Wedding Gift Guide: Bridesmaids Jewellery

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August has finally arrived, and that means we’re in the thick of wedding season! You might be getting ready for your own big day and, if not, there’s a good chance that you’re a member of a bridal party. From celebrating with the bride every step of the way to keep them grounded in their worst bridezilla moments, the role of the bridesmaid is one of the most important in any wedding. We’ve compiled our favourite pieces of jewellery to honour and thank every bridesmaid for their contribution to the special day…

Designer Jewellery Bridesmaid Gifts Sterling Silver Initial Necklaces Personalised

Initial Necklaces by Mantra, £25

Thank each bridesmaid for their individual help with a personal initial necklace from Mantra. There is a personalisation option, so you can add their name or the date of the big day on the reverse of the pendant!

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Designer Jewellery Swarovski Crystal Alex and Ani Bangles Brass Bridesmaid Gifts Jewelry

Alex and Ani Bridesmaid Bangles, £35

Alex and Ani have launched a beautiful bridal range, featuring Swarovski crystal designs with special engravings on the reverse.

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Thomas Sabo Bridesmaid Gifts Love Bridge Engravable Personalised Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl Bracelet

Thomas Sabo Love Bridge, from £35

Thomas Sabo Love Bridge is an engravable collection inspired by the locks of love on the Pont des Arts in Paris. The perfect keepsake to remember a special day by.

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For more inspiration, shop our bridesmaid edit! 

Summer Style Guide: Wedding Jewellery

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With July coming to a close, it feels like we’re well into Wedding Season. You might be getting married yourself, and there’s a good chance you have been invited to celebrate someone else’s big day. It’s an incredibly exciting time that you will want to commemorate for years to come; and such a special occasion calls for some equally special jewellery! We’ve narrowed down our favourite precious pieces that are perfect for adding classic glamour or luxe sparkle to celebrate a perfect day…

Lily and Rose Wedding Jewellery Designer Swarovski Crystal

Lily and Rose, from £29

Lily and Rose is a beautiful collection from Swedish designer Therese Zetterburg, who uses glittering Swaorvski crystals in all her designs. Inspired by vintage glamour and classic beauty, the chic pastel colour palette makes their pieces perfect for summer weddings.

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Daisy London Wedding Jewellery Designer Sterling Silver

The Vintage collection from Daisy London is a classic collection- inspired by English country gardens and perfect for outdoor events.

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Alex and Ani Wedding Jewellery Designer Swarovski Crystal

Alex and Ani’s Bridal Collection, £35

The Bridal collection by Alex and Ani is delicate and elegant, with a Swarovski crystal adorning every piece. With a special meaning embossed on every piece, it is the perfect keepsake for a special day.

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Having a moment: Monograms

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There’s a real luxe feel to this season, with classic pieces being upgraded with personal touches. We love the monogram trend, have yours emblazoned on your scarf, satchel or have a one of a kind necklace made just for you. Me.mi, a new South African designer at fabulous create bespoke sentimental pieces which will last a lifetime, a family heirloom rich in heritage and the perfect gift for…

  • A wedding. Will your daughter, wife or friend be changing their name? This is a great way to mark their new name and the beginning of a new chapter in their life
  • A new baby. Create a necklace with the three initials of your new arrival, the perfect way to celebrate your new family member.
  • A family. You can combine three first names, whether that’s you, your husband and your child, three children, your parents and you – the celebration of an eternal bond in a necklace.
  • A friendship. These necklaces are a great way to celebrate an everlasting friendship, have one each in Gold, Silver or Rose Gold.
  • You! Wear your own monogram around your neck, after all the most important relationship we’ll ever have is the one we have with ourselves.

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Me.mi monogram necklace from fabulous in Silver, £75 Rose or Yellow Gold, £225. Silver is 925 Sterling Silver and Yellow or Rose Gold is solid 9ct Gold. Allow 10 working days for Silver and 20 working days for Golds.

These fabulous necklaces will be huge this Christmas, why not order now to get your design in plenty of time.

Pandora: The Cherry Blossom Spring Collection

Spring is now upon us (despite the freezing cold winds and continuing snow threats…in March), and with it comes the start of our gorgeous new 2013 spring collection!
To start things off, Pandora has created a beautiful arrangement of pieces based around, what is considered, the harbinger of spring, the Cherry blossom!

Cherry Blossom Ring

Cherry Blossom Ring

The collection is made up of 14ct gold, white glass murano and silver pave. A signifier of the growth, development and uniqueness of each Pandora woman. In addition to the charms they have also brought out a range of fabulous cherry blossom rings, earrings and pendants.

Cherry Blossom Ring

Cherry Blossom Ring

The rings in particular are beautiful with the option of the statement ring or if you prefer something a little more subtle, the single cherry blossom ring (which also looks great stacked!)

Another collection is based around romance, where spring goes, romance is sure to follow. With delicate, freshwater cultured pearls reminding us of everlasting bonds and life-long love.

Bride and Groom

Bride and Groom

Including tiaras, bouquets of flowers and a bride and groom charm which I’m sure will be extremely popular around wedding season. We were amazed at the amount of detail in this charm, very impressive!

Frog Prince

Frog Prince

Here at Pandora, Bath our absolute favourite collection is fairy tale. This has been the most popular collection so far and you can see why. The collection includes castles, crowns, a frog with a 14ct gold crown, a fabulous fairy tale book and a beautiful two tone birdcage.

Crown Pendant

Crown Pendant

The bestselling crown charm is now available in a pendant within this collection which is set with 48 flush cubic zirconia’s, it is just fabulous! This collection also brings us more stacking rings which are always popular here at Pandora, they are a perfect way to update your stack or just as beautiful on their own.

Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales

The My Garden collection features cherries, strawberries and a watering can to name but a few, symbolizing the growth of your garden and reminding you that all living things need love. Enamel also features heavily in this collection.

Strawberry Charm

Strawberry Charm

To create the gorgeous enamel charms, the goldsmiths add the enamel paste by hand and then evenly distribute it with a toothpick before placing them in a kiln to set. That’s true attention to detail!

Pandora have also created Local Charms collection, which features scissors and a comb charm, perfect for hairdressers! The UK local charm is the incredibly detailed Scottish Terrier charm which has been a big hit and finally a new elephant charm. Interestingly this elephant has its trunk pointing downwards, said to signify luck in Asia and India.

Scottish Terrier

Scottish Terrier

Pandora Elephant

Pandora Elephant

These new collections have been massively popular here at Pandora, Bath and we know there are more incredible charms to come! Watch this space – you won’t be disappointed.

Laura (Pandora Bath Deputy Manager)

‘I Do!’ Fabulous Wedding Jewellery

The fabulous team in Leamington have been attending a number of wedding shows over the last month and yesterday they helped to inspire brides- to- be at Mallory Court’s wedding show in Leamington Spa.

Whilst the most important piece of jewellery is of course the wedding ring, accessorising shouldn’t stop there! So here are some top tips from our Wedding Brand Manager and Leamington team to get you started!

  • Wedding jewellery is supposed to compliment your gorgeous dress not over power it. If your dress is very detailed and heavily embroidered, a more understated, lighter piece of jewellery would compliment the dress. For example, Swarovski’s Angelic Necklace (£61) and Earrings (£59.00) would be perfect. Whereas if you have chosen a simple design, a statement necklace or earrings would be fabulous – the more sparkle the better! Swarovski’s Heart studs (£56) are truly romantic!
  • Lots of brides like to match the theme or even a small aspect from the day to their jewellery. This can range from the colours chosen to the flowers and decorations! This is also great for bridesmaid’s presents as they are a beautiful reminder of the day and can be worn after the wedding as well! Thomas Sabo would be perfect for this as there are so many charms to choose from it can be individual to you and your wedding. The Pearl or Rose Quartz Bracelet along with a gorgeous charm would be a perfect reminder of the day. Our favourite charms are the Cubic Zirconia Butterfly charm (£34.95) and the Silver Bridal Shoe Charm (£29.95), which are extremely delicate and feminine.


Pandora’s Chalcedony Set is a very vintage inspired piece, which is great for those who have gone for a classic themed wedding. You can choose from the necklace (390321CA), the ring (190842CA), and earrings (19235118). The stone is an iridescent blue, and is believed to help harmonize your mind, body and soul, and is also great for your ‘something blue’ as the subtle shade isn’t too over powering!

To complete some Hollywood glamour, Thomas Sabo’s timeless Pearl Drop Necklace (£59) and Pearl Charm Bracelet (£29.95) will finish every classic look! The charm bracelet can hold up to three charms, so on your special day you can add something old, something borrowed, and something blue! Simple and affordable!!

  • Do consider whether or not you would wear the jewellery again after your wedding day! It would be a shame if it were never to come out of the box again! The Diamonds and Pearls collection by Hot Diamonds is beautifully elegant and feminine yet can be worn again on special occasions, plus it will always hold those special memories of your wedding day every time you wear it!
  • Take time to notice the neckline of your dress. For example, Diamonfire’s Droplet Necklace (£349) would be perfect with a strapless or off the shoulder dress. However, Swarovski’s Perpetual Necklace (£100) would compliment a V-Neckline more.

  • Don’t be afraid to change your jewellery throughout the day. Many brides consider a classic, traditional look when walking up the aisle but then change to a brighter, sparkly look for the evening. The time of day is important – many brides have preferred a more timeless, graceful style in the day and have then revamped in the evening with a majestic statement piece!For advice on engagement or wedding rings and other bridal jewellery, just pop in-store to have a chat with any of our team, or book an appointment with our ‘fabulous forever’ specialist, to look at rings in more detail.

Laura Caves
Wedding Brand Manager
01926 430934
email:laura.caves@fabulouscollections.co.uk

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