Now that you’ve found your gown, the next step is choosing the finishing touches. Read on for our advice on picking the perfect accessories.
Spring and summer are the most popular times of year for weddings. That being said, early spring to early summer are the most popular times for brides to select their own bridal jewelry and their bridesmaids bridal jewelry.
The bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses have been already ordered months ago and are now arriving for final fittings, shoe selections, accessories and that all important final touch–bridal and bridesmaid jewelry selections.
Because the selection of your bridesmaids’ jewelry is an important one, here are a few items to take into consideration when making these selections. Firstly, what style of wedding are you having? Will it be at a grand ballroom or historical site? Or is your style in a garden in the afternoon? The style of bridal jewelry and bridesmaid jewelry you select should coordinate with the style of your wedding.
On your wedding day you will want to shine like a star, wearing the most beautiful dress and stunning accessories. Here are our tips on how to choose the perfect bridal jewellery and accessories for you and your style:
Without a doubt, Gold is one of the world’s most precious metals. It is also a certainty that gold enjoys an unsurpassed popularity as a medium for jewelry expression. Both jewelry artisans and consumers alike are “in love” with gold. There seems to be no end to the range of colors, finishes and styles available and gold remains a perennial favorite setting for gemstones.
Gold can last forever, will not corrode or rust and can be found anywhere. Gold exists in plants, rivers, oceans, mountains, it’s nearly everywhere but it is extremely difficult and costly to extract this amazing metal. Did you know that a single ounce of gold can be pulled into a thin wire that stretches nearly five miles long? An artisans hammer can work that same ounce into a very thin sheet that can cover a 10ft x 10ft(100sq. ft.) area. Also, it takes nearly 3 tons of gold or to extract a single ounce of pure gold. Well if you didn’t now you know!
The mystery and magic of colored gemstones has been an integral aspect or the “Lore” of most cultures for many centuries. Here is what noted gemstone experts Antoinette L. Matlins and A.C. Bonanno have to say on the matter.
“The fascination with colored gemstones dates back to the very beginning of civilization. For our ancestors, the blue of sapphire produced visions of the heavens; the red of ruby was a reminder of the very essence of life. By Roman times, rings containing colored gems were prized symbols of power-and the most powerful wore rings on every joint of every finger!
Since ancient times, colored stones have been thought to possess innate magical powers and the ability to endow the wearer with certain attributes. According to legend, emeralds are good for the eyes; yellow stones cure jaundice; red stones stop the flow of blood. At one time it was believed that a ruby worn by a man indicated command, nobility, lordship, and vengeance; worn by a woman, however, it indicated pride, obstinacy, haughtiness. A blue sapphire worn by a man indicated wisdom, and high and magnanimous thoughts; on a woman, jealousy in love, politeness, and vigilance. The emerald signified for a man joyousness, transitory hope, and the decline of friendship; for woman, unfounded ambition, childish delight, and change.