When shopping for diamond jewelry for your wedding day, you want to find pieces that are a little extra special for the big day, but something you’d wear again – jewelry isn’t meant to be a one-and-done accessory. The pieces should be timeless but not too old fashioned, and of course, it needs to work with you wedding dress neckline.
As a bride myself, this question has been haunting me since the day I bought my wedding dress. Do I go with a simple pendant? Dramatic chandelier earrings? Middle-ground drop earrings? Or something else entirely?
As I searched the internet for answers and diamond jewelry inspiration, it dawned on me. When it comes to picking out your wedding jewelry, there’s no wrong answer. Whether your dress is a v-neck, strapless, cowl neck or cap sleeve, you are going to look absolutely gorgeous in any type of necklace and earrings That being said, we do have some expert recommendations based on which neckline you went with for your wedding dress.
Below, our best recommendations of diamond necklaces to wear with every wedding dress neckline.
Jewelry for Strapless Wedding Dresses with a Straight Neckline
If you’re wearing something with a straight neckline, you’ll want to keep your necklace on the shorter side, hitting a few inches above the start of your dress, and avoid anything too big and bold.
Your necklace should match the simplicity of this style, so we’d recommend a diamond tennis necklace…
…or a graduated-style necklace with dainty solitaires.
Saxon 18K Rose Gold and White Rhodium Diamond Mix Matched 2 Drop Elongated Link Earrings
You could even ditch a necklace altogether and opt for some statement earrings.
Jewelry for Strapless Wedding Dresses with a Sweetheart Neckline
Highlight the sweetheart neckline’s romantic curves with something short and sweet like a diamond pendant necklace or a simple choker
Finding the right balance between statement and delicate is the key to this neckline.
A pop of sparkle from a pendant necklace hits the sweet spot on a sweetheart neckline.
Jewelry for V-Neck Wedding Dress Neckline
V-necks can be tricky to style depending on the shape and angle of the V, which you’ll want to match with your necklace.
A deep V-neckline pairs well with a lariat…
…or a collar necklace that’s shaped in a V to keep your neck looking elongated.
Jewelry for Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses
With your decolletage on full display, keep things clean with a short necklace or a glamorous & bold choker.
Brilliant-cut diamonds, hammered 18K yellow gold, and platinum.
You can’t go wrong with dainty diamonds paired with chunky chains.
- 18k white gold and baguette diamonds Fireworks Collection Choker.
- Total diamond weight: 3.0 cts.
A statement necklace could work here as well, as long as it’s on the shorter side.
Jewelry for Bardot and Boatneck Wedding Dress Neckline
With a boatneck or bardot neckline, you’ll most likely want to wear bold earrings instead of a necklace. If you do wear a necklace, make sure it is long enough to land past the dress’ neckline.
18 karat white gold Penacho Cocktail Pearl earrings with black and white diamonds.
Opt for a pair of flashy diamond stud earrings, a la Meghan Markle.
Bling things up with a delicate pendant or a longer layered necklace that falls past the neckline.
Jewelry for Wedding Dresses with Square or Scoop Neck
Pretty much any style necklace works here, as long as it doesn’t crowd your neckline too much.
That doesn’t mean avoid a statement look, but make sure you don’t go so bold that it takes away from the rest of the dress.
This pendant’s double halo adds double the sparkle to your look.
Jewelry for Wedding Dresses with High Neck or One-Shoulder
Since you won’t be wearing a necklace with this style neckline, feel free to go a bit bolder with your earrings.
20K Peach Gold, Diamonds.
Think: Drop earrings, big studs or post earrings.
Cultured pearls and round brilliant diamonds set in handmade 18k gold mountings with posts and safety push backs.
We love a good diamond and pearl moment.