Apr 26, 2014

Rhinestone Wedding Brooches

Rhinestone brooches like these use to be dependable grandma gifts (especially at Christmas) and nothing more. Now they are breathtaking beautifully on weddings cakes and hair combs. To keep a rhinestone brooch sparkle and shine for years to come - never submerge them or any rhinestone jewelry in water to clean. The foil behind the stone will get tarnished and turn dark. Simply clean with a soft jeweler's cloth. And don't invest in tarnished vintage rhinestone brooches - however lovely - thinking you can return them to their original luster. Sadly, you can't. Here are my favorite ways to use beautiful glass brooches on your wedding day:
  • Wedding Cake Brooches.  Matching rhinestone brooches on every layer of a three or four tiered wedding cake makes a grand statement, but even one well-placed brooch can make a beautiful cake...breathtaking.
  • Brooch Hair Combs.  Celebrities have been wearing diamond brooches in their hair on the Red Carpet for years and now the stylish trend is catching on with brides.  Use 20 gauge silver craft wire to attach your rhinestone pin to a metal hair comb or just pin in place with bobby pins that match your hair color.
  • Wedding Dress Brooches.  When Fergie married actor Josh Duhamel, the Black Eyed Peas singer wore a stunning Dolce & Gabbana mermaid wedding dress, with a beautiful variety of rhinestone brooches at the back of the lightly flared skirt.
  • Bridal Party Gifts/Mothers of the Bride and Groom.  What a thoughtful and low-priced gift for all the girls.  I love the way this bridesmaid anchors her brooch on the top of loosely draped tulle on her right shoulder - so elegant and eye-catching.
bridesmaid wearing rhinestone brooch 
 
wedding cake brooches 
 
rhinestone wedding brooch

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