There’s no question that the most important piece of jewelry for a bride on her wedding is her engagement ring (which will soon be accompanied by a wedding band!). But like with most outfits both in your bridal and everyday wardrobe, a few extra accents are what make your look shine. And what better way to literally shine on your wedding day than with a few gorgeous pieces of jewelry?!
From delicate earrings to sparkling necklaces and stackable rings, a few glimmering accents are sure to take any wedding day look from stunning to extraordinary. While you want your gown to be the focal point, certain cuts call for different types of jewels to take the overall look to the next level such as a bold drop earring, a décolletage-enhancing necklace, or bare-there pendant for a subtle touch of shimmer. One of our favorite ways to shop for wedding day jewelry is to seek out pieces that are ethically made, and no, that doesn’t mean sacrificing on style.
Sustainability in fashion is a bigger topic than ever right now and many brands are evolving their businesses to become more thoughtful, ethical, and sustainable from the materials sourced (including the way they are obtained such as responsibly-mined diamonds) to the labor and working conditions for employees and the methods and techniques for which products are made. Certain brands focus on producing at slower rates, on a made-to-order basis, or in smaller batches to reduce waste and be more efficient with time and materials while others choose to design with upcycled or recycled materials, giving products that are already in existence a new life. Because there are more conversations happening around the topic of ethical fashion and social consciousness, there is a demand from consumers for better-made pieces that don’t negatively impact the environment, and better ethos to apply when shopping for your wedding day jewelry than that?
So, in honor of Earth Day and to promote brands that are doing great things for both the fashion industry and the planet, we’ve culled an edit of 29 pieces of jewelry to make your wedding day look more special than you could have imagined.