FAQs and expert advice about jewellery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Kent Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yourkent.wedding


Diamonds are forever

Diamonds are forever

Q. I just don't seem to be able to find the right necklace and earrings to complement my heavily embellished gown. What styles would you suggest I look for?

A. Lorraine Marsh says: Every bride should remember not to overdo the jewellery, allowing it to steal their shine. Try choosing something subtle, yet beautiful.

Understanding your neckline is important, as is the hairstyle you've chosen. For example, if you're wearing a dress with an asymmetric neckline, perhaps it's best not to wear a necklace at all. While off-the-shoulder and plunging necklines accommodate a necklace very well.

If the dress is already embellished, a simple diamond solitaire pendant or single pearl drop is more than enough. Plain diamond stud earrings go well with any hairstyle, representing a classy look. Or again, a pearl stud with a diamond accent will always complement any look.

Finally, I'd advise you to buy jewellery you can wear again. Investing in classic pieces over costume jewellery means you'll continue to be reminded of your wedding day for years to come as you'll get more use from it over time.

Lorraine Marsh, The Diamond Setter


Age of innocence

Age of innocence

Q. What jewellery would you recommend I pair with my simple and elegant wedding dress?

A. Natalie Towell says: For a modern classic look, accent with pearl jewellery to complement the white and ivory tones of your wedding dress. Pearls are more readily available to us today than ever before and bring a sense of history reserved for the most special of occasions.

With the pearl being one of the oldest gemstones, it has held various connotations for different cultures throughout the ages. For some they represent tears, but for ancient cultures they symbolise purity, much like the present-day tradition of the white wedding dress, and are associated with everlasting love, loyalty and innocence.

Cascading earrings will lend a graceful romantic line to the neck and, by combining a modern look with ancient empire design inspirations, emphasise a true sense of elegance.

Natalie Towell, Navette Jewellery

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