Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe. We’ve all heard the rhyme and it’s definitely cute, so much so that people seem to follow these rules religiously as they get ready to walk down the aisle. I’m not one to break tradition, so if you’re looking for something blue, there’s nothing more vibrant than good-old-fashioned turquoise jewelry.
I’m speaking from experience. When I got married, my something blue was a beautiful turquoise earring set that were a very soft color. The combination of the soft blue and the white dress complemented each other perfectly.
The reason I recommend turquoise jewelry pieces for weddings is simple. The main ingredient to a perfect wedding is the dress. There are so many styles and cuts that can be used; your something blue has to be as flexible as all these available styles.
Turquoise has a wide range of shades to work with that it’s simply the perfect “Something Blue” to go with any dress. At the same time, you can knock out your something borrowed, old, or new, depending on where you find your turquoise jewelry piece.
If you’re going with a turquoise jewelry piece for your something blue, the coloration you choose will depend on the dress you want. However, I definitely recommend either a bracelet or a set of earrings. You don’t want a necklace to take over the neckline of your dress. At the same time, if you plan on wearing your hair down, you don’t want to use earrings because they won’t be seen.
Remember to take all these things into consideration before you choose a turquoise jewelry piece as your something blue. The last thing you’ll want to do is buy a bracelet then end up going with a long-sleeved gown.
I came across this article by a woman that does “shoppable style collages” to help women plan their wedding outfits based off of color. She has some great tips on how to utilize turquoise jewelry a little or a lot depending on your personal tastes, if you want to learn more about adding turquoise to your wedding outfit.