For many couples, jewelry plays a large role in planning their big day, from the ring to “pop the question” with to walking down the aisle. Selecting dates and venues is intermingled with the excitement of picking out the engagement ring, wedding bands and other sparkly accessories.

When starting your search for wedding jewelry, you want to ensure the jewelry you purchase lasts a lifetime. Shop from a professional, trustworthy jeweler who will listen to your needs and take care of your pieces from start to finish. Finding a retailer who has demonstrated a commitment to professionalism and has an established reputation is easy when you shop with a Jewelers of America Member.

How to Buy an Engagement Ring

An engagement ring is one of the most important – and meaningful – items you will ever give or receive. While shopping for an engagement ring can seem daunting, it should be an exciting, creative and enjoyable experience. Use Jewelers of America’s steps to engagement ring shopping to guide you in this big step.

Bridal Jewelry

Every bride looks stunning on their wedding day – get inspiration for bridal jewelry that will shine!

Something Blue

The wedding tradition of “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” dates back to the early 1900s and still remains a popular and sentimental theme for the bride on her wedding day.

Many brides, traditional and nontraditional alike, look to incorporate each of the four items on their wedding day. Brides looking for their “something blue,”which is meant to signify purity, love and fidelity, should consider accessorizing with blue gemstone jewelry to add a pop of color to the wedding day ensemble.

From earrings to bracelets to necklaces and more, jewelry with blue gemstones add a delicate touch of color and tradition. Gemstones like sapphire or aquamarine come in a variety of blue hues. You can even seal your “I do” with a wedding band with blue gemstone accents. Wear a piece of blue gemstone jewelry passed down from a relative for a combination of “something old” and “something blue.” The best part? You will be able to cherish your “something blue” for a lifetime and generations to come.

Statement Earrings

Many people think the dress is the most important part of the wedding day look, but accessories play a huge role in the overall ensemble! Earrings are a popular choice among brides as you can pick the style that will best complement the neckline and hairstyle.

Earrings look great with just about every wedding dress neckline. For an elegant statement look, choose diamond chandelier or drop earrings that will draw attention to your face, best for lower necklines or strapless styles. Don’t forget – you don’t have to go for an all-diamond or all-metal look on your big day! Play with color and incorporate your favorite gemstone, birthstone or your something blue. If big earrings aren’t for you, choose a pair of statement studs that have a romantic and delicate appeal. Find an earring style that best complements your style and face shape here.


Pearls are a classic choice, especially for a wedding. Pearls passed down from generation to generation hold a special significance, making it a sentimental option for wedding day jewelry if you have an heirloom. If you don’t already own pearl jewelry, your wedding is a great time to make this purchase as this piece will become a staple in your wardrobe.

Go beyond the old-fashioned strand of pearls with eye-catching pearl earrings like studs, drop earrings or pearl front-back earrings to add an elegant flair. Bangles set with pearl ends have an understated and modern feel, or go the more traditional route with a pearl necklace or bracelet. Don’t forget, pearls don’t have to be white! Create contrast between a white wedding gown and a Tahitian pearl or golden pearl shade.

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Jewelers of America

In 1906, Jewelers of America was founded by jewelers for jewelers, with a desire to advance the professionalism and ethics of the jewelry industry.

Today, we continue that mission and Jewelers of America Members stand as the most trustworthy, informed and professional jewelry businesses within the United States.