|Real or Costume Jewelry for the Big Day?|
On our wedding day, my husband gave me a white gold chain with a diamond
pendant made from a tie pin that had belonged to his grandfather. It was
such a sweet romantic gesture, and quite a relief since I had not given
much thought to earrings and necklace for the big day.
Many brides debate between buying or borrowing fine jewelry for their
wedding day versus costume pieces which might not make it past the first
anniversary. While the appeal of buying and wearing jewelry which can
be passed down to future generations and to impart on them the special
significance of being worn on the big day needs to be balanced with the
constraints of the wedding budget.
Luckily, you can find a huge selection of fine and semiprecious jewelry at Blue Nile
which is perfect for the big day. Including a wide selection of affordable pearl bracelets
which are many bride’s top pick. Whether you buy it for yourself, or
start heavily hinting for it far in advance. So get your Pinterest
boards ready. Here are my top picks for your big day!
|Something Blue Earrings for under $200|
If you love on trend style but also the traditional significance of “something blue” opt for these clover style earrings from Blue Nile. Evoking the iconic clover jewelry made famous by Van Cleef & Arpels, these significantly more affordable earrings are constructed in sterling silver with blue topaz stones and white topaz accents. A delicate look for your wedding day, you’ll love wearing them for years to come. For a complete set, get the matching necklace which I raved about here.
Click here to buy these clover earrings in topaz at Blue Nile
|Vintage Style Pearl Earrings from Blue Nile|
Topaz pave accents and a sterling silver setting keep these vintage pearl drop earrings from breaking the bank, but the quality of Blue Nile will keep them a treasured heirloom for years to come. These drop earrings are a great way to add the look of “something old” to your wedding attire when you don’t have any vintage pieces in your family’s jewelry box.Click here to buy these Vintage Style pearl drop earrings from Blue Nile
|Splurge! A Wedding Day Tennis Bracelet|
The one piece of jewelry I did buy for my wedding day was a diamond tennis bracelet. A total splurge, but here was my reasoning. This was the last time I would be able to spend my money however I wanted to without having to account for it to anyone but myself. So I did. And while that bracelet has the special significance of being worn on my wedding day, for me it is more than that. It’s a memento of the kick-ass financially independent woman I was before my wedding day, and a reminder to always stay that way. But hey, if he wants to buy it for you, that’s ok too!