Brilliant Idea: The Wedding Consolation Gift
As we’re all adapting to current times, we’re also having to reluctantly cancel or postpone plans. Adjusting to a virtual school experience and social outings is one thing, but sending out that bittersweet “wedding-put-on-hold” notice can be downright sad. Brides everywhere are having to either conform and organize a super-intimate gathering if they don’t want to wait, or are shelving their original plans until the day when they can finally stand at the altar in front of hundreds of excited guests.
As a bride-to-be’s patience wears thin and the uncertainty of it all begins to permeate what should be one of the best times in her life, there might just be a solution. Jewelry. Perhaps an early wedding band, or a “just-because” gift to shower her with a little bit of extra shine and hope would be suitable? I’ve come up with some ideas that I think might just help her achieve a little pre-wedded bliss.
An Aisle-See-You-Soon Wedding Band
Let’s throw all previous plans out the window and surprise her with something new, unexpected, and exquisite. Enter this demurely modern wedding band from Gilimor. Offered in 14k yellow or white gold, the design alternates between natural round-cut and straight-baguette diamonds for just a hint of novelty.
With approximately 0.20 carats in total, she can even stack this with yet another band on the big day. I just love how timeless and graceful this pick is.
In Lieu Of A Champagne Toast
Okay, so I’m not downplaying that special “toast” moment when you can clink your glasses while in a state of absolute euphoria. However, in the meantime, there might be something to cleverly stand in for it. Reminiscent of a sparkling flute of crisp champagne, these sculptural Le Vian huggie earrings are comprised of a mix of Vanilla and Nude Diamonds, set in 14k Strawberry gold.
As you explain the meaning behind them, she might be able to really picture the future happening, as this pair certainly radiates with the same kind of Parisian luxury.
Something Borrowed (From the Past)
Again, this idea is pure genius. Tell her you got her something borrowed, and then surprise her with an opulent pair of vintage earrings. Perhaps she can wear these on her wedding day, or even tote them with her when the honeymoon rolls around. Either way, I adore these Bvlgari beauties for their sophisticated, caged look.
Cast in 18k gold and platinum, this pair from the 1980s has a touch of edge, but is softened with gorgeous brilliant-cut diamonds.
Of course, you can always go down the traditional route and lift her up with “something blue.” And I promise you, a Tiffany & Co. tennis bracelet will do the trick. This platinum piece from the Tiffany Jazz collection harmoniously comes together with bezel-set sapphires and round brilliant diamonds for that timeless charm I love.
She can layer it with a watch and other bracelets; it’s a divine, forever, day-or-night piece.
Lastly, if you want something that outright exclaims your love for her, then a simple but beautiful pair of “Love” stud earrings from the Vera Wang Love Collection will do just fine. Finished in yellow gold and embellished with diamonds in the shape of a “V,” each pair comes with a tiny blue sapphire in the back, which is meant to symbolize faithfulness and everlasting love.
She’ll definitely treasure these and wear them forever. They may even be perfect for the rehearsal dinner, which will happen. I promise!
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Carat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.