Earrings for the Bride
November 6, 2008 by Yelena Jenkins
Traditionally, the bride and groom exchange gifts for each other on their wedding day. These gifts can range from the silly and absurd to the extravagant, depending on the couple’s personalities and financial situation. For most couples, the groom receives a gift like cufflinks or a watch and the bride receives a gift of jewelry.
Earrings in particular are a wonderful choice for a gift to the bride. There are so many options, styles and price ranges that the perfect pair can be matched to any budget and as well as personal taste. To find the perfect pair of earrings to give to your bride, always take into consideration the desired price range, her taste in jewelry, and the style of your wedding (if you are buying earrings for her to wear during the wedding).
Pretty in Pearls
Though some grooms think that high prices will prevent them from affording a beautiful pair of earrings, lovely options exist in all price ranges. Grooms on a budget should consider gifting their brides with a timeless pair of simple pearl studs. A pretty set of cultured pearl studs set in 14k gold can be found for $75. Pearls are a classic choice for wedding earrings and are so versatile that they can be worn with almost anything. They look just as nice with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt as they do with a wedding gown.
If your bride likes jewelry that makes a dramatic statement, consider choosing drop pearl and diamond earrings. The look is classic and elegant but still packs a visual punch.
Diamonds for the Big Day
Diamond earrings are another great choice for a wedding day gift. Not only will they will last a lifetime, they will likely be passed down in your family for generations to come. Like with pearl earrings, the price range varies quite a bit, all depending on the size, color, and carat of the stone. If your price range is between $2,000 to $2,500, a one carat (total weight) diamond and white gold pair of earrings will take her breath away.
For a more economical, but equally pretty, way to give her diamonds, choose a pair of studs in an alternate gemstone that is surrounded by a halo of diamonds. Round diamond and peridot earrings will add a pop of color to her look and really compliment green eyes. Or, surprise her by getting her something blue for the big day: a striking pair of emerald cut sapphire and diamond earrings with vintage appeal.
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