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How to mark those big milestones in life is a dilemma that many of us experience, and picking your wedding day jewellery means making some important decisions. 

We are told that it shouldn’t detract from the outfit. That it doesn’t have to be ridiculously expensive. Not to choose anything tacky and of course, that you should find something to symbolise your impending union. Words of advice that we’re commonly given, none of which are particularly helpful with the real task in hand. So, how should you choose your wedding jewellery?

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Bridal Jewellery

If only you could bottle the extraordinary feeling you’ll experience on your wedding day. It really is like nothing else, a day where, as the bride, you’ll bask in the warmth and love of not only your partner, but all of the guests, where you feel like a princess for the day and where your hope for the future flows unbridled.

Jewellery that you wear on your wedding day is likely to be something that you will treasure for the rest of your life. The second that you see it, the feelings and memories from that unparalleled day will come flooding back. There might even come a time where you pass it on to your own children. A good starting point then is to go for something classic made with good craftsmanship that’s derived from premium materials to stand the test of time. Think sterling silver, mother of pearl and gemstones. Think gorgeous unique, upcycled jewellery. Think Hepburn & Hughes, of course.

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Enhance Your Neckline

If you choose a spectacular necklace, you want it to take your wedding dress to the next level, but gowns have different necklines and balance is key when it comes to pairing them together. 

A sterling silver necklace is a good choice, and if you have a very sparkly embellished dress, something simple like a small Mother of Pearl Oval Pendant (also available as an elegant teardrop or contemporary rectangle) might work well so as not to overcomplicate your look. 

Conversely, if you have a more subtle gown, a flash of silver and sparkle from a gemstone necklace, like the exquisite limited edition Sterling Silver Moonstone 5 stone pendant will certainly dress it up.

Generally you want something that falls in the centre except in the case of a V-neck gown, where you can have something striking like our Blue John Hexagonal Pendant or the opposite, a choker style necklace. Sweetheart necklines work well with something that lies close to the neck. A plunging or bustier neckline conveys more of a sultry look but be careful that your necklace doesn’t end up competing with cleavage. 

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Flatter Your Bridal Hair Style

Much of the time, bridal hair is styled up and away from the face meaning ears are on show. So even if you don’t normally wear earrings, they are an effective way of enhancing your wedding hairstyle. 

Elegant sterling silver earrings are high quality and will stay looking fantastic for years to come. You can even add a subtle pop of colour to liven up proceedings. Try Hepburn & Hughes’ Rose Quartz Drop Earrings. These elegant drop earrings and their dusky pink colour are simply perfect for a wedding, especially as rose quartz is said to be the stone of unconditional love.

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Encapsulate Your Style and Personality

Whether you go for sterling silver jewellery, moonstone jewellery, or even natural jewellery, it should reflect your personality and say something about you.

If you’re a fan of vintage styles, then the Hepburn & Hughes Art Deco monochrome collection is going to be right up your street. Individually designed, these are the perfect blend of old-style glamour with a contemporary twist. You won’t be able to resist wearing these one-of-a-kind pieces long after your wedding day has ended. 

You like to make an entrance? For something truly show-stopping to get the guests talking, how about a Sterling Silver Meteorite Pendant? This stunning square set pendant is made from the Swedish Muoniona Lusta Meteorite. While it might not be the classic interpretation of wedding day jewellery, its sophisticated design and fabulously intriguing backstory will pair wonderfully with any gown.

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April 28, 2023 — Louise Parkin