FYI: classic definitely doesn’t mean boring.

No matter what’s in fashion, brides who embrace a classic-style wedding dress and diamond jewelry will get to enjoy timeless, never-dated pictures from their special day for years to come. And classic definitely doesn’t mean boring; picture an elegant  silk and lace gown in a sleek silhouette with a  daring exposed back, hair in a simple updo and lots of natural diamond jewelry. Suddenly, the look is a sparkling hit.

Read on for some high impact styling tips for the classic bride—plus her groom and bridesmaids, too.

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Classic Bridal Jewelry: Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets and the Ring

A simple silk and lace gown lets glittering jewelry take center stage. Wearing your hair up? Opt for dramatic drop earrings, like these from Mimi So, which mix different diamond cuts including round, oval, marquise and trillion-cut diamonds. The variety of shapes create a beautiful effect and add a touch of modernity to a classic piece.

Also, wear a delicate necklace, like this diamond one from Greenwich St. Jewelers, featuring a simple white gold chain studded with five dangling diamonds. It mixes pear-shaped and round diamonds, so it perfectly complements the earrings.

When it comes to bracelets, instead of stacking multiple bracelets, opt for a single statement piece. Nouvel Heritage’s gorgeous Mood: Diamond Tuxedo bangle from Greenwich St. Jewelers is classic with a twist. The bracelet also comes in titanium versions for men, so he can wear a matching one under his tuxedo.

Now for the ring… A round, brilliant cut diamond solitaire might be the most classic engagement ring of all time—and for good reason. This silhouette will never go out of style and is the perfect way to place all of the focus on a stunning stone. The Watts solitaire engagement ring from Greenwich St. Jewelers features a 6.42 carat round brilliant cut diamond in a four-prong platinum setting on a thin rose gold band.

With such an incredible natural diamond engagement ring, you’ll want to pick more delicate wedding and anniversary bands that won’t compete with the solitaire. These thin wedding bands from the Greenwich St. Jewelers Ceremony feature prong-set brilliant-cut diamonds spaced out across a yellow or rose gold band. Mixing metals like this is ultra-modern and lets you wear whatever metals you want to in the rest of your jewelry.

Classic Jewelry for the Groom

When it comes to wedding diamond jewelry for men, you can’t go wrong accessorizing a classic black tuxedo with some decadent diamond cufflinks. These cufflinks have an oval shape and are set all around with pavé diamonds. They match his wedding band, a handsome piece of jewelry set with diamonds around the middle. Keep the rest of the look simple with a fly-front dress shirt. A placket covers the buttons so you don’t need studs or button covers, creating an elegant look.

Classic Jewelry for the Bridesmaids

You can make a jewelry statement with just a few pieces if they are bold enough. Roberto Demeglio’s Giotto bracelets from Greenwich St. Jewelers, are stretchy, so they’re easy to slide on and off, and they come in a variety of widths and diamond colors. This medium Giotto diamond stretch bracelet features several rows of pavé diamonds and is comfortable enough to wear dancing all night.

A large cocktail ring beautifully balances a wide bracelet.. You don’t need a significant stone, though. This ring from Sylvie Collection sets round diamonds in a quilted milgrain pattern with beading atop the edges of the quilting to add more texture to the piece. It’s worth noting that the diamonds are only on the front of the ring, making it more affordable.

And, of course, diamond studs and her own engagement ring are the perfect finishing touches for any bridesmaid. These diamond stud earrings from G.St feature 3.19 carats of natural diamonds. The ring is also from Greenwich St. Jewelers in its Ceremony collection. The Grand engagement ring features an emerald cut diamond flanked by step-cut trapezoid diamonds on an 18 karat white gold band.

If your bridesmaid prefers more delicate pieces, layering thinner pieces can create just as striking of an effect, especially when mixing metals with white and fancy-colored diamonds.

This stack of fabulous diamond rings features three different types of eternity bands. The top ring, the Greenwich St. Jewelers Ceremony Varick band, features 1.90 carats of oval diamonds that are set horizontally on a platinum band. This unique east-west setting is becoming more and more popular in engagement rings, too. In the middle, there’s a three-row eternity band from Lauren Addison Jewelry. It features two rows of white diamonds alongside a row of natural fancy yellow diamonds. Finally, the classic Jane eternity wedding band from G.St Ceremony features 2.50 carats of round diamonds.

Bridesmaids definitely don’t need to be shy about color (unless the bride requests otherwise). These bangles from Greenwich St. Jewelers come in different colored metals and widths, all set with white diamonds, so you can create a unique stack that matches the rest of her jewelry.

For formal events, wearing one simple necklace is better than layering, which can be a bit trendy and won’t suit the traditional wedding style you are aiming for. This delicate but still beautiful diamond dangle necklace from Gilded is set with seven petite diamonds on a thin yellow gold chain. Despite its stature, it will definitely show up in photographs.

Thin bar earrings are the pièce de résistance for this elegant look. The diamond stick earrings from Greenwich St. Jewelers mirrors the style of the bride’s drop earrings, but are a completely different interpretation. A petite trillion cut diamond stud from Gilded finishes the look.


Jade Trau
Alchemy Long Drop Earrings

18k gold long drop jackets containing four .15 cts. Forevermark round brilliant cut diamonds (2.02 tcw).

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Graduated Diamond Bezel Soft Chain Bracelet

14k solid gold, 11 graduated round diamonds, 0.25 carats, Chain Length: 6-7 inches adjustable

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Confetti Pearl and Diamond Drop Earrings

Cultured pearls and round brilliant diamonds set in handmade 18k gold mountings with posts and safety push backs.