, diamonds, gemstones, and dramatic designs.
From Swarovski check out their marvelous pair of fashion-forward pearl earrings (model #5186650). These are not your grandmother’s pearls. Instead of the regular stud earrings she might have been used to, these drop style earrings have a unique look sure to impress whatever room the wearer steps into. Not only do these drop style earrings feature gorgeous pearls, but they also boast Swarovski’s signature crystals.
Our final tip for wedding guest jewelry is to wear light colored gemstones. Many brides tend to choose light colors for their weddings so it’s fair to think along the same lines and choose fashion jewelry including necklaces, with softer colored gemstones. Wearing light colored gemstones ensures brides keep all the spotlight, but if you’d still like to make an entrance, choose a jewelry piece with some flair.
From Freida Rothman, our pick goes to their Amazonian Allure Necklace AAYZMN20-27. Elegant in design, this necklace features several statement making stones including its amazonite, mother of pearl, and CZ stones, as well as is made from sterling silver (925) and 14-karat yellow gold plated. Unlike any other necklace out there, Freida Rothman gemstone necklaces are finely crafted artful pieces.
Tell Us About Your Favorite Looks!
These are just a few of the way we stay fashionable at a wedding. There are endless ways to impress at a wedding without stealing the spotlight from the bride. We love hearing from our readers. What are some of your favorite go-to wedding jewelry looks? Tell us about it on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!