Engagement photos are one of our favorite modern wedding traditions. Your engagement photo session gives you and your partner the perfect opportunity to capture your love at one of its most special times. Aside from sharing these photos on Instagram and Facebook so everyone can marvel at your engagement ring and tell you what a perfect couple you are, (c’mon - we know you’ll spend hours deciding which pics to post!) these photos will likely be used for your save-the-dates, on your website with your registry information, and even your wedding invitations! Plus, you’ll definitely get at least one of your favorite shots framed… so you have to look your best!
While the outfit (or outfits!) that you chose for this photo session is important, the accessories that you wear play an important part, too. It will be super helpful to decide what you are wearing ahead of time, so you aren’t rushing around before your shoot choosing your clothes and accessories. Once you have a few key pieces of clothing you’ve decided on, it’ll be much easier to pick out a few gorgeous pieces of jewelry to tie your entire look together.
We have a list of our top five jewelry picks to wear for your engagement photo session below, to help take some pressure off of you during this crazy planning process! Plus, we’re even giving you some special tips on what jewelry to wear to your engagement party - so keep reading!
#1: Name Bracelet in 10k Yellow Gold - For Her
Our popular script name bracelet is the perfect addition to your engagement photo ensemble. Dainty and simple, this bracelet adds a touch of personalization. The bracelet’s simple design and yellow gold metal makes it a piece that will remain timeless, so you don’t have to worry about looking at these photos years from now and wondering what the heck you were thinking. Plus, if your engagement ring is yellow gold, this bracelet will complement it perfectly! We definitely recommend this bracelet, and guarantee you’ll wear it long after your photo shoot.
#2: Created Moissanite Solitaire Stud Earrings in 14k White Gold - For Her
Obviously, if you have a diamond engagement ring, you want that important piece of jewelry to stand out the most in your engagement photos. According to our jewelry experts, the best complement to a diamond engagement ring is a classic pair of diamond stud earrings. The studs won’t compete with your ring, but they add an additional touch of elegance and sparkle to your entire look. These beautifully created moissanite solitaire stud earrings are crafted in lustrous 14 karat white gold and feature round-cut, prong-set moissanites in a classic stud design. These studs definitely make our “must-have” list!
#3: Movado Two-Tone Stainless Steel Watch with Diamonds - For Her
For a touch of timelessness (see what we did there!?) and sophistication, a watch is the perfect accessory to wear for your engagement photo session. We love this Movado bracelet watch because of its mother-of-pearl dial and diamond accents, giving it a unique and feminine touch. It’s the perfect accessory to wear for your engagement photos, and you’ll find no problem wearing it the rest of the year!
#4: Diamond Pave Link Bracelet in 14k Yellow Gold - For Him
Fellas, we didn’t forget about you! You deserve to shine in these photos, too. It’s easy to add a little flair and swag to your engagement photo session with this stylish diamond pave link bracelet. Featuring 1.10 total carat weight in diamonds, this link bracelet will be the perfect complement to your bride-to-be’s engagement ring and other accessories.
#5: Pro Tip: Something Borrowed - For Both!
Take this opportunity to show respect for someone close to you by wearing a piece of jewelry that you have borrowed or has been passed down! This choice will make these photos mean even more to you, and especially to the person you are borrowing from. Maybe mom has a gorgeous strand of pearls or a favorite necklace, or maybe dad has a pair of cufflinks or a simple chain necklace. These are the perfect pieces to incorporate into your photos so that they hold even more significance. Mom, grandma, dad, or whoever else you chose to subtly incorporate into these special photos will be touched and excited to be part of the process. Talk about a fabulously sentimental moment!
Bonus! Best Jewelry to Wear to your Engagement Party
First and foremost, it’s super important to focus only on that engagement ring to make sure that it’s never overpowered.
- Don’t wear any other rings! While it may be tempting to wear a cocktail ring or statement ring, keep your hands simple and let your engagement ring shine for this particular party.
- Match the rest of your jewelry to your engagement ring. If the center stone on your engagement ring is a ruby, try a pair of ruby earrings or a ruby necklace to complement your ring!
- Go simple. Let your engagement ring be the star of the show. Some small diamond stud earrings are a great minimalist addition!