If your big day is approaching, then you’re probably in search of some wedding jewelry ideas. From earrings to bracelets to necklaces, there are a plethora of options to choose from, which can make the decision a bit tricky. While it may seem like a no-brainer to match your wedding jewelry with your wedding dress, finding those specific pieces doesn’t always come easy. Plus, with a wedding theme in place, you’ll want to ensure your jewelry makes sense with the overall vibe. 

While wedding expenses can add up quickly—from the venue to the catering—your jewelry is the last thing you usually factor into your budget. Wedding jewelry also happens to be one of the last choices, meaning your budget can often be dried up by the time you begin shopping. Choosing lab grown diamonds can create a cost-efficient approach to finishing off your wedding day look without feeling guilty about the price tag. And with a little extra money left over, you can give a thoughtful gift of bridesmaid jewelry sets to your wedding party. Read on as we look at modern wedding jewelry ideas and how to choose the right bridal jewelry sets or pieces for your wedding.

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How to Choose Modern Wedding Jewelry

If you’ve decided on a modern wedding—think basic color schemes and an indoor venue—then you’re probably searching for some modern dazzlers to match the look. Keep in mind, your jewelry doesn’t necessarily have to match your engagement ring or wedding band. Even if your fingers say vintage, your earrings and necklace can say modern edge. Your look is completely up to you and what you want to convey on your big day.

When looking for wedding jewelry, you should always keep your gown style in mind. While the two don’t have to match, some dress elements will affect the jewelry you choose. For example, think about a gown with a high neckline—you may choose not to wear a necklace. The same goes for a gown with sheer sleeves—a bracelet may overshadow your wedding dress. So, it’s important to at least have an idea of the style of dress you’ll be wearing before diving into jewelry that compliments your look. Once you know your dress style and if you will be wearing a wedding veil, you can look at modern wedding jewelry styles and wedding jewelry sets to find the right look for your big day.

Bridesmaids wearing modern wedding jewelry.

Wedding Jewelry Sets

As your wedding grows nearer, unfortunately, so will your stress level. Planning a wedding is a rather stressful process, which is why it’s important to take the easy route whenever possible. That’s what makes wedding jewelry sets so perfect for the modern bride. Bridal sets match perfectly, meaning your shopping journey can end in just one purchase! Wedding jewelry sets are also a good choice for those who don’t have a lot of knowledge about jewelry style. They are designed by experts who know a thing or two about modern jewelry, so why not leave it to the pros?

If you’re considering choosing a wedding jewelry set or are unsure about which option is right, then start with the most popular choices outlined below. Once you have an idea of the top styles, you can decide if choosing wedding jewelry sets is the right choice for you or your wedding party.

Classic Round Jewelry Sets: This classic wedding jewelry set is perfect for the simple bride. Not only will it match perfectly with just about any dress and wedding day vibe, but you’ll also be able to wear these staple pieces long after your big day. Round is the most popular shape for studs, just as they are for necklaces and pendants. It is a timeless shape that will never go out of style, making it the perfect new piece for your jewelry collection.

Round jewelry sets also make the perfect gift for your wedding party. Their simplicity makes them a surefire gift for all of your loved ones. Plus, with affordable but durable materials, they are a cost-effective and heirloom quality wedding gift.


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Round wedding jewelry set.

Sapphire Jewelry Sets: Whether you’re looking for your something blue or just want to add a pop of color to your wedding day look, lab created sapphire wedding rings, earrings, or a matching necklace are the perfect option. The deep blue hue allows blonde hair to stand out and dark hair to blend perfectly. There’s really no going wrong with this cool tone. Plus, sapphires are thought to represent good fortune and wisdom, which can bring you good luck on your wedding day.

Our sapphire jewelry set is featured in a halo setting, which adds a little extra sparkle to the outside of the center lab sapphire stone. Color with a pop of dazzle? What could be better for your wedding day?


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Sapphire wedding jewelry set.

East-West Jewelry Sets: As one of the biggest modern trends right now, east-west engagement rings and jewelry sets are all the rage. If you’re going all-out modern, your best bet is to opt for one of these unique styles. The stones are set horizontally, which not only makes the carat weight appear larger, but it also allows the pieces to lay perfectly against your ears and chest. It’s a small but powerful twist to a simple design, making it truly modern and timeless for years of wear.

The best part about an east-west jewelry set is that they will pair perfectly together. While mixing east-west and regularly set jewelry still looks stunning, there’s nothing quite like a perfect match for your big day and every day thereafter.


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East-west wedding jewelry set.

Enhancer Jewelry Sets: If you haven’t heard of jewelry enhancers yet, welcome to the party. They allow you to go from casual to all-out dazzling with the switch of an enhancer. This style is perfect for your wedding day as you can draw attention in when walking down the aisle, but keep it simple and comfortable for the rest of the night.

This modern jewelry trend is also perfect as you can change your look whenever you feel like it. While today you’re feeling modern, tomorrow you might want something a little more vintage. You can add new enhancers to your collection to play around with new looks at the drop of a hat. So if you’re looking for the jewelry you can wear long after your wedding day, an enhancer jewelry set is a great option.


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Enhancer jewelry set.


Modern Wedding Jewelry Ideas

When it comes to modern weddings, they often share a cohesive theme. Basic color schemes are usually in place—most likely white and black—and most everything matches. Your wedding jewelry is no exception, which makes it important to perfect your big day style. It’s important to ensure your wedding dress and jewelry pair well together and give off a modern vibe. So, how do you do that? Read on as we explain the elements of modern wedding jewelry styles and how you can choose the right pieces for your big day.

This year’s jewelry trends are more bold and unique than ever before. Geometric stone cuts like Asscher, Emerald, and Marquise are being spotted everywhere, as well as eclectic colors like canary, sapphire, and ruby. Looking for jewelry with these popular twists can lead you in the right direction toward top modern jewelry ideas that will complement your wedding day style. Similar to the styles of wedding jewelry sets, looks that incorporate modern settings like east-west or two-toned halos are at the top of the trend charts right now. Additionally, enhancers are available from earrings to engagement rings and everywhere in between. You can even create a modern wedding ring stack to create your own ring set enhancers. Try pairing accents with metalwork and a variety of metal types to make a modern style all your own. Whatever jewelry you choose, ensure that it resembles the modern trends detailed above.

Modern wedding jewelry.

Jewelry for the Modern Bride

Now that you know the top modern jewelry trends and how to choose the right look to match your wedding dress and overall theme, you can begin your search for the right jewelry. While modern jewelry sets create an easy shopping experience and a foolproof path to matching your jewelry, you can also use popular styles to choose your jewelry individually and create your own stunning look. Either way, you are sure to stand out from the crowd.

If you still need help pairing the right jewelry with your dress, reach out to a professional like one of our Customer Care Advisors. They are skilled in jewelry trends and can assist with finding the right carat weight and stone choice. You can even create something custom to be one-of-a-kind on your big day. Custom wedding jewelry can transform into an heirloom piece that you can hand down to your children, and so on. However, you go about choosing your jewelry, keep in mind these top tips and your everyday style to ensure your personality shines bright on your big day. 



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