Archive for September, 2011

Popular Jewelry Styles and the Brides Who Wear Them

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Styles of jewelry that are popular really vary according to many factors – the bride’s personality, sense of style, formalness of the wedding itself, dress style, and wedding vision. Generally, however, we’ve noticed that a bride falls into one of three categories – the traditional bride looking for classic elegance, the more confident bride going for a red carpet look, and the bride with great fashion sense for whom the accessories take on greater importance.

This year, we’re seeing the more traditional bride opt for gowns with embellished, embroidered belts or a more detailed, embroidered and embellished bodice. Because of these beautiful details, we recommend, during our personal style consultations, that brides not choose overpowering jewelry with their gowns. We frequently recommend classic diamond studs or diamond drop earrings – our Middleton earrings are a perfect example. (The diamond drop Middleton earrings, which we rent for $160, retail for $8,250.) Our Danielson earrings (diamond studs) may seem a safe choice, but the diamonds do offer a sparkle quality that no other stone can, and that sparkle can’t be had with costume jewelry. It’s that sparkle that allows for diamond studs to be seen from afar.  Adorn’s Danielson Earrings rent for $150 and retail at over $5,900.

Gown by Jim Hjelm available at Kleinfled Bridal - Jewelry available at Adorn.com

Gown by Jim Hjelm available at Kleinfeld Bridal - Jewelry available at Adorn.com

Brides that are more confident are going for that red carpet look and wanting to make a bigger impact with their jewelry, opting for a little more bling. A favorite pairing among brides in this group are our Lockwood earrings and Chadwick bracelet. Our Lockwood earrings are big – and gorgeous – chandelier earrings that rent for $200 ($13,700 retail) and shout “glamour”. The Chadwick bracelet is a diamond cuff bracelet that is a great complement to the Lockwood earrings and are similar in style and sophistication (retail $24,750, rents for $250). Strapless dresses that define simple elegance are a combination when paired with the Lockwood earrings and Chadwick bracelet. These brides are also exploring the use of colored gems.

Gown By Maggie Sottero available at Kleinfeld - Jewelry available at Adorn.com

Gown By Maggie Sottero available at Kleinfeld Bridal - Jewelry available at Adorn.com

From our most fashion sensitive brides, we’re seeing a lot of creativity. These brides don’t shop for jewelry, or other accessories such as veils, as a last minute to-do, they have a specific vision for their fashion statement on their wedding day and use each element, such as their jewelry selection, to complete the look. We’ve seen brides that fall in this category, reserving their jewelry selection prior to finding that perfect gown. A great example is one of our clients, Niurka, owner of Luli Meets Tulle, who really made a statement with her selection. (Niurka photo credit to Morgan Trinker Photography.) Niurka chose our Lockwood earrings and Chadwick bracelet, but paired them with a retro bird cage veil for a throwback  look reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour. 

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Lockwood Earrings & Chadwick Bracelet

Adorn Brides is the leader in fine diamond jewelry rental. We rent fine diamond jewelry to brides and women for special occasions. Adorn also offers a FREE personal style consultation to brides needing a professional opinion or assistance selecting the most appropriate bridal jewelry for their wedding day. Whether it’s diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, or diamond bracelet, we’re sure you’ll find something you love in our extensive collections. If you’re new to the concept of renting jewelry, learn more, http://www.adorn.com/how-it-works.aspx .

Vintage Elegance

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

We love hearing from our clients after the wedding and sharing their photos with you brides-to-be. We all need a little inspiration now and then, and it’s always fun to look at what other brides have chosen for their dress style and accessories, providing any wedding jewelry tips we can along the way.  Jessica Russo, one of our Adorn Brides’ clients who married earlier this year, shows how a little bling in the right places can make all the difference.

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Jessica wore this beautifully fitted wedding gown that consisted of two focal points – the stunning neckline which was adorned in crystals and a broach fitted to her left hip. Jessica wanted to complete this elegant look but wasn’t sure which accessories would highlight her dress and not be too distracting. She wanted to wear a special pair of her own earrings for the big day and needed help finding that something extra.

After a personal style consultation with Adorn, she chose to wear our Chadwick bracelet. The vintage design which features a delicate fleur-de-lis pattern of pave diamonds was the perfect choice, adding an added touch of elegant bling to offset her gorgeous neckline and add enough interest without detracting from her overall look.

Our diamond cuff Chadwick bracelet retails for $24,750 and rents for $250.  It’s very versatile and one of our most popular pieces, so if it looks like the perfect piece to complement your dress, don’t hesitate to reserve it.

Jessica had this to say after her first experience renting jewelry from Adorn -

“I got married this past February and decided to rent Adorn’s Chadwick bracelet since I couldn’t find anything that was truly elegant within my budget. I am so happy that I did – I received compliments all night and afterwards and truly fell in love with the bracelet.  It was comfortable, I never was afraid it would fall off and the borrowing process was so simple. I look forward to renting jewelry for upcoming weddings and events; I will never have to wear the same thing twice! Their jewelry is too gorgeous and renting it is too easy to pass up! Thank you Adorn!” – Jessica Russo

Thanks, Jessica, it looks like the bracelet was the  right choice to add a little something extra to your overall look! Enjoy your new life as a newlywed.

Adorn Brides is the leader in fine diamond jewelry rental. We rent fine diamond jewelry to brides and women for special occasions. Adorn also offer a FREE personal style consultation to brides needing a professional opinion or assistance selecting the most appropriate bridal jewelry for their wedding day. Whether it’s diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, or diamond bracelet, we’re sure you’ll find something you love in our extensive collections. If you’re new to the concept of renting jewelry, learn more click here.

Adorn Brides Cute Couples Contest

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

We love contests here at Adorn – and here’s why. We love to do everything we can to help make a bride’s dream wedding come true. It’s a day that little girls dream about, women think of excitedly, and mothers live for. We talk to brides every day who are stretched thin on budget and long on dreams, and we want to help them get it right. To help, we’re giving away a FREE diamond jewelry set rental, valued at up to $400!
If you’re a bride planning your wedding for 2012, this is the contest for you. Now through the end of the year, we’re holding our Cute Couples Contest. It’s a phrase people throw around all the time – “They make such a cute couple.”
What makes a cute couple? The reasons vary. It’s how a couple behaves together, how they influence each other, maybe inspire others – or each other (“He makes me a better person.”). It’s how a couple interacts with one another and the world around them. Maybe it’s as simple as that “something”, or those “somethings”, that drew you to one another in the first place.
To enter, submit a photo of you and your fiancé and tell us why you make a cute couple. Then… get out the vote! That’s right, tell your friends and family to vote and help you win. Ready to enter? Click here and good luck!

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Adorn Brides is the leader in fine diamond jewelry rental. We rent fine diamond jewelry to brides and women for special occasions. Adorn also offer a FREE personal style consultation to brides needing a professional opinion or assistance selecting the most appropriate bridal jewelry for their wedding day. Whether it’s diamond earrings, a diamond necklace, or diamond bracelet, we’re sure you’ll find something you love in our extensive collections. If you’re new to the concept of renting jewelry, learn more.