Your wedding day is one of the most significant moments of your life. You want everything to be perfect but also sentimental in every way possible. Personalizing your bridal look is essential for making the day extra special. Having a "something blue" is a great way to incorporate a family heirloom or a cherished gift from a loved one. Or, maybe you’ve decided to wear a dress, veil, or accessory like a hairpiece, pendant, or earrings from your mother or grandmother. Another great way to make your bridal look one-of-a-kind? Wearing a piece of jewelry with your birthstone. If you don’t care for your own or want to add a different color into the mix, go for it! You can opt to wear you fiancé’s birthstone as a romantic gesture or that of a loved one to honor them in a thoughtful way.
If you love the idea of wearing birthstone jewelry on your wedding day, it’s important to be discerning with your selection—certain birthstone pieces can skew cheesy. Delicate pieces are the ideal, especially if your birthstone is rich in color and you don’t want it to take away from a bridal white palette. A teensy ring, fine chain necklace, or barely-there studs are all subtle options to consider. Injecting color is, of course, a welcome choice too. A drop earring or unique necklace with more saturated gemstones are gorgeous for bolder brides.
If your birthstone is a diamond, pearl, or opal, lucky you! All three are impeccable choices for bridal jewelry. To make a modern statement, opt for an unexpected piece like asymmetrical earrings or a necklace with your stone set slightly off-kilter. The effect is undeniably fresh.
Gemstones range in price—some stones are more precious and rare than others—but smaller, delicate pieces often come with more affordable price tags. The best part is that wearing your birthstone will feel incredibly special and become a memento of your wedding day long after the ceremony. You can treasure it forever and eventually pass it on to a family member down the line. We love a sentimental opportunity like that.
Whether you’re looking to wear your own birthstone or your fiancé’s, or are simply in the mood for a gorgeous piece of gemstone jewelry, we’ve edited a stunning selection ahead that’s elegant for your wedding day and beyond.
Rich red pieces are the epitome of romantic. Because it’s a more saturated stone, daintier pieces will feel right.
Jane Basch Birthstone Necklace in 14k Gold
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $398
Bony Levy Birthstone Stacking Ring
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, Priced from $279
Amethysts come in a spectrum from pale purple to green. A stackable band, statement earring, or pendant is perfect for your wedding day.
Eriness amethyst Eternity Band
SHOP NOW: Eriness, $375
Suzanne Kalan 14K Yellow Gold Amalfi Single Green Amethyst Baguette With Diamonds Pendant
SHOP NOW: Suzanne Kalan, $605
L. Erickson 'Flora' Chandelier Earrings
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $198
Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Color by the Yard Pendant
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., $200
Melissa Joy Manning Emerald Cut Aquamarine Drop Earrings
SHOP NOW: Melissa Joy Manning, $130
Can’t go wrong with diamonds! For modern effect, consider colored diamonds in contemporary shapes like a single earring or off-kilter pendant.
Wwake Triangle Lineage Necklace
SHOP NOW: Wwake, $421
Hirotaka Grey Diamond & Yellow Gold Earring
SHOP NOW: Hirotaka, $490
Vrai & Oro Trillion Diamond Ring
SHOP NOW: Vrai & Oro, $435
Emeralds are so deeply alluring and gorgeous in combination with diamonds. A petite ring, subtle threader earrings, or thin bangle are the perfect accent.
Jennie Kwon Emerald 4 Bezel Cuff Bracelet
SHOP NOW: Jennie Kwon, $820
Lizzie Mandler Floating Threads
SHOP NOW: Farfetch, $492
Yi Collection Emerald Chain Ring
SHOP NOW: Yi Collection, $250
Pearls are sophisticated and so classic for brides from traditional to modern. We’re for modern pieces like asymmetric earrings, an open bracelet, or sleek pendant.
Zoë Chicco 14K Curved Bar And Pearl Necklace
SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, $325
Satomi Kawakita Extended Twin Pearl Earrings
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $285
Selin Kent Ruby Defne Mismatch Earrings
SHOP NOW: Swoonery, $850
Alison Lou "R" Diamond Necklace
SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $675
Peridot is decidedly fresh and looks great in various metal settings. Go for a mix of stones or a single dainty accent by way of a necklace or ring.
Pandora August Droplet Ring With Peridot
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $45
Barbela Cassidy Earrings
SHOP NOW: Barbela, $240
Mejuri August Necklace With Peridot
SHOP NOW: Mejuri, $250
The Last Line Diamond and Blue Sapphire Eternity Band
SHOP NOW: The Last Line, $575
Opals come with an elegant sheen and are perfect as a delicate necklace, ring, or stud earrings.
Jemma Wynne Prive Opal and Diamond Petite Stud
SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, $470
Stella and Bow Nola Ring Opal
SHOP NOW: Azalea, $279
Adina Reyter 14k Gold Small Opal & Diamond Teardrop Pendant Necklace
SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $475
November: Topaz, Citrine
November is one of those months with options whether you prefer orange citrine or blue topaz—another "something blue" opportunity! Mix your stone of choice with diamonds or aim for a unique shape like a circular pendant.
Porter Gulch Renata Earring (Single)
SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch, $195
November: Topaz, Citrine
Kendra Scott Elaina Adjustable Chain Bracelet in Citrine
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $50