Local Bridal Guide: Your Bridesmaids Will Adore a Thank-You Gift From One of These 5 Philly-Made Jewelry Lines
Deciding on the perfect thank-you gift for your bridesmaids can take a bit of thought: You want it to be something sweet and sentimental that shows just how much you appreciate them standing by your side throughout the whole wedding process.
The best bridesmaid gifts are the ones they’ll cherish for long past your Big Day, which is why we love the idea of treating your girls to a pretty piece of jewelry that they can wear every day. Your ‘maids will adore a gorgeous pair of earrings, a colorful bracelet or a simple, delicate necklace that’ll never go out of style.
To begin your search, we rounded up a few local jewelry lines that you should definitely check out. With a variety of beautiful, affordable pieces to choose from, we’re sure you’ll find something your girls will love.
Where: Available online.
What: We’re longtime fans of Melissa Noucas’s pretty tote bag and darling sketches and notecards, so we were super excited to here she just launched Les Bijoux by The Atelier, a minimalist collection of simple gold necklaces your ‘maids will love. There are three designs to choose from so far, and you can choose which one best fits each lady: the Vera (a fierce pendant), the Gemma (a delicate monogrammed piece) and the Stella (a pretty bar necklace), all of which are priced under $70.
Bario Neal Jewelry
Where: 700 South 6th Street, Bella Vista
What: This Philly-based jewelry line offers a variety of gorgeous, sustainably-made pieces, and their super unique earrings are a great choice as a thank-you for your girls. We suggest you turn your attention to Bario Neal’s collaboration with local ceramicist Jessica Han—they teamed up to create one-of-a-kind stud earrings that you can build yourself (you can design each girl a pair with her favorite color!) And the best part? You can control the price depending on the materials you choose for the earrings (they start at $20).
Concrete Polish Jewels
Where: 819 North 2nd Street, Northern Liberties
What: Stunning gemstones and reclaimed precious metals are the stars of Angela Monaco’s handcrafted collection, which you’ll find on display at her NoLibs shop Ritual Ritual. For bridesmaid gifts, we’re especially fond of her assortment of edgy earrings (priced from $45) which come in silver, gold and rose gold.
John Wind Maximal Art
Where: Sold online and at local boutiques.
What: John Wind’s initial jewelry (necklaces! bracelets! rings!) has always been a popular pick for bridesmaids—the enamel initial necklaces are a great option if you want something colorful—but their cotton pearl earrings (beginning at $29) are also a best seller in the bridal party category.
Where: 355 Righters Mill Road, Gladwyne
What: We told you about Mina Danielle back in 2012, and it continues to be one of our favorite local jewelry lines to gift to your ‘maids. Marissa Small will custom design one of her pretty stackable bracelets (they’re filled with colorful semi-precious stones and various accents) for each of your girls, and she’ll even suggest the perfect colors to coordinate with the dresses you chose for the Big Day. Prices begin around $100.
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