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Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Six months ago, my younger sister married her best friend in a beautiful, church ceremony. I was one of the four bridesmaids in her wedding. The bridesmaid dresses were short and black. The shoulders and backs of the dresses were made out of black lace. Because my sister’s color scheme was red and black, she decided to purchase all of her bridesmaids a gorgeous, ruby necklace to wear with their black dresses. These sterling silver necklaces contained ruby beads and crosses made out of white topaz stones. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best kinds of ruby jewelry items to buy the bridesmaids in your upcoming wedding. Enjoy!

Beautiful Ruby Necklaces

Figure Out These 5 Elements Before Shopping For Wedding Jewelry

by Luis Cabrera

Are you starting to shop for your wedding jewelry? While brides are advised to figure out wedding day accessories weeks or months in advance of the big day, don't head out to the jewelry store before you have decided on these five key elements.

1. Your Neckline

The neckline of your wedding gown will be the biggest determining element for both necklaces and earrings. An asymmetrical neckline, for instance, is generally not recommended to go with a statement necklace, as it tends to throw off the focus. A sweetheart neckline, though, often calls out for a necklace designed to fit snugly into the right shape.

2. Your Hairstyle

Up or down? How you plan to wear your hair will also impact earring and necklace choices. Brides who choose an updo have more opportunities to make use of statement earrings. In fact, an updo that doesn't come with statement pieces might wind up looking empty or uninteresting. Hair worn loose and long, though, could hide both earrings and a wider necklace — giving you the opportunity to feature a stunning bracelet or choker. 

3. Your Headpiece

Are you wearing anything on your head? If so, take this into account as well. A great headpiece could serve as a fantastic focal point, but the addition of intricate jewelry might draw attention away from both pieces. And a veil is probably the second most important element (after the dress itself) to determine how to add accessories to complement your look.

4. Your Budget

The wedding day budget should be hammered out in advance of shopping. Modern brides and grooms have a myriad of choices in jewelry of all sorts, so there's no need to blow your budget on one particular piece. On the other hand, you want jewelry that you can wear over again, so you don't want to skimp and buy cheap materials. So have a number firmly in mind and shop accordingly.

5. Your 'Something Old'

Many brides still like to follow the tradition of using 'something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue'. Their jewelry is a common way to express these four elements.

So, if you're going to maintain this saying, decide on one or two of the elements before jewelry shopping. If you borrow a necklace for your grandmother, for instance, you'll want to choose accessory pieces that complement it. If you don't have a 'something blue' yet, the right earrings or bracelet might be the perfect way to include it. 

If you plan out these five key points before shopping, you'll have a more successful outing and will find the perfect jewelry more easily than you probably expected. Start today by consulting with an experienced jeweler in your locale.