Pearls of Wisdom
Wedding project ideas and style how-tos for brides, bridal jewelry designers and wedding planners.
The black and white wedding trend is still going strong--and for good reason. Black and white is a sophisticated color palette that conjures up a sense of glamour. White bridal gowns remain the color of choice with an addition of stand-out black flair. Embellishing the dress material with black details, and adding similar dark accents to handmade bridal accessories, can make the entire wedding design elegant and fashion forward.
The bride's jewelry can include a necklace and earring set, cocktail ring and hair combs. Accent shoes, clutch, bride's bouquet and the wedding cake with the same or similar beads used in the bride's jewelry for a completely customized look. Black-colored gemstones include agate, jade, jet, marble, obsidian, onyx, serpentine and tourmaline. Get the look you need with various facets, textures and sizes of natural gems. Cultured pearls and Swarovski crystal pearls are available in shades of black. With so many wedding-ready beading options, you'll find the perfect price point to keep the wedding within budget.
New to the black and white wedding trend is the addition of bold statement jewelry. Old Hollywood-style lavish designs with big baubles can serve to pump up the matrimonial pizazz. The black and white wedding "canvas" provides a neutral base for adding a pop of color and showcasing a particularly stunning jewelry item. Does the bride have an heirloom piece she'd like to wear? Is there a favorite celebrity style she wants to simulate? Does the groom have an adventurous suggestion? The new bold trend provides bridal jewelry designers a huge opportunity to be ingenious and creative. Pursue the new bold wedding look by incorporating beautiful gemstones fit for a modern wedding.
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- View black and white wedding design inspirations in the Gallery of Designs:
- ''Single-Strand Necklace with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Sterling Silver Chain'' design idea
- ''Earrings with Black Spinel Gemstone Beads and Gold-Filled Drops and Chain'' design idea
- ''Single-Strand Necklace and Earring Set with Black Onyx Swarovski Crystal Beads, Lava Rock with Swarovski Crystal Beads and Cultured Freshwater Pearls with Swarovski Crystal Chatons'' design idea
- View bridal design inspirations in the Gallery of Designs
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