Saying "Yes" to the dress is often one of the easiest decisions you'll make during the wedding planning process. Many brides-to-be confess that when you know, you know! However, choosing the right accessories to complete the look can truly cause your head to spin. That's why we've teamed up with Walters & Hogsett, a local Boulder jewelry shop, to help you find the perfect accessories for your big day. While birthstones have been celebrated for thousands of years, we're going to be introducing a new way to incorporate those same beautiful gemstones for your wedding month! 

Be sure to follow us along all year as we share each season's looks. 

Ps. Guys, these make for great wedding anniversary gifts, too!

Aquamarine

If you're looking for a subtle pop of color, aquamarine is a beautiful gemstone to select. Named after seawater, aquamarine has a gorgeous cool blue hue that compliments yellow/gold skin tones. Aquamarine pieces also serve as the perfect something blue.

Aquamarine is also the March birthstone. Since ancient times, it has been widely believed that wearing your birthstone is a symbol of wellness and good fortune. Specifically, aquamarine is associated with love, good health, and hope. Just what the doctor called for on the big day!

Wedding Gown: Nicole Colete, Style #20551

Black Diamond

Want to take a bold twist on a classic favorite, the diamond? A black diamond is a perfect selection for a unique, alternative or sophisticated bride-to-be. Truly, any bride can pull off black diamonds. We love the stark contrast it adds to a stunning white wedding gown. Black diamonds can also be various shades of grey like the ones pictured below. 

The diamond is April's birthstone. Whether you're getting married in April or not, this birthstone is perfect wedding day accessory for any April baby brides-to-be! Why? Diamonds are the symbol of everlasting love. 

Emerald

Natural emeralds are extremely rare and one of the most valuable gemstones on earth; no wonder they are so popular! These rich green gemstones can cost a hefty penny so we recommend setting aside a little more in your jewelry budget for these beauties. But, we promise they're worth the price tag. This piece will be something you'll pass down for generations to come. Not to mention, guests will be complimenting your accessory selection all night long. 

Emeralds are also known as the birthstone of May. The emerald was dedicated to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, by the Ancient Romans. So, if you're asking us, true queens (or brides) wear emeralds!

Ready to style your wedding dress for your upcoming spring I do? Using your birthstone to add a pop of color is just the beginning, the possibilties are truly endless when it comes to colored gemstones. Contact Walters & Hogsett to find the right gemstones for your look! 

Ps. Stay tuned for our summer gemstone feature! But, if you can't wait, check out the birthstone guide over at Walters & Hogsett to start planning your accessories.

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