Ready for March Madness: all the colors for your spring weddings

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Hello spring, hello colors! This month marks not only the beginning of daylight saving time but also the warm arrival of Spring: the flowers start blossoming, the heavy sweaters are gone and the wedding ceremonies are just around the corner.

 The season of spring is increasingly popular for weddings due to its lovely fresh weather which makes it perfect for exterior parties as well as its diversity in color. Whether it’s the bouquet, the bride’s jewelry, the center pieces or the bridesmaids dresses, this time of year brings out the color in everything and all bridal.

Spring colors lean towards warm earthy tones ranging from a pastel tone to a much brighter eye-catching one: green, orange, purple and gold are always the favorite choices.

Stones that match perfectly with these colors for your spring outfit are the greens Apatite, Aquamarine and Peridot. For a splash of purple, the Amethyst is the best way to go, and if you’re looking for warmth, count on the orange Agate and Carnelian.

It’s best to get these stones in gold jewelry pieces, as for the color contrast will match beautifully and add more glow to the outfit. If you’d prefer to wear simply gold, another suggestion would be to look into pieces made with Rutilated Quartz, which is a clear stone with golden-looking strands.

Use these tips to match your spring colors and stones and get ready to be the most beautiful bride, bridesmaid and guest of any spring weddings and ceremonies to come.
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Destination Wedding Jewelry: Greece

Dreaming of a destination wedding on a Grecian Isle?

Let your dreams be graced by the romantic crystal clear Aegean Sea, bright red sunsets, and streets that wind through whitewashed buildings.  Feel the warmth of the sun, earth, magnificent food, and joyous people amplified by your love.  The grounded support of history is beneath your feet as you take your step into the future.

A blessing to be able to have your wedding in Greece, you and your guests will remember these moments for the rest of your lives.  If this dream can’t burst into your reality, why not bring a little Greece to your day wherever you may be on the map?

Liza Shtromberg designed the Destination Greece jewelry collection based off an imprint she took of Phaistos Disc, a disk of clay about 4,000 years old from Crete, with visually intriguing Minoan text.  The Mediterranean coastal palate of land, sky and sea is present in each piece; truly complementary to the Grecian Isles.

Mother of pearl, Amazonite, Phaistos Disc Sterling Silver necklace

Mother of pearl, Amazonite, Phaistos Disc Sterling Silver necklace

In Greek tradition, a gold band is worn on the left hand of both partners upon engagement.  This band is usually inscribed with initials or names, and the engagement or wedding date.  After marriage, the rings are moved to the right hand.

Hand-sculpted men's 18k gold wedding band - can be inscribed

A Greek wedding ceremony is composed of many traditions- here are a few examples to consider adding to your own “Greek” ceremony:

– Holding candles together to represent the light in your new life together.

– “The Joining of Hands”; holding hands throughout the ceremony to represent that you are joined as one.

– Being crowned with wreaths tied with ribbons that link your partner to yourself; representing the joining of two souls, as well as honoring that you’ll be the rulers of your new kingdom in your life together.  Traditionally the wreaths are swapped back and forth 3 times in ceremony.

Apatite and Mother of Pearl Earrings

Destination Wedding: Hawai’i

Further personalize your destination wedding with location complimentary jewelry.  Liza Shtromberg Jewelry Studio, in Los Feliz, CA, will help you to choose from her signature styles, or design customized pieces for your big day.

Looking out toward the horizon, the sunrise illuminates the secluded white sandy cove and reflects off of the brilliant turquoise water.  The exotic scent of this morning’s fresh fruit- pineapple, guava, papaya, mango, and banana- fills your senses with bliss, as you watch the waves crash onto ancient lava rocks.  You smile at the sight of wild doves circling above, for this is exactly what you had dreamed for your wedding day.  Hawaii’s enchantment parallels that of your love, and you want to make this visually apparent in your ceremony.

Aloha literally translates to “the breath of life”, and is an expression of unconditional affection that acknowledges the importance and appreciation of another persons existence.  It is a word to recognize what can not be heard, what can not be seen, and the knowledge of what can not be known; the true essence of love.

The vibrant and fragrant flowers of Hawai’i have always been a symbol of Aloha.  Shower yourself and your bridal party in Aloha with jewelry from Liza Shtromberg’s Flowers Collection.

Walking towards your future, beaded multi-chained earrings adorned with mother of pearl carved flowers and cubic zirconia droplets frame your radiant face.

If you prefer to display your neck, consider this pearl choker with a carved amazonite flower.

Another memorable token of your ceremony on the island is this beautiful carved serpentine and amazonite floral ring with a rose quartz stone all set in sterling silver.  Looking down at your ring, you will never forget the true meaning of Aloha and your incredible experience in Hawai’i.

Your bridesmaids carry rich bouquets of Hawaiian yellow plumeria and purple orchid.  Pikake is woven in their hair and from their ears hang delicate flowers carved of mother of pearl, and accented with peridot.

Imagine a gentle flower carved of mother of pearl hanging from your mother’s neck as she proudly bears witness to the Lokahi (unity, to be expressed with harmony) before her.  This necklace would also make a wonderful gift to those important loved ones who put so much into making your day absolutely perfect.  This is a wedding they will never forget.

View these tropical pieces and more at:  www.lizashtromberg.com/beauty_flower.asp

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You will be sure to find the perfect wedding jewelry for your ceremony in the vast collection at Liza Shtromberg Jewelry.  Stop by the studio showroom located at 2120 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles or call the studio at (323) 913 1444 to see the pieces in person and to learn more about your custom jewelry design options!