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4 unique creative baby shower gift ideas for girls

4 Great Baby Shower Gift Ideas for Girls.

Buy something unique, creative, and meaningful for the special little girl in your life.

Shopping for a new baby girl can be so much fun! Today, thanks to the influx of adorable baby clothes, clothing items are one of the most common gifts given at baby showers, often resulting in a baby wardrobe suitable for three babies even if triplets aren’t in the works. If you are searching for something that will be treasured for years to come, see our list of four sweet and useful baby girl gifts you can buy for this precious new little sweetie – gifts that are unique and will be cherished for years to come.

Beautiful heirloom pearl baby bracelets - a unique and meaningful baby shower gift for mom and new baby girl.

{shop for Baby Shower Bracelets from Little Girl’s Pearls}

Keepsake Newborn Baby Bracelets

Becoming a mama can be a bit overwhelming, help your bestie start a new family tradition with a beautiful heirloom pearl bracelet. It’s ridiculously adorable (you won’t believe how small their little wrists are when they’re born), and you’ll get all the oohs and ahhs at the shower.  Mom will adore it and new baby girl will be so very precious wearing her pearl baby newborn bracelet. It even comes gift wrapped in a beautiful pink jewelry box, wrapped up with a big pink satin bow!

Adorable floral pastel monthly baby girl stickers for first year photos.

{find the monthly baby girl stickers at Maine Mom Boutique}

Baby Girl Monthly Stickers

New moms are known for filling up their news feeds with loads of pictures of their little ones, including photos of baby thoughtfully laid out on a neat backdrop with something like these monthly milestone stickers from the Maine Mom Boutique. These are a great way to track baby’s milestones and growth in photos. Nearly every mom will use these and may not think about adding them to her registry.

Duo Diary - for mom and baby.

{check out the beautiful Duo Diary}

Duo Diary

The Duo Diary doubles as a mom/baby gift as it helps mom to remember to track not only her newborn’s feedings, behavior, sleep patterns, diapers and more but it also encourages mom to take care of herself – because mama self-care is important. There is a food journal which encourages moms to keep track of water intake as well as a place to jot down any exercise and sleep. This is a great gift for any expectant mom and is something to hang onto, so she can look back in years to come on the details of those sleepy early days.

Personalized soft pink baby stroller blanket.{find the softy baby blankets at Pottery Barn}

Personalized Blankets

Blankets are a great gift for those tiny squishy babies! Look for high quality blankets, such as the Pottery Barn Chamois Stroller Blanket, which comes with a personalization option. These take-along blankets come in several color options and feel amazing – so softy! Perfect for her first trips out into the big wide word.

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Do you want more baby shower gift inspiration? Follow our Pinterest board filled with oodles of ideas. ♥

7 Unique Unicorn Gift Ideas for Girls

7 unique unicorn gift ideas for girls - baby, toddler and big kids.

Finding the perfect gift can be a little overwhelming. But when you choose an adorable gift theme, it becomes quick, easy, and fun! I always love searching for and discovering unique and creative gifts for the special little girl – one that embodies her sweet little personality and celebrates her own adorable quirkiness. Unicorns are always a hit! Finding a unicorn gift – both figuratively & literally is as elusive as their magical single-horned counterparts. Here are seven beautiful unicorn ideas to celebrate her special day.

sparkle unicorn bracelet - unique unicorn gift from Little Girl's Pearls

{shop for the sparkle unicorn bracelet at Little Girl’s Pearls}

Sparkle Rainbow Unicorn Bracelet

This is my favorite!  The sparkliest Swarovski crystals…ever…paired with real freshwater pearls & twinkly sterling silver daisies are the perfect backdrop for her very own silver unicorn charm!  It even comes with her very own birthstone crystal (or her favorite color), so it’s personalized just for her.  All girls love a little glam & twinkle!  The best part is, with the extension chain, it’s a gift that actually grows with her. ♥

Sparkly glitter rose gold unicorn shoes.

{shop for the sparkly unicorn shoes from the GAP}

Unicorn Sparkle Ballet Flats

Imagine a pair of unicorns at a girl’s feet. The Unicorn Sparkle Ballet Flats will give her just that. These beautiful ballet flats are in the shape of a unicorn covered in rose gold sequins that make them glitter with every step she takes creating that magical experience. And did I mention that they are extremely adorable?

unicorn emoji bag for girls.

{shop for unicorn emoji bag at Prima Trends}

Unicorn Emoji Shoulder Bag

She always needs a little bag to carry her precious treasures in! What better bag to have than one that is shaped like a unicorn! Seriously, need I say more? Totes adorable!

sparkly stars unicorn dance tutu dress.

{shoot – H&M sold out of these adorable unicorn dresses, but they have other adorable unicorn gifts}

The Unicorn Dance Outfit

If she’s one who loves to dance then this Unicorn Dance Outfit is just for her. It’s a one-piece dress making it an easy choice for dressing up or . The top half of the dance outfit has a cute unicorn complete with a colorful tutu and a matching lace cape.

adorable pastel unicorn night light for her nursery or big girl room.

{shop for the unicorn nursery nightlight at amazon}

Unicorn Night Light

Many kids feel uneasy in the night and are afraid a monster or two will pop out from under their bed. This unicorn-shaped portable battery powered bedside lamp makes a great gift. The Unicorn Night Light will keep the little girl company while she sleeps.

unicorn jewelry box - music box for her trinkets and treasures.

{shop for the unicorn music box at amazon}

Unicorn Musical Jewelry Box

Ladies didn’t just start being conscious of their jewelry. This is something that goes way back. Every little girl needs a jewelry box for safekeeping. This Unicorn Musical Jewelry Box is an ideal gift just for her. When she opens the jewelry box the music begins to play and hidden inside is a mini unicorn. There’s plenty of room in the jewelry box to keep her necklace, bracelets and rings.

sparkly sequin color changing magic unicorn pillow.

{shop for the sparkle unicorn pillow at Mermaid Pillow Co.}

Magical Unicorn Pillow

Every girl needs a soft huggable snuggle pillow. The Magical Unicorn Pillow is velvety smooth with her very own adorable unicorn on the front and silver sequins at the back. The best part is that it can be personalized with her name – extra special for her.

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So head on out there to the magical land of unicorns.  I’d love to know which unicorn gift caught your eye – comment below with your favorite! ♥

Throw a Boho Chic Themed 1st Birthday

Celebrate your little princess with a boho–inspired birthday party.

DIY Boho Chic First Birthday Party Ideas and Inspiration ♥ Little Girl's Pearls | #littlegirlspearls #bohochic #diyboho #diybirthday #diy #firstbirthday #1stbirthdayinspiration #firstbirthdayideas

If you are looking for a unique, chic theme for your little girl’s 1st birthday party, why not consider having a boho chic theme? A breathtakingly beautiful party with simplistic details is perfect for your precious baby girl. From a cake adorned in flowers to floral crowns and pearls, this is the perfect theme for a little girl. Here are some tips to make it happen!

Pastel Party Favors

Jenn over at Hostess with the Mostes suggests sending your guests home with cute party favors, like these Pastel Animal Jar Party Favors. All you need is a cute glass jar, plastic animal toys, and a little pastel paint. Fill the jar with tiny knick-knacks or candy!

Boho Chic Birthday - Pastel Animal Jar Party Favors ♥ Little Girl's Pearls | #littlegirlspearls #pastelpartyfavors #pastelfavors #pastelparty #pastelbirthday #bohochic #firstbirthdayideas

Photo from Hostess with the Mostess’ toddler Boho Birthday Party

Outdoor Teepee

Create an outdoor teepee for excellent photo opportunities and wows from your guests – tiny and big alike. If the weather is not favorable, move it inside! It’s a perfectly chic prop for your party décor.  This is the lace teepee we used for our flower field tea party.  We found the most beautiful vintage lace table cloth and simply draped it around 3 sticks tied together with a rope.  It was Boho fabulous.

Vintage Lace Tablecloth Teepee for her Boho Chic 1st Birthday Party ♥ Little Girl's Pearls | #littlegirlspearls #bohochic #diybirthdayteepee #diyteepee #diy #firstbirthday #1stbirthdayinspiration #laceteepee

 

Don Her in Pearls

Nothing says chic like a gorgeous row of pearls. From pearl bracelets and necklaces to earrings, you can adorn her in beautiful birthday pearls that become a keepsake for her whole life.  A lovely tradition is to tuck them away for her wedding day – a beautiful way to celebrate how much she’s grown!  Check out the baby-to-bride pearls, so lovely!

Boho Chic Pearls for Girls - a great idea for her birthday party! ♥ Little Girl's Pearls | #littlegirlspearls #bohochic #bohobirthdaygift #firstbirthdaygift #birthdaygift #firstbirthday #1stbirthdaygift #firstbirthdayideas

Beautiful keepsake pearl jewelry for girls - perfect for her first birthday gift. ♥ Little Girl's Pearls | #littlegirlspearls #bohochic #specialbirthday #birthdaykeepsake #firstbirthdaygift #firstbirthday #babytobride #firstbirthdayideas

 

Floral Cake

Order a plain white cake for your party, in whatever shape or size you prefer. Either have the bakery add fresh and/or edible flowers for a gorgeous boho chic cake!  Or you can do what they did for Amelia’s beautiful outdoor first birthday party over at Style Me Pretty – they added silk flowers.  You can even wash them off after to save them as a beautiful keepsake and brighten up her big girl room!

Boho Chic First Birthday Easy DIY Flower Cake ♥ Little Girl's Pearls | #littlegirlspearls #bohochic #diyboho #diybirthday #diy #firstbirthdaycake #smashcake #bohosmashcake #bohocake #flowercakeBeautiful 1st Birthday Boho Chic Floral Smash cake photo from Style Me Pretty.

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Decorate with Paper Flowers

You can’t really get more boho than by adding tons of flowers. If you aren’t up for spending the money on real flowers, make paper flowers and place them throughout the party room! They will absolutely add a boho chic vibe to your décor!  After the party, you can decorate her big girl room with the flowers – not only a lovely memento of her first birthday bash, but something whimsical to cherish!!  Anastasia over at PaperPro Tutorials has some amazing DIY paper flower ideas, tips and tricks!

Boho Chic DIY Paper Flower Decorations ♥ Little Girl's Pearls | #littlegirlspearls #bohochic #diyboho #diybirthday #diy #firstbirthday #diypaperflowers #paperflowertutorial

Photo from Anastasia’s PaperPro Tutorials

Darling Photo Banner

Take photos of your baby or have a special photo shoot of her in a boho-style outfit. Hang them from a banner of twine!  We just did this for our son’s 18th birthday and included photos from his entire life!  We then boxed up all the photos in a pretty box with some tissue paper and mailed them to his Great Grandma & Grandpa who couldn’t attend the party…such a lovely keepsake.  I can’t believe he’s already 18.  Go snuggle those babies, mama!!  They grow so very quickly.

Easy Twine Photo Gallery to celebrate her first birthday in Boho Chic style. ♥ Little Girl's Pearls | #littlegirlspearls #bohochic #diyboho #diybirthday #diy #diyphotodisplay #easyphotodisplay #firstbirthdayideas

Spread Joy Like Glitter Phone Wallpaper

It’s heeeeere!  Winter and the holidays are upon us.  It has already been a whirlwind around these parts, how’s it going around your house?  The trees are up & covered with decorations and beautiful sparkly, glittery things.  I have a giant Christmas red peony surrounded by eucalyptus branches in a vintage blue ball jar sitting on my desk.  Life is good, my friends.  Life is good. ♥

I just wanted to send you a little reminder to spread joy this holiday season (and always).  Joy is contagious!  Spread it around like glitter.  Let it fill in the dark craggy parts of your soul & let it shine bright.  I am wishing you the merriest, most lovely, joyful & glittery holiday season!  Celebrate with this free gold glittery “spread joy like glitter” phone wallpaper. ♥

If you love this little wallpaper, could you pretty please share it on Pinterest?  That would make my little heart pitter patter!!! ♥

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November Birthstone – Citrine

Citrine, November’s golden birthstone, is the sun-shinyest gem.  I totally think that should be a word.

Before my boys were even born I sang, “You are my sunshine” the them.  I even changed the words to something happier – because that’s the kind of goofy mama that I am.

You are my sunshine.  My special sunshine.  You make me happy, when skies are gray.  You’ll never know dear, how much I love you, please don’t take my sunshine away.  The other night dear, while I lay sleeping, I dreamt I held you in my arms.  When I awoke dear, I wasn’t dreaming, so I snuggled you all the night long.

See – no hanging heads & crying…happier, and goofier! ♥  Just like me!

Personalized Initial Charm Necklace

Okay, some more juicy details about November’s birthstone, the beautiful sun-shiny citrine.  It has been used for centuries to create stunning jewelry pieces and art.  It varies in color from bright orange to brown to pale yellow.  I choose the more pastel yellow color for my jewelry because its subtle color pairs nicely with creamy pearls.

All of the Little Girl’s Pearls bracelets can be personalized with a “Big Sis” or “Lil Sis” charm with her birthstone.

Citrine, which was first documented all the way back in 1385, resembles topaz (November’s other birthstone).  These two beautiful stones have long been confused with each other.  Citrine is known for its healing properties because of it’s fabled ability to comfort, soothe and calm – releasing negative feelings and helping its wearer to embrace imagination.  It’s also known as the “merchant’s stone” because of stories that it attracts wealth (since I have an online shop, my mama brought my a beautiful citrine sphere that sits by my computer).

Darling Pearl and Birthstone Crystal Bracelet

Because such large citrines have been found over the centuries, the ancient Romans used them in intaglio work.  Intaglio jewels are gemstones that are carved into beautiful creatures or faces.  They’re so incredibly detailed and intricate.  Citrine is the perfect sunny palette for these amazing miniature works of art.  Citrine was also used to create the large, intricate jewels of the Art Deco period – worn by Hollywood starlets like Greta Garbo and Joan Crawford.  So you lovely November babies are in very good company!

Adorable Pearl & Birthstone Post Earrings for Girls

Adorable Pearl & Birthstone Personalized Name Bracelet

Happy Birthday, you beautiful November baby!  Embrace your sunny birthstone, citrine. ♥

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Your Sparkle Has Not Gone Unnoticed Phone Wallpaper

Hey there, lovely!  I just wanted to remind you that you are doing an AMAZING job.  I know mama-ing can be overwhelming.  My boys are teenagers, and I still have days where being a mama can seem a bit thankless.  But then I look into my boys’ baby blues and realize that it’s all worth it (even when they’re rolling them at me).  So snuggle up with those babies (tiny and big), and remember that you are doing the MOST IMPORTANT job and your sparkle is not going unnoticed.  It may not seem like it, but I guarantee they see your sparkle.

 

 

Sending you all of the mama love, support, and virtual hugs in the world!! ♥

Here’s a little reminder – a wallpaper for your phone, so you never forget that your sparkle is most definitely noticed.  Keep shining on, you sweet mama.

Do you love this or know someone else who needs a little encouragement & unexpected joy?  Pretty please share on Pinterest – that would make my heart so very happy. ♥

 

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October Birthstone – Pink Tourmaline Gemstone

Every girl loves to feel special on her birthday, and a birthstone is on thing that cane make her feel truly celebrated.  Her birthstone is a lovely way to show her how special she is (especially when it’s a princess pink birthstone)!

Green tourmaline was first thought to be discovered in the 1500’s where it was confused with emerald.  It wasn’t until the 1800’s that scientists discovered that it was its very own gemstone.  Because of the confusion, the name even means “mixed gems” Sri Lankan.  Tourmaline can be found in a beautiful rainbow of colors, but here we focus on the lovely and feminine pink hues.

It has been found all over the world including California.  It makes me want to take a quick trip down to San Diego where they still find the beautiful, multi-hued gems!

Take a peek at the SPARKLY BIRTHSTONE BRACELET here.

For October’s birthstone, I focus on the dainty pink tourmaline, which is particularly delicate and lovely.  October actually has two birth stones, opal & tourmaline.  Because of its gorgeous color, pink tourmaline is a favorite for jewelry for girls.

Celebrate her October birthday with a sweet ornate cross necklace with pearls and her birthstone.

One of the most exciting things about tourmaline is that it comes in a beautiful spectrum of hues and intensities.  Peeking at a pink tourmaline is like gazing into a mesmerizing pink pool of pretty!

Shower her with love & a darling pearl and sparkly birthstone crystal necklace for her October Birthday.

So whether you’re looking for something dainty baby pink to celebrate her October birthday, or a more deep, rich pink, tourmaline is definitely your go-to stone.

October birthstone and real pearl earrings for her birthday.

When you gaze into a piece of tourmaline, you’re likely to spy all of the hues of pink, soft delicate pinks, touches of deeper rich pinks, and everything in-between.  This variety adds a beautiful depth to her October birthstone creating a natural ombre effect.

Pink Tourmaline – October’s birthstone, is a favorite among girls of all ages, whether their birthdays are in October or not, because of its beautiful color.  Baby Pink tourmaline jewelry has a particularly delicate and feminine look and feel, which makes it a great choice for new babies.  The stones look beautiful paired with real freshwater pearls, silver or gold.  It’s the perfect choice for your precious princess!

All of the October Birthstone Gifts – Pink Tourmaline & Pearls

Darling Pearl & Birthstone Necklace | Ornate Cross Necklace with Birthstone | Darling Pearl & Birthstone Bracelet | Adorable Birthstone & Pearl Earrings

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June Birthstone – Pearl Moonstone Alexandrite

You lucky ducky girls who are born in June are lucky enough to have three birthstones!  {Pearl ♥ Moonstone ♥ Alexandrite}  While I obviously love pearls (I get to play with pearls every single day – lucky me), I also have a great appreciation for all three of the sparkly, stunning June birthstones.

Moonstone is a semi-transparent stone, and I think it is definitely one of the best at capturing light in the most beautiful way.  It gives off a milky white light that can also include little flashes of blue when the light hits it just right.  Moonstone often looks as if it has a little bit of a glow to it.

Pearl and Moonstone June Birthday Bracelets For Girls – Shop Now

It’s easy to see how the stone got its name; moonstone seems to have captured the stunning light of the moon.  In ancient Rome, people used to believe that you could identify the different phases of the moon within moonstone.  While we don’t believe that the stone physically changes appearance with the moon’s phases anymore, it certainly does have an ethereal, almost otherworldly appearance.

Adorable Pearl and Moonstone June Birthday Necklaces for Girls

When it is micro-faceted into the beautiful little gemstones I use in my jewelry designs, it plays with the light beautifully.  I love pairing it with silver and pearls as the moonstone seems to throw light against the other surfaces of the pieces.  It’s so much fun to turn moonstone jewelry to different angles and see how it changes as it catches the light.

If you’re on the lookout for the most traditional June birthstone, pearl is your girl.  I absolutely adore creating pearl birthstone jewelry for all the lovely June birthday babies!  The pearls I use are genuine cultured freshwater pearls in a luscious creamy white color, natural pink, and sometimes I even have some peachy or lavender pearls available.  Pearls have the most amazing timeless elegance and have traditionally symbolized purity and innocence – pearl jewelry makes a perfect baby gift.

Personalized June Pearl Birthstone Bracelets for Girls

Alexandrite has a controversial history that started all the way back in 1834 in Imperial Russia.  While a miner was working in an emerald mine, he came across a gem that he thought was an emerald, but once he held it up to the light, he realized it was something new entirely.  It flashed different colors depending on the light.  It is fabled that the stone got its name from Alexander II because it was discovered on his birthday.

Shop June Pearl and Alexandrite Birthstone Name Bracelets for Girls

The Russian mines were exhausted in the early 20th century leaving almost a century until a new deposit was discovered, this time in Brazil.  Natural Alexandrite is extremely rare, and incredibly expensive.  So, in my jewelry creations, I use genuine Swarvoski Austrian crystals in the pale lavender of Alexandrite, so she can celebrate her June birthday without the crazy price tag!  Not to mention, because they are represented with a crystal, they are extra sparkly!

Pearl and Alexandrite Earrings for Girls

Whether you are searching for a classic, traditional June birthstone gift in pearls or something more ethereal like the sweet moonstone with the blue flashes, or the beautiful and elegant lavender alexandrite, you lovely June birthday girls will find meaningful, stunning birthstone jewelry at Little Girls’ Pearls.

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May Birthstone – Emerald

May’s birthstone – the beautifully green emerald, is one of the rarest and most popular gemstones.  That doesn’t surprise me in the least!  The gorgeously vibrant green color always catches my eye.  My dear friend {hello, J ♥} has an emerald in her wedding ring, and it’s absolutely stunning.

I think that an emerald was the perfect choice for May’s birthstone because it embodies the life and color of spring.  In May, you’ll see the deep green emerald reflected in spring tulips, in the foliage of trees, and in the grass that’s finally recovering from its long winter’s nap.  Emeralds are the color of new life, perfect for May!  That’s probably why emeralds have been associated with rebirth for centuries.  For me, emeralds are a bright symbol of new beginnings, growth, and happy energy.

Adorable Pearl & May Birthstone – Emerald Necklace

A fun historical tidbit about emeralds is that Cleopatra was said to be all but fanatical about them.  The first known emerald mine was a Greek mine near the Red Sea.  Cleopatra claimed it as her own.  The ancient Egyptians fervently believed that emeralds could treat eye diseases, and were the symbol of fertility and rebirth.  That’s one of the reasons why Egyptian pharaohs insisted on being buried with emeralds – the hope of rebirth.  Visiting heads of state were said to have gifted Cleopatra with emeralds that had been carved in her likeness – oh man, I’d love to see one of those!

Darling Pearl & May Emerald Crystal Personalized Name Bracelet

In the emerald jewelry that I lovingly create, I diligently attempt to capture that spirit of life, energy, and renewal.  Emeralds look beautiful nestled among pearls, as a pair of delicate earrings, or as a personalized pendant necklace.  At Little Girl’s Pearls, all of my birthstone jewelry has the option to be created with genuine gemstones that are micro-faceted to give them that little bit of twinkly sparkle.  The emeralds I use are a beautiful lighter green color, un-dyed and natural.  I absolutely adore the varied hues and inclusions in these stones, they seem to speak a story all their own.

So I wish you the happiest of birthdays, you beautiful May babies!! ♥

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how to choose the perfect bridal jewelry for your wedding dress

Wedding day fashion is all about the dress (and rightly so), but all the little accents like shoes, your bouquet, and jewelry will also be an important part of your look. When it comes to bridal jewelry, there are endless options out there, so many, in fact, that shopping may seem like an impossible task. Don’t get overwhelmed, though! We have some helpful tips to help you choose something that will make your wedding look feel complete.Complement Your Dress

Your wedding dress is probably one of the first things you picked, and it’s going to be the center of attention (second only to you, of course). You should pick jewelry that works with your dress, rather than competes with it.

If you chose an ornate dress, such as one with a lot of intricate lace, sparkly bead work or a sparkling belt, you’ll want simple, classic jewelry pieces that don’t clash with the details of your dress. Traditional pearl stud earrings, a string of classic pearls or a simple pearl pendant necklace, and maybe a single classic bracelet will help to complete your look beautifully without pulling focus from your gorgeous dress.

If you chose a more classic, less ornate or non-beaded dress, you can use your jewelry to add sparkle and flair! Chandelier earrings or a larger or bolder necklace will add that touch of light and vibrancy to your wedding outfit.

Let Your Personality Shine

When you were shopping for wedding dresses, did one style speak to you? Jewelry can show your personality in the same way. Is your style elegant and timeless? Then maybe you’re looking for a diamond pendant or a pearl necklace; something classic that you can re-wear again and again. Something lovely and timeless that you can pass down to your daughter for her wedding day.

Are you more of a punk-rock princess? How about a modern choker that will add an elegant edge to your wedding look? You may want to consider unique designs such as drape-down-the-back necklaces or cuff bracelets. And remember that not everything on your wedding day has to be white. If it fits your style, you could incorporate colorful gemstones such as rubies or sapphires (something blue, anyone?). If you’re looking for inspiration, consider incorporating your wedding colors. Your wedding jewelry is going to be in your wedding photos and your jewelry box for a long time, so it should be something that feels right and that you love.

In case you’re looking for a few specific ideas…here are some pearl pieces from the shop:

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