Category: pearls

5 Under $25 Jewelry Gifts by Laura Stark

Do you need beautiful bridesmaid gifts that won’t break the bank? Want a few stocking stuffers or gift ideas for your friends? We’ve found five gorgeous jewelry gifts from Laura Stark to share with you today! Which one is your favorite?

5 Under 25 Jewelry Gifts

1. Green Glass Drop Earrings

green glass drop earrings via 5 under 25 jewelry gifts from laura stark

2. Silk Thread Necklace

silk thread necklace via 5 under 25 jewelry gifts from laura stark

3. Mint Hoop Earrings

mint hoop earrings stocking stuffer via 5 under 25 jewelry gifts from laura stark

4. Pink Pearl Necklace

jewelry via 5 under 25 jewelry gifts from laura stark

5. Blue Pearl Necklace

blue pearl necklace

Go + Get ‘Em

You can find these at Laura Stark, Featured Artist in The Marketplace.

xo
-E.

Steal This Look: Pearls as Chair Decor

Are you planning a vintage wedding, or better yet, hoping to cross vintage wedding chair decorations from your to-do list? Maybe that’s a bit specific, but when you find a look you would steal yourself you just can’t help but share it.

For instance, when I spotted these pearls, I knew it would make an elegant chair decoration for a vintage wedding. Now, I’m not crazy enough to suggest or even dream of these pearls as chair decorations for every single chair. That just sounds like a headache.

Instead, I think here less is definitely more! Use the pearls as chair decor solely for the bride and groom’s chairs, or even just for the bride. An elegant, satin-ribbon-ensconced chair sounds like the perfect bridal chair adornment. It would look lovely for the bridal shower, too. I just love this.

Pearls as Chair Decorations

The gold Chiavari chairs are a nice touch, no?

pearls as chair backs - wedding chair decorations

photo: andy griffin photography

xo
-E.

How to Wear a Bib Necklace

Holy smokes, you guys, our Ask Emmaline inbox is filled to the brim! We love your wedding questions and can’t wait to answer them all. Today’s post features the latest Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Lauren, regarding how to wear a bib necklace. She says, “My wedding dress is strapless and I’m looking for a necklace to go with it. My sister suggested a bib necklace but I’m not sure what styles to look for or even how to wear one. Do you have any recommendations?” Absolutely! We love bib necklaces, especially when they’re paired with the perfect wedding dress. Read on to find out how to wear bib necklaces and get inspired with a few of our favorite hand-picked (+ handmade) finds!

floral bib necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

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How to Wear a Bib Necklace

First things first: what is a bib necklace? A bib necklace, also known as a statement necklace, is a type of necklace that features a thick section on the front and a thin tie around the back. It sits higher on your neck, so the style resembles a bib. This type of jewelry is considered a statement piece because, well, it’s so large that it will absolutely make a statement when you wear it. Bib necklaces come in all shapes and sizes, with beaded or fabric bib necklaces being the most popular for weddings right now.

How to Wear a Bib Necklace

For a wedding, you’ll want to pair a bib necklace with a strapless dress. With this style, less is more: the necklace will be your focal point so skip any additional accents or accessories. Earrings are OK, but we recommend keeping them sweet + simple.

Bib Necklace Inspiration

Here are a few bib necklace styles to inspire you:

swarovski crystal necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

ezza exclusive

blue statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

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pearl statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

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white statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

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wood bead statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

bare and me

crystal statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

brass boheme

pink statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

orithadad

pearl statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

sukran kirtis jewelry

statement necklace with vintage inspired detail (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

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swarovski statement necklace (via How to Wear a Bib Necklace)

helena noelle couture

What do you think of bib necklaces? Would you wear one?

xo,
-E.

5 Pearl Necklaces Under $50

Brides: have you been browsing pearl necklaces for your wedding? Not sure where to start? Check out this feature! Today we’re sharing five hand-picked pearl necklaces for your wedding at $50 or less by Dream Day Designs. Each of these necklaces is bride-approved and perfect for your upcoming day. Plus, we’re giving away a gift certificate valued at $50 which means you could bring home any of the pearl necklaces below for FREE (or use the gift card towards another piece in their shop). See what we’ve discovered after the jump…

5 Pearl Necklaces Under 50

5 Pearl Necklaces Under $50

1. The Audrey

This pearl and black cameo necklace is a vintage-inspired piece that includes large wire-wrapped ivory glass pearls. We love the antique black and white cameo pendant which is placed asymmetrically for a statement piece.

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photo: brae howard photography

2. The Phoebe

Want to make a statement? The Phoebe is the one for you! This is one of our favorite of the pearl necklaces and features a stunning flower pendant, white and taupe glass pearls, and a large white flower brooch in the center.

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3. The Diana (in white)

The Diana pearl necklace in white features three strands of lovely pearls. There is a brooch that is placed asymmetrically for a unique look.

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4. The Samantha

Love pearl necklaces with a fun twist? You’ll love “The Samantha”, which features white glass pearl beads and ivory tulle flower clusters.

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5. The Diana (in grey)

The Diana is a triple strand grey pearl necklace. There is a removable metal-backed glass pearl and rhinestone flower brooch, placed asymmetrically.

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$50 Gift Card Giveaway!

Now that you’ve seen some of our favorite pearl necklaces, it’s time to win a gift card to pick out your favorite! Between 2/3-2/9/14 (11:59pm EST), enter for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate towards Dream Day Designs. Prize value: $50. No cash value. No purchase necessary. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Winner will be randomly selected, announced on this blog post, and emailed on 2/10/14. Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected. Winner must use gift certificate within 1 year. Can be applied towards a single piece or a larger order. Can be used for pearl necklaces or anything you love most! Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!

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You know us… there’s more to come today! Stay tuned :)

Happy Planning!

xo,
-E.