Most brides will cherish their wedding day throughout their lifetime, so making it a beautiful and unforgettable day is a worthy goal. Choosing a stunning wedding dress may be priority, but it is important to not overlook the other details that make a big impact – like your wedding jewelry. Often brides gravitate toward diamonds and pearls for wedding accessorizing but deciding to wear your birthstone gem is an elegant way to add your special day even more memorable.
Something Old, Something Borrowed, Something New, Something “You”
Your personal style will be reflected in all the little aspects of your wedding day but wearing your birthstone will let your personality shine in a unique way. Some even say that gemstones have metaphysical abilities that bring out the good qualities of the wearer. Although you might not believe that wearing your birthstone is going to bring you good fortune or give you courage, including your stone in your wedding day can be a beautiful expression of yourself.
Your Rock Keeps You Grounded
A bride’s wedding day marks a big shift in her life. A birthstone can remind you that although your life is changing, you’re still you. Wearing your birthstone can also give childhood jewelry new meaning and keep you grounded amid the exciting clamor of your wedding day.
A Birthstone but Not Your Own
If you’re lucky enough to have been born in April or June, donning the “king of gems” – the diamond—or pearls may already be part of your plan. But what if you don’t like your birthstone or the color clashes with the rest of your wedding vision? Choosing to wear birthstone jewels on your special day doesn’t mean you have to wear your own. Adopting your fiancé’s birthstone as your own for the day is a great way to show your love and commitment. What’s important is that you choose a stone that has meaning for you and will remind you of your special day for years to come.
Compliment — Don’t Compete
Whether you choose to wear your birthstone or that of a loved one, it’s best to choose a delicate jewelry piece. You and your dress should be center-stage, so follow the adage of “less is more.” For brides whose birthstones are more vibrant or don’t fit into traditional wedding color schemes, like August’s peridot, keeping jewelry small and simple is especially key. Plus, smaller pieces of jewelry are often more affordable, so you can save that budget for other wedding touches.
Take care to match the metal of your birthstone jewelry to your dress, too. The colors available for wedding dresses are seemingly endless, and it can be difficult to know which metals are the best match for each color. In general, golds look best with ivory while silver or platinum is best paired with brighter white hues. Keep in mind that embellishments on your dress should also influence the metals you choose to wear.
Lastly, don’t forget to take into account which accessories look best with your dress neckline and style. If you don’t want to wear a necklace, remember that you can wear your birthstone as a ring or bracelet. A pair of delicate earrings is another wonderful option if you want to keep the attention centered on your dress.
Time After Time
It’s easy to feel the pressure of perfect on your wedding day. Instead of aiming to have a perfect wedding, let it be one that reflects you and your love. Wear pieces that reflect your inner beauty and bring you joy. Whether you wear your birthstone on your finger, your wrist, or your neck, having it close will let your personality shine. Choose a timeless birthstone piece and you’ll be able to experience the excitement of your wedding day repeatedly.