It’s no secret that I love pearls. Real or fake, it makes no difference. If they look good, I’ll wear them. I am partial to multi-strand necklaces like the one above from JewelryStylist.com. When it comes to wedding pearls, however, brides-to-be can’t just don any old pearls. Jewelry designer Saori C. says,
It’s important to remember that even though all natural pearls are described as “white,” they aren’t the stark, bright white of the faux pearls that are widely available in bridal boutiques. True natural pearls are a beautiful, warm, off-white color, and they will provide a wonderful accent to almost any wedding dress, even those in ivory tones. Faux or glass pearls can be a less expensive option, but be careful – colors vary greatly and one designer’s “white” or “ivory” may be completely different from another’s.
Not sold on pearls and still looking for the right jewelry to compliment your wedding look? Consider the following: Will your ceremony and reception be formal, semi-formal, or casual? What sort of neckline will you be sporting on your wedding day? Do you want your jewelry to blend with your dress or are you looking to highlight your bridal ensemble with a splash of color? Do non-precious metals irritate your skin? (< ---this is particularly important for chemical sensitive brides)
If you simply can't decide or have an atrophied jewelry fashion sense (like me), you can consult a jewelry stylist like Erica Jill, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. And, if like me, you are also fascinated by pearls, check out Pearls: A Natural History by Neil H. Landman and Paula Mikkelsen. It’s awesome!