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
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
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!
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.
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.
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)!