Enough About the Engagement Ring Already: What Other Wedding Jewelry Do You Need?

There’s no doubt about it: the engagement ring can definitely get the lion’s share of attention when we’re talking about wedding jewelry. But it’s far from the only dazzling accessory you’ll need to celebrate your lasting love. Here’s what you need to know about:

Wedding Bands

Some couples exchange rings, while others opt for only one. Wedding bands have evolved tremendously. While the simple gold band is still a very popular choice, today’s couples are increasingly choosing custom matching wedding bands featuring luxurious details like milgrain edging, engraving, channel set diamonds or colored gemstones, and more. Gold and platinum remain top choices for wedding bangs, but alternative metals like titanium, chrome and even stainless steel are gaining ground – especially for men’s wedding bands.

The Bride’s Wedding Jewelry

Depending on the design of the wedding gown, hair style choices, and personal preference, completing the wedding day ensemble may require earrings, necklaces and bracelets for the bride. The top trend right now is a monochromatic look – all-clear ensembles featuring diamonds or crystal pieces, while all-white puts pearls and diamonds squarely in the spotlight. Like a splash of color? Colored gemstone jewelry can be exactly what you need. These items are often given to the bride by the groom as a special gift to be worn on the wedding day.

The Groom’s Wedding Jewelry

Men’s jewelry choices tend to be more restrained. Choose a great watch and cuff links for a sophisticated look. The bride often presents these items as a gift to her fiancé to be worn for the first time ever on the wedding day. If you’re having a hard time finding cuff links that are exactly right for your guy, talk to a member of the Mark Peter’s team about having a pair custom made. It’s the best way to get cuff links that are perfectly suited to his style and personality – and it’s surprisingly affordable!

For the Moms

Seeing your child get married is a momentous occasion. Many couples choose to gift their mothers with a special piece of colored gemstone jewelry, chosen to coordinate with their wedding apparel, to be worn during the ceremony. Brooches are quite popular, as are pendants. If you can’t find what you like in our showcases, consider a special custom jewelry design for mom.

Gifts for the Bridal Party

Your best man, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and groomsmen do so much to make your special day even better. It’s lovely to say thank you with a gift of earrings, necklaces, or bracelets to be worn during the ceremony. Tie tacks and cufflinks are traditional gifts for groomsmen, as well as engraved items, such as money clips or flasks. Don’t forget about the little ones: flower girls and ring bearers enjoy age-appropriate jewelry! Sterling silver is often the top choice.