Bling Goes Bold
Wedding Jewelry with Attitude
You might almost bet the house on the Bellagio necklace by Forbeadin’, it’s that perfect. The right mix of marvelous and messy, it’s a jumble of freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals and wrapped, gold-filled wire. Why do we love it? It’s equally at home at the high rollers table, the Baccarat Lounge, or a beach wedding. Throw it on with a blazer and a pencil skirt after the wedding, and dominate the sales meeting like a Bond girl. Not overly formal, but decidedly glam, the Bellagio weighs in at a modest $625, and is part of a luxury line of atelier creations by Donna Davis, custom tiara designer and jeweler extraordinaire.
If you loved Sharon Stone’s glamazon look in Casino, you’ll love the cocktail rings at Simayof. These rings are reminiscent of Palm Beach socialites, Valley of the Dolls, ladies who lunch, a chic updo, and martinis by the pool. Pair a My Michelle ring with some glittery diamond hoops and a strapless sheath and you are très chic. No need for a necklace—you’ve made your statement with aplomb (and a wink). Fun cocktail rings in semiprecious stones surrounded by diamonds in 18K white and yellow gold range in price from $3,079 to $5,121. Ladies, if you love these rings as much as we do, raise your right hand!
You are Venus rising from the Aegean wearing this 18K yellow gold and lemon citrine pendant from Christensen Heller Galleries. Strung on an amber silk cord, it glows against your tanned skin and sleek white column dress as you walk to meet your fiancé, Apollo. Well, maybe your fiancé is named Jay, but you can still be Venus, evoking another century with the loveliest necklace we’ve seen in a millennium. It’s simple, with a dash of clean Modernism, and we love its color, scale, informality and ability to do double duty: wedding dress and sundress. Retail price: $1,053.
About The Author: Carolyn Gerin is the creator and co-author of the bestselling Anti-Bride Guide, Anti-Bride Planner and Anti-Bride Etiquette Guide at Chronicle Books. www.antibride.com