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Classic Necklace Styles for the Mother of the Bride

Your precious baby is getting married to the love of her life…wow, does time ever fly! But just because everyone’s getting older doesn’t mean you can’t still turn heads as you glide down the aisle. As the mother of the bride, you are the second most important lady-of-the-hour and you’ve got to look the part. Plus, you deserve to be pampered with the finest jewelry…I mean you DID raise her after all! So how can we celebrate this hot mama? Check out these gorgeous necklaces from Gottlieb & Sons.

 

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

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For the mother of the bride, borrow your inspiration from vintage styles, in the most stunning way. Essentially, you want to show you’re a classic lady with a love for finery and elegance. This beautiful haloed blue sapphire piece would look darling around any MOTB’s neck, and if you’re wearing a blue dress, even better!

 

Religious

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This gorgeous cross pendant encrusted with diamonds is meant for the traditional mother of the bride who still likes a bit of bedazzling. Pretty much, if you’re a devout lady who also speaks Chanel, you’re a fashion-forward conservative who needs to shine! So go ahead and combine your two faves for the big day: style and faith (okay, and your daughter, of course).

 

Pretty and Pear-Shaped

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If you’re a fun mama who prefers fat sparklers to dainty accents, we’ve got just the thing for you! Go for a classy gemstone that gives a little pop of color. This pear-shaped piece with a gorgeous yellow diamond is all you need to feel special. You can even crank up the heat a little more by bronzing your décolleté with a radiant glow-- now who’s the mama in charge?

 

Vintage Inspired

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With a nod to the 18th century era, this beautiful pendant is for the MOTB that has a love for antiques and timeless pieces. After all, your jewelry should always be a reflection of you, leaving you feeling confident and on top of the world!

This gorgeous piece exquisitely captures the allure of Victorian art, but also carries some big-time personality. It features shimmering outer diamonds and ornate detailing in the middle! Heritage pieces like this one are like an aged fine wine; it never goes out of style and makes you feel all tingly inside.

 

Yay for Pavé

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Pavé actually comes from the French meaning cobblestone, and that’s what makes this black and white swirled necklace so unique. It’s perfect for the modern mama who still likes some edge, plus this piece can be worn over and over again. After the wedding, you can wear it casually by pairing it with a v-neck shirt and you’ll be good to go!

 

Whatever you choose, you definitely want to hit the mark on your baby girl’s big day. You want to look age-appropriate but still glamorous in every way. You don’t want to pull the #1 mistake for any MOTB and go overboard with the glitz and glam. So choose any of these necklaces to feel both memorable and stylish, the ultimate combo to ace your look.

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”!

Nikki Reed and Ian Somerhalder are engaged! Take a look at her engagement ring!

At last we have a look at Nikki Reed's vintage inspired floral engagement ring from Vampire Diaries hunk Ian Somerhalder.  

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Love this look? Check out these similar rings from the Gottlieb & Sons bridal collection!