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Jewelry You Should Give the Bride: A Comprehensive Gift Guide

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September 10, 2018 | Categories: ,

Celebrating a special bride and her special day? Find the perfect thoughtful gift that speaks to her distinct personality and style in our personality-driven gift guide.

While the bride in your life might have kitchen gadgets, bathroom accessories, and linens for her bedroom on her bridal shower registry, chances are, she would also love a unique jewelry gift that shows her how well you know her and how much you care.

In this gift guide, we’ll help you choose the best type of jewelry to get your bride friend or family member no matter what her personality, so she’ll have something beautiful and meaningful to show off on her wedding day, and throughout this next important chapter of her life. Check out these 20 inspiring quotes about love!

For the traditional bride

This friend loves the pomp and circumstance of weddings — from the dramatic walk down the aisle to the solemnity of the religious ceremony to the joyous throwing of the bouquet — and could write a book on wedding etiquette. Gift her something blue and new that she can wear on her wedding day, like the Cascade Drop Earrings in Turquoise. She might also love the simplicity of a Bride Charm Bangle that will forever remind her of this wonderful time in her life.

For the nontraditional bride

This unconventional friend has a rebellious streak and might show up at her own wedding in a short dress, a pantsuit, or a colorful gown! Give her jewelry that shows how well you know her, like a Spirited Skull Charm Bangle that honors her strength, or the Compass Charm Bangle, a reminder to continue following her inner compass, as it will keep her on the path to making her dreams come true.

For the princess bride

She’s been dreaming of a ball gown wedding dress, sparkly tiara, and a castle-like venue since she was a little girl — years before she laid eyes on her true love. Complete the fairytale setting with a gift that sparkles, like our Galaxy Expandable Necklace with Swarovski® Crystals in 14kt gold.

For the beach bride

All her favorite memories take place between sand and surf — and she might even be planning a beach wedding or tropical destination wedding. Wherever it may be, expect to find seashells, starfish, sand dollar accents as the décor throughout her wedding and reception. The Sand Dollar Expandable Necklace, the Spearhead Ocean Bangle or the Oceanside Expandable Anklet will complement her breezy, seaside style.

For the sporty bride

This bride is happiest when she’s working out, playing sports with friends, or watching ESPN, and she’s scheduled her wedding day to avoid missing any of her favorite team’s games. She has likely already picked out the cute bridal sneakers she’ll wear on the big day. Give her a charm bangle with her favorite team’s logo to add to her wedding day look — she can even incorporate the charm into her bouquet.

For the nature-loving, boho-chic bride

She lives for the farmer’s market, spends weekends hiking, and her wedding theme might best be described as “rustic” — think wildflowers and branches, handmade details, and woodsy elements. This bride will appreciate a pair of lucky Four Leaf Clover Hook Earrings with a nod to nature and good tidings for the future.

For the Disney bride

She wants the full Cinderella wedding — and might have even contemplated clear heels for a glass slipper look. Celebrate her “happily ever after” love story with the Disney Love Locket Adjustable Necklace, or a more subtle Disney Spiral Ring Wrap. Like her wedding day, our Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time collaboration celebrates the triumph of love with inspiring pieces like the Disney See the Unseen Pull Chain Bracelet. You can find even more Disney jewelry from the ALEX AND ANI Disney Parks Collection at the Disney Store, and romantic pieces like a bangle celebrating the eternal love between Mickey and Minnie or a Cinderella Charm Bangle would pair perfectly with her own Prince Charming.

For the socially conscious bride

This bride is always raising money for a cause, spends weekends doing walks to raise awareness for her favorite charities, and believes that we all can make an effort to create positive change in the world. Browse through our CHARITY BY DESIGN Collection and choose a piece that will support an organization close to her heart. She’ll surely be touched!

For the vintage bride

This bride makes what’s old new again with her vintage style, and her throwback instincts are always on-point: She finds the best clothes at consignment shops and has decorated her place with antiques. Her bridal look will be something from a bygone era with the perfect modern twists. Complement it just right with a piece from our VINTAGE SIXTY-SIX Collection, such as the Flora Wrap in RAFAELIAN GOLD Finish.

For the romantic bride

Among your group of friends, she’s the one who swoons over romantic gestures and poems and never gets tired of her top ten favorite rom-coms. Gift this starry-eyed friend a piece of signature jewelry, like the Love Hook Earrings, or something that symbolizes romance, like the Key to Love Charm Bangle or an Eiffel Tower Rose Quartz Adjustable Necklace.

For the posh bride

You can count on this stylish bride-to-be to wear the hippest nail color and rock the season’s hottest styles with confidence. Every wedding guest is wondering what she’ll be wearing on her wedding day. Give her a piece of jewelry from our latest collection, like the Blue Lotus Cuff Set of 3, or surprise her with the Crystal Aurora Borealis Eye of Horus Adjustable Necklace.

For the spiritual bride

Gift this bride a spiritual piece of jewelry that reflects her religion, like a Miraculous Medal Charm if she’s Catholic or a Floral Cross Necklace Charm for other Christian religions. Your Buddhist bride will love the Buddha Charm Bangle. A Jewish bride might appreciate a Hand of Fatima Necklace Charm that symbolizes the Hand of Hamsa and serves as a metaphorical Hand of God.

Don’t forget about the groom!

Of course, the bride is the one who everyone focuses on during the months leading up to the wedding, but the groom deserves a little attention, too. Depending on his personality, he might appreciate a PATH OF LIFE Cuff, which represents life’s journey. To bring him luck throughout his new life, you might gift him the Four Leaf Clover Pendant. For a more casual piece that he can wear everyday look, browse through the braided leather wraps from our new Men’s Collection.


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