Nine bridal jewellery trends for a 2021 wedding

From intimate weddings to all-out celebrations, below is our list of bridal jewellery trends for 2021 that are sure to perfect your look. 

Arpeggia choker and headpiece by De Beers

1. Vintage family heirlooms

Vintage is back in fashion. After all, could anything be more precious than wearing your grandmother’s pearls down the aisle?  For brides with close family, vintage family heirlooms are a great way to recognise those you treasure most on your special day. From your mum’s pearl earrings to your grandmother’s ring, family heirlooms let you feel close to those you love. As Harry Diamond – the owner of Guildford-based jeweller Cry For The Moon – puts it: 'Jewellery not only reflects beauty but it also celebrates the most important times of our lives.'

2. Statement earrings

The attitude for many brides this year is to either ‘go big or go home’. After a tumultuous 2020 and many brides having had postponed their celebrations due to lockdown, 2021 brings hope of memorable wedding celebrations with family. And what better way to celebrate than with a pair of gorgeous statement earrings? From colourful eye-catching designs to sleek sparkly wonders, statement earrings are a huge bridal trend to consider throughout 2021.

Cascade earrings by Tasaki still
Prabal Gurung, head of design at Japanese jeweller Tasaki, has mixed his sculptural approach to jewellery design with his expertise of fashion to create these 10cm long pearl earrings.

3. The 90's choker necklace

It’s official; the 90's choker necklaces are back on trend for 2021. The perfect choice for brides who are going for a chic wedding style, chokers are the ultimate jewellery accessory. Whether it be a simple choker with sparkling embellishments or the subtlety of lace embedded with diamonds, chokers are sleek and sexy and a popular jewellery choice for 2021 bridal ensembles.

Arpeggia choker and headpiece by De Beers
A transformable diamond choker designed by De Beers which can also be worn as a delicate headpiece on your wedding day. 

4. Sophisticated earring climbers

If you are stuck for jewellery choices and aren’t sure what would go best with your dress, consider earring climbers. Sophisticated and stylish, earring climbers make a beautiful addition to any bridal outfit. Whether you are going for the full ballgown look or a tailored bridal suit, earring climbers stylishly trace your ears to add that touch of refinement to your finished look.

Queen wave ear jewel by Marie Mas
This delicate and stunning jewel easily clipped and secured at the back of the ear has been created by Parisian designer Marie Mas.  

5. Stackable rings

Rings can be beautifully incorporated into any bridal look and stackable rings add that extra sense of style. Choose from a wide range of hues, shapes, and sizes to find the perfect fit for you. If you want to aim for something subtle, try midi rings to help your manicure pop, or if you want to keep it simple and classic, why not stack plain silver or gold bands? The options are endless, but the finished result should aim for  flawless.

Stackable rings by Annoushka
Annoushka is a good place to search for rings that can be worn alone, interlaced or stacked together on your wedding day and beyond. 

6. Embody royalty with bridal tiaras

Every bride should feel like a queen on her wedding day and nothing could compliment a queen more than a stunning tiara. 2021 brides are taking their looks up a notch with sparkling tiaras by houses such as  Chaumet, De Beers or Garrard. From delicate headbands to statement pieces that ooze sophistication, 2021 brides are going to be more glamorous than ever. Traditionally worn to represent being crowned in love, tiaras are the perfect statement piece.

Garland tiara by Garrard
If are looking for a headpiece with a strong pedigree for your wedding day, check out the Garland tiara set with diamonds and pearls by Garrard, the oldest fine jewellery firm in the world. 

7. Sleek bracelet designs

The addition of a sleek bracelet can add just the right amount of sparkle to your bridal look. Brides this year are all about super sparkly, after all. So, for this reason, tennis bracelets are becoming a popular choice for those looking to wear a long-sleeved dress. Our advice: wear your bracelet on your right hand so that its beauty doesn’t detract attention from your gorgeous new wedding ring!

Diamond bracelet by Selim Mouzannar
This rose gold bracelet by Selim Mouzannar features diamonds surrounded by white enamel to highlight their elegance and brilliance. 

8. Traditional pearls

Pearls are a timeless choice for brides and are always in style. Not only do they look wonderful paired with any style of wedding dress, but they also convey an air of elegance, simplicity, and purity. 

Purity necklace by David Morris
Akoya pearls and round-cut white diamonds in the form of flowers make up the Purity necklace by David Morris, which is a dazzling yet easy to wear jewel that is feminine and delicate.

9. Sapphire for something blue

Many brides want to follow the traditional rhyme of ‘something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue’. And many 2021 brides are continuing this trend with sapphire statement jewellery. Elegant sapphire pendants are especially popular and have a stunning effect. Birthstones are also a popular choice and sapphire birthstones can help inject a cool splash of colour into your wedding look that’s both beautiful and meaningful. Having a simple pair of pearl earrings or wearing a pearl pendant can add a touch of sophisticated beauty to your bridal look. What’s more, pearls will naturally lighten your look, making any skin tone appear lighter and brighter.

Chain earring by Azza Fahmy
If you are contemplating wearing a discret touch of blue on your wedding day, have a look at this multi-pierce earring set with a sapphire by Azza Fahmy. 

Final Thoughts…

2021 is predicted by stylists to be the year of extravagant weddings! And, after 2020 was such a disaster for wedding venues and brides-to-be with cancellations left, right, and centre, 2021 promises to go above and beyond with wedding celebrations. We hope our list of jewellery trends above has provided you with some ideas. However, for more inspiration, we have a stunning selection of bridal jewellery to choose from that’s sure to turn your gorgeous bridal look into an unforgettable one.



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