Jewelry

12 Wedding Day-Worthy Necklaces to Wear with Your Gown

12 Wedding Day-Worthy Necklaces to Wear with Your Gown
Shop Story

You have the dress. The shoes. You’ve done your makeup trial and settled upon a hairstyle that will make you feel like a princess. Now it’s time to nail down the nitty-gritty details, like your wedding jewelry. What necklace you’ll wear on your big day is, well, a big decision. Because, photos! If you do not already have a family heirloom (something borrowed!) or any other wedding-worthy neck bling to sport down the aisle, we’re here to help. We’ve searched high and low for the most exquisite necklaces to pair with your wedding gown. Luckily, there are many swoon-worthy choices. From pearls to diamonds and pendants to chokers, we’re excited to share our top picks for wedding necklaces. 

 

 

How to Select a Necklace to Pair with Your Wedding Dress

 

Tips:

As you consider your necklace options, ask yourself what overall style you’re going for on your wedding day, be it traditional or sexy. Pearls pair well with an elegant, lace dress, while a message necklace is a fun, trendy piece to pair with the body-hugging, strapless gown you hope will make your soon-to-be spouse’s jaw drop. Your dress’s neckline will inform how low your want a necklace to dip onto your décolleté. Also consider how a wedding-day necklace would match with any other jewelry you’ll be wearing, like earrings or perhaps the bracelet your betrothed gave you as a pre-wedding present.

 

 

What to Consider When Shopping for a Wedding-Day Necklace

 

Cost:

We have taken all budgets into account for our roundup. You’ll find necklaces from less than $30 to a splurge-worthy $2,000-plus, with most options coming in between $40 and $400.

 

 

Color:

It’s a personal choice whether you prefer yellow, white or rose gold. If you want to go with all white, pearls are a beautiful choice. Oh, and here’s some great news: If you love the sparkle of diamonds but have come to the end of your wedding budget, you can still afford to shine bright on your big day. Look for faux diamond options that are seriously stunning — we promise!

 

 

Style:

Speaking of stunning, we were simply giddy as we put together this list of wedding-worthy necklaces. From a piece of jewelry perfect for showing off a dress with a deep V-back, to a necklace that proclaims your love, style abounds, ranging from understated to “OMG, look at that show-stopping antique-inspired necklace!” All of the options below are giving us serious #jewelryenvy. 

  

 

Other Considerations:

To be fair, not every wedding dress will call for a necklace. You can always order one, try it on, and decide it’s overkill. And then pack it for the honeymoon instead!

 

1 of 12 Image Credits: Shopbop

Most Delicate Pearl Style

Theia Jewelry Petite Swarovski Necklace

Price: $28.00

This delicate yellow gold-plated pearl solitaire necklace epitomizes understated elegance. The Theia design features one imitation pearl that floats on a dainty chain, which one reviewer likened to a thin strand of glitter. We can see this simple and pretty necklace pairing perfectly with a strapless gown and sweetheart neckline. A big bonus is that this petite piece can be worn for years to come with both formal and everyday looks.

Specifications:
Lobster claw clasp
18.5 inches long

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“The chain on this necklace is especially nice. It’s a small detail, but for me it really raised the value of the necklace. The chain has very fine, flattened links that reflect light in a way that makes it seem like a thin strand of glitter. I love it.”

2 of 12 Image Credits: Shopbop

Best Gold and Pavé Diamond Style

Adina Reyter Disc Necklace

Price: $396.00

If sparkle is what you're after, set your eyes on this pavé diamond disc necklace set in 14 karat gold. We are goo-goo over the modern design of the piece purchasers praise for its quality and simple, yet elegant look. If your wedding band is set with pavé stones, how perfectly would this necklace complement it once the ring is placed on your finger? We also love that this necklace can be worn again after your wedding day, with anything from a LBD to jeans.

Specifications:
Diamonds 0.06 carats
14k gold
15 - 16 inches long

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I've worn this necklace every day since I got it. It's absolutely beautiful and super delicate, but good quality. I've had loads of compliments on it, and the pendant and chain really catch the light. It's classy and elegant.”

3 of 12 Image Credits: Shopbop

Most Inspirational Message

Jennifer Meyer Jet’aime Necklace

Price: $675.00

How better to say “I love you,” to your beloved on your wedding day than with a piece of jewelry? We love this Jennifer Meyer Jet’aime chain set in rose gold. This pretty and meaningful piece would make a perfect wedding day memento. You’ll look back on all the love you felt as you floated down the aisle sporting the dress and necklace of your dreams, and then married the mate of your dreams too.

Specifications:
18k gold
16 inches long

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I have had my eye on this piece for quite a long time and it's beautiful quality!”

4 of 12 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Most Elegant Faux Diamond Solitaire

Nadri Circle Pendant Necklace

Price: $40.00

Dainty. Simple. Elegant. These words describe the cubic zirconia solitaire pendant every budget will appreciate, sold at Bloomie’s. This sweet necklace would pair perfectly with virtually any wedding dress given its understated charm. Just add matching cubic zirconia stud earrings and walk down that aisle. Just don’t forget your bouquet!

Specifications:
16 inches long
4-inch drop
Rhodium plated
Lobster clasp closure

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love the detail in the necklace. The 'diamond' looks real and expensive. It’s very beautiful.”

5 of 12 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Cubic Zirconia Tennis-Style Option

Crislu Round Graduated Necklace

Price: $298.00

This traditional “Riviera” tennis necklace features cubic zirconia but wearers say no one can tell it’s not loaded with diamonds. That glitter. A lot. We are picking our jaws up off the floor checking out this graduated (that means the largest stone is in the center), round-cut stone neck bling that would look like a million bucks with a simple, sleeveless wedding gown and upswept hairstyle. We can only imagine you will look like a million bucks, too, if you go with this stunning necklace for a price that won’t break the bank.

Specifications:
25.8 carats total weight
16 inches long
Clasp closure

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love how glittery this small necklace is! It is stunning and looks great with a low-cut gown.”

6 of 12 Image Credits: Bloomingdale's

Best Simple Religious Option

Nadri Cross Pendant

Price: $55.00

If a simple cross is what you want to wear down the aisle, this priced-right pendant may be perfect. The rhodium-plated cubic zirconia-adorned necklace is being called stunning and delicate by wearers. We love how this petite sparkler is pretty enough to pair with even the fanciest wedding dress, but would work well post-wedding, too. Like, on your honeymoon to somewhere super exotic. Right?

Specifications:
16 inches long
0.75-inch drop
Lobster clasp closure

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a stunning, delicate necklace. I get so many compliments on it. My favorite part is that it is adjustable to three different chain lengths so it can better match the neckline of whatever you are wearing. What a great buy for an even better price.”

7 of 12 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Designer Message

Kate Spade Mrs. Pendant Necklace

Price: $78.00

This simple and modern message necklace says it all: “Mrs.” Because you are now! So proclaim your new status on your wedding-day necklace with 12 karat gold-plated or silver tone jewelry that boasts amazing quality and style. You could even drop a hint to your soon-to-be MIL before the bridal shower? Just an idea! We can see this designer bling pairing well with any dress, but we’re picturing a classic A-line silhouette in satin. Congrats Mrs.

Specifications:
16 inches long
3/8 inch drop

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“I love Kate Spade jewelry and this is no exception! This necklace makes a great gift for a bride, or even an anniversary.”

8 of 12 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Antique-Inspired Statement Piece

Givenchy Multi-Crystal Y-Necklace

Price: $78.00

Be still our hearts. Let your wedding-day necklace take center stage and don this multi-crystal, Givenchy-designed stunner in rose gold or silver, and featuring an antique-inspired Y-shape layout. We are loving the glamour of the largest tear-drop shaped crystal and can see it draping beautifully across your décolleté on the big day. This necklace is truly a statement piece that would pair perfectly with a more simple dress, perhaps with a strapless design. Keep other jewelry simple, too, and go for an up-do. Then float down the aisle and prepare for the “wows!”

Specifications:
16 inches long
1-3/8 inch drop

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a good piece to add to your collection and you will never regret your purchase.”

9 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Designer Splurge

David Yurman Solari Pearl Station Necklace

Price: $2,300.00

This luxe David Yurman pearl station necklace is a splurge, and wow, will you feel like it’s the most special day of your life when you don it down the aisle. Choose from a white, yellow or gray pearl, which appears to float on a delicate yellow gold chain. Each 12 millimeter pearl is flanked by pavé diamonds that add the perfect amount of shimmer to this beautiful, modern piece. Wearers say pictures do not do this necklace justice, but we know you’ll do it justice when you make this David Yurman standout your wedding-day neckwear.

Specifications:
17 inches long
Diamonds 0.02 carat
Lobster clasp

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This piece is gorgeous! The pearl is a good size and so beautiful. I love it and get many compliments. The necklace can be worn every day and on special occasions.”

10 of 12 Image Credits: Nordstrom

Best Classic Pearl Option

Majorica Baroque Necklace

Price: $340.00

Polished and pretty, pearls are a bride’s best friend. This classic baroque-style piece would work with pretty much any wedding dress, but we are especially drawn to the idea of sporting it with a lace gown. Pair the look with pearl earrings, and we promise you’ll go back to your wedding album in 20, even 50 years, and still love your timeless wedding-day look.

Specifications:
17 inches long
Pearl size 14 mm
Open bean clasp
18k gold-plated sterling silver

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This necklace is fabulous! The pearls have a very substantial weight to them, which feels very good. The pearls are all the same size.”

11 of 12 Image Credits: Dillard's

Prettiest Bow Style

Swarovski Lifelong Necklace

Price: $89.00

Sweet and delicate, this Swarovski bow necklace is a feminine finishing touch for your wedding-day look. The 3D silhouette makes this glittering, Lifelong Collection necklace a unique piece of jewelry that will add just a hint of sparkle to a princess-worthy wedding dress. Now all you need is a dainty tiara and a twirl-ready skirt, and you are ready to enjoy your special day.

Specifications:
14.875 inches long
Rhodium plated
Lobster clasp closure

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This is a good quality look-alike that is suitable for dressy or casual occasions.”

12 of 12 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Open-Back Dress Style

Britten Weddings Pearl Back-Drop Necklace

Price: $61.00

If you desire a dramatic necklace to complete the look of your low-back wedding gown, look no further than this stunner. The front of the gold chain necklace features a single freshwater pearl, while the draped back features two pearls of asymmetrical lengths. The resulting look is vintage-inspired, romantic, and will wow your wedding guests. We can see an updo complementing this necklace so its beauty can completely shine. Just add a fresh flower hair clip, and your wedding day look is photo-ready.

Specifications:
Length customizable
14k gold plated

What Reviewers Are Saying:
“This necklace is lovely and really well-proportioned. The front pearl hangs just longer than a choker, and the back pearls hit right between my shoulder blades. My wedding dress has a deep V-neck and low back so it's perfect.”