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So your big day is around the corner

For many brides, shopping for bridal jewellery might seem like a daunting task.

With so many options available, it can get even more confusing. The adage “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” has never proven to be more accurate than on her wedding day.

What we do know is that buying bridal jewellery is an investment and as the soon to be the bride, you should make an informed decision. Essentially your bridal jewellery becomes a part of your family’s heritage and can be passed down for generations.

Modern brides have come a long way since their predecessors. From pilling on bridal bling to opting to go with subtle, nuanced jewellery, less is more, and this has become the norm amongst brides from all continents.

Brides nowadays solemnly believe in a sophisticated approach when shopping for bridal jewellery, one that values quality and versatility in an equal manner.

Bridal jewellery is more than just adding the finishing touches to your wedding dress. It holds significant meaning and marks the stages of your courtship as a bride-to-be.

In this guide of bridal jewellery, we will be giving you the low down on the basics before you commit to some of your favourite designs. We will also be covering some of the latest trends in bridal jewellery that you need to know if you are getting married in 2021.

Picking the perfect engagement ring

In a previous article, we covered the topic of shopping for an engagement ring. Still, we will quickly reiterate the key points of that article below.

When shopping for an engagement ring, there are five key things to consider, such as:

    1. Setting up a budget
    2. Choosing the ring setting
    3. Selecting your precious metal type
    4. Selecting your ring size
    5. Turning to a professional for a custom made engagement and wedding ring

Guidelines on buying a diamond engagement ring

If you are unsure of how to approach buying an engagement ring, this previously created article might prove to be worthwhile. We discuss various elements to take into consideration when making your purchase as well as some of the popular styles for engagement rings. Because we realize this is a big step, we also discuss what you can expect from us.

Give the article a read to find out more about buying a diamond engagement ring.

Shopping for a timeless wedding ring

One of the latest trends we are currently seeing is that couples are investing in matching wedding bands which solidifies their commitment to each other. We suggest shopping for a ring design that compliments your engagement ring so that you can stack it together. Gold – white or yellow, or platinum rings makes for a timeless wedding ring.

You can take things a step further and get Ickinger’s head jeweller to engrave your wedding date or each other’s names on the wedding ring. This way, you’ll always have a loving and lasting memory of your special day and significant other.

What to wear with your high neckline wedding dress?

If you are wearing a high neckline wedding dress on your big day, we suggest paring statement earrings with your dress. Statement earrings will enhance your fabulous dress, and it makes for a beautiful bridal moment. You might want to avoid wearing a neckless on this day, so that does not clash with the details of your dress.

These teardrop pearl shepherd’s hook earrings from Ickinger will add the perfect amount of glam so that you can make a statement on your big day. However, suppose you are more of a diamond girl. In that case, we have the shepherd’s hook white gold diamond earrings that would make a perfect addition to your wedding dress.

What to wear with an off-the-shoulder wedding dress?

For off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, we also suggest pairing it with statement earrings for an elegant look. Statement earrings will draw the eyes of everyone at the wedding ceremony on your natural beauty. If teardrop earrings are your thing, stick to the ones mentioned above.

Suppose your facial features are better complemented with hoop earrings. In that case, we can suggest having a look at these white gold diamond hoop earrings or this yellow gold diamond hoop earring. They were elegantly designed so that you can shine when wearing them on your big day.

What to wear with a long-sleeved wedding dress?

Long-sleeved wedding dresses require a sweet and straightforward approach when it comes to bridal jewellery. Some classic pearl earrings such as these white gold halo pearl diamond stud earrings may be the only other accessory you need, besides your wedding ring of course. If you want to take things up a notch, you can get in touch with us, and we can make you a pair of personalized earrings just for you.

What to wear with a strapless wedding dress?

Strapless wedding dresses present the opportunity for you to accessories and personalize your long-awaited wedding day look. They allow for so much room when it comes to picking out your style. On the big day, you have the option of wearing a necklace, bracelet or earrings, of course.

You can even wear all three if you are going for a traditional bridal style, the option is entirely up to you. If you would like to add a personal touch to your wedding day accessories, come and visit us so we can design your dream wedding embellishments.

Bridal jewellery trends that will make you feel unique

Neckline-friendly necklaces

Modern dress necklines have changed, and so has the necklaces brides are wearing. If your dress features a sweetheart neckline pendants and stranded pearls will work wonders for you. Brides who choose to go with non-traditional necklines often find themselves loving all sorts of statement necklaces.

Coloured stones

Brides are showing their ostensible love of colour by replacing traditional diamonds for gemstones. Emeralds, rubies and pearl-blue sapphires are amongst some of the most common choices when it comes to precious stones set in bridal jewellery. Just remember that moderation is key when opting to go with gemstones.

Mixed metals

A lot of brides are creating unique combinations and visual interest by mixing their jewellery metals. For instance, mixing yellow and white metals gives off layers of depth, and it also makes the stones in the ring pop.

The great news is that you’re not limited with only yellow and white metals. Platinum can easily be mixed with yellow gold for a twist. If you prefer a rustic feel, wood can be used in your bridal jewellery for that natural element people are craving.

Functional fine bridal jewellery

Brides are slowly shying away from bridal jewellery only suited for special occasions. Instead, we see trends that incorporate designs suited for everyday wear. Might we suggest that if you already own a unique piece of jewellery, find a way to include it into your wedding day?

By asking your jeweller to design functional jewellery, you can relive your wedding day over and over again, every day.

Statement earrings

Larger earrings that draw the eyes to the brides face and beaming smile seems to be the order of the day. Whether you choose to wear hoops or teardrop earrings, you can’t go wrong with anything sparkly. If you’re unsure about statement earrings, give them a test run at home before your wedding day.

Micro bands

Solid micro bands have been around for a while. Super thin, diamond-studded micro bands have become more and more popular in recent years. The extra dash of bling will add an additional touch of sparkle to your big day. We can design a set of his and hers wedding bands for your special day, just get in touch.

As a bride to be, we hope that you found some meaningful tips out of this blog post. When the big day comes, you’ll have your significant other slip the perfect wedding ring on your finger. It all starts with a visit at Ickinger so that we can get to know your story, ideas and the feelings to incorporate into the custom jewellery piece.

Our head jeweller will discuss things like wearability depending on your choice of precious metal and on the stone quality and size. Before the manufacturing process starts, we will show you a 3D rendered image of the design and if you’re happy we will begin the manufacturing process.

When you do decide to come and visit us for a consultation, our goal is to collectively come up with an exclusive design which you or your partner would both appreciate. We would like to hear your story so that we can reflect what matters most in your unique wedding piece.

You can book your consultation now by clicking here, or you can browse our online store for further inspiration.

Now would also be a good time to mention a previous article which we have posted regarding choosing your ring size. Click here to find your size now.