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Ways to re-wear your wedding jewelry

Razz

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I just came across a thread where someone was worried about being able to wear their wedding jewelry after the day, and I was wondering how this would even be possible?
 

MarlonN

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Other than choosing timeless pieces of jewelry, I don't really know how someone could wear those items especially if they are really heavy or ornamental.
 

HopeDream

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I wore fairly simple jewellery on my wedding day (dainty crystal drop earrings and a simple faceted crystal bead necklace) and I still wear them. It makes me happy to wear my wedding jewels once in a while. :)
 

Gypsy

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Well, that assumes a lot of things.

My wedding jewelry was my MIL's antique diamond watch (something borrowed), my crystal hair comb that I have framed, and some big crystal statement earrings that I think I was insane when I bought ($$$) but that I turned around and sold on ebay at a very small loss (apparently the insanity is catching).

But for those with "real" jewelry... depends on your pieces.

Can you post them? That would be the way we could be the most helpful. Some pieces are very easily re-used. Others, not so much. So it really depends on what you have.
 

Razz

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I was asking because I read someone else's thread which made me think of this question. She didn't post any pictures on there.
 

Alex T

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My something "old, borrowed & blue" were a pair of ornate antique rose gold and sapphire drop earrings from my older sister. They were our great grandmothers from the 1920's & each earring was 3 bezelled Ceylon sapphs dropping down, increasing in size. Articulated & beautiful & my sister, who wore them to her own wedding many years before me, still wears them frequently.

I had no other jewellery apart from my enagagement ring on my right hand, and a rose gold wire & crystal headpiece, which was boxed & put away with my dresss.
 

rubybeth

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My wedding jewelry was a pair of dangly pearl earrings with red crystals to match my red shoes, and a hair adornment that had a floral motif. I haven't worn the hair adornment, but I can re-wear the earrings with anything.
 

Razz

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I guess unless you have the money to spare, the best thing to do would be to choose your wedding jewelry very carefully and keep in mind that you will definitely want to wear it again after the big day. A great way to go would be to opt for the simpler classic and timeless pieces that will look great with your dress and with anything else.
 

pyramid

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Have noticed brides with pears with a long drop pearl or ornament in the centre and often thought it could only look bridal, is this what you mean? Suppose it could be restrung without large pearl but then would not be the same necklace.
 

lambskin

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I wore my Add a Pearl necklace with pearls added until I was 12yo (a family tradition)and a small diamond solitaire necklace my husband gave me -the first piece of jewelry he picked out for me. I still wear these pieces at times. Both pieces I intend to hand down to my daughters. I did not have pierced ears at the time so no expensive earrings. Did not matter as I wore my hair down. I could never see buying expensive costume jewelry for the wedding. Now that pearls-fresh water- are so inexpensive, lovely earrings and necklaces can be bought for nearly the same price if set in sterling silver and can be worn later. You can't wear the ballgown and veil again but you can wear the jewelry if you choose wisely.
 

distracts

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I wonder if there's a cultural component to this question? In some cultures the wedding jewelry is super over the top, like if you look at Indian wedding jewelry. But I know a lot of times it is rented rather than owned, so re-wearing wouldn't be an issue.

Like I don't know how common a setup ike this would be but it certainly doesn't look terribly rewearable.
 
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