Choosing the right jewellery to wear on your wedding day can be difficult, especially when there are so many types of gold, colours of gemstones and styles of pieces to choose from. Not only do you have to pick a jewellery piece which matches your style and preferences, but you also want it to match your dress or suit too. When it comes to your wedding day jewellery, you may also want to match your gold jewellery to your wedding dress and groom’s outfit and still have pieces that are party-ready, however, this can be quite the challenge. Not to worry, Hatton Jewellers is on hand to ensure your wedding day has all the best finishing touches.

We’re here to make sure that choosing your wedding day jewellery is an exciting experience. After all, your wedding day should be one of the best days of your life and any planning which goes into it should be as enjoyable as possible. 


How To Match Your Jewellery To Your Wedding Dress

The colours of the gold, the type of jewellery you choose and its style all have a part to play when matching the piece with your wedding dress. Knowing which pieces layer together and which pieces to avoid is an important part of wedding outfit planning.

Wearing different colours of gold

When wearing a stunning white dress to walk down the aisle, you want pieces to complement your look, not detract from its beauty. The best way to do this is with white gold pieces, which help add depth to your style without contrasting its colour too much. Adding in diamond pieces to your collection will help add a little sparkle to your outfit too, blending nicely with the neutral colours you’re wearing.

This doesn’t mean you can’t wear yellow or rose gold though, and if there’s a piece of sentimental jewellery that you’d like to wear because it’s special to you, you shouldn’t let its colour stop you. One thing to bear in mind if there are yellow and rose gold pieces you’d like to wear is to layer them with white gold pieces and not go overboard with vibrant colours.

Matching your neckline

The type of neckline your wedding dress has can affect how different necklaces look, so it’s important to know which pieces will complement your style. A deep V neckline, for example, will look perfect with a long necklace which naturally droops into a loose v-shape, matching the shape of the dress.

Similarly, a high round neckline will look great with a short necklace which fits snug around your neck with minimal overlap. If you’re wearing a sweetheart or strapless dress, a short necklace can work well too as you don’t want to fill the space created by a lower dress. Instead, embrace this look and if you can’t find a necklace which matches your style, don’t be afraid to drop the necklace and opt for some beautiful diamond stud earrings.

Coordinate Your Jewellery With Your Groom

To wear jewellery which coordinates with your groom doesn’t mean you have to have matching pieces, just pieces which complement each other. For example, if you’re wearing jewellery with brightly coloured gemstones, such as rubies or emeralds, the groom should wear at least one piece which features a gemstone of the same colour.

The same can be said for yellow, white and rose gold, as your groom should wear similarly coloured pieces, whether it's a bracelet, ring or stud earrings. Besides these general guidelines, there are no strict rules to follow when it comes to coordinating wedding jewellery. After all, you should wear what you think looks best on your wedding day!

Gold Pieces For The Wedding Party

One of the highlights of a wedding day is the celebratory party at the end of the night and you want to make sure that you’re party-ready. If you’re not planning on having some groovy pieces in reserve for a quick outfit change, you should bear this in mind when picking your jewellery for the day. Short necklaces, snug bracelets and stud earrings are all great choices that not only look beautiful during the day but are also perfect for a dance. 

Cleaning Your Gold Wedding Jewellery

Regardless of whether your jewellery is brand new or you've had it for a while, you want to make sure that it’s looking its best and is sparkly clean for the big day. This is especially important for sentimental pieces that you wear regularly, as their appearance can become dull without you even realising it. 

To clean your gold jewellery you should:

  1. Use warm soapy water and a soft brush to gently remove any tarnishing or dirt build up on the surface of the jewellery. 
  2. Once cleaned, you should rinse the jewellery in cool water and dry it off using a soft, lint-free cloth.

For more tips on how to keep your jewellery looking stunning, explore our blog about Spring Cleaning Hacks To Keep Your Jewellery Sparkling.

How To Stop Your Necklace From Moving All Day

On your wedding day you want to be picture-ready at any moment and continually look your best, but lots of moving around throughout the day can unsettle some of your jewellery and clothing. One of the main annoyances that can happen is if your necklace moves around on your neck, bringing the clasp to the front and hindering your perfect appearance.

There is one popular hack which is doing the rounds at the moment which can help with this. Many social media users are showing their versions of using a dab of eyelash glue to keep the clasp in place at the back of your neck. The glue is safe for your skin and shouldn’t damage your jewellery, making it a great option to keep your necklace in place.

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