Something old.

Something old.

The wedding day tradition of having “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” came from the 19th Century English belief that if you carried small tokens representing these good-luck symbols you would ward off the evil eye. For brides, they were meant to protect them from spells that stopped their fertility.

A bride wore a blue vintage ring from our collection with her emerald engagement ring from Greenwich St. Jewelers. Photo by Sylvie Rosokoff.
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...or something blue.

The wedding day tradition of having “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” came from the 19th Century English belief that if you carried small tokens representing these good-luck symbols you would ward off the evil eye. For brides, they were meant to protect them from spells that stopped their fertility.

Weddings have always been a time for jewelry. What is more intimate than the promise represented in a ring, whose round shape symbolizes eternity? Pearls represent innocence and fertility; diamonds represent strength, and health; emeralds good fortune and eloquence; and rubies wealth and prosperity.

The good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to carry on this timeless wedding tradition because good costume jewelry fits the stylish bill of something old and/blue. And if you loan your vintage to a friend, you cover the something borrowed part too.

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