Chandelier earrings and sparkling crystal bangles are popular choices for today’s sophisticated brides, according to the style experts at Carolee, the leading fashion jewelry company.

“Carolee has long been the jewelry destination for brides and their bridal parties,” says Jill Maier, Carolee’s vice president of design. “We have come to learn what brides want to create a look and style that is their own.”

Carolee collections, including the new upscale Carolee Lux collection, feature a vast selection of classic and modern designs for brides, from demure to dramatic. “In the last few years, we’ve seen more brides look to mirror current fashion trends in their bridal jewelry,” offers Maier. That translates into bigger, bolder pieces like large drama earrings, glittering crystal and pearl cuffs and statement necklaces that draw attention to the neckline. Carolee Lux features exquisite designs with crystals and CZ, hand-polished and knotted simulated pearls and sterling silver, offering every member of the bridal party elegant choices.

Fashionable jewelry isn’t just for the bride; it also makes a great gift for bridal party attendants. Say, “thank you” with the very popular Sterling Sentiments(R) bangles that are engraved in five languages with Friend, Sister, Niece, Mother, Grandmother, or Love. These bangles are gift boxed and priced in the $100 range.

Other treasured and affordable bridal gifts include freshwater cultured pearls. Hand-knotted necklaces, bracelets and earrings in stud or drop styles are available in pearl alone or pearl accented with cubic zirconia. Prices range from $40 to $75, in styles that will appeal to a wide range of bridal party members.

The Carolee and Lux jewelry collections are available at fine department and specialty stores worldwide and at, where you can request a free catalog. (MS)

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