By Sher Matsen
So your not one of those fabulous actresses or models who
has the luxury of the finest gems and diamonds being loaned to them by the likes of Harry
Wintson. No matter, you can add a little sparkle and look extra-ordinaire in your gown on
your wedding day. Heres some helpful tips on how to shine on your most important
Faking It is Fine! It doesnt matter if you cannot
afford to adorn yourself in diamonds and pearls. The quality of Faux diamonds, gems, and
pearls is amazing. Gone are the days were anyone could tell real from fake. Only your
gemologist will know real from fake. You can sparkle like a million dollar babe and you
wont break the bank.
The best way to choose earrings is to try them with your
gown. The best styled earring will depend on the neckline of your gown, the type of
necklace you are wearing, and how you will be wearing your hair. You want your earrings to
be seen but you do not want them to be overpowering. Drop earrings or short dangle
earrings work well and pearls or diamonds [real or fake] add elegance and sparkle. If
youre not wearing a necklace you may want to wear more dramatic earrings. If your
dress is beaded and sparkly then youll want to choose a more subtle earring so as
not to detract from your gown..
Diamonds are a girls best friend, Pearls are truly a
brides best friend. Pearls never go out of style, but this season they arent
just in style, they are hot. Not only are they hot they are very
versatile. Pearls have been worn by fashionable women for ages. You can choose to spring
for cultured pearl or purchase quality imitation pearls for a fraction of the cost.
When buying pearls you will need to choose a strand length
that enhances the neckline of your gown. The best size pearls to choose are in the 5 to 7
mm range. There are many length choices with pearls. A pearl collar is usually made of 3
or more strands and measures 12-13 inches. A pearl collar will hug the middle of the neck
so it works well with a v necks, plunged necks or off the shoulder gowns. A choker
measures 14-16 inches and is the most versatile length to own. It will work with any gown
neckline. The 17-19 inch Princess with either very high or very low necklines. There are
longer lengths of pearls available however they are not very suitable for wedding gowns.
If your lucky enough to have a fabulous piece of jewelry
thats a family heirloom, your wedding can be the perfect time to wear it. Feel free
to ask family and friends to borrow a piece of jewelry you adore. Theyll be honored
that you asked. Its also a great way to cover the something borrowed.
Wearing jewelry thats close to your heart is extra special because of emotional
Vintage jewelry is hot right now and can lend an added
dimension to your bridal look. So if you have a favorite piece youd like to borrow
ask. If you spot a wonderful must have piece to buy, dont hesitate
its a hot statement this season!
Colorful jewelry is a great way to spice up your wedding
day ensemble. Rubies, emeralds, and sapphires [real or fake] can add some punch to your
wedding jewelry. This season, colored pearls are a very hot fashion statement,
available in a wide range of color from silver to bright pink. Just remember a little
color is very good, but dont go overboard and take away from your beautiful gown.
Dare to Be Bare. The options in jewelry can be
overwhelming. How do you know which length necklace looks best with your wedding dress? Is
your trendy four-strand pearl collar strung on wires a bit too trendy? One way to go is to
keep it simple. As for necklaces, you might decide to skip them altogether. This allows
you to show off your dress stunning neckline whether its strapless or high or
in-between. And it allows you to show off your neck, which you might not want to show off
in 30 years. You can also completely forego bracelets. Especially if youre going to
wear gloves, a bracelet can look funny and get in the way.
The norm is to not wear a watch unless it is elegant and
delicate enough for wedding day attire. However, these days even your watch can
count as a piece of jewelry. .There are some fabulous fashion watches available, many look
like a bracelet. So if you just cant bear not wearing a watch, go shopping.
The choices for your hair jewelry are endless.
Tiaras are very hot right now, however adding a necklace with the tiara
might be a bit much. Sparkling crystal and rhinestone clips or pins are a nice touch to
the brides hair adding a subtle sparkle.
The most important thing to remember is to keep your gown
the center of attention. What ever jewelry choice you make, be they trendy, traditional,
or funky be certain they work well with your gown and compliment it not over power it.
Jewelry is an important accent on your wedding day, but make sure it doesnt become
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