Fergus James CEO, Fergus Appleton, Shares His Top Tips For Selecting Wedding Jewellery
Learn from the expert himself
26 March 2017
Buying wedding jewellery, for many people, can be a daunting experience – this is a one-off purchase, invariably expensive and comes attached with a seemingly endless array of style options. This can lead to an intimidating, and somewhat confusing, buying process.
Fergus Appleton, the CEO of Fergus James, has shared his top tips that will help the blushing bride shimmer and shine in style!
If you stick to these simple, easy to follow tips, then you are going to end up with a stunning collection of wedding jewellery that accentuates your natural beauty on one of the most important days of your life.
Select your wedding dress first
The wedding dress plays the lead role on your wedding day style so it’s important to either buy the dress or decide upon a style, prior to purchasing your wedding jewellery. For example, the neckline of the dress will have a big impact on what necklace style you will be purchasing – a plunging neckline will leave you with different options when compared to a high neckline. Additionally, the colour of your dress will have an impact on the metal/gem/diamond colours you opt for.
Think about the future
Whilst your wedding dress will only be worn once, you’ll want to wear your wedding jewellery again and again. It’s worth considering the circumstances and events where you’ll be wearing your wedding jewellery and ensure you buy something that will be appropriate for those sorts of occasions.
Keep it simple and understated
Remember that ultimately you are the star of the show so select items that compliment you whilst keeping you as the main attraction – the jewellery should never outshine the owner!
Remember your natural beauty
Consider your natural assets when selecting colours and styles – for example, blue gemstones work really well with blues eyes – different metal shades work well with different coloured skin tones. Thinking about the natural beauty of your eye colour, hair shade, as well as your skin tone will help you select the designs and styles that suit you the most.
Decide upon your budget range
We’re all guilty of falling into the trap of increasing your budget as you see different options whilst going through the buying process. The same thing happens with cars, houses etc – my advice would be that dramatically increasing the budget during the buying process can lead to a stressful experience – for a really positive and relaxing buying experience I’d recommend that you decide upon a firm budget range and (try your best to) stick to it.
Consult with a trusted expert
Although information is freely available online, there is always value to be had in talking to a trusted expert. The Fergus James team have the right professional qualifications to enable them to give customers good, impartial, no obligations advice. It’s a free service so pick up the phone, Whatsapp or call on 055 853 0012.
Do your homework on designs
With Pinterest and Instagram there are literally millions of designs for you to review to help you with your buying process. They’ll give you all of the inspiration required to find the right designs for you – Fergus James makes custom made jewellery, so they can create anything for you.
Be true to yourself
Above everything you need to be true to yourself and your style – if a particular design or style doesn’t feel right then it’s not for you.
Follow your instinct
If you have followed the above steps and narrowed your selection down to a final shortlist, then there is nothing wrong with following your gut to select your winning combination. All of the design options shortlisted should be winners so listen to your heart.