With so many accessories to choose from a bride can sometimes feel lost in a sea of stones. But, if you love thee classic, vintage, beach, or romantic looks, you can’t go wrong in choosing a pearl jewelry set. The pearl screams elegance and femininity… if that is what you are after, look no further. However, what you may not know is how many different styles are out there from which to choose. Pearl jewelry sets have always been popular, for the bride as well as the bridesmaid, and today’s bride is no different. When you start your search, you may be bombarded by the number of selections available. Below are some options and facts to keep in mind.
Size of the stones: These days, faux pearls can range in size quite dramatically. Large chunky pearls are semi new to the scene and are for the daring bride that wants to make a bold statement. The most popular, especially in bridal jewelry sets, are the standard size pearls. The reason being is that traditionally–sized pearls go with any type of wedding, no matter the formality. Smaller pearls, such as freshwater and Keshi have come to the forefront on the past five years. These dainty pearls are perfect for the beach bride or any outdoor wedding.
Colors of the stones: Think that white and ivory pearls are your only option? Well, think again! Designers have stepped up and recognized that brides love color. Faux pearls, normally standard size, are available in a vast array of colors. They can add a punch of color to any wedding ensemble and serve as lovely bridesmaid’s gifts. The most popular colors tend to be silver, gold, burgundy, and black. Black pearls are the perfect way to add a contemporary chic statement to your wedding day ensemble.
Styles galore: Pearl jewelry sets have come a long way in recent years. For example, multiple strands of pearls with a stud earring can be an ideal way to add class to a simple, traditional dress. For bridesmaid’s gifts, the single-strand set seems to be the way most brides go. Freshwater pearls and Keshi pearls are available in illusion styles, encrusted choker styles, and many more. However, if you are not a fan of drop earrings, this may not be for you, as most jewelry sets made with smaller pearls include a delicate-looking drop earring.