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The Perfect Bridal Jewellery: How to Choose for Your Big Day

Your wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. As a bride, you want everything to be perfect, from your dress to your hair to your makeup. Another crucial aspect of a bridal look is the jewellery. Bridal jewellery can make or break your entire look, so it's essential to choose the right pieces that complement your dress and style.

The Camila Freshwater Pearl Bridal Earrings worn by real bride Georgina.

The Style of the Wedding Dress

When it comes to choosing bridal jewellery, the style of the dress is the first consideration. The dress sets the tone for the entire bridal look, and you want to choose jewellery that enhances the dress and makes you feel confident and beautiful. If your dress is heavily embellished or beaded, simple earrings, a necklace or a bracelet work best. A simple, elegant dress, on the other hand, can be complemented with a statement necklace, earrings, and a bracelet. The neckline of the dress also plays a crucial role in determining the type of jewellery to wear. A low neckline can be complemented with a statement necklace, while a high neckline can be paired with statement earrings or a choker necklace.

The Sabine Freshwater Pearl Bridal Earrings. A classic pearl style, they're available with or without our signature pearl collar.

The Metal and Stone Choice

The choice of metal and stone is another important aspect of bridal jewellery. Gold, silver, and platinum are the most popular metals for bridal jewellery. Gold is a traditional choice and is available in different shades, such as yellow, rose, and white. Gold filled metals are an excellent alternative to solid gold as it looks and wears like solid gold but without the price tag. Silver is a good choice for brides who prefer a minimalist look. As for stones, diamonds and crystals are the most popular choice for bridal jewellery. However, other stones such as pearls, emeralds, and sapphires can also be used to add a pop of colour. It's essential to choose a stone that complements your dress and skin tone.

The Camila Freshwater Pearl Bridal Earrings worn by real bride Alicia.

The Personal Touch

Choosing bridal jewellery is a personal choice, and it's important to choose pieces that reflect your personal style. Whether you prefer a classic and timeless look or a more modern and daring look, your bridal jewellery should make you feel confident and beautiful on your special day. You can opt for jewellery that has sentimental value, such as heirloom pieces that have been passed down from generation to generation. You can also choose jewellery that represents your cultural heritage or your love for a particular gemstone. The right piece will work for your special day but can also be worn after the big event.

A simple classic, our Perfect Pearl Studs look gorgeous on the classic bride.

When to buy your Bridal Jewellery

It's important to start shopping for bridal jewellery early to avoid any last-minute stress. You want to have enough time to try on different pieces and find the perfect jewellery that complements your dress and style. You can start shopping for jewellery after you have chosen your dress or a few months before your wedding day.

The Fleur and Fleurette Freshwater Pearl Bridal Earrings. Available separately or as a set.

The Finishing Touch

Choosing the perfect bridal jewellery can be a daunting task, but with these tips, you can simplify the process. Remember to consider the style of your dress, the choice of metal and stone, your personal style, budget, and timing when choosing your bridal jewellery. With the right pieces, you can add the perfect finishing touch to your bridal look and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Shopping for your bridal jewellery? Explore our gorgeous range of handmade gold filled and sterling silver bridal jewellery here.


Jess Kumanovski

Maison de Femmes founder and creative director.

A hopeful romantic, Jess lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and has always had a particular knack for untangling jewellery and dating idiots. She started Maison de Femmes in 2018 as an escape from the 9-5 office grind, and it's been a magical ride ever since.

Find out more about our humble origins on the About Us page.