Tie your wedding look together with a beautiful necklace for your bridesmaids. Shop Michael Hill’s range of bridesmaid necklaces for a timeless and lasting way to say ‘thank you’.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do bridesmaids have to wear a necklace?
Whether bridesmaids should wear a necklace is up to the bride. Some brides like the clean uniformity of matching bridesmaid jewellery, while others might prefer their bridesmaids wear a set of statement earrings in lieu of a necklace. Some brides decide to let their bridesmaids choose their own jewellery—whether that includes a necklace is down to personal preference.
Wearing a bridesmaid necklace can tie a look together and create a sophisticated and more cohesive sense of style, especially when paired with a sweetheart neckline or beautiful updo hairstyle. It can be cherished as a keepsake and is a wonderful way to show your love and appreciation to your bridesmaid for being there for you on your big day.
When looking for bridesmaid necklaces, it’s important to find something that will go with your overall wedding theme while also considering their individual tastes.
A teardrop or cluster pendant can make for the perfect statement piece, while a sapphire or emerald pendant surrounded in an exquisite halo of diamonds can look magnificently regal, especially when paired with lighter shades of blue and green.
If you prefer the more minimalist look, focus on necklaces that offer subtle yet timeless beauty. Go for a pearl drop or diamond solitaire pendant for a touch of classic sparkle. Or if you still want to add a hint of colour, try a simple pendant with a gemstone that complements the colour of your bridesmaids’ gowns or bouquets.
How to style bridesmaid necklaces
When styled correctly, necklaces for bridesmaids can provide the perfect finishing touch to your bridal party look.
Diamonds and pearls are among the most beautiful and versatile, pairing well with a wide variety of necklines and dress styles. Our range of necklaces includes solitaire pendants to complement a bride’s vintage-inspired statement piece, and classic freshwater pearls to match the bride’s headband or bridal comb. Combine with a strapless gown or sweetheart neckline and finish with matching earrings to create a more sophisticated look.
With deeper necklines such as a V-neck, a longer necklace can suit this look well, emphasising its long, angular lines. While a choker or a shorter necklace with multiple pearls can bring balance to a higher neckline.
Layering necklaces is a new trend, especially for those who want to give their bridesmaid jewellery a modern twist. Fill the space of a scoop neck or V-neck with a mix of simple pendants and delicate chains, creating depth while enhancing the bride’s own look.
What type of bridesmaids necklaces are best?
The right bridesmaid necklace is the one that works best with your wedding’s theme, while still respecting your bridesmaids’ tastes. It’s also important to consider the colour and neckline of their dresses.
For a more formal wedding theme, a pendant necklace is always a classic choice, especially when paired with a sweetheart neckline or strapless gown as the décolletage provides a blank canvas. Accessorize with a statement piece like a diamond pendant with matching baguettes or an elegant pearl drop necklace for something more understated.
The less is more approach is also popular, particularly when it comes to more casual or contemporary wedding themes. Use simple pendants and chain necklaces as subtle accent pieces, or layer them together to accentuate a V-neck silhouette, which creates a beautiful sense of balance.
Coloured gemstones can also be used to tie a look together, complementing a bridesmaid’s dress colour or flower bouquet. Match stunning emerald or peridot pendants with warm, earthy tones, rubies with red roses or amethyst gems with plum or magenta gowns.
A bridesmaid necklace is not only meant to be worn for a day, but treasured for a lifetime. For a bridesmaid, a necklace gift can be sentimental, thanking her for playing such a significant role while letting her know just how special she is to you.