Investing in a sparkling statement (or two) for the aisle is the height of luxury, while opting for something that feels inherently new rather than something borrowed is undeniably fashion forward. Here, the bridal jewels to covet for this wedding season–from primary hues to organic diamond slices.
Over the Moon
Moonstones (and opals) pick up subtle color variations in soft-colored gowns–from blush to champagne to platinum grey–and feel a bit more fresh than classic diamonds.Nina Runsdorf earrings in 18K white gold, blue moonstone and rose-cut diamonds with pavé diamonds, $29,150, justoneeye.com.
Moonstones (and opals) pick up subtle color variations in soft-colored gowns–from blush to champagne to platinum grey–and feel a bit more fresh than classic diamonds.
Nina Runsdorf earrings in 18K white gold, blue moonstone and rose-cut diamonds with pavé diamonds, $29,150, justoneeye.com.
In the Raw
Diamond slices, mother of pearl, rutilated quartz and raw stones feel undeniably boho, whereas the fine nature of these pieces still feel polished for a more formal approach to dressing for the beach, the desert or a woodland wedding.
Monique Pean blue striped sapphire slice and white diamond earrings, $25,890, barneys.com; Kimberly McDonald white gold, pearl and diamond cuff, $8,930, net-a-porter.com, AZLEE diamond slice studs, $3,810, azleejewelry.com; Melissa Joy Manning raw sapphire and opal earrings, $4,175, net-a-porter.com.
Lady in Red
Julia Robert’s role in Pretty Woman put rubies on the map, and the bold-toned stone is a hot alternative to cool-hued extras. These are the timeless, sparkling alternatives to a bold lipstick choice or a scarlet manicure; trust us, opt for rich garnet baubles and nude nails instead.
Lizzie Mandler ruby baguette band, $1,150, lizziemandler.com; Ara Vartanian yellow gold earrings with rubies and inverted black diamonds, $17,800, email email@example.com; Jemma Wynne rose gold ruby and diamond ear climbers, $5,880, available at shopsinglestone.com; Irene Neuwirth fire opal and pink tourmaline earrings, $14,180, shopbazaar.com; McTeigue & McClelland ruby and yellow gold engagement ring, price upon request, mc2jewels.com.
Starry Eyed Surprise
Celestial-inspired jewelry feels as romantic as a floral motif, but with an element of whimsy–and a cheeky nod to your dreams of the perfect day.
CHANEL Fine Jewelry ‘Vendôme Comète’ ring in yellow gold and “grand feu” enamel set with a 1.5 carat cushion cut yellow diamond and brilliant cut diamonds, price upon request, chanel.com; Percossi Papi chandelier earrings, $1,400, net-a-porter.com.
A sentimental ‘something’ can be both thoughtful and meaningful on the day-of, but a bold sapphire statement will likely result in awe-inspired gasps and dropped jaws rather than happy tears.
McTeigue & Mclelland sapphire and white diamond earrings, price upon request, mc2jewels.com; Harry Winston Incredibles sapphire and diamond necklace set in platinum, price upon request, 212.399.1000; Tiffany & Co. butterfly brooch with black opals, Montana sapphires and diamonds set in platinum, $110,000,tiffany.com; Martin Katz sapphire and diamond drop panel earrings, price upon request, martinkatz.com.