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


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


The finishing touch

The finishing touch

Q. I'm trying to pick jewellery for our big day. What advice and tips would you give me when trying to find what to wear?

A. Jemma McFarlane says: I'd always recommend matching the colour of the metal to the wedding and engagement rings, this helps create a set when worn together. Pick something simple and elegant as you wouldn't want to take away from the main features, which will be the wedding and engagement ring set. There are many style factors to consider; if you're wearing your hair down, I'd go for studs while for short hair you can go for drop earrings. Stud earrings are a great way to add subtle sparkle, while drop earrings can add a lot of glamour. If the wedding dress is close to the neckline avoid wearing them all together, wear them with a V-neck or strapless dress. Single stone pendants are a great way to complement a dress or, if there's space, a longer elegant design to create a feature. Long sleeves are a big no for bracelets but three-quarter-length and above are perfectly fine. As it's close to the hands, keep it delicate and simple to not take away from the rings. Also, consider if wearing the jewellery will damage the dress or hairstyle.

Jemma McFarlane