Estate Bridal Jewelry - Following Tradition
Many modern brides still try to honor the traditional verse, "Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue." One inexpensive and fun way to meet all four elements of the verse is to utilize estate bridal jewelry.
Including Something Old
This could be the easiest of the four elements to fulfill. Something old could be a piece of jewelry that is a family heirloom from either the bride's side of the family or the groom's. Often, this piece is a broach or cameo that is passed down from generation to generation and has been worn by brides in the family as far back as anyone can remember. If no such piece exists in your family, estate jewelry can fill the gap. Boutiques are full of wonderful old pieces to sort through and fall in love with. Find something you would be proud to wear, and start your own family tradition.
Including Something Borrowed
This one may require the most thought. After all, most brides want to have their own look at their wedding. This includes making their own choices in bridal jewelry. If no friends or relatives have just the right piece to complement your look, you can always check with local retailers. Many of them will rent out estate jewelry for weddings and other occasions. Be prepared to pay a hefty deposit. Of course, you'll get the deposit back when you return the piece.
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