One of the most popular accessories that many brides worn on their wedding day is the tiara. It is believed that tiaras have originated in ancient Egypt, and these circlets or crowns that Egyptians made are meant to be worn by the mummies. The word “tiara” originated in ancient Persia, a tall jewel embellished head ornament made truly for the king. Even Greek Gods wore headpieces that bound around their heads made of foliage and flowers. Tiaras, crowns, and other jewel embellished headpieces represent authority and pride, and although they have been used by early people back during the ancient time, they still exist and continue reigning on the heads of many, including brides.
It was Queen Victoria of England who set up the trend. She was the first monarch who wore white on her wedding day and has a beautiful tiara on her head. From there, it has been a tradition for brides to wear a white wedding gown, and they also adopted the “tiara” as part of their wedding accessories. One of the most precious tiaras was worn by Princess Diana when she married Prince Charles.
In 1950′s, tiaras reemerged and became no longer for the royal and most affluent people. They became affordable because instead of using precious gemstones, jewelers and individual craftsmen use rhinestone to maintain the beauty of a tiara without spending a lot. From there, rhinestone has become a standard on any bridal accessory, which is way affordable than a gemstone jewelry. Rhinestones are available in various shapes and sizes, and can be adorned with either pearls or crystals. They can also be customized to match any wedding color motif.
Aside from bridal tiaras, there are other more modern headpieces that brides and bridesmaids are wearing these days. There is a wide variety of hair jewelry and other head accessories that are now used by many ladies during different occasions. Usually, they are in the form of hair combs, hair pins, headbands, and hair sticks that are adorned with stunning crystals, pearls, or elegant rhinestones. These are beautiful accessories that brides and bridesmaids can wear to add sparkle to their ensemble without wearing too much jewelry on their neck, ears, or wrist. These hair accessories are perfect for proms, red carpet parties, and of course weddings.
For a long hairstyle, elegant hair combs or rhinestone headbands are perfect to wear, while a simple ponytail can turn out to be glamorous statement with a simple yet elegant addition of a rhinestone barrette. For a more up do hairstyle, a bride may wish to wear a hair comb embellished with crystals, pearls, or flowers to create an elegant finish to the hair.
Many brides opt to purchase tiaras or other hair jewelry for their bridesmaids. These can make perfect gifts for them aside from bridesmaids jewelry. These accessories can be found and purchased online along with other bridesmaids accessories and gifts. Some of the bridesmaids gifts that can go along with beautiful hair accessories include engraved compact mirrors, hair brush sets, cosmetic purses, and bridal purses.