Before the wedding planning, picking out the dress and finding the perfect venue, future brides and grooms have a very important decision to make: what sort of bridal jewelry speaks to them? With a slew of fantastic designers available, finding something truly stunning can be a daunting task. The following designers have made that choice a little easier.
DANHOV is a fantastic choice for couples who place a priority on handmade, ethical jewelry. Each piece is assembled by hand; no molds are used in the process. In addition to this, the diamonds in every piece are fair trade and conflict-free.
With such care placed in every piece of DANHOV jewelry, the result is a simply gorgeous piece, like the Abbraccio Swirl Engagement ring pictured above. Couples can purchase the ring as is or have it custom-created to fit their own unique picture of perfect.
For the couple who wants something incredibly rare that is sure to cause heads to turn, Uneek is the place to purchase bridal jewelry. Their designs often include sensational natural pink, yellow and blue diamonds that are among the most rare diamonds on earth, creating a very “uneek” look that is a touch whimsical and absolutely breathtaking.
The founding president and master designer, Benjamin Javaheri, is one of a long line of Persian master jewelry crafters. His last name even means “jewelry” in Farsi. Uneek designers utilize old world metal smithing and stone-setting disciplines with a sound understanding of modern jewelry design to create simply stunning pieces.
Budget is very important for some couples when shopping for bridal jewelry. For those individuals, Coronet is a wonderful resource. Their clever science utilizes seven diamonds with an elevated center as opposed to one diamond so the result is 399 facets instead of the 57 facets one normally gets with just one stone. The result is a magnificently sparkling, beautiful piece of jewelry that is more affordable than most traditional options.
Most of the Coronet bridal jewelry is created from 14k white gold, which is just as gorgeous as platinum but much more affordable. The sparkle and brilliance of each piece cannot be matched by any other designer, and it’s much easier on the pocket.
Each of these fantastic designers offer beautiful jewelry that couples will adore for years to come. Whether it’s the ethical aspect, the budget or the beauty you’re most worried about, these companies are worth checking out.
If you haven’t decided what your bridal jewelry will be yet, then this is a great post for you. Here are some lovely ideas for bridal jewelry that you might want to wear for the big day, as well as some tips for wearing it!
Bib necklaces can be absolutely fantastic as bridal jewelry, especially if your dress is more on the simple side. These highly decorative necklaces draw the eye and really make a statement. This one is beautiful and a perfect example of a gorgeous piece that isn’t very expensive.
If your dress is a little more sophisticated, perhaps with a lot of embroidery or beading, then a simpler necklace is in order. This pretty Swarovski crystal necklace is perfect for a more sophisticated dress.
Crystal Hair Combs
Crystal hair combs are the perfect accessory for a bride who doesn’t plan on wearing a veil. It catches the light for a perfect amount of sparkle and looks great on both elaborate and simple hairstyles.
Bracelets are the perfect accessory for the glowing bride. A thicker, more sophisticated bracelet is perfect for a short-sleeved, simple wedding dress while a more elaborately decorated short-sleeve dress might demand a thinner, simpler bracelet.
Finally, earrings work the same way. If you’re wearing an updo that’s simple and sleek, you can go for a more sophisticated earring. If your hair is down, try something simple like diamond studs.
These are just a few examples of beautiful bridal jewelry and the best ways to wear them. A large part of the fun is shopping for the perfect pieces!
Maybe you and your hubby-to-be are tattoo lovers, or maybe the idea of a traditional wedding band just doesn’t appeal to you, and you’d like a suitable alternative. There are some absolutely breathtaking wedding tattoo ideas that are perfect for the “non-traditional” couple. Check out 5 beautiful wedding tattoo ideas below!
Mr. and Mrs.
These beautiful matching tattoos put it plainly: he is yours and you are his. They’ve been applied to the ring fingers of both the husband and the wife, but the tattoos are between the first and second joints on the finger, so it doesn’t interfere at all with the wedding rings.
This couple went for the same idea with the ring finger tattoos, but they got theirs along the sides of their fingers. Rather than saying “Mr. and Mrs.” they say “’til death.” This is a super cute way to pledge your loyalty to the one you love, whether you will wear traditional wedding rings or not.
If you’re not keen on a ring finger tattoo, why not try something like this cute infinity wrist tattoo? Both the word “love” and the wedding date have been incorporated into this infinity symbol – perfect for a matching wedding tattoo!
Rather than going with just words or symbols, you could go with a full-blown tattoo. This couple got hearts with lock holes and keys, coupled with banners that have the term, “Hasta que la muerta, nos separa.” In English, this means “’til death do us part.”
Finally, this couple got the letters “LV” and “OE” tattooed on their hands so that when they held hands, it would spell “love.” A super cute tattoo, it’s also an inconspicuous one!
If you’ve been considering wedding tattoos rather than rings or just as a way to show your love, these are some great ideas! Allow them to inspire you or adopt one of them for your own.