Jewelry is a concept that dates back to the caveman days, and ever since antiquity, jewelry has typically been made of gems and precious metals such as gold and silver, emeralds, diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and more. Most often, it was only royalty and aristocratic families who could afford such personal decorations, but as time passed, jewelry expanded to other social classes, too. By the 20th century, most American families had jewelry as family heirlooms, usually mothers passing them on to their daughters. This tradition continues today, although family heirlooms may be worn alongside other top bridal styles of jewelry such as custom jewelry. Some customers (both men and women) order custom jewelry from jewelers, but personalized bridal jewelry may be the latest word in top bridal styles. On top of that, many men get customized jewelry such as engagement rings for their girlfriends. The classic “gold ring with a diamond” model is still common, but many men today approach jewelers with custom rings in mind.
Top Bridal Styles and Groom Accessories
Jewelry is as popular as ever, and this includes the top bridal styles, too. A bride will put a lot of work into her appearance, ranging from her wedding gown to her hairstyle and cosmetics all the way to her jewelry. Many brides may buy their own jewelry in addition to receiving family heirlooms from their mothers or grandmothers, and brides may also receive jewelry gifts from their fiances aside from the engagement ring. Brides may choose carefully among the top bridal styles for their earrings or necklaces on their wedding day, and the jewelry that they wear will be coordinated with their outfit and possibly those of the bridesmaids, too.
Men probably won’t wear flashy earrings or necklaces on their wedding day, but grooms and the groomsmen have a few options of their own. Many men like to wear expensive and showy watches with a suit, and a wedding is a fine time for this fashion trend. As mothers pass on jewelry to their daughters, father sometimes pass on watches to their sons or buy them watches for a special occasion such as graduating high school or college or getting engaged. A man may get a fancy gold watch from his father as an engagement fit just in time for the wedding, and the groom is bound to include this in his wedding outfit. On top of that, the groomsmen may also get watches, and it’s customary for grooms to give all of their groomsmen and the best man thank-you gifts for supporting him. This may include some fine watches, among other things.
A custom Engagement Ring
As mentioned earlier, the classic engagement ring is a gold ring with a diamond on it, and this concept dates back to the Renaissance. Today, many men still follow this model when picking out a ring for their girlfriends before asking them to marry, but other men choose to have customized engagement rings made to reflect his and his girlfriend’s tastes. And of course, whether a man chooses the classic model or a custom ring, there are many options to choose from. The ring should be the correct size for the woman’s finger, and details such as the diamond’s quality, style of cut, the purity of the cold, and more may be decided upon before the ring is ordered.
If a man chooses to have a custom ring made, he may approach a custom jeweler and share his ideas while making the commission. The man may choose the gem’s type, such as diamond, emerald, sapphire, ruby, amethyst, and more, and its cut pattern and shape. The ring’s metal such as gold, silver, or white gold may be decided upon, as well as the shape and pattern of the gem’s supports. The ring may have custom patterns or messages etched into its body, such as the couple’s name, the date when they first met, or anything sentimental and personal like that. The jeweler will make a detailed sketch to confirm that the detail are accurate to the customer’s liking, and the customer will wait a few weeks or so while the ring is being made. When it’ ready, the customer will be notified and he may pick it up.