The right accessory is the finishing touch for your wedding-day look: It can reinforce your style, accentuate your best features—or even steal the show. We've gathered statement makers for every aesthetic, from on-trend pieces to classic designs destined for heirloom status.

By Leigh Crandall
November 10, 2016
Variety of Rings
Credit: Kevin Cremens

A Show of Hands

Why not put another ring on it? A cocktail ring can provide a pop of color, memorialize your monogram, or just add some extra bling to your ensemble. Ask your photographer for a close-up of your decked-out digits holding your bouquet.

The Details: (Clockwise from top left) 1. Kwiat 18k white gold "Vintage Collection" emerald and diamond ring, $14,400, 2. Hearts on Fire 18k white gold, 2.15-carat "Lorelei" diamond right-hand ring, $9,900, 3. Jennifer Fisher 14k gold "Large ID" ring with burnished white-diamond letter, $1,500, 4. David Yurman 18k white gold "DY Signature" reverse-set pinkie ring with diamonds, $12,000, 5. Monika Krol 18k yellow gold and rutilated quartz ring, $1,100, 6. Sylvie Collection 14k yellow gold and diamond ring, $5,455,

Yellow Gold Engagement Rings
Variety of Rings
Credit: Kevin Cremens

Perfect Pairs

Shimmering studs with diamonds or pearls are always right for your walk down the aisle. With an updo and a strapless gown, drop earrings are especially flattering. Can't decide? Start small, and go more dramatic for the reception.

The Details: (Clockwise from top left) 1. Eddera 18k-gold-plated "Mini Sienna Crawlers" with amethyst and rose quartz, $235, 2. Effy 14k yellow gold "D'Oro" diamond earrings, $3,450, 3. Van Cleef & Arpels 18k white gold "Socrate" diamond earrings, price upon request, 4. Mikimoto platinum cultured-pearl and diamond earrings, price upon request, 5. Tiffany & Co. green tourmaline and diamond drop earrings in platinum, price upon request, 6. Ted Muehling 14k yellow gold and rose quartz "Acorn" earrings, $180, 7. Gabriella Kiss 18k yellow gold and white pearl "Flying Bird" earrings, $1,800, 8. Jamie Wolf for Gemfields 18k yellow gold "Woven Pattern" earrings with Gemfields Mozambican rubies, price upon request,

Variety of Rings
Credit: Kevin Cremens

All in the Wrist

The best baubles have stories behind them, and these certainly feel as if they could have been discovered on a trip to a bazaar or an estate sale. Pair a flowy dress with bangles for a boho vibe, or be bold with a cuff and a column gown.

The Details: (Clockwise from top left) 1. Bulgari 18k pink gold "Serpenti" bracelet with mother-of-pearl and diamonds, price upon request, 2. Cathy Waterman "Branched" 22k-gold-and-diamond pearl bracelet, price upon request, 3. Julie Vos "Botticelli" open bangle, $225, 4. Suzanne Kalan 18k white gold and diamond baguette bangles, $7,400 each, 5. Jemma Wynne 18k gold cuff with diamond baguette closure, $5,670, 6. Alexis Bittar "Honeycomb" cuff bracelet, $275,

Variety of Rings
Credit: Kevin Cremens

String It On

A necklace can add interest to an unembellished bodice and put a fine point on your personal style: Diamonds are an elegant classic, colored or chunky beads feel whimsical, and a pendant or choker is modern-chic.

The Details: (From top) 1. Vita Fede 24k-rose-gold-plated "Mia Quadra 3-1" necklace with Swarovski crystals, $355, 2. Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry gold vermeil "Posey" choker, $286, 3. Marie-Hélène de Taillac 22k yellow gold "Heart Sequins" necklace, $1,900, 4. Mimi So 18k rose gold, pink sapphire, and rose-cut diamond necklace, price upon request, 5. Harry Winston platinum cluster diamond necklace set, price upon request, 6. Savannah Stranger Tahitian-pearl strand necklace, $10,640, 7. Stephanie Kantis beaded necklace, $425,

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