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3 Must-See Bridal Jewelry Trends From Bridal Week 2017

Hundreds of gorgeous dresses paraded down the runway at Bridal Fashion Week 2017. And the trends are more unique than ever this year. From rising necklines, 3D details, and steamer sleeves, the trends from this year were loud and unapologetic. This is the perfect time for upcoming brides to step outside the box and move away from traditional bridal looks.

You might be wondering, with such extreme dress options, how do I style my bridal jewelry? Won't it look like too much and take away from the dress? The answer is no, because this year on the bridal runway, the phrase "more is more" really held true.

We did our research on Bridal Fashion Week 2017 to bring you the best fashion jewelry and wedding dress looks to rock at your upcoming wedding:

1) Statement Earrings 

Naeem Khan 2017 Collection

Sterling Silver Dot Disc Chandelier EarringsLegends Naga Small Side Facing Lace Hoop EarringsMurano 18K Hand Engraved White Gold Triple Loop Earrings with Diamonds

Featured Dress: Naeem Khan 2017 Collection - Image via The Knot & Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
Featured Jewelry: John Hardy Sterling Silver Dot Disk Chandelier Earrings Sterling Silver Dot Disk Chandelier Earrings ($595), John Hardy Legends of Naga Large Size Facing Lace Hoop Earrings ($450), Marco Bicego Murano 18K Handmade Engraved White Gold Triple Loop Earrings w/ Diamonds ($4,700)

Statement earrings were one the most consistent trends we saw going down the runway this year at Bridal Fashion Week 2017. Hoops, chandelier and long hanging earrings seemed to be the most popular. These statement earrings were a great bridal accessory that drew attention to the bride's face and enhanced the beauty of her overlook look.

We love statement earrings because they perfectly complement any luxurious wedding dress. Complete the look with a dress with a rising neckline and some slicked back hair as seen above from the Naeem Khan collection. This really makes the earrings pop!

2) Chokers

Alvina Valenta Spring 2017 Collection

Goa 18K Handmade Yellow, White & Rose Gold NecklaceSterling Silver Classic Chain Five-Row 16-18" NecklaceDot Slim 20" Chain Necklace

Featured Dress: Alvina Valenta Spring 2017 Collection - Image via The Knot & Maria Valentino/MCV Photo
Featured Jewelry: Marco Bicego Goa 18K Handmade Yellow, White & Rose Gold Necklace Goa 18K Handmade Yellow, White & Rose Gold Necklace ($5,540), John Hardy Sterling Silver Classic 5-row Chain ($2,100),John Hardy Dot Slim 20" Chain Necklace ($475)

What goes around comes around! As we all know, the 90's are back and chokers have been one of the top trends to come out of this decade. It's no surprise that bridal designers got inspiration from street style and started pairing chokers with wedding dresses this year at Bridal Fashion Week. These fabulous neck pieces come in all different shapes and sizes. You can find chokers in thick chains, multi-strand styles and mixed metals. They can make you look rebellious or chic and somewhere in between depending on the design. All you need is a sweetheart neckline dress, and you will be one trendy bride.

3) Drop Earrings 

Ines Di Santo Spring 2017 CollectionMark Patterson Long Drop EarringsDelicati 18K Hand Engraved Yellow Gold Round Drop Earrings

Classic Chain Large Braided Drop Earrings18K White Gold Leverback Pearl Earrings with Diamonds

Featured Dress: Ines Di Santo Spring 2017 Collection - Image via Colin Cowie Weddings
Featured Jewelry: Mark Patterson Long Drop Earrings ($1,890), Marco Bicego Delicati 18K Hand Crafted Yellow Gold Round Drop Earrings ($460), Mikimoto 18K White Gold Leverback Pearl Earrings with Diamonds ($860), John Hardy Classic Chain Large Braided Drop Earrings (495)

Drop earrings were a very popular bridal jewelry trend for the majority of wedding dresses that graced the runway at the event. The great thing about drop earrings is they come in may different options. You could go with a large dramatic pair or something more small and subtle that just adds a little pop. Whatever your personal style is, there is a drop earring to match. We love them paired with plunging necklines, as seen above in the dress from Ines Di Santo Collection. They also look great with wedding gowns that have off-the-shoulder, ruffles and capes. They are the perfect subtle sparkle that every bride needs without taking away too much from the overall wedding look. 

Are you a bride-to-be looking for the perfect jewels for your big day? Visit any of our store locations or make an appointment with a fashion jewelry specialist who will help you perfect your bridal look. 

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