June 2013 | Ideal Bride Magazine
Help & Advice
The jewellery that you choose for your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions that you will make so far as your style is concerned and is second only to the choice of dress in many bride's eyes. As such, it should perhaps come as little surprise that pearl jewellery proves so popular amongst women walking down the aisle.
Pearl necklaces, earrings and pendants serve as the perfect accompaniment to an elegant and sophisticated wedding dress and will elevate the bride's style considerably and undoubtedly have all eyes on her as she makes her way down the aisle. But how do you decide which pearl jewellery is right for you and your own unique sense of style? Well, why not begin by taking a look at our guide to wedding jewellery.
One of the most classical and elegant varieties of pearls available, something which makes them the ideal accessory on your wedding day and their timeless appeal makes them incredibly popular amongst brides up and down the country.
Originating in Japan, Akoya pearls have an incredibly distinctive appearance and have seen their popularity explode since the 1920's when this type of pearl jewellery became synonymous with style, grace and elegance. Take a look at a breath taking pair of Akoya pearl earrings above.
Whilst black may seem an odd colour choice for a wedding day, black pearls are more silvery in nature and contrast superbly with a white wedding dress to create an incredibly striking wedding outfit.
Black pearls typically originate from French Polynesia and their distinctive look sets them apart in what is already a highly impressive collection of jewellery. A black pearl necklace or bracelet could be the ideal accessory on your wedding day.
Tahitian pearls are an incredibly luxurious and stylish form of jewellery making them ideally suited to one of the biggest days in a woman's life and Tahitian pearl necklaces in particular are the ideal accessory to a well-chosen wedding dress. Tahitian pearls are one of the most colourful and varied varieties on the market and can be found with silver, grey and aubergine hues. Why not consider something like the Tahitian bracelet seen above.
So, if you're getting married in 2012 and aren't sure what sort of jewellery to wear with your wedding dress, then hopefully some of these pieces have given you some food for thought. There are few things that can beat a stunning pair of pearl earrings or a beautiful pearl necklace on your wedding day and pearls remain one of the most timeless and elegant types of jewellery available.
Credits: Article by Leo Parker & Images courtesy of Winterson Jewellers
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