How To Pick The Perfect Bridal Jewelry For Your Wedding Day

How To Pick The Perfect Bridal Jewelry For Your Wedding Day

When it comes to the magic of weddings, the spotlight is often on the dress. Yet, there is something equally enchanting and equally essential—bridal jewelry. 

At Ethan Lord, we know your dream ring begins here, but we have always been Chicago's smartest choice for fine wedding jewelry

The perfect piece of custom jewelry, like diamond necklaces or white gold necklaces, can bring an added level of elegance and sophistication to your look. In this blog post, we're going to delve into how you can select the perfect bridal jewelry for your special day.

Firstly, it's essential to remember that bridal jewelry is not just about looking exquisite. It's about reflecting your personal style, complementing your dress, and creating a cohesive look

Understand Your Dress

Before diving into the world of diamond earrings and white gold necklaces, it's essential to understand your dress thoroughly. What's the neckline like? Does it feature intricate detailing, or is it more minimalist? Each detail of your dress plays a crucial role in the jewelry you should choose.

For example, if your dress has an elaborate design, it's better to go for simpler, more subtle pieces. A custom diamond necklace with a simple pendant can add the perfect sparkle without stealing the show. On the other hand, a minimalistic dress can be paired with more ornate pieces, such as a statement white gold necklace.

Feeling lost on what to choose? Our Diamond Leverback Drop Earrings are easy to pair with a wide variety of different dresses. 

Focus on Balance

Like in life, balance is the keyword for selecting the perfect bridal jewelry. If you're wearing a pair of large, dazzling diamond earrings, a minimal or no necklace might be the way to go. The idea is to distribute the sparkle evenly, ensuring that no single piece overshadows the others or overpowers you.

Reflect Your Personal Style

The wedding day is yours, and your bridal jewelry should reflect you. Opt for pieces that resonate with your personal style. Do you lean more toward vintage aesthetics or contemporary styles? Your answer to these questions will help guide your jewelry choices.

Custom jewelry can play an essential role here. Making your jewelry custom-made allows you to incorporate elements uniquely you. We're always happy to help you create something unique that lasts forever. This could mean choosing a vintage-inspired diamond necklace if you love all things classic or sleek white gold pieces for a more modern touch.

Choose the Right Metals

The color of your dress can guide the color of your metals. For a white dress, white gold necklaces and diamond earrings can maintain a sleek, monochromatic look. 

If your dress is ivory, gold jewelry can best highlight the creamy shade of the fabric. 

For champagne or rose-tinged gowns, rose gold can be an exciting choice, while diamond pieces can enhance the sparkle of a silver-toned dress.

Don't Forget the Hairpiece

Along with custom jewelry like diamond necklaces and diamond earrings, the right hairpiece can significantly enhance a bridal look. Tiaras, combs, vines, or pins could be inlaid with diamonds or white gold to create a harmonious look with your other pieces. Also, consider the hairstyle you plan to have on your wedding day. 

Some hairpieces work best with certain hairstyles, so plan this with your hairstylist.

Consider Your Wedding Theme

Your wedding theme can influence the type of jewelry you choose. For instance, if you're having a beach wedding, you might want to choose pieces that reflect this theme, like custom jewelry with aquamarine elements. 

For a winter wedding, you might consider diamond earrings and a diamond necklace that mimic the sparkle of frost. Traditional pieces such as a delicate white gold necklace and classic stud earrings could be perfect for a classic church wedding.

Remember Your Heirlooms

If you have family heirloom jewelry, your wedding day could be perfect for wearing these pieces. Heirloom pieces add a unique touch to your bridal look and bring sentimental value. 

Even if the heirloom piece doesn't match your look, consider transforming it through a custom jewelry service like the one we offer here at Ethan Lord. We can help redesign the piece while retaining its sentimental value.

Do A Dress Rehearsal

Dress rehearsals aren't just for the stage. Once you have your dress and have selected your jewelry, it's essential to do a dress rehearsal. Try on everything together to see how it all looks. This can help you see if your chosen pieces work together harmoniously and with your dress. 

It also lets you see how comfortable you are wearing these pieces for an extended period. Don't worry if you shed some tears when you first spot yourself in all your finery; that's completely normal!

Comfort Is Key

Lastly, while looking your best is important, it's equally important to feel your best. Ensure that the pieces you choose, especially earrings, are comfortable to wear. The last thing you want is for your jewelry to distract you on your big day.


Remember, there's no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to bridal jewelry. Each bride is unique, and her jewelry needs to play the part. It's all about finding the right pieces that seamlessly tie your look together, reflecting your personal style and making you feel fabulous. 

With these tips, you're well on your way to picking the perfect custom jewelry for your wedding day, be it diamond necklaces, white gold necklaces, or diamond earrings.

Do you need to talk to some jewelry experts to decide on the perfect wedding jewels? Ethan Lord's 5-star team can't wait to welcome you to our comfortable Chicago showroom

No matter your experience level, our team will be here for you every step of the way, from engagement to your 50th wedding anniversary.

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