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What bride doesn't want to sparkle — literally — on her big day? It's the perfect time to go all out with not only a beautiful gown, but also stunning jewelry to complement the whole look. Luckily for Bay Area brides, there are plenty of local jewelry sources to choose from, with jaw-dropping sparklers available for every taste and budget.
Union Street Goldsmith
Located in the bustling Cow Hollow neighborhood, Union Street Goldsmith is the go-to jeweler for all types of fine jewelry, from wedding bands to wedding-gown worthy necklaces dripping in gorgeous gemstones. They also offer a variety of tasteful men's jewelry in case your beau needs some adornment on the big day. Read real brides' reviews here!
No.3 is a minimalist bride's dream come true, with choices that are understated yet supremely elegant. Owner Jenny Chung knows which pieces can make a lasting impact without distracting from the bride's overall look. Her cozy Russian Hill boutique stocks totally unique finds — like suspended pearl stud earrings from Carolyn Colby and a diamond bridge ring from Bliss Lau.
Shreve & Co
Shreve & Co has been a trusted luxury jewelry source for over 150 years, and the shop carries stunning collections from the top designers in the world. Brides can browse everything from luminescent Mikimoto pearls, to Eclat's sparkling drop earrings. And if you're looking for the crucial 'something old' for the ceremony, Shreve carries one-of-a-kind estate jewelry that is sure to turn heads. Read real brides' reviews here!
Sasha Maks Vintage
If luxury vintage is your preference, look no further than San Francisco-based business Sasha Maks. Her knockout vintage finds befit any bride, and will complement all wedding-related looks. She sells via an e-commerce site as well as various trunk shows throughout the city.
Saks 5th Avenue
The first floor of Saks 5th Avenue in Union Square is a mecca for brides in need of a variety of jewelry choices. Designers run the gamut from the subtle elegance of Jennifer Zeuner to the over-the-top decadence of Erickson Beamon. Check out the divine shoe section while you're there, just in case your feet need a glamorous pick-me-up of their own!
With a vibrant e-commerce presence and showroom in Burlingame, Perfect Details is as close to a one-stop-shop as it can get for bridal accessories. You'll find an assortment of wedding day shoes, headpieces, sashes, and of course, jewelry. Just be sure to call ahead if you're planning a visit, as their showroom is by appointment only. Read real brides' reviews here!