FAQs and expert advice about jewellery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your North East Wedding magazine whether it be about flowers, hair and makeup, fashion, wedding themes, health & beauty, cakes, stationery, legal advice. If you would like your question answered by our experts, please email it to editor@yournortheast.wedding


Pearls of widom

Pearls of widom

Q. I want to surprise mine and my fiancé's mam with some custommade pearl jewellery as a thank you at our wedding. What's on-trend right now that's stylish but also traditional?

A. Emine Thompson says: One of the best thank you gifts for mams has got to be a pair of pearl earrings. Pearl jewellery and accessories are very trendy at the moment, and this trend will continue in 2023 and beyond. As well as being trendy, pearls are also very classy and traditional and represent wisdom.

If, however, pearls are not to your taste, then a pair of gemstone earrings can be the best alternative. The stone can be their birthstone or stone of the month of your wedding. Gemstone studs are a simple yet elegant option for those who like a little colour in their jewellery choices.

You can also let them make their own pair of earrings at a jewellery making workshop. This way they will treasure the jewellery they made and will treasure the time they spent together with their daughter and daughter-in-law – a double gift!

Emine Thompson, Silverkupe Handmade Jewellery


All in the detail

All in the detail

Q. I have an understated dress for my wedding and I'm looking for statement jewellery. What would you suggest? 

A. Kirsty Taylor says: A pair of statement earrings would be on-trend and would work well with any simple dress.

It can be hard to choose a necklace if the neckline of the dress is high or plunging as the accessory could be lost entirely – so earrings could be the answer.

Traditional pearls and diamonds can be overlooked, so why not go for these icy blue topaz drop earrings? These unusual rose cut stones are large and unfussy with a great amount of sparkle.

For the traditionalists, the icy blue relates perfectly to the traditional wedding poem that says, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a silver sixpence in her shoe”.

These earrings are made in sterling silver with a contemporary matte finish and are handmade to order in our Corbridge workshop. Other matching items in blue topaz are also available.

Kirsty Taylor, Kirsty Taylor Goldsmiths

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