After years of extended save-the-dates and postponed ceremonies, it’s a joy to actually say “congratulations” at a wedding right now. Whether you’re a bride-to-be or simply browsing, curating thelook for this special day is an experience that’s both sentimental and practical. Your jewelry selections are the finishing touches to an overall wedding style, and you want pieces that are comfortable, within your budget and meaningful to wear long after the champagne has fizzled and the confetti has fallen.
Just as there’s a dress for every bride’s personal style, there’s a unique piece of jewelry to match. Even if you’re not the type to go for traditional bridal jewelry, there are plenty of modern, sophisticated designs that are versatile enough to look great as you walk down the aisle. Ahead, 14 of the best wedding day jewelry pieces to mark the occasion and round out your existing collection with a romantic touch.
Best Earrings For Wedding Day
Keep-Forever Diamond Baguettes
If you don’t already own a pair of diamond earrings, this pair from New York-based Stone And Strand is a modern classic. The baguette stones are cut in a way that reflects the light and the brand only works with 100% ethically earth-mined diamonds, set in solid 10 karat gold that won’t tarnish.
Cluster Diamond Studs
Suzanne Kalan’s earrings are crafted with baguette and round-cut diamonds to create a “firework” setting, which is the Los Angeles-based designer’s signature look and what makes her pieces so collectible. The rest of the setting is cast from glossy 18-karat rose gold for a glittery, romantic effect.
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Halo Pendant Earrings
If you find the right pair, simulated diamond earrings look remarkably like the real thing—at a fraction of the price. The key is that the size needs to be modest and the materials should be durable. This set of lever-back drop earrings meets that criteria with 68 sparkling simulated diamonds set in sturdy sterling silver.
Crystal Floral Earrings
Brooklyn-based Jennifer Behr is well-known for designing exquisite wedding-day jewelry, including this pair of statement earrings hand-set with glass crystals in the shape of flowers on a branch climbing down the ear.
Danish jewelry designer Sophie Bille Brahe’s sculptural pieces are an investment, but they have a devoted following among fine jewelry enthusiasts. These pearl earrings have a unique braided design that catches the eyes and frames your face beautifully.
Linear Pearl Earrings
Cult Gaia’s swaying pearl strand earrings are simple but stunning, channeling a cool-girl Grace Kelly style. They’re also bold enough to be noticeable if you wear your hair down, yet delicate enough to balance updos and braids.
Best Bracelets For Wedding Day
Gold Hinge Bracelet
Aurate’s gold bracelet is something that you’ll never tire of and is extremely comfortable to wear. The hinge opens and closes easily and there are multiple sizes to chose from—some of which are made to order (it’s best to order a month in advance).
Diamond Tennis Bracelet
Freshwater Pearl Bracelet
This freshwater pearl bracelet has a wear-anytime elegance and is delicately strung on a gold chain to create a beautiful station-style design. The clasp is also adjustable so you can make it smaller or larger to fit your wrist.
Personalized Birthstone Bracelet
For a personalized piece of jewelry that’s unique to you, this Haverhill bracelet can be customized with four birthstones of your choosing and comes in sizes from extra-small to extra-large so you can get the perfect fit.
Best Necklaces For Wedding Day
Diamond Pavé Pendant
A pavé diamond necklace is versatile enough to accentuate any dress neckline. Mejuri’s is particularly stunning, handcrafted in 14 karat solid gold and set with 41 single cut diamonds, all of which have been responsibly sourced and conflict-free. The chain is adjustable from 16 to 18 inches as well, so you can wear this multiple ways.
Collar Crystal Necklace
Nadri’s statement-making collar necklace has a refined glamour, shimmering with a mix of cubic zirconia stones. The adjustable slider changes the length, which makes this piece ideal for layering, too.
Pearl Drop Pendant Necklace
Angara Classic Freshwater Pearl Drop Pendant With Diamond, 14-Karat Yellow Gold
Sophisticated and elegant, this pendant features a freshwater cultured pearl secured to a round bezel diamond, finished in either yellow, rose or white gold for the setting and chain. It’s a look that goes with all dress styles, from classic to modern.
Back Drop Necklace
It’s a classic design with a modern twist—this necklace drapes down your back and is dotted with baroque pearls, which makes for a dramatic moment as you walk down the aisle and a chic accent in photographs.
Teardrop Crystal Choker
Jewelry designer Jennifer Behr took inspiration from Old Hollywood for this dazzling collar necklace. It features pear-cut stones set at different angles for a radiant, light-catching effect that casts a soft glow on your skin, giving you a breathtaking entrance.
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