3 important bridesmaids jewellery trends to consider for the bride

Bridesmaids Jewellery Trends

What could be more beautiful than being a bride? Many young girls would say: being a bridesmaid! One of its biggest advantages is that you can do it countless times.

While being a bridesmaid is beautiful, everyone knows that it isn’t so easy. When a future bride chooses her bridesmaid, she usually selects her best friends. Therefore, considering the close relationship between the two, the bridesmaid’s interest is to look spectacular. She must look elegant yet comfortable, as this is a busy day for her too.

Things to consider when putting together the bridesmaid’s look

Before choosing the perfect outfit for your bridesmaids, you should establish the wedding’s theme. As you know them very well, you will know exactly what type of dress to order, also respecting the central theme. The jewellery set for a wedding is also a perfect choice for this occasion. Bridesmaids jewellery are some of the best gift ideas for wedding jewellery sets in the UK.

At Ovadia, you will find some great ideas for your perfect bridesmaid presentsDepending on your budget, in our Hatton Garden Jewellery shop, you can find various bridesmaid jewellery sets that match with their personality as well.

One of the golden rules when choosing the jewellery for your bridesmaids is to involve them in the entire process. Even though you know them very well, it is always better to ask them to come with you to the jewellery shop and choose the accessories together.

Get some inspiration from the trendiest ideas for bridesmaid gift ideas and how they fit in with different wedding themes.

Trendy bridesmaids jewellery trends

  1. Pearls for a wedding on the beach

    Beach weddings are among the most popular. They eliminate the monotony of an enclosed space, being also incredibly romantic. The nuns and their guests can enjoy the hot sand, the smell of salt and clear water, together with a beautiful view and breath-taking sunset. Usually, the theme of a beach wedding is created around light outfits, natural materials and lots of flowers.

    As for the jewellery, they must fit perfectly with the decor. Our recommendation would be to choose a piece of jewellery containing natural pearls. At Ovadia, you can find stunning wedding pearl jewellery sets as we keep up with the trends in bridesmaids jewellery. To make the gift even more personal, you can put it in a personalised bridesmaid jewellery box or have them engraved by our specialist designers.

  2. Diamonds for a garden party wedding

    Garden Party Wedding bridesmaids JewelleryA garden party wedding offers the organizers plenty of theme options to choose from. In this context, the bridesmaids are usually wearing outfits with floral prints or with different elements from nature. You won’t have any restriction in terms of the colour for the dresses. However, if you want your bridesmaids to stand out, you should opt for rather vibrant colours.

    A bridesmaid’s dress for a garden party wedding can be successfully accessorized with a neutral yet glamorous diamond bracelet. Diamonds will always be a woman’s best friend. So, when you offer it to your bridesmaids, you show your appreciation and gratitude for all the years they stood next to you as your best friends.

  3. Sapphires for art deco weddings

    For such an elegant event, the bridesmaids’ outfits are spectacular. Thus, their accessories should also be opulent. They could wear gloves adorned with sparkling rings and accessorize their hair with feathers.

    You can’t go wrong in creating a glamorous look by choosing a sapphire pendant, or an art deco diamond ring. Despite the luxury theme, you should also keep a balance when choosing the accessories for your bridesmaids and try to involve them as much as possible when choosing their jewellery.

    A bridesmaid must be beautiful and elegant, but she shouldn’t exaggerate wearing too many accessories and overshadow the bride.

Individual bridesmaids jewellery reflecting you

Wedding preparations come with a lot of effort and expenses.

determine-what-diamonds-you-want-to-buy-at-OvadiaThinking that you should take care of your bridesmaids’ outfit and gifts too can be overwhelming. You can talk with the Ovadia Jewellery experts in London’s Hatton Garden to get the help you need to find affordable yet matching bridesmaid jewellery sets.

Bridesmaid presents represent a sign of gratitude for their involvement to make the bride’s day the best of her life.

Whether you choose a diamond or jewellery set with semiprecious stones such as quartz or topaz as a bridesmaids gift, you shouldn’t forget to personalise it and make the entire experience a beautiful memory.

At Ovadia, you can find some of the most spectacular bridesmaid gifts in the UK, matching even the pickiest of tastes. Share your ideas and feelings with our experts, and we will help you find what you need and keep the pace with current bridesmaid jewellery trends.


Expert Guide For Buying The Ideal Wedding Jewellery: Top 15 Tips

When it comes to your wedding, every single detail counts, right? From the décor to the flowers to the selection of the venue, everything is meticulously chosen to make it a memorable day. This should also be the case when it comes to choosing wedding jewellery.

All eyes will be on you on this momentous day – from your dress to your hair, your make up to your bouquet. When you walk down the aisle, you want to look the way you had envisioned with the intention to create a lasting memory for all the guests and especially your partner.

And one way to make this day extra special is by choosing the right jewellery for you and your partner on this wonderful occasion.

However, that’s easier said than done. Many people don’t know where to start their search and what actually suits them. Sapphires? Rubies? Diamonds?

When it comes to wedding jewellery the possibilities are endless and it’s advisable to consult jewellery experts. At Ovadia Jewellery, we have helped many couples to identify, create and wear their most favourite jewellery pieces on their wedding day. This experience has inspired us to create a guide on buying the ideal wedding jewellery.

Follow our suggestions and you shall not be disappointed on one of the most important days of your life!

Tip 1: Try new things, don’t be afraid to experiment

When it comes to wedding jewellery, these days a matching set of the same necklace, bracelet and earrings just won’t do. It’s all about mixing and matching pieces that go well together. Jewellery should be a reflection of your unique individuality and this can shine through in your choice. Whatever appeals to you, whether it is a certain style or theme, go right ahead and try it on, if you feel it would be a beautiful piece to wear on your wedding day. When it comes to choosing different pieces, be sure to ensure the ornaments have a similar finish so that they complement each other rather than clash.

At our Hatton Garden Jewellery Boutique, we offer a wide selection of earrings, bracelets, pendants and rings coming in different styles, metals and gemstones. We will be happy to help you identify which styles and pieces will work best for you and your wedding outfit.

Tip 2: Consider the wedding gown/suit

The great thing about wedding dresses and suits is that they come in very unique styles and cuts. When it comes to choosing what works, one of the key aspects of selecting your wedding ensemble is considering the style of the wedding dress/suit you would walk down the aisle in. When it comes to picking the perfect wedding dress/suit, so many factors come to mind:

  • The cut,
  • the fabric,
  • the colours
  • the type of neckline (for the dress),
  • and so many other factors make each dress truly unique in its own way.

Therefore, some might see a dress/suit they fall in love with at first sight while others spend many hours having their wedding outfits fitted perfectly.

For the design of the wedding dress, its neckline will guide you in selecting the right wedding jewellery, especially the most ideal pendant:

  • A gown with a sweetheart or strapless neckline goes well with a choker, short necklace or a multi-strand wedding necklace. This elongates the neck, making the neckline striking while adding height to your profile.
  • For a wedding frock that is intricate and has many embellishments, a simple pair of elegant diamond studs or pearl wedding earrings will be sure to enhance your bridal look.
  • For a V-neck gown, you can choose to wear a simple pendant necklace. This gives you a tall, regal look that is absolutely stunning.
  • If the neckline is a halter or reverses halter, one alternative could be to do something snazzy to your hair and do without a neckpiece altogether.
  • To add a touch of elegance, a simple bracelet is enough to add a touch of glamour to your ensemble. For a detailed neckline, choosing chandelier earrings would bring out the cut of the gown and add a touch of glamour.

For the wedding suit the wedding ornaments should mainly match with the colours and style:

  • Should you decide to wear rings, apart from your wedding and engagement ring, you should match your other metal accessories, such as necklaces. A wooden or hybrid (wood and metal) ring could be a great alternative if your suit is more casual.
  • Wearing a necklace with your suit? You should be careful! It ideally is a subtle accent to your personality and overall outfit. Bear in mind that it will be hidden behind your shirt unless you’ve opted for a suit with a V-neck and not tie.
  • When choosing to wear earrings, you should be aware that they can draw a lot of attention away from your face. So, keep them subtle and in tune with the colours of your suit.

Tip 3: Take into consideration the colour of your gown

Wedding Dress Match With JewelleryAnother factor to consider is the colour of your wedding outfit. This is because some colours go well with others, while others do not complement each other at all. For ivory-toned gowns, gold jewellery is the way to go while for platinum gowns, choose silver pieces. If your gown has hues of pink, then rose gold jewellery works wonderfully. Some opt for darker colours and the challenge here is that you don’t want your jewellery to be overwhelmingly bright and shiny in contrast. Unless you love the dramatic look.

Our Ovadia jewellery experts can advise you on the ideal gemstones and metals to complement your wedding ensembles so there’s no fashion faux pas ruining your celebration of love.

Tip 4: Remember to keep things simple

Sometimes, less is more, and this is even more applicable when it comes to your wedding and your wedding outfit. This means that you can keep it simple and beautiful and you can do this with these tips in hand:

  • If you have a one-shoulder dress, wearing a necklace just won’t work. You can opt for a pair of eye-catching earrings or a thick bracelet since the asymmetrical dress speaks for itself. Sometimes less is more when it comes to making a statement on your big day.
  • One way of keeping things simple and to avoid going overboard is to choose one feature you would like to accentuate. Focus on that and keep everything else simple.
  • If you have an elaborate dress/suit, let it be the focal point, keep your jewellery simple yet classy.
  • If going for a classically cut dress/suit, you can choose more intricate ornaments that showcase the beautiful and unique cut of your gown.
  • If not sure about what embellishments to choose or what type of necklace to wear, then you can choose to wear a diamond bracelet and diamond earrings. You’ll never go wrong a perfectly matched combination of the two.

See our recommendations for buying the best diamond rings in London on our blog: https://ovadiajewellery.com/best-place-to-buy-diamond-rings/

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Tip 5: Select timeless jewellery

You can always go for the classical, timeless piece such as a pearl pendant and pearl wedding earrings to match for a truly classic and timeless look. Another timeless set are wedding diamond earrings, which are stunning and will never go out of style.

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Tip 6: Think of your wedding jewellery for the long term

When it comes to choosing your wedding jewellery, one aspect to consider is whether you can wear the pieces over and over again. The best decoration is the type that can be worn for other occasions too. Imagine the pieces you choose with your work outfit or better yet, with an elegant evening gown. If it would go well with a dress, you have in your wardrobe or a dress you have in mind, then that would be a definite match. One way of choosing ideal wedding jewellery is not to stray too far from your personal style and preference; or else you’ll wear it once and lock them up in a jewellery box, never to be worn again.

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Tip 7: Try on your veil, tiara or headpiece

This is one feature some forget to include when putting together their outfit and embellishments for their big day. When choosing your headpiece, wear every piece of jewellery you intend to put on to see how everything complements each other. Your accessories should work together rather than compete for attention.

Tip 8: Show your hands and feet some TLC (tender love and care)

As the wedding day draws closer, many brides and grooms feel pressed for time trying to get everything ready. It’s important to set time aside for your mani-pedi. This is because your photographer will take close-up shots of you and your wedding rings and will capture all aspects of your appearance. You want to ensure your hands and feet look their very best in those once in a lifetime keepsakes. You can always choose a subtle nude or French polish to keep it classy or add a bit of colour that goes well with your outfit.

Tip 9: Choose the theme

Vintage or modern? Another factor to consider is what your wedding is all about. What look are you going for? Does it lean towards a vintage or are you going for a modern look and feel? This will help you put together your wedding outfit and decide what jewellery to choose from. Some couples reflect their passion in their wedding theme like “Starwars” or “Beach/summer flair”.  We’d, therefore, suggest you first find you wedding outfits as the wedding jewellery is the less “in your face” item. If your gowns are modern, then you can choose gems that stand out and pop. For a more bohemian or rustic wedding, you can consider antique jewellery.

Tip 10: Choose what you are comfortable in

it’s always important that on your wedding day, you choose what works for you. The dress/suit should fit well and allow room for movement; shoes need to be comfortable for the simple fact that you’ll be on your feet for a long period. Comfort is also an important criterion for your wedding jewellery. How does the necklace feel on your neck? Does it feel right, and is it easy to wear, or does it feel foreign or heavy? Go with your gut on this because not all pieces feel the same. So be sure to try it on, give it some time and see how you feel about it. Keep in mind that if it feels heavy or slightly off, then it will be even more pronounced on your wedding day since you’ll probably be wearing it for the longer part of the day. At Ovadia Jewellery we invite all our customers to try the items they like on first, especially if they have never worn the materials before.

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Tip 11: Focus on quality

You might be worried about the price of everything; the venue, the band, the flowers. Weddings can be a costly affair. You might be tempted to try and reduce wedding costs and save in a few areas to keep within budget, and one thing you might be tempted to do is get cheaper jewellery.  Think of your wedding ornaments as timeless and priceless; something you treasure that can be handed down from generation to generation and good quality can last a lifetime.

Tip 12: Give yourself enough time to choose your wedding Jewellery

With so much happening and with so many things to get done before the big day, be sure to make jewellery a priority and set time aside for this. This is especially important for your wedding rings; you’ll need to pick a jeweller, see what pieces they have, compare pricing, have them fitted which takes time as well then you need to set time to go collect the rings when they are ready. All this requires planning, and since your wedding rings are an important part of your day and are pieces you’ll have for a long period, it is best to decide on a design and have your rings ready well before the wedding date. For the other pieces like your earrings, necklaces, and bracelets, you can either opt to buy them off the shelf with the added advantage that the main role is to find pieces that work for you. However, if you would like bespoke custom-made jewellery or want to have it made just for you, you would need to plan this well in advance. You might have to give even up to 3 months to have it made. So, don’t rush when it comes to selecting the right wedding jewellery.

Tip 13: Change jewellery for the reception

Jewellery has the power to transform a look instantly, so for the reception, you can choose to change your look by wearing different ornaments. If you plan to let your hair down, wearing jewellery that reflects the occasion is the way to go. Besides, you can choose to let your personality shine and choose bolder, more daring pieces at the reception without anyone batting an eye.

Tip 14: Accept family heirlooms

When it comes to families and traditions, this can be a sensitive topic, and if given an heirloom to wear, it’s a good idea to wear it even though it might not be in your style or preference. This will go a long way to cementing family bonds and ties and respecting the families wishes. After the ceremony, you are free to take it off and wear what you like.

Tip 15: Consider gems as part of the wedding theme

Jewellery Theme - jewellery buying tipsPearls these days come in practically any colour, and you can request your bridesmaids to get jewellery that matches the wedding theme. Another alternative is that you can gift your bridesmaids their wedding jewellery. Gifting your bridesmaids is a great way to show your appreciation and is a wonderful moment they will never forget. They will also be sure to appreciate having their decoration taken care of since they will already have spent money on their own dresses and shoes. You can let them choose their own pieces if it’s within the theme so that they can decide what suits them best.

Match your wedding jewellery with your taste, theme, clothes and budget!

Hopefully, by now you will feel more confident about finding and purchasing your perfect jewellery pieces for your nuptials. Or at least, you feel inspired to come to our jewellery shop in London’s Hatton Garden to have a chat with us about your plans. Get the wedding look you want without compromising.

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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.