‘ Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.’ This is a saying that many brides recount when considering their wedding accessories. From wedding dresses, accessories and motifs, brides from all walks of life have tried their best, throughout the years, to follow this formula. It’s interesting to note that bridal jewellery can also mirror this saying.
‘Something old’ is most often a piece of bridal jewellery that has been passes down the family. Occasionally the groom might give his bride a ring or jewellery item from his side of the family.
‘Something new’ is easy. There are thousands of bridal jewellery stores, both on line and on the High Street, offering a dazzling array of rings, necklaces and accessories to make the bride shine on her wedding day. This in turn can become ‘something old’ for future generations.
‘Something borrowed’ at first sight, doesn’t seem relevant to bridal jewellery. A bride would most probably want to wear her own jewellery and not want to borrow and then return them. But maybe there is a particularly valuable piece of family jewellery that can be ‘borrowed’ – just for luck.
Finally, for that ‘something blue’ in a bridal jewellery ensemble, there are several gemstones that fit the bill. The bride can opt for a necklace, bracelet, or earrings that are accented with sapphires, aquamarines or blue pearls. Hair ornaments or tiaras with other blue-tinted stones such as agate and topaz are also beautiful accessories for the bride.
The bride is rightly the focus of attention on her wedding day and it is important that she looks her best.
Bridal jewellery, chosen tastefully will complement her wedding dress and make her look as radiant and as beautiful as any bride should be.