Jen Marsden and Ingle & Rhode
Colored Gemstones: The New Wedding Jewelry Trend for 2013
by Jen Marsden
Ethical Weddings expert Jen Marsden explains why colored gemstones are the hottest trend for 2013 for your wedding jewelry.
If the catwalk hasn’t already highlighted it, you’ll have noticed a move away from the traditional wedding dress color. Which was the last wedding you went to where the bride adorned a completely white dress? Statements nowadays are made with color and bold elements of design, matching to the personality of the bride.
So how do you match the traditions of simple gold and silver custom wedding rings to this new colorful style?
Wedding jewelry has also shifted direction, whilst maintaining elegance and luxury. Add an injection of color into a hand-crafted ring by choosing gemstones that radiate character, from the brilliant blue of sapphires to the rich red of rubies.
This trend has come around in fashion several times before. Colored gemstones are always a favorite of royal families and A-listers around the world – from Jackie Kennedy’s ring that had a green emerald set in diamonds to shimmering blue sapphire rings like the one that currently sparkles on Kate Middleton’s finger.
Unless you’re going for colored diamonds, gemstones fair well on the wedding budget.
Top eco wedding tip: Custom-made jewelry is a worthwhile investment and can be passed down to the next generation.
When selecting a gemstone, find one with personality that has the right hue for you. You can look at the size, the quality and the intensity of the stone. A good rule to follow is to select a gem by the color rather than the jewel and consider how it will match your day-to-day wardrobe essentials.
Top eco wedding tip: Combine colored gemstones with fairtrade gold wedding rings for the perfect ethical union!
About our guest blogger
Jen Marsden is a highly informed ethical expert and author of the Green Guide for Weddings and is supporting international luxury ethical jeweler Ingle & Rhode. Whether you’re going for a traditional white wedding, a lavish ‘do’ or a very personalized and unique affair, Jen has the lowdown to make it glam, gorgeous and green!
Ingle & Rhode is a London-based luxury ethical jeweler passionate about ethically sourcing gemstones with care before setting them into a ring tailored to your needs. This type of dedication to craft is hard to find in any high street jewelry shop.
If you’re unsure about how to match you bridal gown plans to your custom-made engagement and wedding rings then speak to an expert jeweler like Ingle & Rhode.