While you can wear colorful jewelry, of course, the bridesmaids’ ensembles offer a way to add additional dimension to your wedding colors through gemstones. One way to do this is by choosing inexpensive gemstone jewelry in your wedding colors for the bridesmaids. You may decide to go with: (a) natural but inexpensive gemstones, (b) lower quality or small varieties of more expensive stones, or (c) man-made stones. Here are ideas for each of the most popular wedding colors (an excerpt from the Dream Wedding on a Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride ebook). Each is linked to examples of the stone. (If you would prefer to see this information in more attractive form, see the infographic at MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com/gems.)
– natural: apatite, blue cat’s eye, blue topaz; for “chunkier” pieces: blue agate, chrysocolla (blue-green), turquoise howlite, lapis lazuli, turquoise
– small/low grade: aquamarine, tanzanite
– man-made: blue sapphire, blue crystal or glass, tanzanite
– natural: hessonite; for “chunkier” pieces: orange quartz
– small/low grade: citrine
– man-made: orange crystal or glass
The above is based on content from the ebook Dream Wedding on e Dime; 7 Secrets for the Budget-Savvy Bride.