I Do, I Do

Wedding Gems and Jewels

Laurann Claridge
May 26, 2010

That vintage cushion-cut ring is so fetching. Yet the brilliant canary diamond takes our breath away. Not sure what ring style says “Till death do us part”? Take a gander at some of our glittering picks. (And don’t forget your bridal jewelry, too. Create a trousseau of bracelets, brooches and earrings you can one day pass down to another bride in the family.)

Queen of Heirs’ vintage and antique bands include, from top: 1930s platinum-and-ruby band with round diamonds; 18K-gold channel-set emerald band; platinum ring with milgrain edge and one carat total weight of diamonds; 18K-gold band with channel-set square Burmese rubies; circa-1950 ring with a double row of diamonds in a 14K setting; sapphire-and-diamond platinum band with scroll detail. Prices upon request, at Queen of Heirs.

Delicate and demure, these antique Victorian English carved pink coral feather brooches with 18K white gold and diamond spines would look fetching on any gown. $1,950 to $2,450 each, at Smith & Company Jewels. 

March down the aisle in these: David Yurman’s quatrefoil pearl earrings in 18K white gold and diamonds. $5,800, at David Yurman. 

For the girl who wears big, bold pieces, we adore Diane von Furstenberg’s classic Sutra large-link bracelet in 18K white gold set with pavé diamonds. DVF for H. Stern $81,900, at Zadok Jewelers.

Wear this late Victorian gold, pearl and diamond starburst pin dangling from a pearl choker chain with that strapless dress you have your eye on. Pin $1,295, chain $795, both from Past Era Antiques.

Designer Erica Courtney created this coral necklace in three distinct pieces, which include two diamond studded enhancers, a flower design in 18K gold and a detachable coral drop, each sold separately. This necklace is $3,360; detachable adornments range from $6,000 for the coral drop to $9,300 for the flower. At Judith Ann Jewels.

Tiffany & Co.’s little blue box comes complete with an18K-gold-and-platinum engagement ring with an 8.65-carat square step-cut fancy intense yellow diamond. Or perhaps she’ll say yes to an 18K-gold-and-platinum ring with a 7.12-carat cushion-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond and diamond half-moons. Prices upon request, at Tiffany & Co.

Design a ring like royalty. Grace Kelly said “Yes” to Prince Rainier’s proposal when he gave her this Cartier ring. (Specifically, the emerald-cut, 10.47-carat diamond set in platinum, seen here on her left hand.) What’s old is really new again with Cartier’s “set for you” engagement rings. At Cartier. 
The groom will love receiving Glycine’s bold Airman watch from his thoughtful bride. $5,325, at
I W Marks Jewelers.