Choosing Your Bridal Jewellery
What kind of jewellery to do you think a bride should wear?
It is important to keep your personal style intact and not necessarily create a completely different look. I believe you should feel and look like yourself when you walk down the aisle, with a bit of polish! If you usually wear fine and minimal jewellery, enjoy being comfortable wearing that. If you like bold, statement pieces, look for those. For me, earrings are the starting point and additional accessories can build from there, although not all ears are pierced and that is when a lovely bracelet or necklace might do the trick. We have compiled a collection of most-ordered P&T earrings, chosen by brides and bridesmaids | see the favourites.
My beautiful bridesmaids wore the Abel earrings on our wedding day.
Are there any rules when putting jewellery together?
Your jewellery is the finishing touch, not the focus. Less is more, especially on your wedding day. If you are wearing a necklace, I would choose stud earrings over drops. I would style a bracelet or necklace, not both. Ensure you will feel comfortable throughout the whole celebration by wearing accessories beforehand as a trial if possible, as sometimes the jewellery weight or materials need to be considered.
Should you always wear a necklace with a strapless dress?
If you are considering a necklace, I would recommend a shorter chain that sits nicely on your collarbones. I wore a strapless dress to our wedding and did not consider a necklace because I wore the P&T April earrings, which I consider a larger style and I thought that would be enough. It's personal preference, I guess! The are other ways to balance a bare décolletage other than with jewellery - consider accentuating your eye makeup to draw focus.
Pearls or diamonds, or both?
I believe wholeheartedly in both! On our wedding day, I wore diamond stud earrings in my second piercing with large Peggy & Twig pearls being the focus in the first. There are honestly no rules! Freshwater pearls are more affordable compared to diamonds, which might be something to consider. Peggy & Twig collaborated with Kings Hall Jewellers earlier in 2022 to offer two lovely diamond styles - the Trio Diamonds are pictured below with the April earrings. The friendly team at Kings Hall Jewellers would be more than happy to speak with you about a special diamond piece, and we will always be here for you with the pearls!
How do I incorporate family heirlooms into my look?
Lucky you! It is very special to wear a family heirloom on your wedding day. I think it is important to start with the heirloom piece and build the look around it. Again, less is more. If the piece is a ring, I would leave your wrists bare. Alternatively, if you have sentimental earrings, let them shine through without competing with a necklace, and vice versa.
Should I buy matching jewellery for my bridesmaids?
We see both matching and mismatched jewellery done beautifully for bridesmaids. Matching accessories offers a more streamlined look to your bridal party and takes the guesswork out, however choosing different earring styles can be a nice way to gift something personal and suitable for particular hairstyles and face shapes. If mis-matching, I recommend choosing consistent metals such as all yellow gold.