Bridal Jewelry Sets for the Romantic Bride: Which is Best for You?

Crystal & Pearl Necklace for the Bride
A beautiful crystal and pearl bridal necklace

The Romantic bride is “in love with love.” Their sense of bridal fashion can range from being very feminine to very traditional, but always retains a touch of softness. There are tons of bridal jewelry options from which to choose, and jewelry sets are always a safe and beautiful choice. But which style set is best for the Romantic? Below are some lovely options to consider.

Crystal jewelry sets: Crystal jewelry sets are probably the most popular among romantic brides. They give a soft, girly look yet still show a little bling. Typically, you will find Austrian crystals and Swarovski crystals—both affordable and both beautiful. Swarovski crystals are cut stones that are transparent. A wide variety of colors are available including traditional clear, aurora (rainbow effect), blues, pinks, and many more. The options for jewelry styles are also abundant. You will see chokers with drop earrings, longer standard strand necklaces with crystals studs, and intricate crystal designs that often form into a v-shape for extra drama.

Check out this beautiful 3-Row Crystal Illusion wedding necklace with Swarovski Crystals

Austrian crystals are basically another name for rhinestones. They “pop” more than Swarovskis and offer many of the same style options as Swarovski crystals. Austrian crystals come in so many different colors—pretty much any color you can think of—so get creative and don’t be afraid to add a pop of color to your overall look. Blue rhinestones have become a hot color this season, but choose what feels right for you.

Tip: If you choose a crystal jewelry set, decide how large or ornate it should be by considering your dress. If your dress has a lot of detailing, go for a more subtle set. If your wedding gown is very simple, go for something that makes more of a statement.

Pearl jewelry sets: Romantic brides who are more on the traditional side love pearls. They are classic, elegant, and perfect for most ensembles. In the past, pearl jewelry set choices were a bit more limited as compared to crystals. These days, there are plenty of different types of pearls available, working well with a wider array of looks. For example, Keshi pearls have made a huge splash for brides who are having a beach wedding. They come in unique colors and each is one-of-a-kind. Freshwater pearls are also great for traditional weddings or beach weddings. Finally, faux pearls scream classic and are by far the most sought-after when it comes to jewelry sets. Faux pearls also come in an array of colors, just like rhinestones.

Pearl jewelry sets come in so many designs… from the standard single strand to multi-layer chokers. Also available are double and triple stranded sets and styles that use a metal backing for encrusting pearls into a unique design.