Pearls are often associated with brides, so their soft luminescence is an elegant choice for accenting a white gown, while also serving as a stalwart for guests, too. Contemporary designs, such as Sophie Bille Brahe’s ‘Peggy’ necklace, will add spice to romantic florals, including Saloni’s ruffled silk-georgette maxi dress, while Mizuki’s simple style featuring four lustrous freshwater pearls will elevate every outfit you own.
Much like your wardrobe, your jewelry box should feature a few last-a-lifetime staples that can be worn with anything, anywhere. Enter day diamonds. Whether you pick petite diamond studs, layers of delicate chains with scintillating stones, or some slender stacking rings, everyday diamonds will effortlessly complement even the most easy-going outfit at laid-back, countryside nuptials. Erdem’s canary-yellow halter-neck dress leads the eye up towards the ear, so ensure each piercing is filled with a twinkling, lab-grown diamond stud by Kimaï.
A cocktail ring
Sleek tailoring is best suited to chic, city ceremonies and has long been the friend of show-stopping gemstones – after all, refined silhouettes provide an elegant canvas for jewelry to truly shine. Dial up the fashion factor with Octavia Elizabeth’s ‘Imogen’ ring – a three-carat rubellite tourmaline piece that echoes the saccharine shade of Frankie Shop’s pink blazer. With étoile-set diamonds, it scintillates from every angle; add an extra glint of gold with a Jimmy Choo heel and Fendi’s striped ‘Baguette’.
A chain necklace
It always helps to have a talking point when sitting around a dinner table with new acquaintances and, should conversation wane, there’s plenty to say about Storrow’s chain necklace embellished with mystical charms and pendants. The brand’s ‘Grover’ chain can be worn alone for an understated glimmer of gold, or clip on charms in abundance to add high-octane color and talismanic meaning. Select charms with flashes of color, such as pink tourmalines, turquoise or lapis lazuli, to clash with Attico’s lime-green tailoring and hot-pink accessories.
Destination weddings boast a level of anticipation like no other – the excitement of guests jetting off to exotic climes gets everyone into the party spirit, so you need to bring big-gem energy. Known for creating dynamism in every design, Fernando Jorge’s 18-karat gold and pear-shape diamond earrings are fabulous examples that evoke flickering flames upon gleaming hoops. Pair with a sand-skimming maxi dress and metallic sandals for insouciant glamour.
The tennis bracelet
Black-tie weddings mean unadulterated dressing up, so bring out the big guns when it comes to your jewels. LA-based designer Suzanne Kalan is renowned for having transformed the humble baguette-cut diamond into an eye-catching signature, and her tennis-bracelet designs feel cool and contemporary compared to your average row of round diamonds. Keep your color palette simple with Christopher Esber’s open-back black gown – the ideal backdrop to ensure white diamonds dazzle.