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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 New

This may depend on your interpretation of "new." Estate jewelry doesn't have to be old, and many pieces have never been worn. It may take a bit more searching through the shops and boutiques to find such a piece that meets your needs, but it's certainly possible. Otherwise, simply find something you love, and buy it. It's new to you, right? Strict traditionalists will go with the first option. One way to tell for sure is that most of the truly "new" estate jewelry will be noted as such in the shops. Boutique owners tend to charge more for "never worn" items.

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.

Including Something Blue

This is your final task, and it can be an easy one. It's important to remember that there are innumerable shades of blue, and it should be a simple matter to find one that matches your attire. Your "blue" can be bold and noticeable or subtle and simply a hint of azure. A quick trip to your favorite estate jewelry dealer should provide you with a wealth of options.

Wedding Planning Tips and Ideas

Chosing bridesmaid's jewelry color

Start with making a selection on your bridesmaids dress color. Take your Matron of Honor with you to help you make a decision. This will help you get some feedback as far as what will work for all of the girls and she can also try some of them on.

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