For some brides, tradition is an important part of a wedding. While it’s totally applicable to pick and choose what you do and don’t want (it’s your special day, after all!), quite a few to-be-weds choose to honor old-world customs by wearing something old, new, borrowed, and blue when walking down the aisle. If you’re thinking about utilizing a piece of jewelry as your “something blue” for your wedding day, you’re in luck!
From opals to sapphires, turquoise to topaz, there’s a wide variety of gems to choose from for a pop of blue. Depending on your budget, your other accessories, and your own personal style, you might opt for a brighter or more minute hue. While it’s important to consider your venue, the formality, and dress style when selecting accessories, the most crucial element is that the jewelry feels representative of you at that moment—so have fun with it!
Whether you’re saying “I do” on the beach, a casual rooftop, or a swanky ballroom, read on to shop our favorite “something blue” jewelry.
Most Elegant: DAVIDOR Arch Cut Aquamarine and Brilliant Diamond Earrings
Crafted by hand in DAVIDOR's Paris Atelier, these stunningly elegant earrings are a sweet and subtle touch to any bridal look. You can also buy this style with a classic diamond, or with a pink or green tourmaline stone.
Price at time of publish: $7,250
Most Heirloom Potential: MATEO NY 14K Gold Opal Studs
A fiery blue opal surrounded by .12ct diamonds and 14K gold make these exquisite studs from MATEO NY a standout “something blue” you’ll be lovingly begged to pass down through generations with your engagement ring.
Price at time of publish: $1,150
For the Simple Bride: SALOME Aquamarine Gemstone Necklace
The aquamarine gemstone is said to provide the wearer luck and serenity, so donning this elegantly simple pendant necklace on your big day is a no-brainer. The delicate gold chain against the light blue stone makes the subtle pop of color stand out in all the right ways or you may enjoy looking into sustainable jewelry for your big day.
Price at time of publish: $94
Modern Meets Glam: Serefina Marfa Earrings
Serefina’s Marfa earrings from BHLDN offer nonstop sparkle with two-tiered blue gems set against polished gold plated brass. If you already have your “something blue,” the style also comes in pink for any blush-loving brides, who said choosing your wedding jewelry was hard!
Most Traditional: James Allen East-West Sapphire Diamond Necklace
East-West is forever a classic setting, and when paired with a diamond halo and a half-carat blue sapphire, the combination is an instant favorite. For brides in want of a traditional look, this ageless “something blue” choice will stand the test of time, in comparison to sustainable jewelry.
Price at time of publish: $1,430
For the Chic Bride: Stevie Wren Geometric Blue Diamond Bangle
If you’re a fan of bracelets and want something special for your wedding, look no further than this blue diamond pavé bangle from Stevie Wren. The polished 14K yellow gold links shine brightly against the 0.19 total carat diamonds creating an elegant show of luxury.
Price at time of publish: $1,565
For the Fashion-Forward Bride: MATEO NY Turquoise and Diamond Dot Necklace
Simple yet chic, elegant yet modern, MATEO NY’s diamond dot necklace truly blends the old and the new, the timeless with the trendy. This stunning style—featuring a 14K gold chain, lobster lock, and a 0.03ct diamond—comes in both turquoise and lapis, so you can pick your perfect “something blue” hue.
Price at time of publish: $550
For the Bold Bride: Humans Before Handles Gemisphere Earrings
If you want your “something blue” to make a bold statement, it’s hard to beat these geometric drop earrings from Humans Before Handles. Made from the highest quality acrylic, the bright, marbled surface will add a beautiful burst of color to your bridal ensemble.
Most Photogenic: Melinda Maria Margot Baby Opal Necklace
We love a blue opal pendant, and this gold halo-set necklace from Melinda Maria makes for a dreamy bridal accessory. The effortless fire and shine make it a stunning yet simple choice for anyone in need of a spectacular “something blue.”
Most Timeless: Stephen Dweck Blue Topaz and Pearl Drop Earrings
If you’re looking for a noteworthy “something blue” that provides both elegance and quality, consider these exemplary blue topaz and baroque pearl drop earrings by Stephen Dweck. The timeless style will continue to amaze as the years go on.
For the Eclectic Bride: Elena Swarovski Crystal Flower Earrings
Looking for a “something blue” that really makes a statement? This flower motif glimmers with blue zirconium Swarovski crystals and ovals creating a shimmering showcase of colors. Wear your hair up to make these earrings stand out and consider carrying flowers or painting your nails in one of the showcased colors to pull the look together.
Price at time of publish: $38
For the Classic Bride: Blue Nile Petite Topaz and Diamond Floral Pendant
Vintage-inspired structure and a micro pavé diamond frame surround a precious blue gem of your choice with this classic favorite from Blue Nile. Choose between a Swiss blue topaz, aquamarine, or sapphire gemstone depending on your favorite shade.
Price at time of publish: $425
Best All-Over Sparkle: KALAN Bloom Hexagon Light Blue Drop Earrings
If your wedding colors include baby blue, we can’t express enough how perfect these drop earrings from KALAN would be. Five hexagon-cut, prong-set blue topaz gems dazzle from each ear and the light blue hue is bright without being too distracting.
For the Sophisticated Bride: LA Kaiser Turquoise and Diamond Doublet Studs
An elevated twist on a classic stud, these LA Kaiser staples feature diamond and turquoise stacked gemstones that give off understated color and shine.
Price at time of publish: $75
For the Mystical Bride: L'Enchanteur Talismans Wand Pendant
If you’re looking for a little extra luck and protection on your big day and beyond, L'Enchanteur’s stunning talisman pendants are created honoring the ancient concept of utilizing crystals for healing and comfort. Select from an array of crystals like turquoise and lapis lazuli for a “something blue” that’s supremely personal to you.
Price at time of publish: $300 for turquoise
Best Gift: James Allen Halo Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
If someone’s gifting you your “something blue,” these halo sapphire and diamond studs are a luxuriously special pair you’ll cherish for a lifetime. The classic design and deep blue hue make them a sentimental and stunning way to celebrate your wedding the day of and all the years following after you sell your engagement ring to go on your dream honeymoon.
Price at time of publish: $1,780
Do I have to wear “something blue” on my wedding day?
The fun part about modern weddings is you can pick and choose which traditions to keep and which to ditch. If you don’t want to wear something blue, you don’t have to!
Can I wear more than one piece of blue jewelry?
If blue is one of your wedding colors, don’t be afraid to add more than one pop to your ensemble. Just make sure to stick with a cohesive shade of blue and only opt for one major statement piece to avoid an over-busy look.
Is “something blue” jewelry expensive?
“Something blue” jewelry ranges greatly in price depending on whether or not you buy pieces with natural gemstones. Make sure to have a budget in mind when shopping so you can select your jewelry with confidence.
Will my “something blue” jewelry match my wedding color scheme?
Unless your wedding colors include a shade of blue, chances are you’ll want to keep your “something blue” jewelry subtle so it doesn’t clash with your wedding palette. If you’re not looking for a bold pop, opt for small blue studs or a more muted hue to ensure it compliments your overall look.