Nowadays, brides are looking to add a piece of yesteryear to their accessories on the big day. Many of them will add a family heirloom or two to their look, adding even more personalization and a touch of history to their wedding.
Right now, vintage and antique styles are all the rage -- think Art Deco movement and the Roaring Twenties.
Popular engagement ring styles include vintage (or vintage-inspired) pieces that showcase a large, central set gemstone. In addition to the colorless diamonds that are typically the centerpieces of engagement rings, brides-to-be are now receiving rings with gems like emeralds, sapphires, and rubies.
For women who prefer something on the more subdued side, eternity bands are quickly increasing in popularity as well. Eternity bands are entirely covered in diamonds, and can take the place of an engagement ring and wedding band set for the modest bride.
To finish off the vintage look, explore jewelry options with intricate details and filigree work.
Diamond lavalier pendants and matching drop earrings are popular choices when it comes to bridal jewelry. Keeping in theme with the vintage styling, monochromatic black and white is the main jewelry color scheme for brides going all in with with their Art Deco-inspired wedding look.
But, if you canâ€™t use an heirloom piece of your own, Medawar Jewelers has many vintage-inspired jewelry styles to help you look your best as you walk down the aisle.
Statement-Making Engagement Rings
Halo settings are still the style to beat. The glittering ring of smaller diamonds surrounding the larger central diamond add extra sparkle to the stone of your choice, and who doesnâ€™t want that?
These decidedly vintage-looking rings can be found in a variety of styles and stone shapes, so you can easily find a halo engagement ring that matches your style and budget.
For the glamorous bride, Verragio offers halo engagement ring styles that combine vintage grace with high fashion femininity. This ring from the Parisian collection features intricate milgrain beading along the ring shank and a subtle double halo encircling the main diamond, while this beauty from the Venetian collection channels the vintage aesthetic with the scrollwork in the ring band itself.
One thing that is important to note: Each Verragio piece offers a multitude of customization options, allowing you to create an engagement ring that is truly one-of-a-kind.
Glittering Eternity Wedding Bands
When it comes to wedding bands, eternity bands are the way to go for a glitzy vintage look without going over the top. However, if you are looking for something with a little extra shine, donâ€™t be afraid to invest in a piece with a larger total diamond weight.
This Verragio wedding band from the Classic collection proves that eternity bands can be understated in their own way. While the outside of the band shows off an array of beautifully-cut diamonds, the inner ring band is adorned with delicate milgrain beading -- an aspect of the ring that shows off the brandâ€™s attention to detail.
Meanwhile, this Pirouetta piece from Kirk Kara highlights the bandâ€™s scrollwork in a tasteful way without going overboard on the sparkle.
Vintage-Inspired Bridal Accessories
Today, brides are looking more towards diamond accessories that add a bit of drama while also maintaining sophisticated restraint.
Adorn your neckline with a piece from Paradeâ€™s Reverie or Lumiere collections. The Reverie collection offers pieces like this unique collar necklace and this intricate lavalier pendant on a cable chain. Or, for a statement necklace that uses only colorless diamonds, this sparkler from the Lumiere collection features diamonds that cascade down the necklace and draw the eye to the pear-shaped stones at the end of the piece.
Finally, complete your look with an ornate pair of drop earrings. Again, Parade is the brand to check out for diamond-encrusted accessories that will keep all eyes on you on your big day. This pair from the Lumiere collection dazzles with its loops and swirls of diamond, and the design on this piece from the Lyria collection is almost filigree-like in its ornamentation.
If youâ€™re searching for a bridal jewelry repertoire for your special day, all of these pieces can be found at the Medawar Jewelers showroom nearest you.
In addition to the standard lines that we carry, our Okemos showroom also offers unique heirloom pieces that arenâ€™t available at any of our other stores -- pieces with fire opal gemstones, for example, or heirloom cocktail rings with rose and white gold.
For more information on the products and jewelry services that we offer, donâ€™t hesitate to contact us at any of our showrooms or visit us in person!