Diamond Wedding Jewelry

Nothing compares to that special sparkle of diamonds on your wedding day .A dog may be a man's best friend, which is sweet, but diamonds are a girl's best friend. Who can really blame us for choosing sparkling, priceless jewels over a slobbering, mangy mutt? This is especially true on the biggest day of our lives-of course we will want our best friends to be with us on our wedding day! No offense, Fido, but you don't have anything on diamond wedding jewelry. Diamonds are available in a limited variety of colors, including blue, pink, and yellow, but the classic (and most coveted) are the sparkling "white" diamonds. White diamonds are valued based on the four C's: carat, cut, color, and clarity. Buy the diamond jewelry in your price range that has the highest grade in all four categories.

Creme and gold ribbon wedding cake.

Rather than spending the thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars on diamonds, remember that diamond jewelry makes for a great "something borrowed" on your wedding day. If you have family jewels, take them out of the lockbox for your special day. Or, if you have a close family friend who works in a jewelry shop, ask if the store will lend you some of its beautiful baubles. Of course, should you borrow anything, be sure to treat it as your own with the best possible care, and return it before you leave for the honeymoon.

Keep in mind that your everyday beauty products, such as lotion or make-up, will build up on your diamond wedding jewelry over time, so keep the jewelry safely stored away until the big day. Also remember to take your engagement ring by the jewelry store as close as possible to the wedding for a last-minute professional cleaning.

bride and groom at wedding.
Blue aqua wedding cake.

If you have no diamonds available to you and no money to buy them, take heart, you are not alone. There is an affordable alternative. Instead, consider wearing beautiful faux diamonds, known as rhinestones, in your wedding jewelry. Whether it's a genuine diamond necklace borrowed from your grandmother, or just Swarovski crystals scattered over the bodice of your dress, paired with a rhinestone bracelet, wearing "diamond" jewelry on your wedding day will make you feel like a princess.

Bride laying on bed.
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