Choosing the Perfect Winter Wedding Jewelry: Tips for Brides

You've accepted the proposal and chosen your wedding gown, so now it's time to choose the jewelry you'll wear on your wedding day. The season plays a role in your choice and the items you choose for your winter wedding may look different than it would for a summer wedding. There are a few factors to consider when you make your selections, which include everything from statement earrings to yellow gold versus white gold. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about choosing your bridal jewelry. 

Choosing the Right Piece of Jewelry

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event and it makes complete sense that you want to look your absolute best on your big day. Sure, you wear jewelry on a daily basis, but choosing the perfect jewelry for your wedding is something you should dedicate some time and thought to getting just right. At the same time, keep your personal style in mind. You want your wedding day jewelry to be special but also align with the style you typically choose so that you still look like yourself.

You also want to consider what your wedding gown looks like. The silhouette of your dress will influence what jewelry you choose. For example, what looks best with strapless necklines versus a sweetheart neckline. Likewise, season plays a role and the choices for winter weddings might look very different than a beach wedding during the summer months. 



Earrings go well with any wedding dress, whether you're wearing a modern gown or a more traditional choice. Diamond earrings or white pearls lend an elegant touch to any gown and are a timeless choice for any bride and make for the subtle touches that add sophistication to your wedding day look. 

Floral earrings are ideal if you want a nature-inspired aesthetic to go with your winter wedding accessories. Think evergreen or red winter berries. If your winter wedding day will be held in a vineyard or other natural setting, vines or leaves are iconic examples of jewelry that makes an impact on your big day. 


Your engagement and wedding ring likely already emulate your personal style and you will likely wear these every day. But you can also wear other rings to your wedding. Just keep in mind that you don't want the others to outshine your wedding bling. 

Some brides choose to wear only their engagement ring and wedding band on their big day and leave the rest of their fingers bare. This is a personal choice and something to think about as you choose the perfect accessories to go with your wedding outfit. 



A lovely bracelet can add a touch of luxury to your wedding gown and there are quite a few ways to wear a bracelet on your wrist for your ceremony and reception. A diamond tennis bracelet is a timeless choice that many brides choose for their wedding. 

However, you can also go for a bohemian flair by layers several bracelets. If your winter wedding gown is long-sleeved, consider how the bracelets look when worn with the dress to be sure you get the perfect look you want on your big day. 


The general rule about choosing a necklace for your wedding dress is to choose one that follows the neckline of the gown. For example, a pendant adds a touch of sophistication to a V-neck, while a statement necklace looks best with a strapless dress. 

Another goal when choosing a necklace is to make sure it rests on your skin and not on the fabric of your dress. 

Other Tips for Choosing Jewelry

If you need more guidance, the below tips can help you find the ideal accessories for your wedding day. 

  • Add or subtract jewelry after the ceremony to change up your look for the reception.
  • Consider your personal style rather than the latest trends. 
  • Don't let the opinions of others influence you too much. 
  • Consider vintage jewelry or sentimental pieces. 
  • Don't worry too much about the "rules" - choose what you love. 
  • Consider letting your hair accessories be in the spotlight. 

Perfect Winter Wedding Jewelry

Now that you have some tips for making your selection, it's time to get down to what some of those options are. Remember that the primary thing to keep in mind is to choose what you love, regardless of the "rules" or trends. If you need more ideas, there are plenty of options and the suggestions below could be just what you're looking for. 

Tennis Necklace 

You've heard of a tennis bracelet, but a tennis necklace is set to see a surge in popularity during the wedding winter months of 2023 and 2024. It's the exact look of a tennis bracelet, but longer so it can be worn as a necklace. And don't worry about the cost of all of those extra stones - the trend welcomes rhinestones with open arm, giving you that glam and glitter you want on your wedding day. 

Rose Gold


You should never overlook the splendor of wearing gold or silver jewelry on your wedding day, but there's also something romantic and unique about rose gold. If you've chosen a champagne-colored gown, you will love the way the metallic hue of rose gold sets it off perfectly. It's also the perfect color to add a touch of the winter holiday spirit to your wedding wardrobe. 

Colored Gemstones 

Colored gemstones are definitely having a moment right now and your wedding is the perfect chance to try wearing them. There are endless options, from rings to necklaces to earrings and more. Sapphires, rubies, emeralds and amethyst are just a few of the ideas to choose from. The colors will pop against the winter white of your wedding gown and are a beautiful way to add something new and different to your wedding. You might consider choosing dark jewel tones that pair with the colors of your bridesmaids' gowns. For example, if they are wearing winter red, you can wear rubies as part of your ensemble. 

Something Gilded

We may have left the gilded age, but that doesn't mean that gilded jewelry won't look lovely with your wedding dress. A gilded piece will have a hammered, textured or brushed effect and is usually yellow gold. This is a stunning choice if you are wearing a gown that isn't bright white. A gilded pair of earrings a beautiful accessory to add dimension and depth to your wedding lineup. 

Crystal Jewelry

Crystals are set to be a huge trend for the winter bride and come in all shapes and colors, and at a price that won't break the bank. You can find crystals showcased in teardrop earrings, hair accessories, bracelets and stacking rings. Choose colors that pair well with your winter wedding attire to create a look no other winter bride will be wearing. 

Ice Inspired Pieces 


It's winter and nothing could be more wintery than ice. Use that to guide you as you make your jewelry selections. Perhaps it's a pair of oversize earrings in an ice blue color, or maybe you opt for diamond drop earrings that remind you of the icicles that hand from the eaves on a cold winter night. Snowflakes or frost patterns are other options to be inspired by as you choose your wedding accessories.

Fringe Earrings

Fringe is ideal for staying warm, which makes it a great pattern as you choose earrings for your winter wedding. A fringe pattern is versatile, and you can choose something small and understated or go big with large fringe that brushes your shoulders as you repeat your vows and then dance the night away. Choose them in a color or create a more traditional look by option for fringe that features diamonds or pearls. 

Synthetic Materials

Many modern brides want to choose jewelry that looks fabulous, but they are also conscious of the impact their choices have on the environment. For that reason, many are choosing accessories made from synthetic materials, such as resin or acrylic, both of which can be used to make a wide range of choices, from teardrop earrings to pendant necklaces to bangle bracelets. This is a fun way to do something unique, but also showcase your personality with color and size. 


There are no longer "rules" that you have to follow when you choose your wedding jewelry. Diamonds and pearls will always be timeless choices but gone are the days when that's all you could choose from. Today's bride has endless options, and the choice is yours. You are going to love pulling out the wedding photos and remembering how gorgeous and special you felt, wearing the items you choose. 

At Michael and Sons, we have a large collection in everything from timeless styles to modern styles from which you can select your wedding day jewelry. We're here to help you make the perfect choice for your big day. 

November 28, 2023 — David Lorenz