The world of bridal jewellery is ever-evolving. Trends come and go, but ultimately, the role of your jewellery is to complement and complete a bride’s overall look.
Let’s explore the exciting new bridal jewellery trends for 2024! And answer the question, “What’s in and what’s out?”
In: Sustainable and Ethical Choices
Eco-conscious brides everywhere are concerned about the treatment of exploited workers involved in jewellery making. Many gemstones, specifically the classic diamond, are mined in a manner that is detrimental to the environment.
Brides are interested in understanding the charming production process and the communities their chosen jewellery pieces are empowering.
Opt for lab-grown diamonds in your engagement ring to support reduced carbon emissions, water conservation, and land protection.
You can also hire jewellery for your wedding day. This is a more eco-friendly option that saves you money, rather than buying something brand new that you’ll likely never wear again.
Out: Traditional Diamond Solitaires
According to the experts at The Opal, there’s been a recent shift away from the classic diamond solitaire engagement ring.
Pearls are one gemstone that is becoming more popular. Brides are adorning themselves with pearls in their earrings, their ring, and their hair.
Other brides are choosing delicate and detailed engagement rings whose intricate designs can only be seen if examined closely. This alternative has a subtle feminine quality.
Another non-traditional option is the double-banded engagement ring. These beauties are made of dual bands positioned with a visible gap between them where a gemstone is placed. Thus, the illusion is of the center stone floating between them.
In: Vintage and Antique Inspirations
Vintage jewellery has become significantly more popular recently due to its exposure in mainstream media.
The Bold Gold trend is a big aspect of this, which entails wearing chunky gold bangles and chokers unapologetically, exuding class, and memorialising 90s fashion history.
Striking pieces can be found at many vintage and antique stores. Many gemstones and cuts aren’t in production anymore, making them one-of-a-kind.
Heirloom pieces passed down from past generations in your family have also risen to popularity in the bridal jewellery scene, due to their charming sentimental significance. Heirloom and vintage bridal jewellery are timeless. They’re also the perfect bridal jewellery to help you stick to your wedding budget!
Out: Overly Ornate and Heavy Pieces
Overstated is out. Understated is in.
The focus is moving away from ornate bridal jewellery to simpler, lightweight designs. Brides prefer classic and sleek pendants, chain bracelets, and stud earrings.
The priority has become comfort, practicality, and functionality. But this doesn’t imply boringness!
There’s a true understated elegance intrinsic to minimalism. Simple, subtle jewellery designs are incredibly versatile, meaning you can pair this subtlety perfectly with something colorful, personal, and intricate.
In: Mixed Metals and Colorful Gemstones
We’re talking: colorful, popping gemstones for engagement rings and mixing metals for bridal jewellery.
Layer or stack mixed metals such as rose gold and platinum to create color-blocking. Then add a regal green sapphire, an emerald for flair, or a subtle yellow canary stone to contrast the neutral tones.
The Toi et Moi is a whimsical choice involving two rings with gemstones surrounded by bands of thorns that form a two-tone asymmetrical heart when worn together.
Choose two gemstones that represent your and your partner’s birthstones for a timeless jewellery piece worth investing in.
Out: Matchy-Matchy Sets
Instead of perfectly matching your bridal jewellery sets, mix it up for this special day.
This is where minimalism comes into play. Pair simple pieces with bolder pieces so they don’t complicate or distract from your gorgeous wedding dress.
We all know jewellery comes in various types, shapes, and sizes. Pick one of each to not dominate one hand with several rings and bracelets, or your beautiful face with multiple elaborate earrings, necklaces, and hairpieces.
Separate your non-matchy set to various parts of your body if you’re worried about your offbeat set clashing. Include one subtle detail in common with each piece to maintain cohesion.
In: Personalised and Customised jewellery
Why not choose bridal jewellery that embodies the love story of you and your partner? Custom-designed wedding bands, engagement rings, and other bridal jewellery are becoming the norm.
Work together with a jeweller to add thoughtful, personal details to a ring, brooch, hairpin, or necklace to make it bespoke and unique to you and only you. Create bridal jewellery and an engagement ring that suits your personality.
Maybe a certain gemstone, design, or intricate detail means something special to you and your partner. Incorporate meaningful elements into your customised bridal jewellery to speak to you as the wearer.
Out: Strict Adherence to Tradition
Brides are opting for the unconventional as opposed to the traditional in 2023. And we predict this trend will skyrocket in 2024.
As you can see, there’s been a shift away from strictly adhering to traditional jewellery norms.
There’s an intense magnetism toward individuality. Jewellers are noting that brides are leaning toward expressing their creative freedom, being a part of the jewellery design process. We’re not looking at conventional connotations anymore, but rather something that we connect with on a deep level.