FAQs and expert advice about jewellery

Here is a selection of Q&As from Your Sussex 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@your-sussex.wedding


Sentimental Journey

Sentimental Journey

Q. I'd like to have a bespoke piece of jewellery to wear on my wedding day. Can you make any suggestions as to how it could incorporate our winter theme?

A. Andrew Leggett says: Wedding jewellery is very often costume jewellery, which means it's made from non-precious materials, like base metals and imitation stones, so you can go all out for your winter theme without worrying whether it will be worn again.

If you want real jewellery that you'll be able to wear in the future though, you might want to choose something that's not too weddingy. This depends on your personal style.

When it comes to the winter theme, white metals like silver or platinum have a colder look than yellow gold, and diamonds or white crystals add to that effect. If you're going for coloured gems, you should be guided by your palette and find something that fits it.

Andrew Leggett, Aurum Designer-Jewellers


An investment piece

An investment piece

Q. My wedding dress is quite simple, so I'm looking to make a statement with my jewellery. What would you suggest?

A. Josh Getting says: To make a statement with jewellery I'd recommend a necklace such as the one pictured (stock number: 06-01-0197, £4,330). Sure to catch the eye, it exudes class and elegance. This particular necklace has an adjustable length that can be tailored to any neckline with an articulated diamond-set centre piece. Featuring 1.15ct of diamonds and set in 18ct white gold, the floral design radiates bridal beauty. Each section moves on its own and glistens in the light. It would be beautifully complemented with matching drop earrings.

An amazing choice for your wedding day, it could also be worn for a number of occasions, which is an important consideration when investing in wedding jewellery. Sure to bring back wonderful memories and the magic of your big day every time you put it on, such a special item could allow you to start a family tradition and pass it down as a treasured heirloom for future generations to wear

Josh Getting, R L Austen