Bridal

Jewelry for Wedding Guests

Photo Courtesy of Cartier

A new wedding season is around the corner. You probably have a wedding in the family or have already received invites to pre-wedding parties and reception. You’d need to pick a few dresses, gowns. What about jewelry? A daring cocktail ring can help make a formal gown quite edgy, while long pendant necklaces go with most styles. Does your gown have a long neckline? Layer up the neck and accentuate the neckline with a long pendant necklace. Bright gemstones and contrast shades set on drop or chandelier earrings are quite charming. Piaget’s Viva l’Arte earrings in pink gold set with red and pink spinels, spessartite garnets, pink sapphires and diamonds can be a delightful accessory for your gown, while the Soothing Lotus collection earrings by De Beers – featuring rough and cut diamonds arranged artfully – are the epitome of elegance. Bulgari’s Festa Tamburelli earrings with bright and contrasting gemstones will instantly brighten up your wardrobe. Accent your wardrobe with bangles, bracelets, statement cuffs, brooches, necklaces in pearls, sapphires, rubies and diamonds that play up the color, cut and neckline of your dress.

Here are some quick tips:

  • Opera necklaces tend to fall below the bust line and above the waist, evoking grandeur if you have a tall frame. 
  • Chokers shorten your neckline. This can, at times, be a slightly challenging style to wear. Choker, for sure, is a statement accessory for glamorous evenings and weddings.
  • Open-back gowns demand lariats that are worn in the ‘back-lace’ trend.
  • Cocktail rings featuring gem or diamond-paved shanks are attention-grabbing.

We have shortlisted a few high jewelry options from Boucheron, Chaumet, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, Dior, De Grisogono, Van Cleef & Arpels, Graff, Buccellati, Tiffany & Co. and Harry Winston.  Check them out in the Photo Gallery below.

 

Smitha Sadanandan

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The Secret to Your Honeymoon Beauty Is in This Bag

Your wedding day is over and you finally have time to pack for your honeymoon. However, you certainly don’t want to lose that glow you gained thanks to all those efficient treatments you underwent before the big day. With this in mind, the secret to preserving this beauty is packing the right products in your beauty pouch – without taking your entire cabinet with you!

To pack a light beauty pouch, you should first and foremost take into consideration the destination and the weather that you will expose your skin to. If you are headed to a European destination with cold weather, then make sure to pack a face cream that hydrates your skin. Are you hitting the slopes with your husband, seeking adventure on safari trips, or spending your whole trip on the beach? Never forget your sunscreen!

At night, your face needs care as well. If your night creams are not available in travel sizes, many pharmacies – if not all of them – have small containers that would be perfect for your night products in small quantities! For your body, you should also ask yourself the same questions and pack the products necessary for your trip. While going to a cold destination calls for a heavy moisturizer, I’m sure you won’t hit the beach without your favorite tanning products.

Finally, makeup! The destination also plays a big role in choosing the ideal makeup products for your trip. For a wonderful honeymoon image in a place like Paris, let romance inspire you not to forget a light foundation, a blush, a black eyeliner and a red lipstick. For a lighter look, pink blush and lipstick are just perfect. And for the ones who are heading to a beach destination, let your tanned skin do the talking and enhance its beauty with a bronzer, some highlighter on the cheeks and a touch of blush paired with a nude lipstick. Your face still got some imperfections? No worries, you can add a small concealer to your pouch!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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It’s all about the Sparkle of a Beautiful Diamond Ring

Cover Photo Courtesy of Harry Winston

Every bride should sparkle with her diamonds on her wedding day, and the biggest sparkle should come from a gorgeous diamond ring.

While some brides would rather wear their engagement ring, you might like to choose a new one. With a swooning diamond at its heart and exquisite details surrounding it, the piece that will adorn your finger – other than your wedding ring of course – is more of a stunner than a ring. Before heading out to choose the perfect piece, think of the shape of the diamond that you love or more specifically, the one that best matches the shape of your hand and fingers, as well as the style that best reflects your character. Making the right decision is key, as this will be a great investment and the perfect heirloom to pass on to your daughter.

We won’t blame you if you decide to break all the rules and follow your heart when choosing this amazing jewelry piece. Many brides change their minds as soon as they start exploring the many options out there. For inspiration, take a look at the diamond rings that we picked for you!

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Harry Winston, Bridal Couture ring
 
Graff, Promise ring
 
Piaget, Golden Oasis high jewelry collection, Mirage ring
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Romeo & Juliet high jewelry collection, Specchio ring
 
Cartier, exceptional diamond ring
 
Boucheron, Paris, Vu Du 26 high jewelry collection, Colonne d'Acanthe ring
 
Bvlgari, Cinemagia high jewelry ring
 
Harry Winston, Bridal Couture ring
 
Graff, Twin Constellation ring
 
Piaget, Golden Oasis high jewelry collection, White Titanota ring

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Go Classic with Your Jewelry on Your Big Day

Cover Photo Courtesy of Harry Winston

In jewelry, classic pieces are undeniably timeless. And on their big day, some brides like to opt for these classics which they can add to their jewelry collection and later on pass down to their daughters.

Classic high jewelry pieces bring together gold, diamonds and elegant designs that stand the test of time, forming a mix that redefines the concept of timelessness. Paired with a dreamy white wedding gown, a subtle hairdo and a natural makeup look, these exquisite creations will guarantee you look like the gorgeous sophisticated bride that you are. After all, this is the most important day of your life, isn’t it?

Since being a bride-to-be fills your to-do list with tasks you never thought you would be handling in your life, we’ve decided to help you out and carefully curate a list of classic bejeweled treasures. Join us below and get ready to make your eyes sparkle!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Chaumet, Laurier necklace
 
Harry Winston ring
 
CHANEL, Comète high jewelry bracelet
 
Boucheron, Pensée de Diamants high jewelry earrings
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Snowflake necklace
 
Graff round diamond earrings
 
Piaget, Sunlight Escape high jewelry collection necklace
 
Chopard, Red Carpet high jewelry collection earrings
 
Bvlgari, Cinemagia high jewelry collection ring
 
Chaumet, Joséphine Aigrette Impériale earrings
 
Harry Winston, Sunflower necklace
 
CHANEL, 1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures high jewelry collection, Diamant Evanescent ring
 
Boucheron, Eternity diamond high jewelry necklace
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Deva ring
 
Graff multi-shape diamond bracelet
 
Piaget, Sunlight Escape high jewelry collection earrings
 
Chopard, Red Carpet high jewelry collection necklace

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Keep Your Wedding Guest List under Control

Perhaps one of the hardest tasks a bride can do is narrow down a never-ending list of guests for her wedding. After all, no person wants to be the one to over-invite or under-invite, especially if said person has the weakness of wanting to please everyone.

So if you belong to this category of people, then allow to us un-burden you. Believe it or not, there are more ways than others to shortlist your wedding guests and you can definitely pull it off without having to get the nasty eye from the people you didn’t get the chance to invite. Bride-to-be, if you’re having a hard time trying to select your wedding guests, we’ve got you covered.

Scroll below as we take you through some tips and tricks to alleviate the “invitation” pressure!

  1. Being in love means you want to share your wedding day with the whole wide world. But when reality kicks in, you’ll soon realize that neither your venue of choice nor your budget permits you to do so. Enter the “Draft 1” guest-list. Make a small estimate of the number of family members and friends you want to invite, just to have a clearer idea. From there, you’ll be able to move more freely.
  2. Keep in mind that some of your invitees will have plus ones. So if you think that you probably won’t be seeing said person after the wedding, then it’s sure as heck not worth inviting him/her.
  3. Also, one of the most important factors in the wedding guest list is the parents. Whether they’re paying for your big day or not, it’s nice to take their guests into consideration.
  4. Now once you take all these factors into account, you’ll probably end up with – to say it mildly – a pretty huge list. So with all these names and plus ones in mind, you’ll want to consider who are the people who will really be supporting you throughout your marriage and who will not. The ones that you know can make an impact are definitely the keepers.
  5. Lastly, keep a little margin for the people who probably won’t attend your wedding. You can replace them with a little something we like to call “List B”.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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A Romance on Sandy Beaches

You’re planning for your big day and deep down, you know that nothing beats a beach wedding at the end of the summer. As the sun rays become quite subtle to allow you to celebrate your love for the outdoors and the sea, a breeze comes to make the setting and your comfort something every bride dreams of! I don’t know about you but that’s my idea of a picture-perfect wedding. With destination weddings stealing the spotlights nowadays, it’s only natural for us to narrow down a list of 5 beaches that will certainly make their way to your list of dream places that will make your big day one to be forever remembered – by you and your guests.

Have you ever watched an animated series where its characters dance on the beach in flower crowns and long tasseled skirts? Well, this is Hawaii and believe it or not, it would be a great destination for your wedding with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean making for a perfect backdrop.

Second on the list is Goa, which brings together fun, adventure and peace in one of the most picturesque beach scenes in the world. No matter which resort or beach you choose, this place in India will never fail in making your big day a great one.

No list of beach wedding destinations can exclude Greece and more specifically Santorini. If you are looking for a romantic venue surrounded by the sea and beautiful scenes in blue and white, this is definitely your place to be.

Looking for an island where you can also stay for your honeymoon and relax? The Maldives will definitely offer you an experience like no other. With privacy and luxury taking over your wedding day, your expectations of a dreamy wedding will be exceeded.

Another one of those places where you can celebrate your wedding and spend your honeymoon is Bora Bora. This romantic paradise ends our list on a beautiful note.

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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Our Top High Jewelry Picks for Bridesmaids

Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/vancleefarpels

It’s your wedding and you barely have time to finish preparing your look and the wedding details that will make your day as perfect as it could be. We totally understand that! However, have you thought about your bridesmaids? They’re gonna be wearing the dress you ultimately chose for them, but when it comes to jewelry, the choice should be theirs.

The first thing that you should take into consideration is her style, as picking a jewelry piece that doesn’t express her personality would probably make her feel uncomfortable– and of course, you don’t want that to happen! Second, let’s think about the dress. Does it call for a necklace or earrings would be enough? What about the sleeves? Are they long or will you be able to adorn her wrist with a bracelet? If the dress is long-sleeved, a cocktail ring would be perfection! The third detail is the hairstyle as an updo certainly calls for earrings, while the latters shouldn’t be the focus of her set if her hair was kept down because they will be hidden.

With this in mind, we gladly invite you to take a look at our top 20 creations from the latest high jewelry collections!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

Louis Vuitton, Conquêtes-Regalia high jewelry collection necklace
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Quatre Contes de Grimm high jewelry collection, Serapi earrings
 
Chaumet, Trésors d'Afrique high jewelry collection, Ronde de Pierres ring
 
Bvlgari, Wild Pop high jewelry collection, Butterflies earrings
 
Dior, Dior Dior Dior high jewelry collection, Dentelle Organza ring
 
Cartier, Coloratura high jewelry collection, Chromophobia earrings
 
Piaget, Sunlight Escape high jewelry collection earrings
 
CHANEL, 1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures high jewelry collection, Rouge Incandescent bracelet
 
Tiffany & Co., Blue Book 2018 high jewelry collection necklace
 
Chopard, Magical Setting high jewelry diamond & emerald ring
 
Louis Vuitton, Conquêtes-Regalia high jewelry collection earrings
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Quatre Contes de Grimm high jewelry collection, Plumage d'Or necklace
 
Chaumet, Trésors d'Afrique high jewelry collection, Terres d'Or bracelet
 
Bvlgari, Wild Pop high jewelry collection, Tron necklace
 
Dior, Dior Dior Dior high jewelry collection, Dentelle Popeline earrings
 
Cartier, Coloratura high jewelry collection, Kanaga necklace
 
Piaget, Sunlight Escape high jewelry collection ring
 
CHANEL, 1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures high jewelry collection, Rouge Incandescent earrings
 
Tiffany & Co., Blue Book 2018 high jewelry collection earrings
 
Chopard, Magical Setting high jewelry sapphire & diamond ring

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