They’ve helped you find the dress, organised the hen do of dreams, and will be there to fix your makeup and carry your train on the Big Day. That’s not to mention all the happiness and heartache you’ve shared in the years leading up to your wedding. So, let’s hear it for the bridesmaids, who definitely deserve something special to say thank you. Jewellery is the perfect bridesmaid’s gift: it’s personal, meaningful and an everlasting reminder of your friendship. The jury is out on whether they should wear the gift on the wedding day itself; it should be something they’ll want to wear for years to come, so choose something that reflects their personal style as well as the aesthetic of your wedding.
Personalised jewellery such as zodiac signs, birthstones and initials are perennially popular and show you’ve put thought into finding something just for them. If buying something to wear on the day, pearls are a classic choice – and there are plenty of ‘cool girl’ pearls that work just as well with jeans and trainers as with a silky gown. Hearts are not only on-theme, they’re also one of the biggest trends in jewellery right now. And bejewelled flowers are a sweet nod to the bouquets they’ll carry on the day.
If you have dozens of bridesmaids, chances are you’ll want to keep things simple and offer them all the same, affordable gift. If you’ve kept the bridal party to a minimum, your budget might extend to solid gold and diamonds – a truly precious gift for the truly precious women in your life. Below you’ll find a selection of gorgeous jewellery gifts to suit every bride’s budget.
Wilson Jewellery offers a fantastic range of unique and affordable beaded bracelets and necklaces starting from £35. These pearls are a contemporary nod to bridal style, that can be worn and enjoyed all summer long.
Look to Mejuri for well-priced, on-trend jewellery your gal pals will thank you for. This chunky ring will be a constant companion in their everyday stack.
Maje’s Zodiac medals are a certified crowd-pleaser. These organic-style pendants are a gorgeous way to show that you know which Zodiac tribe they belong to.
Who doesn’t love a chunky gold heart? Laura Lombardi’s puffed-up hearts are the cool way to do sentimental jewellery.
Lily & Roo
Proof that pearls work far beyond the altar, Lily & Roo’s initial choker is a modern take on a classic bridesmaid’s gift.
A best-seller for a reason. Expect squeals of delight on the wedding morning when your squad open their very own cult-favourite bracelets.
What could be a better bridesmaid bonding experience than a trip to Liberty to have a delicate gold chain welded to each wrist? The ultimate wear-forever piece.
If they’re less than happy about the bridesmaid’s dress, get back in their good books with a dainty chain ring bearing their individual birthstone.
Classic and chic, these simple diamond studs, each set with a revolutionary Sky Diamond weighing 0.17ct, are a failsafe gift for the hard-to-please.
By Pariah’s perfect wear-anywhere hoops come in a range of gemstones so you can choose the hue that suits them best. We love the olive-hued green amethyst version.
A necklace they’re guaranteed to wear on repeat, Almasika’s 18kt gold and diamond Universum design is inspired by powerful ancient symbols found around the world. The perfect bridesmaid’s gift.
The ultimate gift for a very lucky maid-of-honour, Boodles’ sweet diamond Blossom pendant is an everlasting token of gratitude and love.
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