With this month being all about engagement rings, wedding jewelry and THE BIG DAY, I’ve been challenged with the task of styling four different types of wedding dresses with jewelry. I’ve learned that accessorizing for your wedding day is all about your personal style and adding some sentimental flair to the overall look. Buying jewelry at auction can uncover some amazing finds–but can you style an entire wedding day look from auction finds alone?! My answer is YES and better yet, you can do it from one single auction, like the one coming up on August 13th, 2015 at Fellows–their Antique & Modern Sale! Fellows always has incredible, one-of-a-kind treasures that go up for auction every month and I especially like their Antique & Modern Sales. I’ve purchased some great pieces over the years from Fellows. Whether your look is classic, ultra-modern, or has a vintage vibe, you can find jewelry to go along with each style at Fellows. Here’s what I’ve put together:
Look One: Vintage Sentimental Bride
Lot 50: A highly sentimental fede gimmel ring flanked on each side by an Old Mine cut diamond. Early uses of this type of ring include as a wedding ring because of the symbolism within the clasping hands, like a joining of marriage between two people. It goes further to reveal a double heart behind the hands once you open up the mechanism. So amazing. If you’re a size P (7 3/4) you MUST bid on this! These usually can’t be sized.
Lot 153: A classic yet antique three-stone diamond ring would make a perfect engagement ring for a bride that loves anything antique. The fede gimmel ring would pair beautifully as a wedding band. This ring is special because the detailing on the sides as well as the old cut diamonds.
Lot 203: A great pair of earrings for the vintage bride would be a pair of old cut diamond cluster stud earrings, and these are killer! They beautifully sparkle with a total weight of 2.10 carats and can easily be worn as an everyday look, long after the wedding day.
Lot 462: To layer a Victorian long chain on your wedding day would be such a treat–but for it to have a gloved hand as its clasp?! Out of this world! Such a dream piece! This would make a great wedding day gift for the bride who will treasure it forever.
Look Two: Trendy Cool Bride
Lot 54: Such a classic style, but with so much character being antique! This is a great engagement ring and a perfect diamond size–approximately one carat. The cut of the diamond is a beautiful Old Mine cut set in an 8-prong mounting with an 18k yellow gold band.
Lot 89: Stunning pair of cameo drop earrings. These are neat because the cameos are different, so it is very trendy to have mismatched earrings right now, even though these are from the late 1800s! These would hang elegantly from one’s ear and make a beautiful pair of wedding-day earrings.
Lot 143: A bold Art Deco diamond brooch is a dream piece for your wedding day! It can be used in so many different ways and it is always elegant and stands out. You can pin it in your hair, on your flowers, or on the front of your dress. Definitely a must-have piece for a trendy bride. This particular brooch is French and has 4.25 carats total of diamonds!
Lot 531: The ultimate right hand ring for a trendy cool bride! This cluster navette diamond ring features 2.75 carats total of old cut diamonds and will sparkle every moment on your wedding day!
Look Three: Pearl Princess Bride
Lot 4: This gorgeous elongated pearl and diamond dress ring could act as a right hand ring for the wedding day and even be your “something old.” It will be a special piece that you keep within your jewelry collection for years to come and always remember your special wedding day.
Lot 440: An incredibly gorgeous pearl and diamond tennis bracelet. This piece is rather special since the center pearl in the bracelet is a natural saltwater pearl and comes with a certificate. The design is really pretty and very feminine. The diamond accents total over 1.30 carats.
Lot 442: A cute pair of diamond and cultured pearl dangle earrings. The diamonds form an almost ribbon-like look with a pearl dangling from the center. The size and drops are very flattering for a bride on her wedding day.
Look Four: Ultra Modern Bride
Lot 252: Such an elegant necklace from the early 20th century–it drapes wonderfully along the neckline and the dangle gives it some extra appeal. Done in platinum and gold with an overall kite-shape silhouette.
Lot 291: An ultra modern bride wants a big diamond, a unique cut and a brand name. This ring has all three! It is from Cartier and is a 1.60 ct emerald cut. Although it is very classic, it also has a uniqueness to it.
Lot 538: A pair of 18k white gold diamond stud earrings which match the center stone of your engagement ring are a brilliant idea! These cluster studs keep things modern and simple, yet hold some serious sparkle. Perfect whether you wear your hair up or down, subtle and sweet.
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