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How to choose wedding jewellery

We heard you’re getting married? First of all, congratulations! Your wedding day is one of the most memorable moments of your life. We know that every detail has a part to play in making your big day special, from the venue to the dress. And, of course, you’ll want to think about what type of jewellery to wear, whether that means understated stud earrings or a statement necklace.

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How to choose your wedding jewellery

When choosing your wedding day jewellery, remember to trust your instincts. After all, you know which pieces best complement your style and personality, whether that’s gold or silver jewellery.
As the bride, you’ll want to think about your overall look, including your dress and hairstyle. Read on as we talk about each element of your bridal look.

Your wedding dress

Have you said yes to the dress? Great start! Before choosing your jewellery, think about the shape, style and shade of your wedding dress to help decide which accessories will complement it best.


The style

If you’ve chosen an understated wedding dress, statement jewellery will bring a bold touch to the look. Make an impact with a complete wedding jewellery set, including earrings, a necklace and a bracelet. If your dress has a more detailed design, try keeping your jewellery low-key with just one or two pieces.


The neckline

It’s all about balance. Strapless dresses look beautiful paired with a statement necklace, like a pendant or drop necklace. Keep the rest of your look simple with stud earrings and a slim bracelet so that your necklace takes center stage.
If your dress has a high neckline, there may be little space for an eye-catching necklace. Instead, look to earrings or a bracelet to make an impact.
Wearing a dress with a plunging neckline? It’s the perfect chance to accessorize with a long pendant necklace, and team with a charm bracelet and love charms for a special touch.

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The shade

It’s worth thinking about the shade of your dress, too. Pair an ivory dress with yellow 14k gold jewellery for a warm glow, or a blush dress with 14k rose gold-plated pieces to reflect the love in the air.

The wedding hair

Your wedding hairstyle will help you choose which bridal jewellery to wear on the big day. There are two key things to consider: whether you’ll be wearing your hair up or down and whether you’ll be wearing an accessory like a veil or tiara. 
An up-do is your chance to showcase statement earrings, like sparkling drop or hoop styles. If you’re wearing your hair down, go for stud earrings to add elegance to your ensemble. Planning on wearing a tiara or veil? For a coordinated look, make sure your jewellery matches the material of the headpiece.

Jewellery metals and materials

For a statement look, matching your jewelry metals will always make an impact. If you have a gold engagement and wedding ring, stick to the theme by wearing all gold jewellery on your wedding day. If your wedding and engagement rings are silver, white gold or platinum, sterling silver jewellery will pair beautifully to create an all-over styling. Or, if you prefer to mix it up, why not create a mixed-metal look that speaks to your personal style?
Think about the material of your wedding dress, too. For example, beaded wedding dresses look beautiful complemented by treated freshwater cultured pearl earrings or a pearl necklace.
Not sure what size necklace you need? Use our helpful necklace size guide to find out.

Simple or statement wedding day jewellery?

When deciding between simple or statement wedding day jewellery, think about your personal style and what you usually wear. If statement jewellery is your thing, choose big, impactful pieces for your big day. This way, you’ll wear your wedding jewellery again and again, reminding you of this special moment in your life. Another key tip is to create a balanced look and choose accessories that complement one another.

Wedding traditions

Tradition says the bride should wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day. And if you think a piece of jewellery is the perfect ""something new"", well, we’d have to agree! You even could combine “something new” and “something blue” by selecting an elegant pendant necklace with a blue stone.
Looking for a special piece of jewellery for your daughter on her wedding day? Gift her “something new” from our Pandora Moments jewellery range, featuring bracelets, necklaces and other jewellery.

Now you’ve read our tips for how to choose your wedding jewellery, explore our wedding and bridal range to create your own bridal look. Happy planning!