Times are tough. Your big day may require a little…adjusting in order to fit a tight budget. Or even if budget isn’t an issue, your real focus may be on a great wedding ring but a bracelet on your right wrist might not be as important. Here are some tips from Glamour Online that will help you look your most glamourous without breaking the bank:
Stick to spots that no one will be scrutinizing. Some of your guests may want to see your new wedding ring. So lay off the faux stuff on your left hand. I totally rocked a stretchy rhinestone bracelet on my right hand that was $8 from Duane Reade, a chain of convenience stores in New York! From afar, it fit right in with the real jewelry (close up was a different story, but no one was eyeballing my right wrist!). Other areas that are safe for fakes: your hair and your ears.
Make pals with polish or a DIY remedy for tarnished baubles. Nothing reveals fake jewelry’s dirty little secret more than rusty or otherwise discolored spots.
Go for pieces that could be heirlooms. Vintage-style accoutrements have such a distinctive air, whether or not they fall into the real-jewelry category. If it goes with your wedding-day look, opt for some sparkle that seems ripped from another era.
Here’s some additional points from readers:
“If you’re blending real and fake pearls, take the real ones with you when you go shopping for the falsies. And if your dress has beading, rhinestones or embroidery, ask the shop to snip or sell you a few for color comparison.”
“I wore J Crew earrings and bracelets and the photographer asked me if they were heirloom! I am sure the vintage look helped but they were fabulous!”
“I really don’t care if people know what I’m wearing is “fake” or not. I have no problem whatsoever with costume jewelry–why pay all that money for something you might wear a handful of times?”
“My tennis bracelet and my solitaire earrings are real diamonds but I wanted to wear dangle earrings since I was wearing my hair up so my husband bought me CZ drop earrings, I took them apart, added o-rings, and slipped them behind my real diamond solitaires. No one could tell the difference.”
Here’s a moissanite and cubic zirconia piece that is finely crafted and perfect for couples on a tight budget:
Custom created engagement ring with a 1.50ct (dia equiv) Charles and Colvard created round brilliant moissanite center and nearly 200 round cubic zirconia pave’ side stones in 14kt white gold, one piece only in ring size 7.
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Our Price: $3,295.00
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