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Does my bridal jewelry have to match my engagement ring?

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natashaiera asked:

My engagement ring is a round center diamond, with a square halo setting. I want to rent simple diamond jewelry for my wedding, but does it need to be the same shape as my ring? & if so, can it be either square or round? Thanks!

http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/Engagement-Rings/Ring-With-Sidestones/Art-Carved-i32294.ring

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Wedding day jewelry help please?

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Proud Mommy asked:

My fiancee bought me this necklace for our first Christmas together 5 years ago, http://www.riddlesjewelry.com/products/detail.php?area=search&search=alexandrite&productID=2518&page=1 , but it is in white gold. My dress is from davids bridal (www.davidsbridal.com) style T9168– mine is in Ivory/Champagne. would the necklace look good with the dress? I want a pearl necklace, but my fiancee thinks the necklace he gave me would look better. We decided to ask for outside advice 🙂 Thanks.

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Jewelry question.plz help?

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bloodykisses3685 asked:

http://www.davidsbridal.com/bridal_gowns_detail.jsp?stid=3747&prodgroup=245

so this is my dress im not really sure what kind of jewelry to wear do i wear a necklace with the neckline… Please help!!

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white gold or yellow? should i get zales warranty? really LONG questions about wedding jewelry. please help?

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Sylvia H asked:

Okay, this question has a couple different parts and I want to go ahead and say thanks for any and all help!
Short version is: Should i get a ring at Zales/Gordon’s, do they back up what they sell pretty good? Do they go out of business often?
Should i get yellow gold or white? White has to be dipped every year and yellow doesnt. If i get white it’s going to be an extra $75 warranty to have free rhodium dips. Is it worth it since my closest zales and gordons is more than an hour away?

Below is a lot more details so you can better understand my questions and why i have them.
I got engaged May 2009. I have a white gold band with a solitaire. We started looking for bands for the ceremony (august 2010) and i decided i like the ones with diamonds in them.
To get a band that looks good with my diamond and on my finger (they are long but chubby) I would need a 1/2 carat total weight band, either pave or channel. It’s basically going to be just as cheap to get a pretty bridal set as it is a 1/2 carat band. I tried some on and have also looked online and am willing to sacrifice the 1/2 carat band to get a prettier bridal set with a little less carat weight. The set i like looks pretty big on the hand but up close it’s several smaller diamonds grouped together. I’ll post a link of the one im considering, below.

My main issue is, I had NO clue that white gold was actually just a faint yellow gold dipped in rhodium. I started doing some research and heard people talking about getting their rings “dipped” and then I started studying my band on my diamond and sure enough there’s a little faint yellow showing through. When I asked several jewelers they said most people get them dipped once a year and it’s about $35 per ring.

So.. If i get a white gold set from Zales/Gordon’s they have the diamond bond which says that if i break or chip or lose a diamond or knock the head off the ring, they will fix or replace it ( i like that a lot). That’s included with the price. I can also add on an extra warranty that allows me free sizing and rhodium dipping for life and it’s $75. My main question is, should I get the ring from Zales/Gordon’s and if so, should I add the $75 warranty? The only reason I’m thinking about not adding that on is because there is only one zales and one gordon’s around me within a 2 hours radius. I have to take the diamond there every 6 months for inspection. What happens if I get the ring at Gordons and then they go out of business? I’ve emailed the company to see if i can take it to any other gordons or a zales since they own each other. So far all i got was “we need more time to answer your Q”

Also, I prefer white gold but should i maybe reconsider and train myself to like yellow gold since i wont have to worry about having it dipped every year? My class ring is yellow and i don’t really mind it, i just seem to prefer white but maybe that’s because it’s the “going thing.” I know most people will say “go with what you like since you’re wearing it” but im wondering if anyone out there thinks it’s worth the hassle to have to get the white one dipped every year…and keep in mind i have to drive more than an hour to get it inspected twice a year and to get it dipped once a year. And also keep in mind they could go out of business since they are in a rinkydink mall in a small town.

If you made it this far, i have one more question: Can you haggle with jewelry chains like zales, gordons, and kays? Could i ask them what’s the lowest they’d take if im paying cash (which we will be)
If I get platinum i would have to go way lower in carat size.
The deal is, I’m in college and he just bought a house. Obviously we cant spend a thousand more dollars on a ring set because the ring i have now is already about that much. Like i said, it’s about as cheap to get a set as it is to get a band in the specifications i want.
The reason i asked about haggling the price is that the rep at gordon’s said they can give a 10% discount if she asks the manager. So i assumed if they could ask and knock off 10% why not 15 or 20% if im paying cash and not financing.
I found the exact same set with the same color and clarity on another site for about half of what gordon’s charges… so now i hav e to decide if i want to chance buying it online and pocket the extra $400 to pay for dipping and small stone replacement.
I’m just trying to save my fiance money, he does so much for me already. I know i sound cheap but im just trying not to take advantage of his money for a ring that is only a symbol. Some people don’t even have rings so I already feel blessed.

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Wedding dress, what jewelry to wear with it?

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byrdie asked:

This is the dress I’ve bought:

What jewelry, if any, should I wear with it? I got the true white (not off-white) and had a pearl choker on when I went for my fitting. The lady who did my alterations advised me NOT to wear the pearl choker because it wouldn’t go with the beading on the dress. She suggested a diamond necklace – hah! As if I had one! I told her I don’t have any diamonds other than the one in my ring and she said “buy fake ones.” I kind of **** to run out and buy fake jewelry whent the pearls belonged to my mother and I have several old pieces of jewelry from my grandmothers. What do you think, ladies (or gents, if you care)?
They are very small pearls.

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Looking for bridal jewelry, HELP?

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Diane asked:

I am looking for good websites/stores for bridal jewelry. Pearls will NOT work, and I’m not trying to break the bank with this. I am thinking more along the lines of gold over silver (although champagne/bronze would be ideal) and clear beading/crystals. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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White dress,yellow gold ring.jewelry options that won’t clash?

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Ida asked:

Well…that won’t make things worse, if it’s already going to clash terribly.

I recently read something on a bridal website that said if you’re wearing a white dress (as opposed to ivory) you should wear silver jewelry, that gold jewelry goes well with ivory but clashes with white. Well unfortunately, I have both a white dress and a yellow gold ring that I am very set, both for sentimental reasons. I’m wondering what other type of jewelry to wear. I’m worried about piling on more gold if it’s going to clash with the dress. But it also seems off to wear silver jewelry when I have a bright yellow gold ring. I’m going for a mid-century mad men look (tea length dress, short flyaway veil) but don’t want to go with the oh-so-predictable strand of pearls/pearl stud combo. Another factor to consider- something with bright blue stones would be ideal.

Thoughts? Suggestions?

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Dress and jewelry pairing.(picts included)?

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Why? asked:

I’m trying to pair jewelry that will match my wedding gown..

…and here’s the necklace that I purchased, though I’m having second thoughts because I’m wondering if the necklace is too simple. The dress is very plain, so I’m wondering if I should buy a “chunkier” necklace? What do you think…

Thanks in advance. 🙂

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If you wear pearly jewelry, does you tiara have to have pearls on it too for my wedding?

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hhhh asked:

I am thinking of wearing mostly pearls. Could I still wear a crystal/rhinestone tiara with my dress? My dress has silver threading, pearly beads, and crystaly beads.

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How much money did you pay for jewelry to wear for your wedding?

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adobeprincess asked:

I am making custom jewelry for my boyfriends sister and it is $100.000 in materials. It is Arora Borialis Austiran Crystals and Sterling. She wanted a necklace, earings and a bracelet. My boyfriend is shocked. I am giving it as an extra gift she is already getting Nambe wear from us too. My boyfriend thinks this wedding jewelry is too expensive, but I told him these materials are very expensive. I did not have time to mail order, but I did buy wholesale. What do you think? How much did you spend and what did you buy for your wedding jewelry? She had me match her hair accessory this is how I came to this design.

Do you think this is too much? I bet people pay a great deal more.
Okay so if someone made something custom for you it might be worth more than $100.00 to you especially if it was a gift right?
Okay, but then what do you do when someone want you to make something to match something she has? What should I have done? Made it out of plastic? This could be my future sister in law and she treats me like family.
Okay does this make sense. I am making jewelry for the Bride?
Alex O I have no idea what you are talking about. I do not know what Ude means.
I asked her if she needed help and she said she did because she could not find what she was looking for. She found something, but it is only her back up. She sent me photos of her hair ornament and asked if I could make something like that. She was really excited. I have already made jewelry for her mother. I make jewelry all the time.
I am really used to making jewelry. It only took me 90 minutes. I am just waiting to hear back from her on a final decision.
It may have been more expensive, but she cannot find what she wants. It may not be more expensive.
Well when it comes to family. I guess I spoil them and I guess she is starting to feel like family.

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