Choosing the right jewellery for your bridal party can be challenging, follow our guide to find the perfect jewellery looks for your loved ones.
The golden rule to curating a memorable look for your bridal party is to start with the dress, then select jewellery to match.
Selecting the right material
To begin with, get clear about whether to go with gold or silver jewellery. It’s entirely a matter of personal preference, but in our opinion, nothing says romance quite like the warm lustre of yellow gold.
If price is a concern, fear not. Gold Vermeil is the perfect option for your bridesmaids’ jewellery. Our vermeil jewellery is made from a base of RJC certified, recycled, sterling silver and is covered in a thick layer of 18k yellow gold. Gold jewellery at a silver price point? You really can have your cake and eat it too.
In addition to gold vermeil, our solid gold jewellery is also a popular choice, with pieces that can be cherised forever. Solid gold jewellery is made of a gold alloy mixed with other metals for added durability and strength. 9k and 14k are more affordable options than higher karat gold like 18k or 24k, however, both 9k and 14k solid gold still retain the warm and rich tone of gold, making them an excellent choice for any special occasion.
How to choose the right jewelley?
When it comes to jewellery for your bridesmaids, it’s important not to overdo it. We suggest you focus on either earrings or a necklace. Let the jewellery compliment the rest of the look.
Are they wearing their hair up? If so opt for statement earrings, or a pair of feminine drop earrings. If their hair is down, it's best to keep the earrings minimal and focus instead on a necklace.
What about the maid of honour?
Select a slightly more opulent earring style for your Maid of Honour. Maintain cohesion with the rest of your bridal party by opting for earrings with the same gemstone
The perfect bridesmaid’s necklace should follow the line of their dress.
Lariat or Y-Necklaces: Best suited for Deep V-Necklines, Lariat and Y-Necklaces feature a dramatic drop falling from a single chain.
Pendant Necklaces: Pendant Necklaces are the safe choice for most dresses and look particularly lovely with sweetheart and halter necklines.
Chain Necklaces: Eschew a pendant in favour of a chain necklace when wearing strapless styles, square, or cowl necks.
Choker Necklaces: Add a hint of glamour to asymmetric and high neck styles with a fine choker chain. Dainty chokers also complement statement earrings without overdoing it.
Flower Girl Jewellery: Keep jewellery soft and age appropriate for your flower girl.
Not all girls will have their ears pierced, but if earrings are an option keep them lightweight. Fine studs, huggies, and charm earrings are the best options.
Necklaces may be a safer option. Opt for a shorter length (35- 40cm) and delicate chains. Think small pendants and beaded necklaces in complementary colourways.