How to choose the right wedding jewellery for your bridesmaids


When it comes to weddings, the bride and groom are the main focus of the event. It is the most important day for two people choosing to consummate their marriage before family and friends. Everyone comes to wish them the very best and give their blessing.

The next group of people everyone has their eyes on are the couple’s parties consisting of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen. Guests will especially admire the bridal party and pay keen attention to everything they wear from their bridesmaid dresses to their shoes and, of course, their accessories to fully grasp the wedding theme concept.

This means it is just as important to ensure the bridal party is looking at their very best and every detail is well planned out.

Many people don’t put much thought into bridesmaid jewellery accessories. One way to make your wedding stand out is by carefully planning what jewellery your bridesmaids will wear as they are, in a way, the bride’s accessory.

How to make your bridesmaids shine so the bride can sparkle

1. Consider each bridesmaid’s choice


One of the ways to go about this is by letting the bridesmaids choose their own jewellery. The bride can share a theme to guide the ladies in making their accessory decision.

The ultimate jewellery pieces can be left to the individuals to pick with the bride’s guidance.

The advantage of this is that everyone gets to choose jewellery that reflects their individuality and gives the bridal party a diverse look.

The bride can request the bridesmaids to select whatever jewellery they want to wear, with some guidelines to help them match their jewellery choices. For example, if the bride would like them to wear short necklaces or metallic accessories, she can share this information with the bridal team and let them decide whatever works best for them.

The bride can also decide what she’d like them to wear. For example, she can request them to wear necklaces and earrings only. If she is wearing a diamond pendant necklace, they can choose to wear a pearl pendant necklace. If she has an elaborate headpiece, she can ask the bridesmaids to wear a hair clip of a similar style. Giving a frame of reference helps everyone maintain their individuality while trying to match the wedding jewellery puzzle pieces.

2. Factor in the colour of their dresses

Keep in mind the bridesmaid’s dresses when considering what jewellery is best for the bridal party. It’s also a good idea to have the bridesmaid jewellery have some similarities with the bride’s jewellery. This helps unify the bridal party’s look and let everything come together smoothly for the perfect bridal party photo and memory.

3. Gift the jewellery

It is a good idea to gift the bridesmaids with jewellery accessories. It’s a great way to maintain the wedding theme and give each bridesmaid a gift they will cherish for a long time.

Adding a personal touch by personalizing the gift bag or box adds a unique feature to the gift.

It is a great way for everyone to follow the wedding theme while making the wedding experience even more memorable. This works especially well when each of the bridesmaids has its own unique dress; it helps tie the look together. For inspiration on unique bridesmaids’ gift ideas visit Ovadia Jewellery.

4. Keep it minimal

It is possible to overdo it when it comes to wedding accessories. Keep it minimal to avoid drawing too much attention and looking gaudy by overdoing it. If you are not sure, err on the side of ‘less’ being ‘more’. Even something as simple as wearing diamond stud earrings is a great choice if the other elements are intricate.

If everyone has an elaborate hairstyle and the dresses are a vibrant colour, choosing stud earrings or a diamond bracelet will ensure the whole outfit is well put together.

5. Stick to your budget

It would be great to consider the costs the bridal party incur; from the cost of the dresses, accessories, travelling, gifts and more.

The bride can keep things simple to make the affair more affordable by choosing simple jewellery or by gifting them wedding accessories. One can also choose to use flowers as an accessory to create a beautiful and unique look.

The bride and groom don’t have to follow trends, they can choose what they like and what works without breaking their bank or without asking too much from their friends and families.

6. Have an accessory party

With so many activities happening before the wedding, one way to catch up and bond is over an informal ‘accessory party’.

Invite all the bridesmaids to go shopping for jewellery accessories. This will help the bride communicate the theme and the bridesmaids can actually choose jewellery they like and will wear time and time again. Besides, it’s a great way to create memories with friends that will last a lifetime.

For more jewellery expert advice regarding bridesmaids’ gifts and presents, speak to our team at Ovadia Jewellery in Hatton Garden London. We can custom make jewellery for the bride, groom and the bridal party.

How To Match Your Wedding Jewellery With Your Wedding Dress?

Wedding Dress Match With Jewellery

A wedding is one of the most important days of any happy couple. They look forward to this big event with anticipation and excitement.

The bride and groom hope everything will go well, and all the plans put together will work out beautifully in a lovely ceremony with family and friends by their side. When getting married there are many things to consider and the perfect look is one of them.

One aspect is, of course, the outfit. The bride and groom ensure they look their very best with a beautiful gown and well-cut suit respectively. What follows is to choose the accessories that accompany the wedding garments.

So, what are some of the factors to consider when matching wedding jewellery with wedding outfits especially for women?

Consider the wedding gown design

Each wedding dress has its own unique cut and style and choosing what works for the bride is one of the most important aspects of preparing for the wedding. After having gone through tons of magazines on bridal fashion trends as well as hundreds of wedding fashion websites, the bride walks into a bridal store with a few ideas in mind.

Choosing the perfect dress depends on the material, cut, fabric, neckline and so many other factors that make a dress the perfect match on the big day. So, once the choice is made, the next step is to work out which accessories and jewellery go well with the wedding dress.

But how do you choose the right accessories to go with your dress?

Matching Wedding Dress And Jewellery

A wedding gown with a strapless or sweetheart neckline:

Pair it perfectly with a short necklace, choker or a multi-strand wedding necklace. This makes the neck look longer and makes the neckline truly stand out, adding height to her profile.

A wedding gown with a V-neck:

One of the best options is to wear a simple pendant necklace. This makes the bride look tall and absolutely stunning.

A wedding gown with a halter or reverse halter:

Ideally, highlight your hair and do away with the necklace altogether and choose a simple bracelet and set of earrings to avoid looking too bare.

A wedding gown with many embellishments:

A simple pair of elegant diamond studs or pearl wedding earrings will be sure to enhance this bridal look. For a detailed and ornate neckline, choose chandelier earrings.

For choosing the right colour of your accessories uses your gown colour as a guide.

For white gowns, go for platinum or silver pieces. For ivory toned gowns, gold jewellery stands out. If the gown has hues of pink, rose gold is a good choice.

Factors to consider when choosing jewellery

Matching Wedding Jewellery Sets

It’s important to choose a necklace and earring set for your wedding that you can wear time and time again. That’s why choosing the best pieces of jewellery is priceless.

Here are some top tips:

  • Look out for wedding earrings that can be paired up with the day to day outfits.
  • When choosing jewellery pieces, select a necklace, earrings, and bracelets that reflect your personal style so that they match your current wardrobe.
  • Make the most of your wedding jewellery by treating it like an investment to enjoy for the rest of your life instead of treating it like a one-event affair. Reuse it as often as you can.

The most timeless jewellery pieces chosen for weddings are usually classy pearl wedding necklaces and pearl wedding earring sets that match.

Diamonds are also a precious and durable choice that make the bride shine on her special day.

Why you should consult jewellery experts

At Ovadia Jewellery, we have a team of in-house skilled jewellery craftsmen who work closely with the bride and groom to provide them with the bespoke pieces that they desire.

Once they have an idea of their perfect wedding look, we will discuss and plan the wedding jewellery design together with them. We also assist couples to come up with their own, unique designs. Once the design is agreed upon, the couple can choose which stones to be set in the jewellery. The piece is then cast, hallmarked, set and polished and the couple can collect their individual wedding jewellery pieces.

We have a large collection of certified diamonds and gemstones to suit every wedding look, so if you’re looking for the right bridal jewellery, ranging from vintage wedding jewellery to beautiful custom necklace and earring sets, pay us a visit at our Ovadia Jewellery store in Hatton Garden.

Share your wedding outfits with us and we can make recommendations on the perfect wedding jewellery match for your once in a lifetime event.