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Top 10 Gorgeous Wedding Earrings for Brides

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Find the right shoes, a cool clutch and gorgeous accessories, all linked to your wedding together, adding your own style and personality to the classic white dress.

But trying to choose the perfect wedding accessories can overwhelm, there are many options. So, we’ve always put together a list of our favorite big day purchases to make shopping for your wedding much easier.

Today, we already have a gorgeous 10 beautiful bridal earrings.

Whether your style is quirky, retro, modern or simple, I estimate this lineup has a pair of fringed earrings for your wedding. Now you just need to choose a favorite!

1. Oversized Tassel Earrings

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Fringed Tassel Earrings by BHLDN

2. Luxurious Crystal Drop Earrings

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Glass drop earrings from JCrew

3. Diamond Halo Studs

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Diamond Studs by Jenny Packham for Goldsmiths

4. Vintage Glamour Earrings

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Pearl and Crystal Vintage-Style Earrings from BHLDN

5. Contemporary Ear Cuffs

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Silver Crystal Ear Climbers by  Kendra Scott

6. Quirky Flamingo Studs

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Marc Jacobs Enamel Earrings from Net-a-Porter

7. Pearl Drop Earrings

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Pearl Drop Earrings from Ted Baker

8. Classic Crystal Earrings

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Brass and crystal simple earrings from BHLDN

9. Pearl Cluster Earrings

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Pearl and crystal cluster earrings from J Crew

10. Diamond Love Studs

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Pave Diamond Love Studs by Sydney Evan

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The Best Wedding Jewelry

Now I will introduce the best wedding jewelry to you.

Green Light

While Something Blue will always be a requisite bridal extra, green baubles compliment most eye colors as well as gowns from traditional to super-sleek.Delfina Delettrez collar, $780, +44 20 7629 5550; Nak Armstrong one-of-a-kind emerald earrings, $12,850, barneys.com; Fred Leighton jade drop earrings, $7,815, net-a-porter.com; Jane Taylor Jewelry emerald tassel earrings with blue sapphires, vivid yellow diamonds, champagne diamonds and aquamarine, $132,000, janetaylor.com; Stephen Webster chandelier earrings, $30,000, 310.246.9500.

While something blue will always be a requisite bridal extra, green baubles compliment most eye colors as well as gowns from traditional to super-sleek.

Delfina Delettrez collar, $780, +44 20 7629 5550; Nak Armstrong one-of-a-kind emerald earrings, $12,850, barneys.com; Fred Leighton jade drop earrings, $7,815, net-a-porter.com; Jane Taylor Jewelry emerald tassel earrings with blue sapphires, vivid yellow diamonds, champagne diamonds and aquamarine, $132,000, janetaylor.com; Stephen Webster chandelier earrings, $30,000, 310.246.9500.

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Chain Gang

Sharp column gowns and minimal silhouettes look best when paired with edgy accessories like bold gold cuffs or dainty links that feel modern yet timeless.Walters Faith chain link hoops, $1,850, waltersfaith.com; Tilda Biehn ‘Aurora’ link band, $1,400, tildabiehn.com; Aurelie Bidermann necklace, $585, shopbazaar.com; Sydney Evan triple-chain bar earrings, $1,100, sydneyevan.com; Kwiat ‘Madison Avenue’ bracelet, $46,000, kwiat.com.

Sharp column gowns and minimal silhouettes look best when paired with edgy accessories like bold gold cuffs or dainty links that feel modern yet timeless.

Walters Faith chain link hoops, $1,850, waltersfaith.com; Tilda Biehn ‘Aurora’ link band, $1,400, tildabiehn.com; Aurelie Bidermann necklace, $585, shopbazaar.com; Sydney Evan triple-chain bar earrings, $1,100, sydneyevan.com; Kwiat ‘Madison Avenue’ bracelet, $46,000, kwiat.com.

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Family Jewels

If you lack an heirloom to wear down the aisle but are after something vintage in feel, a piece of estate jewelry with historical significance is the chic way to go about Something Borrowed. Stephen Russell diamond and pearl earrings, price upon request, stephenrussell.com.

If you lack an heirloom to wear down the aisle but are after something vintage in feel, a piece of estate jewelry with historical significance is the chic way to go about something borrowed.

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Collar Stay

Pendants pair well with deco sheaths and plunging necklines, but uber-luxe chokers and collars suit necklines from strapless to athletic crew necks to deep cut V’s.Graff ‘Carissa’ diamond necklace, price upon request, graffdiamonds.com; Bulgari ‘Giardini Italiani’ diamond necklace, price upon request, 800-BVLGARI; Tiffany & Co. necklace in platinum with mixed-cut diamonds, $100,000, tiffany.com; Forevermark by Leo Schachter pear drop necklace, price upon request, forevermark.com.

Pendants pair well with deco sheaths and plunging necklines, but uber-luxe chokers and collars suit necklines from strapless to athletic crew necks to deep cut V’s.

Graff ‘Carissa’ diamond necklace, price upon request, graffdiamonds.com; Bulgari ‘Giardini Italiani’ diamond necklace, price upon request, 800-BVLGARI; Tiffany & Co. necklace in platinum with mixed-cut diamonds, $100,000, tiffany.com; Forevermark by Leo Schachter pear drop necklace, price upon request, forevermark.com.

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Elegant Edge

Fine jewels with a tough side–like black diamonds, dagger finishes and edgy motifs–are right for the bride looking for more of a fashion moment than a fairy tale feel.Solange ‘Chromophobe’ bangle, price upon request, solange.co.uk; Colette black diamond and pearl-tipped choker, $9,280, colettejewelry.com; Cartier ‘Juste un Clou’ bracelet in 18k white gold and diamonds, price upon request, cartier.us.

Fine jewels with a tough side–like black diamonds, dagger finishes and edgy motifs–are right for the bride looking for more of a fashion moment than a fairy tale feel.

Solange ‘Chromophobe’ bangle, price upon request, solange.co.uk; Colette black diamond and pearl-tipped choker, $9,280, colettejewelry.com; Cartier ‘Juste un Clou’ bracelet in 18k white gold and diamonds, price upon request, cartier.us.

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The Best In Bridal Baubles

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.

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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.

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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 info@ara.com.br; 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.

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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.

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Something Blue

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.

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Jewelry Store Losed Woman’s Wedding Ring

Brides beware. The wedding ring you thought you’d have forever could disappear from your jewelry store all of a sudden.

It happened to a woman in Commerce City who then contacted the FOX31 Problem Solvers for giving a hand.

Megan Storhaug’s husband dropped her wedding ring off at the Zales store inside Park Meadows Mall in early February to have it plated.

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This weekend, Megan Storhaug went to pick up her ring only to be handed a ring that wasn’t hers.

“I looked down and I shrieked. No joke. It was literally, ‘Oh, my gosh, this is not my ring,’” she said.

The store had lost her ring. Storhaug said a salesman told her the store sends its rings to a third-party contractor for repairs and it vanished. Storhaug left the store with no guarantee she’d ever see hers again.

The Problem Solvers called the store to make an attempt at learning what was being done to find the lost wedding ring. We were referred to the store’s website by a company spokeswoman, but Zales refused to answer questions regarding any kind of lost jewelry policy.

Nonetheless, the store told Storhaug it would replace it if it couldn’t be found.

The store called Storhaug  to let her know the ring had been located. The catch? She was told she can’t pick it up but was given no explanation why.

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“When it happened, the assistant manager didn’t even apologize or acknowledge that they were going to try and help. It was more or less, ‘Oh, you recognize this?’ Like I was the inconvenience,” she said.

In spite of being assured the ring has been found, Storhaug isn’t breathing a sigh of relief just yet.

“Absolutely not. All trust is out the door,” she said.

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Wearing Sustainably Made Wedding Jewelry

As we all know, at wedding ceremonies, couples pledge their love for each other with wedding bands fashioned from unending circles of gold or silver. At present, they are able to pledge their shared values around sustainability, too, through exchanging “ethical jewelry” at the altar.

“Ethical jewelry” combines social and humanitarian concerns with environmental awareness. Chaya Caron, for instance, a South Portland jeweler, uses only recycled metals, Fair Trade Gems stones, and conflict-free and “re-purposed” diamonds in her work.

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“Gold mining is extremely destructive to the planet,” Caron said. “It often uses these heavy metals and products like cyanide to extract the ore from the ground. Then those chemicals leach into ecosystems.”

The gems that go into her custom wedding rings are all Fair Trade Gem stones cut in Washington state by Columbia Gem House, which is the force behind Fair Trade Gems. Columbia Gem House sells gems at four different “Fair Trade levels.”

“I buy everything at Fair Trade level one,” Caron said. “The stones have either been mined completely here in America – so fair wages and work conditions, and then they’re cut here – or they’ve actually visited the mine and seen the working conditions and whole sustainability approach to the mining effort.”

Many of Caron’s customers are nature lovers, and she does her best to incorporate nature into their wedding rings, depicting trees and leaves in different colors of gold or using real twigs or bits of birch bark from a couple’s property. For the latter, she prepares the organic material in a process similar to wax casting, then bakes the rings in a kiln.

“If it’s done well, then that organic matter just completely disintegrates. It turns to ash, like in your fireplace, and then it falls out. So you have this hollow replica of this material that was once in there, and you fill that with metal.”

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Caron, who has a studio at 22 Cottage Road, said it generally takes eight to 12 weeks to create a set of wedding rings. She wishes each ring becomes a conversation piece as well as a symbol of lasting love.

“I like my work to be subtle,” she said. “I call it a bit of Japanese minimalism, where I don’t want it to tell the entire story, but I want to tell enough of it that it will draw someone in to ask a question. So if the wearer wants to talk more about the making of the ring or what it means to them, they can.”

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Wedding Jewelry Was Showcased By I Do Borrow For Rent At Arizona Bridal Show

Wedding Jewelry Was Showcased By I Do Borrow For Rent At Arizona Bridal Show

“Although our online catalog has everything our brides and grooms need to know, the photos don’t do them justice – it’s not the same as seeing our jewelry in person,” says Michelle Cattaneo, who co-owns I Do Borrow with her sister, Sarah. “We believe this is such a unique concept that brides will love, and we can even help them reserve their favorite pieces on the spot!”

I Do Borrow, a jewelry rental boutique that gives budget-conscious brides access to millions of dollars in diamond and white gold rings, bracelets, and earrings, is attending the Arizona Bridal Show for the first time. The founders, Michelle and Sarah Cattaneo, sisters who brought this unique business to life, made the decision to attend the event so that area brides can see the exquisite detail of the pieces, as well as reserve their rental date.

And brides in Arizona will have their pick of the best products from more than 150 vendors in a variety of categories during the Arizona Bridal Show on January 23 and 24, 2016 from photobooth fun to cake tasting to glamorous high-end jewelry rental. I Do Borrow will be decking brides-to-be in dazzling diamonds at booth #H-4910 this year.

Wedding Jewelry Was Showcased By I Do Borrow For Rent At Arizona Bridal Show

At this year’s Arizona Bridal Show, brides-to-be and their guests can sample cake, audition wedding bands, and check out the latest trends in hair, jewelry, and bridal fashion. Arizona Bridal Show is held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Tickets for the event are $12 at the door.

“There are so many awesome vendors on the list – we’re in great company! We’re looking forward to meeting other area bridal vendors and connecting with the beautiful brides in the area,” Sarah said.

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The Reason That Mangalsutra Is Important In Wedding Jewelry

The Reason That Mangalsutra Is Important In Wedding Jewelry

It is generally recognized that Hindu culture is one of the most colorful from all over the world. The mangalsutra necklace is one of their most attractive aspects. This is a necklace that is worn by women to indicate that they are married. The mangalsutra represents love and dedication to her husband.

In this predominantly Indian culture, there are five types of jewelry that a woman can wear to indicate that she is married. These include:

  1.  The mangalsutra
  2. Toe rings
  3. Kumkum
  4.  A nose ring
  5. Bangles

Of all these ornaments, the mangalsutra is the most important one. Traditionally, every married woman would make her mangalsutra using a string made of gold or silver. She would arrange black beads along the string and fix an ornament in the middle. Today, married women can buy a ready-made diamond mangalsutra online at various websites.

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What does it mean?

On account of its cultural importance, the mangalsutra is adorned on the neck of a bride in a special ceremony. This ceremony is known as the mangalya dhanaram. The mangalsutra necklace has various meanings.

This necklace indicates that the husband and wife are together for life. At their wedding, the groom makes the mangalsutra and places it on his wife’s neck. As he does this, he wishes his wife a long life and indicates that the mangalsutra is a symbol of their love.

 

The consciousness of Lord Shiva

Mangalsutra-ShivaLord Shiva is a Hindu god. In a marriage, he represents the husband. Married women wear their mangalsutra throughout their lives. This keeps the spirit of Lord Shiva awake in them. As a result, their husbands maintain their well-being.

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Protection against evil

The mangalsutra works to prevent any evil from entering the marriage. The necklace has three knots that represent the main characteristics of a married woman. The first knot indicates her obedience to her partner. The second knot indicates her obedience to his parents and the third one indicates her respect for God. With these three knots intact, the marriage is protected from evil.

The married women in the Hindu culture wear mangalsutra necklaces until the day they die. Also, they will wear it until the death of their husband.

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Science behind the design of a mangalsutra necklace

Mangalsutra-scienceThe center part of a mangalsutra necklace has a very important design. It has two distinct cups in it. These round cups must not have any decorations in the front. These cups indicate the Energy of Knowledge.

The round shape of the cups is derived from the number zero. This means a void according to the Brahman. This void is capable of absorbing energy waves in terms of the spirit of the woman wearing the necklace. Since a round shape indicates the Energy of Knowledge, she will essentially absorb only energy that brings her knowledge.

Aside from that, the round shapes in the middle of the necklace represent a Sattva-guna. This one indicates the presence of a bond between Lord Shiva and goddess Shakti.