Sparkly colourless diamonds combined with gold or platinum are classical and elegant, but if you want something a little different, add a pop of colour to your outfit and choose a piece of jewellery with bright gemstones. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires are very eye-catching with their amazing bright hues, but as their prices are going up, jewellery designers started to explore different gemstones from around the world. They are utilising colourful rocks such as amethyst, garnet, tourmaline, spinel, topaz, aquamarine, opal and turquoise and playing with colours to make unexpected clashing, but clever, combinations.
Bvlgari’s “Diva” collection features some amazing colour-blocking jewellery pieces with rubellite pearls, amethysts, spinels and peridots, but also sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds. We also loved Cartier’s “L’odyssee de Cartier” jewellery collection inspired by Chinese, African and Indian culture and Oriental art that includes some gorgeous pieces with tourmalines in radiant orchid, Pantone’s colour of 2014. This colour is very popular at weddings this year and if you want to rock this trend, you can use it in your wedding theme and use gemstones such as amethyst, tourmaline, topaz and ruby to complete your outfit.
Van Cleef & Arpels invented a whole magical world made from colourful gemstones in a series of high jewellery collections inspired by Atlántida and the work of Jules Verne, Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, English Gardens, Californian coast, lucky symbols and extravagant balls of the 20th century. These opulent jewels would make a fabulous addition to your bridal outfit and with such a wide range of designs perhaps you can even find a piece to match your wedding theme.
To add “something blue” to your wedding outfit, why not make a statement with a delightful piece of jewellery! Find a fabulous pair of blue diamond earrings or accent your décolletage with a diamond and sapphire necklace if you want to look elegant, or just stack bright turquoise bangles on your hand for an effortless beach look.
Apart from diamonds and sapphires, there are many other beautiful gemstones including aquamarine, topaz, spinel, tourmaline, azurite, apatite and corundum. You can even spice up your outfit with coloured diamonds and wear one of Tiffany & Co.’s beautiful soleste rings.
If you want to look elegant and traditional, you can add just a pop of colour with small details such as delicate earrings with colourful stones. Match them with the colour of your bridesmaid’s dresses or beadwork on your dress. You can also choose a nice hue from your wedding theme colour palette, or pair your jewellery with shades from your bouquet. Blush pink gemstones would go wonderfully with your pink and white decorations for example. Work with other accessories as well and match your jewellery with the colour of your head piece or footwear. Choose light shades to complement your white gown and avoid strong contrasts.
If you prefer a modern look, experiment with vibrant hues and pair your bright-coloured pumps with statement earrings or a colourful necklace. You can even contrast your white wedding dress with a quirky piece of jewellery for a truly unique look. To create a chic and effortless look for an informal beach wedding party, you can opt for a daring colour palette with bright hues inspired by exotic islands or mix white and deep blue to match your navy themed wedding.
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