Just Engaged? How about Classic Blue For your wedding colour scheme?

Classic blue Jewellery gift ideas for your bridesmaids

If you have just got engaged then Congratulations! It will all be so exciting, scary and wonderful all at the same time.

You will be in a whirlwind of love so probably haven’t even thought about your wedding colour scheme. So I thought I would suggest Classic Blue to you.

Classic Blue is elegant in its simplicity. Suggestive of the sky at dusk. Pantone say the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era. So there you go

Classic blue is a good place to start as it’s Pantones colour of the year for 2020. You can  expect to see a lot of it around this year. In a way that makes it easy as you will have a wide choice of everything you want to create your perfect wedding.

But as forward-looking as it may be, the 2020 colour brings us almost full circle to the first Colour of the Year, Cerulean, another blue hue chosen in 1999 to likewise capture a moment in time. 

So why Classic blue?

It does lend itself to mixing with other colours such as dusky pink or burnt orange which is brilliant as you may find it tricky to find many blue flowers!

Let me plant a few ideas for inspiration for your bridesmaids gifts.

Swarovski crystals make it very easy to add the perfect shade of blue you are looking for.

If you would rather have a high light of blue then I can create that for you using so many of my jewellery designs. The modern Adriana choker necklace and matching drop earrings are a perfect example. The pale blue crystals can be changed to the shade of blue you are looking for.

If you are looking for more inspiration head over to my pinterest board. I have found beautiful bridesmaids dresses, cakes and flowers as well as lots more jewellery. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/bishboshbecca/classic-blue-bridesmaids-jewellery-gift-ideas/

But whatever you decide to do, just enjoy planning your day x

Vermeil? Gold? Gold Plated? Confused?

These terms can be very confusing and can give the impression that a piece of jewellery is something it is not.

So lets start with gold or rose gold. This is solid precious metal that has been hallmarked by the Assay office to show that it fulfils the criteria for 9k, 18k etc. The k refers to Karat and is the purity of the gold. 24k is the purist but also the softest gold. So its not advsiable to have a ring or favourite peice of jewellery made from 24k gold as it will not last as long as the lower karats

Then the next quality is vermeil . Gold or rose gold vermeil (pronounced vur-MAY) is genuine .925 sterling silver that has been expertly plated with a thick layer of 14k-24k gold. ⁣It will probably be hallmarked or stamped with .925, but this is the hallmark for silver and not gold

⁣Gold or rose gold Vermeil is the perfect option for those with metal allergies due to the durable thickness of the gold combined with the base of sterling silver. ⁣
Gold vermeil is an “insider’s secret” of discerning jewellery buyers as precious metals (silver and gold) are used, but allows for more affordable jewellery than solid gold. A win win situation

Finally we come to gold plated. I know this can be viewed as a lesser product, but it really does have its place. For example my crochet cuffs are gold or silver plate on copper, as copper is a really soft metal this makes the cuffs really soft to wear as they can mould to your arm shape. Whereas some of my earring bases and seashell charms are gold plated brass, as brass is a hard metal, it means these earrings fittings and charms will not bend out of shape.

Any base metal can be plated with silver, gold or rose gold plated. It is slightly confusing as you may see the term gold- filled. This is just a superior gold plating that is thicker than the normal gold plating. As I say above the base metal depends on what you are going to use it.

Should you ever see any of these terms and you are not sure. Then just ask whoever is selling the item.

At the bottom of each description, whether it be a locket, necklace or bracelet, on Bish Bosh Becca, you will see a clear description of what is is made from. In some instances it may be both gold vermeil and gold plated. Whilst we prefer to use vermeil, it is not always available, so we have to make so with gold or rose gold plated.