It’s a classic that has stood the test of time. Since ancient Egyptians and Sumerians started working with is as early as 3000 BC gold has been hammered, stretched, rolled and bent into so many different forms including jewelry, statues, flatware, and even covers a sacred boulder in thin gold leaf in Myanmar (Burma, pictured below). People have searched for gold from the time that man started to work with the precious metal. Its natural yellow color was associated with energy, health and sunlight in ancient times. Today the ability to reflect light makes it a gorgeous background for sparkling gems. The warmth of yellow gold has a richness that lures one to covet a piece of jewelry.
Recently, I was on the phone with my sister discussing the new trends that we were both noticing this spring. I told her, “One of my favorite trends is that gold seems to be everywhere!” She complained that although she liked the look of yellow gold she didn’t think she could wear it. I disagree with her on that point; I think everyone can wear a little bit of luxurious gold. I’m thrilled to see it paired with just about everything and it seems that the more you pile on the better! Designers and jewelers are using it in statement necklaces that are made entirely of the stunning metal as well as rings with intensely colored gemstones, earrings dripping with diamonds and pearls, and intricate bracelets such as the photo below featuring David Yurman Bracelets.
Yellow gold just screams sunny skies and bright colors of spring and summer. It pairs beautifully with white, camel, turquoise, pink and just about every other color out there. Yellow gold bands will enrich diamonds, gemstones and pearls and is a great choice for bridal jewelry. For example, this pair of earrings from Leslie Green, are a beautiful accessory to highlight your special day and capture the memories.
So when you are looking for your bridal jewelry or bridesmaids’ jewelry, don’t be afraid to incorporate some gold into the look. It will accentuate that natural glow you will have on your wedding day.