The History of Wedding Jewelry, Bridal Jewelry Sets and Bridesmaid Necklaces

Ashley Rader

Ashley Rader is the owner of Moments of Elegance, an online wedding boutique specializing in beach wedding favors, summer wedding favors and a huge collection of unique wedding favor ideas that will say thank you with style and will truly make your event unforgettable.

Today there is such a selection of wonderful wedding jewelry one only needs the wedding theme. The necklaces come in an array of designs. Many of today's brides prefer pearls or diamonds. It is traditional to wear a necklace worn by one's mother or grandmother with matching earrings. The groom's family can provide the bride with a beautiful necklace that is a family heirloom or simply buy one just for her. The bride not only wears a necklace and earring set but also often wears ankle bracelets and charm bracelets.

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The groom also has an array of choices for wonderful wedding jewelry such as watches, cufflinks, pocketwatches, and of course the ring. The groomsmen have choices in what they wear in manly jewelry just like the groom. The groomsmen can wear special watches and stick pins along with a friendship ring. Men normally like to wear either gold or silver jewelry pieces. The bridesmaids also often adorn themselves in a selection of beautiful bridesmaid jewelry.

The women can start with hairpieces, combs, or barrettes that are gold, silver or pearls. The maidens usually like to wear matching necklaces and earrings that can be of silver or pearls. The bridesmaid also likes to wear charm bracelets given by the bride to depict the day. The flower girl usually a small child normally receives a nice necklace and a charm bracelet as well. The necklace is normally one of the pieces of jewelry that all women like to be selective about when they make their choice.

The tradition of giving your bridal party wedding jewelry began many centuries ago. In honor of the groom's family, the new bride would be pleased to wear the necklace that belonged to his mother. Other cultures believed the bride should wear her own mother's necklace. The man often would wear a chain around his neck with a medallion featuring his family crest. Customs have evolved into modern day's elegant jewelry. While not everyone has an heirloom piece, today there are many options for very elegant wedding jewelry for men and women alike, that will coordinate with their wedding attire to present a look that is complementary and stunning.

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  • Wice says
    I saw this picture of these beautiful pearls and remembered a superstition about pearls and weddings. There are two versions - one for good luck and one for back luck.

    The bad luck one says that if you wear pearls on your wedding day, it is like bringing tears to your wedding and will bring sadness to your marriage.

    The good luck one says the pearls take the place of the brides real tears so the marriage will be a happy union without sorrow.

    Actually I don't think it matters one iota. Pearls are gorgeous and superstition is after all, a belief that has no logical basis either way.
  • Anna says
    i actually dont know much about weddings... never been to one!! lol i didnt even know you meant to give your bridesmaids jewlery!! good to know for future!!!
  • Hello, Ashley Rader. Yeah I know about how much difficult buying gold is. I saw the Prime Collection and that looked pretty amazing at that moment. I really liked that all.
  • New Member says
    I don't know much about the history but I guess I know the future. And usajewelryjunkie.com is about to make up for it in fashion. Their designs are worthy enough for the whole of it.
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