How Harry Winston makes brides feel like a million bucksBy Carmencita S. Sioson
Philippine Daily Inquirer
Weddings have become more than just a ceremony. Brides make it a point to leave a personal imprint on every detail, from the wedding dress to the wedding motif. And with various theme weddings come different bridal looks—from Old Hollywood to rock ‘n roll, highly embellished to minimalist.
Though looks may change, one thing remains: choosing the right jewelry is as important as finding the perfect wedding gown.
As every bride should be the center of attention on her wedding day, Harry Winston transforms fine jewelry into fine art that highlights the bride’s beauty.
“It should help make you feel like a million bucks or a princess, as it is the day you are to be your most beautiful,” says Look Magazine fashion editor Kat Cruz.
Harry Winston emphasizes each diamond’s quality. Therefore, each diamond must pass strict quality assurance criteria that go far beyond the four C’s of carat weight, clarity, color and cut.
“Jewelry for me is also very personal. It has to be something that represents me—with the right amount of shine, of course,” adds Cruz.
Though it’s tempting to load up on bling, you wouldn’t want all that sparkle to outshine you on your big day. Exquisite yet understated pieces should do the trick.
Model and TV show “Etcetera” host Patti Grandidge notes, “I look for simplicity in jewelry. I don’t think jewelry should distract or take away from the bride’s beauty. It should complement her entire look.”
Skin tone and design
No matter what your wedding theme is, choose jewelry that goes with your skin tone and your gown’s design and color. For instance, a stark white V-neck gown goes well with platinum jewelry that draws attention (but not too much) to your décolletage, while a strapless ivory gown looks best with chandelier earrings and other add-ons in gold.
“Most of all, choose pieces that frame your face well,” adds Cruz.
Jewelry on your wedding day should be timeless pieces you can wear even after your “I Do’s.”
“Jewelry adds a touch of tradition to your special day,” notes Lyca Puno, Preview Magazine managing editor. “It should always look good against any fleeting trend and add glamour to your wedding gown.”
Since 1932, the fine jewelry brand has followed its founder’s mantra: “A good diamond, however small, is a possession to be prized for generations.” It’s no surprise that each creation is unique and each diamond is selected from the best quality grades available and comes with a certificate from the Gemological Institute of America.
Diamonds are also reviewed and graded a second time by Harry Winston’s in-house team of expert gemologists, ensuring the diamond’s quality.
As model, Look Magazine beauty editor, and Inquirer Lifestyle columnist Kelly Misa says, “Jewelry should be an investment, an heirloom you can pass on to your children and know that 20, 30 or 50 years from now, it will still look as beautiful and as elegant as when you first purchased it.”