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5 Jewelry Looks for the Simple Bride

Finding the perfect pieces for the simple bride might seem like anything BUT simple when you have to wade through all the big, bold and sometimes boisterous bridal jewelry. If you’re not feeling the Kim Kardashian-esque type of bling there’s no need to panic—hidden behind all the glitz and glam are a selection of understated but sophisticated ornaments that are perfect for the more elemental woman. Keep in mind that simple does not mean you have to limit yourself, there are tons of trinkets from Gottlieb & Sons to suit your minimalist needs. So buckle up, even though we’re going to try not to make this too much of a wild ride.

 

Classic with an Edge

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This gorgeous twist on a classic solitaire engagement ring is a breath of fresh air in a world of competition for who has the biggest rock. Encased in a bed of diamonds, this simplistic and sultry ring will draw attention without distracting from the exquisiteness of the girl who’s wearing it (that’s right, we’re talking about you!).

 

Toned Down Distinct

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Chunky bridal jewelry is so 2016, and this year if you want something a little more unique but still inconspicuous, choose a necklace with a distinguished shape like this beauty. Ever heard the expression “the beauty lies in the details”? This piece vouches for exactly that. You’ll be low-key while impressing everyone with its vintage details and its different shape. We are seriously obsessed!

 

Slender Sparkles

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The best thing about more subdued wedding day pieces is that they put the focus on what’s important—your beautiful face AND the fact that you’re not going to be forever alone! Now THAT’s a celebration in and of itself. Try out thinner hoop earrings like these little miracle workers and you’ll have the perfect combination of minimal and magical. They scream “I’m gorgeous without trying too hard”, which is exactly what you want to aim for—effortless beauty.

 

Simply Solitaire

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Less is definitely more when it comes to a modest engagement ring. They say to appreciate the simple things in life, but keep in mind that simple doesn’t equal ugly. Clean lines and classic cuts are where it’s at, so rocking a solitaire ring like this is exactly the way to go for the more conservative chick. This ring is a minimalist bride’s dream in literally every way.

 

Beautifully Blended

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Just because you’re a bride who appreciates understated pieces doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. This gorgeous mixed metal bracelet will seriously go with anything and everything (ok maybe not those hideous feather earrings that used to be in, but you should throw those out anyway). It’s not too showy, but it’s not boring enough to make us yawn. Score!

 

Engagement is a time to focus on the big picture and not fret too much about the ring, especially for the bride who likes to keep things simple. Look at it this way: bridal jewelry shopping is only one step in planning a wedding, so you don’t want to complicate things already or it’ll be bridezilla mayhem. Just have fun with it and try to find minimalist pieces that match your style, while looking forward to marrying the one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life (kidding, but not really)!

Ring Styles for your Personality

So, your significant other listened to Beyoncé, and wants to put a ring on it?  Congrats!  But, are you now a little overwhelmed by the mission to find just THE perfect engagement ring?  Does it seem like Mission Impossible with so many options out there?  Well, the best strategy is just to relax and let your instincts (and maybe also your budget?) guide you.  Because ultimately, choosing the right engagement ring is pretty much an instinctive thing – you will likely be naturally drawn to designs that reflect your personality and taste, and you will know which ring should adorn your finger the minute you spot it.  It will be one of those Oprah’s “Aha” moments!

 

 

Practical

If you’re someone who chooses function over fashion, consider a solitaire set. With its classic simplicity, this setting evokes a subtle beauty—perfect for ladies who prefer taking a quieter approach to being fabulous. And best of all, it can easily match with your other jewelry pieces, making the art of coordination a delightful no-brainer.

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Trendy

If you’re a diva who likes to stand out from the crowd, there are plenty of contemporary designs available. Halo settings, where your stone is encased by a heavenly pillow of small diamonds, is hugely popular. You could also explore the different shapes of stones available, from circular to marquise.

If you’re still not sure, you can add some oomph with a mixed metal band, or a pop of color such as rose gold. Who says engagement rings can’t make a statement?

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Classy

Maybe you’re the traditional type? In that case, you’ll adore all things antique. Get the classic look with a gorgeous vintage inspired engagement ring, featuring rose and white gold. Elegantly complimenting your freshly polished manicure and designer clutch, you’ll be thinking, “I’m so fancy. You already know!” while sipping on your low-fat latte and reapplying your rouge lipstick.

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Glitzy

For the foot-stomping bridezilla, glitz is the way to go! Jam-packed with high-quality diamonds, sapphires and a fat rock, you’ll join the exclusive club of A-list engagement rings.  While inexpensive (and totally brag-worthy), you can treat your finger like royalty, giving her a crown fit for Kate Middleton herself.

You can wear it alone as a stunning statement piece or go wild by matching it with other jewelry. Go bling or go home!

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Bohemian

If you’re a bohemian or a romantic soul, you’re best to simply follow your heart. Ignore the trends, the hype and the pressure to be fashionable and choose a ring that genuinely speaks to you. It could be unique, quirky or vintage— walk your own line when it comes to finding the perfect design. This way, whatever you choose will make a natural accompaniment to your carefree style, whether you’re a guitar player, hemp wearer or completely addicted to sriracha.

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There are, of course, a few other styles betwixt and between those mentioned here.  But the point is, to think about and settle on a handful of descriptors that feel true to your personality and style before you embark on your engagement ring quest.  And once you’ve armed yourself with this critical criteria, it shouldn’t be too long before you’ll be waving your left hand in front of your friends to the tune of their sincere “Ahhs” and “Wows”!