Jewelry inscribed with personal messages is trending, says Mike Wilson of Wilson & Son Jewelers, who adds that it is also a popular way to propose.
Wilson & Son Jewelers
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“Pearls are classic and beautiful,” says Robert Woodrow of R&M Woodrow Jewelers. “Today’s brides aren’t really going over the top” but are instead opting for one “focus piece.”
R&M Woodrow Jewelers
The Finer Things
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“We encourage brides to select fine jewelry” rather than fashion jewelry, says Sue Matero of Matero Fine Jewelry & Design. Matero is noticing “a turn back to stud earrings with or without a small dangle.”
Matero Fine Jewelry & Design
Single and Stacked
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Halos are Ultra-hot
Halo settings — a diamond or gemstone encircled by pavé diamonds or gemstones — are still very popular, says Kari Gray-Hoff, director of merchandising at online jeweler Blue Nile, which has a Webroom at The Westchester. Designs vary from intricate “with vintage detailing to clean, simple bezels.”
Earrings and bracelets, such as this multi-strand bracelet by Richard Designs, are the strongest sellers at Be Unique Boutique.
Be Unique Boutique
According to Melissa Thompson, store director of Peridot Fine Jewelry, trends include “long, delicate earrings with movement; brides want something that will sparkle but not be overpowering and will mimic the flowing lines of their dresses.” Yellow gold has also been popular.
Peridot Fine Jewelry
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Bold & Bejeweled
Lorraine Tyne sums up bridal trends in four categories: “Baroque revival, gilded jewels, raw sophistication, and collared statements.” The boutique carries the exclusive Sinrilus Collection of headpieces, handbags, and jewelry.
Fine or fashion? Diamonds or pearls? Gold or platinum? Here’s what local jewelers have to say about the jewels today’s brides are choosing.