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Best wedding jewellery: Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and tiaras

·8 min read

While The Dress is undoubtedly the star of any bride’s wedding ensemble, adding the right jewellery can really shift your look up a gear.

The finishing flourish, the icing on the proverbial cake; W-day jewels can be as bold or as understated as you like.

If you’re in need of inspiration, look, as ever, to the stars of screen and stage for inspiration. Ariana Grande sported elegant but minimal pearl and diamond gems in her recent nuptials (made by US jeweller Lorraine Schwartz), while Carrie Symonds wore a flower crown instead of a tiara or veil before becoming the latest Mrs Johnson.

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Royal brides also make for marvellous muses: as the future Queen, Kate looked the picture of elegance in pear-shaped diamond earrings, their sparkle matching the Cartier Halo tiara balanced on her head.

Meanwhile, Meghan Markle wore simple bridal jewellery to complement the elegance of her Givenchy gown when she wed Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. In the autumn of that year, Princess Eugenie opted for diamond and emerald earrings from her groom and the breathtaking Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, on loan from her grandmother, the Queen.

For brides who don’t have a tiara stashed away in the family vault, we present our bridal jewellery edit. As well as traditional looks, you’ll find everything from pretty floral motifs, statement designs and classic gemstones that will stand the rest of time.

Scroll on and dive into our treasure trove of a guide, featuring the best pieces around.

Wedding Bangles & Bracelets

Arm candy to have and to hold

Jon Richard Rhodium Plated Cubic Zirconia Bridal Bracelet - Gift Boxed

Sparkle like Markle in a tennis bracelet similar to the style the Duchess wore to her nuptials to Prince Harry. While her Cartier original came in at upwards of £135,000, this Jon Richard iteration is much kinder on your bank balance. It also makes a lovely gift for bridesmaids.

 (Jon Richard)
(Jon Richard)

£35 | Jon Richard

Monica Vinader Fiji Mini Bar diamond and 18ct rose-gold vermeil bracelet

Part of Selfridge's Project Earth range, this stunning diamond and 18ct rose-gold vermeil bracelet offers a dainty way to add sparkle to your big day look.

 (Monica Vinader)
(Monica Vinader)

£695 | Selfridges

Missoma Double Chain Bracelet

Available in 18ct gold vermeil as well as sterling silver, this delicate bracelet is a simple accessory to dress your wrist on your happy day.

 (Missoma)
(Missoma)

£75 | Missoma

Beaverbrooks 9ct White Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Bracelet

Sometimes the simplest details can have the biggest impact. Take this classic bracelet, made from freshwater cultured pearls and set on 9ct of white gold. If you love all things pearl be sure to check our other edits for the best pearl necklaces and the best pearl earrings.

 (Beaverbrooks)
(Beaverbrooks)

£135 | Beaverbrooks

Loveness Lee Abiline Bangle

If you’re planning to keep your jewellery minimal, one statement piece can be all you need. Loveness Lee makes captivating pieces for the contemporary bride - this bracelet is textbook. Inspired by a summertime meadow, the adjustable piece will look gorgeous on a wrist holding a bouquet of wildflowers.

 (Loveness Lee)
(Loveness Lee)

£270 | Loveness Lee

Wedding Earrings

Let the brilliance of diamonds, pearls or precious metals enhance your bridal glow.

Swarovski Angelic Rectangular Pierced Earrings

Take your style cues from Princess Eugenie and don emeralds and diamonds as you make your way up the aisle. Stunning yet subtle, floor your groom and the rest of your wedding party with this pair of green stone earrings, cut and set into a square base. Whether you’re going for full-blown statement or opting for subtler style on your big day, they tick both boxes.

 (Swarovski)
(Swarovski)

£85 | Swarovski

Rosantica Promessa gold-tone faux pearl earrings

Pearls have been the go-to bridal adornment for decades. For a refreshed take on these timeless jewels, Rosantica’s Promessa earrings make a lovely choice. Made in Italy, the pearls are suspended from gold frames, your every move showing off their lustre.

 (Rosantica)
(Rosantica)

£115 | Net-A-Porter

Fallon Juniper Wreath silver-tone embellished drop earrings

A winning choice for both winter and summer brides, the dazzle from the pave crystals will keep all eyes locked on you.

 (Fallon)
(Fallon)

£164 | Harvey Nichols

Jon Richard Silver Plated Cubic Zirconia Statement Crystal Navette Drop Earrings

Searching for unique jewels? These sparkling stones earrings bring all the glamour, and will dust your shoulders at a length of 7cm.

 (Jon Richard)
(Jon Richard)

£70 | Jon Richard

Auree Iseo London Topaz & Gold Vermeil Jewellery Set

Found in Brazil, this navy blue London Topaz set comprising a bracelet and earrings, will help you nail your ‘something blue’.

 (Auree)
(Auree)

£425 | Auree

14/ Quatorze Baby’s Breath gold-plated pearl ear cuffs

Up for striking out from the well-trodden wedding jewellery path? For the bride who wants to do things differently, these vine-like ear cuffs, studded with tiny freshwater pearls, are ideal.

 (14/ Quatorze)
(14/ Quatorze)

£150 | Net-A-Porter

Atelier Swarovski Wonder Woman Pierced Earrings

Want to channel the power, strength and beauty of DC Comics’ Wonder Woman? Atelier Swarovski’s statement studs make a compelling play for your bridal trousseau. Pair with a modern gown or jumpsuit to play up the jewels’ contemporary feel.

 (Atelie Swarovski)
(Atelie Swarovski)

£280 | Swarovski

Roxanne Assoulin Hip-Hop But Not gold-tone crystal earrings

Complement the green hues in your bridal bouquet with Roxanne Assoulin’s white and mint crystals in a double drop silhouette.

 (Roxanne Assoulin)
(Roxanne Assoulin)

£75 | Net-A-Porter

Wedding Tiaras, Diadems and headpieces

Queen for a day, reign over your celebrations in majestic headwear

Ivory & Co. Vintage Lace Freshwater Pearl and Cubic Zirconia Pave Tiara

Made with iridescent freshwater pearls, clear beads and round cubic zirconia, this Ivory & Co tiara is inspired by a a garden in full bloom with soft loops mimicking petals and floral accents. It's more traditional than some of the other tiaras in our list and would make a pretty finishing touch to anyone wearing a fuller gown. Use hair coloured grips to fasten the tiara's loops to your head. Dimensions: band 36cm, detail 29cm x 4cm

£165 | John Lewis

Rosie Willett Designs Handmade Eveline Wedding Tiara

A floral-inspired headpiece will suit brides with a traditional look in mind. Embedded with Swarovski ivory pearl berries and Swarovski crystal clustered flowers, the intricate hand beading offers a unique look that you can pass down through the generations.

 (Rosie Willnett)
(Rosie Willnett)

£150 | NOTHS

Ivory & Co Alexandra Silver Crystal Embellished Bridal Tiara

Fit for a princess, this bridal tiara from Ivory & Co is destined to become a family heirloom thanks to its timeless design and cut solitaires, oval and marquise stones with shimmering crystal beads that gleam like genuine diamonds. The tiara stands at 3.5cm tall at its highest point. Also available in yellow and rose gold versions.

 (Ivory & Co)
(Ivory & Co)

£295 | Lace & Favour

Debbie Carlisle Large Statement Crystal Silver Wedding Hair Vine Sybil

Guaranteed to turn heads, the Sybil hair vine is an elegant way to add decoration to your hairdo without the pomp of a tiara. Thanks to the wire base, you can arrange it in a way that works best for you.

 (Debbie Carlisle)
(Debbie Carlisle)

£295 | NOTHS

Jon Richard Gift Packaged Bridal Silver Crystal Swirl And Pearl Side Headband

Prefer a less statement option? This decorated headband brings crystal and pearl finery to one side of the head and can be worn without grips - handy if you have a quick change from the ceremony to the wedding breakfast.

 (Jon Richard)
(Jon Richard)

£45 | Debenhams

Ivory and Co Grecian Dream Bronze Enamelled Leaves Headpiece

Inspired by nature’s beauty, this bronze leaf and freshwater pearl patterned tiara would finish a Grecian wedding dress in goddess style. Make this piece look even more elegant by adding intricate bridal braids underneath.

£145 | Lace & Favour

Wedding Necklaces

Missoma Baroque Pearl Twisted Link Necklace

Bridging the gap between old and new, this Missoma necklace gives the classic pearl necklace an update that’s perfect for the nuptials.

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(Missoma)

£259 | Missoma

E.W Adams 9ct White Gold Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant Necklace, Silver/Blue

If you’re wearing a sleeveless gown or one with a sweetheart neckline, dress your décolletage with something sparkly. This aquamarine pendant will add just the right drop of colour.

 (E.W Adams)
(E.W Adams)

£325 | John Lewis

Fallon Monarch Pointed crystal-embellished choker

This crystal embellished choker looks far more expensive than the price tag would suggest, making it a winner for brides who want to look a million dollars, but not actually pay that. Perfect for the ceremony or to dazzle at the reception afterwards.

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(Fallon)

£265 | Harvey Nichols

Swarovski Angelic Necklace

Simple and elegant, Swarovski’s necklace sits just below the base of the neck, so it should complement most wedding dress styles. Add simple stud earrings to complete the effect.

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(Swarovski)

£185 | Swarovski

Pandora Sparkling Infinity Collier Necklace

Weddings are all about symbolism and meaning. Make a special gesture to your beloved on this special day by wearing a necklace with an infinity theme to underline your commitment to each other.

 (Pandora)
(Pandora)

£60 | Pandora

Bottega Veneta Crystal-embellished twisted gold-plated necklace

When your dress is simple, you can afford to make a statement with your jewels. Bottega Veneta is here with a luxe option guaranteed to turn heads. Its glistening pavé-set choker necklace is expertly crafted in Italy from 18ct-gold plated sterling silver.

 (Bottega Veneta)
(Bottega Veneta)

£4,930 | Matches

Sif Jakobs Necklace Circolo

This stunning pendant, made with 18ct gold plated 925 Sterling silver and white zirconia is an easy way to add sparkle to a strapless gown. Pair with matching earring for the full effect.

 (Sif Jakobs)
(Sif Jakobs)

£99 | Sif Jakobs

Pandora Flower Stem Necklace

A wedding can never have too many flowers. Add some to your look with Pandora’s flower stem bracelet, set with clear cubic zirconia stones. It hangs just below the collarbone and décolleté and is available for next day delivery if you order online before 2.30pm.

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(Pandora)

£88 | Pandora

Shaun Leane Silver Cherry Blossom Pearl and Diamond Pendant

There are so many pretty details in this necklace, from the pearls set across three stands to the delicate cherry blossom enamel cluster scattered with white diamonds on the right hand side. Coordinate this piece with matching stud earrings to nail aisle style.

 (Shaun Leane)
(Shaun Leane)

£2,100 | Shaun Leane

Beaverbrooks Silver Cubic Zirconia Cascade Necklace

Any bride would turn heads in this glittering waterfall necklace from Beaverbrooks. Made with cubic zirconia it has all the allure of real diamonds without the price tag.

 (Beaverbrooks)
(Beaverbrooks)

£295 | Beaverbrooks

Apples & Figs Audery Necklace

Wearing diamonds on your Big Day is easy if you have Apples & Figs Audrey Necklace in your jewellery box. The graceful round cut design is punctuated with subtle drops of pear cut cubic zirconia, making for a dazzlingly beautiful piece of jewellery.

 (Apples & Figs)
(Apples & Figs)

£238 | Harvey Nichols*On sale from £345

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