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Every bride wants to make the day special for her bridesmaids by helping them look and feel their best. Once the dresses are chosen and the shoes perfectly matched, it's time to focus on what elegant jewelry your bridal party is going to don for the momentous occasion! Below are places to seek out fun and unique jewelry for your bridal party. Pieces that everyone will love and cherish for years to come — and actually wear again!
Sweet & Spark
Sweet & Spark is an SF-based vintage jewelry brand with the amazing mission of bringing chic, affordable vintage jewelry to modern day gals. You can shop the selection online or in the Bay Area stores Gala and Bella Bridesmaid. The company also offers "spark parties," where you and the bridal party can get together over mimosas at your home and pick out the best accessories for the big day.
For a more minimalist aesthetic, look to jewelry designer Colleen Mauer. Her sleek designs are handmade in San Francisco and complement an array of looks — from relaxed to all-out glamorous. Mauer will even work with you to create one-of-a-kind bridal party pieces, perfect for the bride who wants her 'maids to look totally unique. Shop the line at her cool studio space in the city's Mission District.
Designer Alexis Bittar offers edgy and eclectic pieces that still carry that luxe factor. The SF boutique on Fillmore street is chock full of earrings, rings, and bracelets that accent any bridal party ensemble. His hand-carved lucite collections are the perfect baubles if you're looking for just a hint of color in your jewels.
For a huge variety of accessories for your bridesmaids, head over to Jest Jewels in the Marina district. This fun and fanciful store carries an assortment of budget-friendly jewelry that can put that extra sparkle in any wedding day look. The brands carried include Miriam Haskell, Sonya Renee, and their own eponymous house brand.