Six ways to match your jewellery to your wedding dress

Struggling to choose your bridal jewellery? Be inspired by your wedding gown and you’ll shine all the way to the altar. Six Scottish jewellers line up their favourite looks

bride on a swing; necklace, ring, earrings
From left: Deliza gown, from £1,350, Ronald Joyce; 18ct white gold diamond circle pendant, £995, 18ct white gold diamond drop earrings, £1,995, and 18ct white gold diamond ring, £3,995, all Chisholm Hunter

Our circle pendant [above] echoes the curves of the sweetheart neckline on this Ronald Joyce gown, its shape acting as a symbol of unity and eternity. The diamond drop earrings will frame any bride’s features and emphasise the dress’s elegant sparkle, while the fancy band will enhance the beautiful detailing on the bodice.
Natasha Muirhead, Chisholm Hunter


earrings and bangle; woman in wedding dress
From left: Kiss earrings in sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold, £170, and matching bangle, £860, both Sheila Fleet; Elodie gown, £POA, Caroline Castigliano

The silhouette of this Caroline Castigliano dress [above] is timeless and elegant, therefore it was important that we chose equally enduring jewellery to pair with it. My two-toned Kiss collection is created using simple shapes set with either cubic zirconia or diamonds. Its classic design suits the style of the gown without detracting attention from the Bardot neckline.
Sheila Fleet, Sheila Fleet


bride in wedding dress; gold earrings and necklace
Clockwise from left: Alicia gown, from £5,495, Sassi Holford; Dotty yellow gold vermeil white pearl drop earrings, £98, yellow gold vermeil marquise and oval white pearl pendant, £125, and Luna yellow gold vermeil pearl hoops, £155, all Dower and Hall

I adore pearls and think they’re the perfect choice for getting married. The hoops [above] are one of my personal favourites – they look so lovely on, especially as a second piercing alongside a drop pearl, like these dotty ones, which would certainly add an elegance to the neckline of this stunning dress. To finish, the pendant is small, sculptural and classic, so as not to overwhelm the detailing in the gown.
Diane Hall, Dower & Hall


Katie Lees yellow gold jewellery; Charlie Brear wedding dress
Clockwise from right: Marett gown, from £2,250, Charlie Brear; Echo studs, from £290, Crown pendant, from £540, Dart ring, from £980, and Temple ring, from £1,205, all Katie Lees Jewellery

The flattering deep chevron neckline and mirrored V-shaped lines of this gorgeous Charlie Brear wedding dress [above] are echoed by the jewellery I chose to complement it. Diaphanous soft silk is juxtaposed with geometric gold to highlight a modern, Art Deco theme, perfect for a fashion-forward bride.
Katie Lees, Katie Lees Jewellery


woman in wedding dress; gold and diamond jewellery
Clockwise from left: Nikki gown, from £1,890, Aire Barcelona; 18ct yellow gold brilliant-cut diamond half-eternity twist ring, £1,035, 18ct yellow gold 0.60ct diamond earrings, and yellow gold diamond-set bangle, £2,050, all Laings

With its lace details and statement shape, this Aire Barcelona dress [above] deserves some serious sparkle. The earrings, ring and bracelet are classic, yet they still have a contemporary feel, making them pieces you’ll enjoy wearing again and again after your wedding. They’re also set in luxurious yellow gold, which has seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years.
Claire Rose, Laings


platinum and diamond bracelet, pendant and earrings; bride in wedding dress
Clockwise from right: French Kiss gown, £POA, Dando London; Signature white gold double-row pendant, £3,395, Signature white gold half-hoop huggie earrings, £3,595, and Signature white gold bangle, £9,850, all Hamilton & Inches

Bright metals can add an impactful accent to white and ivory dresses. Our Art Deco-inspired Signature Collection [above] is crafted from white gold with rows of brilliant-cut diamonds for maximum sparkle. A V-neckline is the perfect pairing for an intricate pendant. The delicate elegance of this collection’s design ensures that when earrings and pendant are worn together, they are not overpowering.
Robert Guthrie, Hamilton & Inches

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