The Platinum Bridal Jewelry You’ll Wear Forever
Holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, there are many wonderful occasions that are perfect for a jewelry gift, but none are quite as meaningful as a wedding. The jewel immediately becomes part of a couple’s love story and will bring back memories of the big day whenever a bride wears it.
The British Royal Family has long participated in the custom of giving a bride jewelry. Meghan Markle received several before she married Prince Harry. Her new diamond stud-style earrings and a glamorous bracelet, that were reportedly gifts from Prince Charles, became part of her wedding ensemble. Harry gave Meghan an aquamarine and diamond cocktail ring that once belonged to Princess Diana. The ring was spotted on her hand as she headed off to the evening reception after her wedding.
Platinum and diamond jewelry makes an ideal wedding gift. The metal and gem combination not only match a bride’s white dress to perfection, it also communicates an everlasting message of a very special piece of jewelry. Just remember, when you are considering what to buy, keep the bride’s style in mind. Following are some ideas that run the gamut from dream pieces to classic wardrobe staples. There are also a couple of platinum ideas for the groom thrown in for good measure.
Fred Leighton Hexagonal Platinum and Diamond Stud Earrings are at once luxurious and practical. They will light up a bride’s face on her wedding day and easily blend into everyday looks.
These elegant Vine Diamond Earrings by Kwiat would work for a daytime or an evening wedding and repeatedly on special occasions.
Vintage diamond, moonstone and platinum drop earrings from Stephanie Windsor Antiques are for the romantic jewelry-loving bride. These are earrings to build an outfit around.
Meghan Markle reignited interest in the idea of a wedding bracelet. Her jewel was luxurious, but the fact that it was on her wrist kept it understated. A bracelet is more of a personal jewel for a bride.
During the Art Deco period, long before the term tennis bracelet was coined in the 1970s, the style was referred to as a line bracelet. This diamond and platinum bracelet from Beladora is a textbook example of the silhouette.
The Gemma Small Diamond and Platinum Bracelet from Single Stone is a combination of something old and something new. The diamonds are vintage Old European cut and the bracelet is a new design of handcrafted octagonal settings for each round stone.
Tiffany’s new diamond and platinum Paper Flowers collection has bracelet styles that range from chain bracelets with one motif, a perfect accent for a beach wedding, to more elaborate cluster bracelets that would be just right when the wedding is a black tie affair
A necklace worn by a bride on her wedding day makes a statement and becomes a conversation piece. If it is a bold necklace it can become the centerpiece.
A medium size diamond and platinum necklace like the May jewel from Single Stone is a design a bride can make her signature everyday jewel.
Meghan Markle’s aquamarine ring instantly brought the gem back to the forefront of jewelry fashion. Deidre Featherstone’s 12.74-cara Aquamarine, diamond and platinum necklace would be a beautiful way for a bride to show off her “something blue.”
The Tiffany Flowers platinum and diamond cluster necklace is as glam as it gets. It is a strictly formal option for a bride that she will treasure forever.
A wedding day tiara made of platinum and diamonds would obviously be the ultimate extravagance. Think of it as the gift for the bride who has everything. Plus, it could be considered a family jewel to be worn by generations to come.
Madonna wore this Edwardian platinum and diamond tiara when she married Guy Ritchie on December 22, 2001. It was made around 1910 by Asprey & Garrard of London and is now in the archival collection at Beladora in Los Angeles. The jewel sparkles with 765 old cut diamonds, weighing approximately 78 carats. Ornate scrolls and floral garlands cover the jewel. Like many vintage tiaras, it can be easily taken off its frame and worn as a necklace.
FOR THE GROOM
A wedding day watch is a wonderful gift for a groom and a platinum rendition, well, it is something seriously special. It instantly becomes an heirloom for the men in the family. The Omega Seamaster in platinum is the perfect blend of sporty style rendered in the King of Metals.
The main jewel a groom receives is a wedding band. Prince Harry put platinum at the vanguard of men’s styles when he chose to have his wedding band made in the metal. While a great closeup image of the jewel has not been seen yet, it has been described as a hammered finish. The Joseph Single Stone band probably resembles the piece.