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Why You Should Avoid Overly Shiny Jewelry

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM


While you may think, “The shinier, the better,” you’ll actually want to steer clear of anything too shiny or polished, especially when it comes to immitation gold, when shopping for costume jewelry. Real gold and silver aren’t quite as shiny as some stores’ imitations, so keep your eyes fixed for the pieces that don’t overdo it.



How Far Should I Go With Bridal Accessories?

Posted on February 5, 2018 at 5:15 PM

You don't need to wear a veil, tiara, earrings, necklace and a sash all at once to look complete on your wedding day. Accessories are worn to add a unique touch to your look. An already-embellished gown can easily look over done with one too many things. Before you start shopping, take a look at your gown and make a note of its' standout features and then base your choices around those. If your dress has an ornate neckline, go with a pair of drop earrings instead of a necklace (that look may appear too busy). For a gown that has a simpler style, try a bold statement necklace or a fascinator. When choosing your earrings, take a hint from your hairstyle. If you're leaving your hair down and over your ears, small studs or tear drops will do. If your will be wearing an updo, you might want something a little more dramatic, like a pair of chandelier earrings for a bolder statement. Avoid designs that closely mimic the embellishments on your dress to prevent you from looking too matchy. Remember, little is more and when in doubt, that's always best!


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Which Color Metal Goes Best With Which Color Wedding Gown?

Posted on January 17, 2018 at 12:55 AM

These are the basic rules that a Bride should follow when choosing her accessories. You may not realize this unless you see it, but some metals look better with certain dress colors. Ivory is best paired with gold jewelry since it highlights the creamy tint of the fabric. For a pure white dress, choose accents in silver or platinum or that has pearl detailing. Gold may clash with hues of bright whites. You can pick any color metal when wearing a diamond - white gown. A diamond - white gown is barely off white in color and it looks amazing with yellow gold, rose gold, silver or pearls. If the dress you've chosen already has embellished beadwork, let that dictate the colors of your accessories. For example, if your gown has silver beading, choose a necklace, bracelet or earrings that is silver based.

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Choosing a Beautiful Engagement Ring

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 10:40 PM

This is a piece of jewelry that will be with you forever. A symbol of the moment you became engaged and ultimatley man and wife. Your engagement ring is the most special ring you will own and special consideration should be taken when choosing it. These are a few important facts that you should know before choosing an engagement ring.




The first thing you should be educated about are diffent ring settings. The most common ring setting style  is the "prong" setting. There are usually four or six prongs that looks like claws that holds the diamond in place. This style shows off more surface area of the diamond. A tension setting is when the diamond is set between two bands of compressed metal that holds the diamond in place. This style gives the diamond a "floating" effect. A bezel style setting will give a diamond a flat effect because a metal rim with edges surrounds the circumference of the stone. Another common style is the channel setting. Round diamonds are usually used in this setting because they are easier and less expensive to set than other shapes. The stones are lined up between two horizontal metal channels for either part of or the entire band of the ring. Pavé settings create a sparkly effect. This style has three or more rows of petite diamonds that are set level with the ring's surface for sparkle. 

After you've chosen the setting next choose the metal. There are many options such as yellow, white or rose gold, platinum and other metals. Your local jeweler can help you choose which metal is best for you. They can tell you important details such as about ring hardness or softness and all about precious metals.

 

Next choose the shape of your diamond. Here is a list of the common shapes:

- Cushion

- Emerald

- Marquise

- Pear

- Asscher

- Round

- Oval

- Square

- Rectangle

- Princess

- Radiant

- Heart

Now choose the color of the diamond. Make sure to look at different colors during your appointment. Colored diamonds like chocolate, pink or yellow seems to be the trend. Also, educate yourself about the four C's = carat, cut, clarity and color before your appointment to choose your engagement ring. Keep in mind that the more perfect the diamond is, the more expensive it will be.

Finally, choose a ring that is the perfect size for your budget! These are a couple of tips to save money when shopping for your engagement ring. There may be discounts at your local jeweler when you purchase an engagement ring and wedding band set. Choose white gold instead of platinum because white gold is less expensive. A diamond that is slightly less smaller than the next carat (for example a 2.9 instead of a 3) will be remarkably cheaper. A diamond that has more stone surface area will look larger but will not sparkle as much as one that is multi - faceted. 



Choosing Jewelry for Your Wedding Day

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Every bride has a unique style. Some women choose to wear a little or a lot of jewelry on their wedding day. Then some brides choose to the natural look and wear no jewelry at all. Either way a bride should take a subtle approach to wearing jewelry on her wedding day because your beauty should be prominant, not your bling! The last thing you want is for your dress to be upstaged by your wedding jewelry choices. The radiant bride should be first and center, followed by the dress and accented by the jewelry. Wedding jewelry should compliment your wedding dress and not draw attention away from it. 




The pattern, cut, color and embellisments will be the major factors in what jewelry you should choose. For example, if the dress has a lot of pearls, sequins or rhinestones, the jewelry should be simple, not flashy. You have to look at the dress and the jewelry pieces and conclude if adding the same type of necklace, bracelet or earrings will create a unified look or makes it look over the top! When choosing jewelry for your wedding day always remember: less is more when complimenting the look of an embellished wedding dress with jewelry.  

If the dress has a delicate or lighter style such as lace, avoid heavy or chunky wedding jewelry. It would overpower the look of the dress. Choose fine jewelry or jewery with a subtle design. If the dress has a full skirt or has a heavy texture / pattern choose a little bolder wedding jewelry to match the dress.

Also, a bride has to consider her gowns' neckline and the cut of the sleeves (if any) when choosing the best wedding jewelry look. A long necklace with a larger pendant can be worn with a dress that has a plunging neckline. That same kind of necklace would not be appropriate for a strapless dress or a dress with a higher neckline. It would overpower it.  A bride must consider the general rules of proportion and spacing with respect to wedding dress accessories. On this special day everything stands out more because you will be wearing a full white dress.