In all the excitement and chaos of wedding planning, it can be easy to let some of the little things fall to the wayside.
Your wedding jewellery can be one of those things, but also can prove to be one of the most memorable and long-lasting mementos from your wedding day. Make sure those memories last a lifetime, but carefully choosing some unforgettable accessories with the help of Laings jewellery…
The gorgeous opalescent lustre of pearl makes it one of the most timeless and elegant pieces of jewellery imaginable. Used since ancient times, pearls have always been an important part of wedding fashion, either as an accessory, or in the case of Grace Kelly’s wedding, as part of the dress.
Crafted by nature, each pearl is like no other, and pearl jewellery will make you feel just as unique as they are on your wedding day. Legend has it that the tradition of pearls as wedding jewellery began in ancient India, when the father of the bride would go diving for a pearl to give to his daughter.
A pair of simple yet beautiful pearl studs are a perfect pairing for most traditional wedding dress styles. They will add radiance and highlight the cheekbones of the blushing bride.
The quintessential gem, diamonds are our best-selling stone for a reason. Forged deep in the earth over millions of years, and taking their name from the Greek ‘unbreakable’ – diamonds really are forever. Their endurance and beauty has given them a well-deserved reputation for being the ultimate symbol of eternal love and fidelity.
Whether in a necklace, earrings or a ring, diamonds will give any wedding ensemble that luxurious feel. Rings aside, a diamond pendant is guaranteed to add some understated grandeur to your bridal look, and can be worn long after your special day.
Try mixing up the traditional wedding white with a splash of brilliant blue. Favoured by Kate Middleton and Keira Knightley, amongst others, the unmistakeable dazzle of sapphire is by far the most glamorous way to have your something blue.
The magnificent royal shade is sure to add a spot of class to the big day, and is traditional enough to complement the majority of wedding dresses.
The tradition originated in the Old English rhyme: ‘Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe’. These days the bride will usually receive trinkets from friends and family representing the first four, to bring her good luck. These exquisite sapphire and diamond earrings will add a regal touch to any style.
Wedding jewellery isn’t all about gems. Add a gorgeous vintage touch to your ensemble, with the subtle pink hues of rose gold. Perfect for rustic and country style weddings, rose gold is an alternative take on the more mainstream white metal tones usually found in wedding jewellery.
Ideal for bringing out that pink flush in your complexion, rose gold is particularly flattering on those with warmer skin tones. This beautiful diamond ring in rose gold offers a touch of vintage glamour and a hint of extra sparkle…
Brides are increasingly searching for ways to give their weddings that modern edge, and contemporary jewellery is a great way to achieve this. Why not enhance one of the colours from your wedding theme with a coloured gem. A bold splash of colour from a brightly coloured gem, like Peridot or Citrine, is a great way to show off your individuality.
Alternatively, the soft, neutral colour palette of modern bohemian weddings would be perfectly complemented with something like this gorgeous pale pink Morganite stone.
Whether you go for some full on show-stopping diamonds, or understated vintage-inspired chic, your wedding jewellery can be very important in accenting and complementing your wedding day look. Regardless of your style, our advice is to choose pieces you adore and will wear for many years to come.
If you love the look of Laings’ gorgeous jewellery as much as we do, check out their website now – be prepared to fall in love, over and over again!