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Single Stone

At Eiseman Jewels, we have a reputation for unparalleled service, impeccable quality, and for partnering with the most revered independent designers in contemporary jewelry. Single Stone is one of those designers. Drawing their inspiration from vintage design and the unique charm of antique diamonds, Single Stone is devoted to creating engagement rings and wedding bands that remain true to original, historic details.

Single Stone

Single Stone is no ordinary jewelry designer. They use antique diamonds all selected by hand — most of which were cut over 100 years ago — in their engagement rings, and each mounting is made specifically for every single stone. The result is a timeless, sophisticated aesthetic — best viewed under candlelight — with an edge and rings that are as individual as their wearers.

Single Stone

Whether they’re meticulously restoring a vintage piece or creating a one-of-a-kind heirloom, Single Stone excels in their commitment to craftsmanship. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted in Los Angeles using metalwork techniques from past eras, including Art Deco, Victorian, Edwardian and Art Nouveau. Single Stone rings are available in a variety of metals and exclusive finishes, starting at 22-karat gold all the way to 18-karat gold, including 18-karat oxidized yellow gold and 18-karat natural white gold.

Single Stone

Whether it’s a bespoke engagement ring, a jewel to mark an important milestone or a piece that will help create a signature look, each of Single Stone’s stunning designs is made to celebrate life’s most treasured moments.

Single Stone

To shop our stunning selection of Single Stone designs, visit our Wedding Band Event on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at Eiseman Jewels in Dallas’ NorthPark Center, Single Stone’s exclusive North Texas retailer.


synthetic diamonds

A synthetic diamond — also called an artificial diamond, cultured diamond or cultivated diamond — is a diamond produced by an artificial, human-engineered process, as opposed to a natural diamond, which is created by a natural geological process. Synthetic diamonds are commonly referred to as HPHT (high-pressure high-temperature) diamonds or CVD (chemical vapor deposition) diamonds after the two most common production methods.

There’s nothing wrong with synthetic diamonds, if that’s what you’re after. But the real danger lies in believing that you’re buying natural diamonds when you are instead getting synthetic ones, which are significantly less valuable.

What Synthetic Diamonds Are Not

Synthetic Diamonds

Synthetic diamonds are sometimes incorrectly referred to as imitations or simulants. Diamond imitations such as cubic zirconia and synthetic moissanite — which only look like diamonds — have very different chemical and physical properties from diamonds. This is what allows trained gemologists to recognize them more easily. Synthetic diamonds, however, are much harder to detect.

Synthetic and Natural Diamonds are Made of the Same Thing

Synthetic Diamonds

While most people associate the term synthetic with imitation products, artificial diamonds are actually made of the same material as natural ones (pure carbon, crystallized in isotropic 3D form). In the U.S., the Federal Trade Commission is working to make the naming distinction more clear. It has indicated that terms such as laboratory-grownlaboratory-created, and [manufacturer-name]-created “more clearly communicate the nature of the stone.”

How to Avoid The Synthetic Trap

Synthetic Diamonds

Gem-quality synthetic diamonds are more available than ever before. The process for making them has improved, and consequently, so many good synthetic diamonds are entering the market that customers can inadvertently purchase a synthetic diamond without knowing it.

There is certainly nothing inherently wrong with buying a synthetic diamond. But they are less valuable than natural diamonds, and they can easily be passed off as natural by untrustworthy jewelers and merchants.

To that end, the importance of working with a jeweler you know and trust simply cannot be overstated. A good jeweler will have the expertise and equipment to determine synthetic diamonds from natural ones.

Synthetic Diamonds

The bottom line is: If you’re going to invest in quality diamonds, you should do so from a reputable, authorized dealer like Eiseman Jewels.

To shop our stunning selection of natural diamond jewelry, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.


furrer jacot

There are a lot of factors that go into choosing a wedding band. The quality, the materials, the price — they all play a big part in the decision. But what matters most is the emotional connection to the ring. Does it make the bride’s face light up? Does the groom beam with pride when he wears it? When you find the right one, you just know.

Engraving a personalized message of love on the inside of a wedding band makes it you unique to you and your spouse. Your wedding date, special nicknames you have for each other, a sentiment that means a lot to you both — these are just a few engraving examples that can add a special touch to your rings. Yes, an engraved wedding band is a romantic gesture, but it’s also a lasting expression of love between you and your new spouse. Your rings will likely become family heirlooms passed down from generation to generation.

Engraving and Personalizations Options from Furrer Jacot

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Since 1858, in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen, Furrer Jacot has produced made-to-order individually crafted wedding bands and jewelry according to the highest standards of Swiss craftsmanship. The FJ trademark stamped into every piece symbolizes this traditional company’s dedication to and responsibility for the quality and authenticity of the materials used and the workmanship of its products.

Below are the different engraving options offered by Furrer Jacot, as well as a few ideas for what to engrave on your wedding bands.

Hand Engraving: There was a time when all engraving was done by hand, but today the art is known only by a select few. A hand-engraved ring preserves the hand of the artisan, so no matter the message or sentiment, it truly remains one-of-a-kind.

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Laser Script or Block Engraving: A laser burns your personal message into the surface of the ring in script or block lettering. This cutting-edge technology provides unsurpassed detail and depth.

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A Message in Your Own Handwriting: Take your ring’s customization a step further by engraving your personal message inside your spouse’s wedding band in your own handwriting. The moment they see their wedding band with your handwriting on it, they will know that ring was made just for them.

Engraving laser handwriting

A Poem: A poem or any other short writing piece that is special to the two of you can also be engraved inside your wedding bands.


Laser Fingerprint Engraving: Engraving your fingerprints inside each other’s rings is a new way to show your love and make your rings entirely your own.

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To see our beautiful collection of customizable Furrer Jacot rings, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.


crown jewels

The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom — a singular, world-famous collection of sacred and ceremonial objects, including crowns, robes and other items — have been stored at the Tower of London for over 600 years. With the world abuzz about Prince Harry’s impending nuptials to the American former actress Meghan Markle, speculation regarding the crown jewels she will wear during the May 19 ceremony is rampant.

Since the 1930s, almost every royal bride who has married in Britain has worn a tiara on her wedding day, so the odds are that Meghan will, too. Here are a few of the possibilities for Meghan’s wedding day jewels.

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The Strathmore Rose Tiara

While there aren’t official rules governing which types of tiaras can be worn to a wedding, they historically tend to feature a floral motif. The Strathmore Rose Tiara, which is fashioned of pavé-set diamonds set in silver and gold in the shape of a wild rose garland, was originally purchased as a gift for Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (who would later go on to become the Queen Mother) from her father for her wedding to the Duke of York, the future King George IV.

The Queen Mother’s Cartier Bandeau

Sleek, modern and packed with diamonds, this Art Deco-era royal heirloom consists of three of a set of five gem-set bracelets, which can be worn on their own on the wrist or on a bandeau frame as a tiara. If Meghan — who tends to favor simple, elegant jewelry — chooses to wear this piece on her wedding day, the connection to the Queen Mother (who first owned it) and Queen Elizabeth II (who owns it now) would make a lovely touch.

The Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot

crown jewelsWith its romantic name, storied past, and jaw-dropping beauty, this quintessentially British tiara is a little more than a century old. It is one of the best-known tiaras in the British royal family’s collection, mostly thanks to it being a favorite of the late Princess Diana, who wore it often. Unlike some other famous royal pieces, the stunning diamond-and-pearl creation is part of the family’s private collection and currently belongs to Queen Elizabeth II.

The Spencer Tiara

Although it’s not in the royal collection, the Spencer Tiara, which was worn by Princess Diana at her wedding to Prince Charles, is another wedding-day option for Meghan. However, many consider it a long shot. Not only is it a Spencer family heirloom, not a royal one, but it will also only invite more comparisons to Diana — something Meghan and her future sister-in-law Kate get enough of already.

Something New

crown jewelsMarkle may also have something new commissioned for the occasion — either a refashioning of other jewelry in the royal collection or an entirely custom piece. She might also opt to skip the tiara altogether and wear another kind of jeweled ornament in her hair.

Other Famous Crown Jewels

The most famous royal sapphire is the engagement ring given to Lady Diana Spencer by Prince Charles in 1981 — later slipped on Kate Middleton’s finger by Prince William on their engagement day in 2010. It features an 18-carat oval blue sapphire surrounded by diamonds.

The Cullinan Diamond

The Cullinan Diamond, named after mine chairman Thomas Cullinan, weighed in at 3,106.75 carats when it was discovered in South Africa on January 26, 1905.

After being presented to King Edward VII on his 66th birthday, it was cut into several polished gems, the largest of which is known as the Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa. At 530.4 carats, it is the largest clear-cut diamond in the world. Cullinan I is mounted in the head of the Sovereign’s Sceptre with Cross. The second-largest, at 317.4 carats, is Cullinan II or the Second Star of Africa; it is mounted in the Imperial State Crown. Both diamonds are part of the Crown Jewels.

Although you’ll have to travel to England to view some of these and other royal jewels, you can browse our stunning collection of new and vintage jewelry at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.


diamond cuts

When a diamond comes out of the earth, it is rough and unrefined. It takes hours of cutting and polishing to turn a rough diamond into the beautiful stone we know and love.

Not to be confused with diamond shape (such as round, pear or oval), a diamond’s cut refers to its symmetry, proportioning and polish. A diamond’s cut has an enormous impact on everything from its beauty and sparkle to its value and appearance. Here’s a guide to the various cuts you may encounter when shopping for a diamond.

Old Mine (Cushion)


With its rounded corners and curved sides, the old mine cut (also known as the cushion cut) is simply breathtaking. It has 58 facets — the same number as the modern round brilliant diamonds produced today. The cut’s name comes from the fact that hundreds of years ago, most diamonds came from India or Brazil. After Africa became the diamond capital of the world, diamonds that preceded this new era were said to be from the “old mines.”

Popular throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, old mine cuts are essentially the great-grandfathers of modern brilliant cuts. There are few good examples of old mine cuts around today, so demand is high for these vintage beauties.

Old European


Old European cut diamonds were handcrafted from 1890 to the 1930s, and were very popular during the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras. This cut’s 58 facets take the shape of thick triangular blocks, as opposed to the thinner facets found in modern round brilliant cuts. Old European cuts also appear round from the top view as opposed to old mine cuts, which have a more squared-off top view. The 58 facets make the old European another predecessor of today’s modern round brilliant cut.



A rose cut diamond echoes the petals of a rose by imitating the narrowing spiral of the flower’s petals. Rose cut gems have anywhere from three to 24 triangular facets that come to a point at the top and a flat bottom that creates a larger surface area to enhance the stone’s brilliance. The rose cut was popular in the Georgian and Victorian eras of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.



Invented by the Royal Asscher Diamond Company in 1902, the Asscher cut is one of the very first patented diamond cuts in the world. However, it didn’t gain widespread popularity until the Art Deco era of the 1920s. Distinctive and understated, its vintage-inspired style is a favorite among brides who envision their rings becoming future family heirlooms. The Asscher cut is typically more brilliant than its cousin, the emerald cut.



Stonecutters initially created the emerald cut for emerald stones — hence the name. It became popular partly because of the fact that its shape helped prevent chips from occurring in the emeralds during the cutting process. Diamond cutters took notice of this new shape and began to use it on diamonds as well.

The emerald cut boasts a stunning “hall of mirrors” effect, and while it’s understated, it’s also very glamorous. Its subtle elegance is associated with royalty, which may be why emerald cuts have remained one of the most popular choices for engagement rings and other jewelry pieces since the Art Deco era.



The marquise has one of the most interesting histories of all the modern diamond cuts. Named for the Marquise De Pompadour, the mistress of French king Louis XV, the marquise cut was created to resemble the shape of Madame de Pompadour’s mouth, which Louis believed to be perfect. The marquise cut is made to maximize carat weight and features 58 facets and an elliptical shape with pointed ends.

Round Brilliant

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Invented early in the twentieth century, this versatile and sophisticated cut has become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to its sparkling brilliance and elegant symmetry. The round brilliant’s 58 facets are cut in such a way to increase the light bouncing off it, giving it unparalleled fire and radiance. It’s the cut of choice for brides seeking a thoroughly stylish, up-to-date and eye-catching look.

Learn more about the various diamond cuts available by visiting the experts at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.


setting styles

When it comes to designing jewelry, choosing the right setting is just as important as choosing the perfect metal or gemstone. In jewelry making, a “setting” refers to the metal base that holds a stone in place. Each type of setting is designed to enhance a particular stone’s beauty and appearance.

With what seems like an infinite amount of choices when it comes to stone and setting combinations, the setting you choose says a lot about your taste and personality. The descriptions below will help you select the perfect setting type that speaks to you.


setting styles

In this elegant setting type, diamonds or gemstones are set low and very close together, and are fixed with small prongs that look like beads. This setting allows light to reflect off the diamond’s many facets, making the surface of the ring appear to be encrusted with brilliant stones.


setting styles

In channel settings, diamonds are suspended between two rails of metal called channels. The stones are nestled side-by-side with no metal in between, creating a sleek, contemporary look. Channel settings work best with princess cut diamonds (or other straight-edged cuts) that create a continuous line of stones across the band without any space in between.


setting styles

In this classic setting, two or more prongs wrap around the crown of a stone to secure it in place. This mounting style highlights a stone by minimizing the amount of metal used and allowing more light to pass through, which amplifies the brilliance of the jewelry. This prong setting is suitable for almost all diamond shapes, making it one of the most popular setting types.



setting styles

With a bezel setting, a metal rim surrounds a diamond by the girdle to secure it in place. Bezels can have straight edges, scalloped edges, or can be molded into any shape to accommodate the stone. The main practical advantage of this type of setting is security. A bezel setting is custom-made for the stone that it will hold, so it is always exactly the right size. This dramatic setting style can also create the illusion of a larger stone.


Bead and Bright Cut

setting styles

A bead and bright cut setting is a very popular and versatile setting style that uses a metal engraving technique involving chiseling the metal with a polished tool. The result is a highly reflective surface that makes the stone appear larger.

For more information on different setting types and how you can design your perfect piece of jewelry, visit the experts at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center.


Duties of Maid of Honor or Best Man

Congratulations! You’ve just been asked to play a key role in your friend or family member’s wedding. As the maid of honor or best man, you’ll be responsible for some important tasks related to the wedding festivities. But don’t worry—this is one of the most fun jobs you’ll ever have!

Duties of Maid of Honor or Best Man


You’ve never worn so many hats as you will when you take on the role of maid or matron of honor. You’ll be responsible for helping with just about everything: choosing wedding colors, going dress shopping, addressing invites, tasting cakes and leading the bridesmaid troupe—and that’s just for starters! You’ll also need to help with…

Planning the bachelorette party. Plan the bachelorette party with the bridesmaids—put together the guest list, decide on a date, send out invites and make spa appointments, dinner reservations or whatever other arrangements reflect the bride’s idea of painting the town red.

Attending pre-wedding parties: Not only should you attend all the parties leading up to the wedding, but you may even host or co-host a bridal shower for the bride. You’ll have to take good notes (or delegate another bridesmaid to handle this) so the bride will have a record of all the gifts received.

Choosing bridesmaid gifts: It’s always a good idea for a bride to plan different gifts (all within the same price range) for each bridesmaid. That way, each girl will feel special knowing the bride took the time to pick out something just for her. The specialists at Eiseman recommend choosing a pair of earrings for each bridesmaid to wear at the wedding.

Don’t forget the wedding ring!: A maid of honor’s duties include holding the groom’s ring during the ceremony. The safest place to keep it is on your thumb.


Now that you’ve been appointed the best man, you’ll be expected to corral the other guys and make sure they’re performing their groomsman duties, decorate the getaway car with the groomsmen and bridesmaids, pay the officiant after the ceremony and give the first toast at the reception. Your other duties include…

Planning the bachelor party: Organizing the bachelor party might be one of your favorite “tasks,” but don’t be shy about enlisting other groomsmen to help out. Everyone who comes to the party should pitch in for the cost.

Choosing groomsman gifts: When it comes to groomsmen’s gifts, choose something you and the groom would like or use yourselves. Flasks are a classic groomsmen gift, as are cufflinks—and Eiseman Jewels offers some beautiful pairs. The gift doesn’t even need to be a thing at all—it can be an experience, like tickets to a sporting event.

Don’t forget the wedding ring!: You’ll stand beside the groom at the ceremony and keep the bride’s ring until the vows are exchanged. We’ve all heard those nightmare stories about groomsmen losing the ring, so don’t be that guy!

Sign the marriage license as a witness: You’ll seal your place in history when you and the maid of honor sign the marriage license as witnesses after the ceremony.

You’re sure to find the perfect bridal party gifts at Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.


Wedding bands are more than just baubles to be exchanged during your wedding ceremony. They also serve as a symbol of the love you’ll treasure for the rest of your lives. When choosing a wedding band, it’s best to choose a style that looks fresh and stylish, yet will remain timelessly beautiful for years to come.

Eiseman Jewels’ specialists have found the top bands for brides and grooms in 2015. So what makes these rings stand out?


For Her:

Stacked bands. A dazzling alternative to traditional engagement rings and single wedding bands— stacked bands are all the rage, and it seems to be trend with real staying power. The sky’s the limit when it comes to this modern look, whether you choose channel-set or pavé eternity bands, thin delicate bands or even just simple metal bands. Multiple bands stacked together can be worn with or without your engagement ring.

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Rose gold. Rose gold, also known as pink gold, is yellow gold with a high copper content. Because copper tarnishes over time, rose gold’s subtle and delicate color may intensify with age, much like your love for one another. 

wedding bands

For Him:

Yellow gold. Classic and chic, yellow gold is a wedding band staple, whether as a simple solid gold band or one accented with diamonds. For men who are going from bare hands to wearing a ring every day for the rest of their life, a yellow gold ring is the perfect transitional piece. It’s simple, elegant and versatile without looking cumbersome or flashy.

Black diamonds and accents. Stand out from the crowd with a black diamond wedding band. Magnificently masculine, black diamonds are among the most rare and expensive diamonds in the world, and they add a touch of exoticism to your band. The color black, whether in a diamond or an accent stripe, will draw eyes to your distinctive band every time you wear it.

Looking for the perfect pair of wedding bands? Visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center April 2-4 for the Eiseman Perfect Pairs Wedding Band Event. Shop an unmatched selection of bands for him or her in anything from simple gold to extravagant gemstones.

Eiseman Wedding Band Event Squares Diamond Bands

With any band purchase during the event, you will receive:

10% of your purchase in the form of an Eiseman gift certificate to be used towards future jewelry purchases. (Timepieces, diamond studs, solitaires and diamond rings excluded.)

A $150 gift card to Parigi

A 750ml bottle of Moët & Chandon Imperial Brut

A 15% discount off luxury event rentals at Suite 206

15% off Bell’INVITO Digital Bespoke thank-you notes

Plus, enjoy wedding and event floral from Todd Events, a selection of bespoke invitations and stationery from Bell’INVITO Stationers, and custom bridal collections by designer Nardos Imam on Saturday, 12-4PM.


Somewhere between wine and terracotta lives Marsala—an earthy, reddish hue that’s been named Pantone’s Color of the Year for 2015.


The Pantone company, which touts itself as the “global authority on color,” says: “Sensual and bold, delicious Marsala is a daringly inviting tone that nurtures; exuding confidence and stability while feeding the body, mind, and soul. Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this robust shade incorporates the warmth and richness of a tastefully fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots point to a sophisticated, natural earthiness.”


Equally at home in traditional or modern designs, Marsala is also a versatile color for weddings. And even though deep red is usually associated with fall and winter weddings, Marsala paired with blush and ivory makes a gorgeous palette for any season. Pair the Color of the Year with yellow and gold for a springy look, or with bright corals and oranges for a summery atmosphere. Together with pink, gray and cream, Marsala feels very romantic. The color has a sophisticated earthiness, which makes it look beautiful with a variety of metallics like gold, rose gold and copper.


When it comes to wedding flowers, bright pops of Marsala garden roses and hydrangeas are stunning. Dark red peonies and dahlias in lush bouquets full of dark, leafy greens (we love them layered with eucalyptus leaves) evoke a romantic quality. And Marsala dahlias make beautiful boutonnieres. Put flowers in your hair and handfuls of wine-colored petals in the tiny hands of your flower girl.


A gorgeous white bridal gown surrounded by Marsala bridesmaids’ dresses is sure to draw the eye. And a groom and groomsmen in muted blue suits with Marsala ties and matching boutonnieres would look utterly charming. Add touches of Marsala to your reception with linens, chair ties and candles. Artfully arranged seating cards and wedding favors—like bottles of wine with personalized labels—can also play into the theme.


Finally, this lush and inviting color looks good against every skin tone. Sephora already has an entire collection of shadows, blushes, lipsticks and nail polishes dedicated to it! And last—but never least—add some elegant, unexpected bridal jewelry in the form of Marsala-toned rings, earrings and necklaces.


For more bridal jewelry ideas, visit Eiseman Jewels at NorthPark Center in Dallas.

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For many brides, the wedding dress is the most important element of their big day. Finding the right dress has less to do with designer labels and more to do with learning what shape flatters your figure.

The specialists at Eiseman Jewels offer their tips on what silhouettes flatter your particular body type, as well as advice about which jewelry will suit each shape.

NK1220NK1220NK1220NK1220diamond necklaceBall Gown: The ball gown silhouette consists of a fitted bodice and a full skirt that flares at the natural waist. It is also commonly known as a “fairy tale” or “princess” dress.

Best For: The ball gown suits most body types, but it is an especially flattering choice for pear-shaped women. However, the ball gown may not be the best choice for petites, since a voluminous skirt can overwhelm a small frame.

Jewelry: A delicate choker of diamonds or pearls, along with small to medium-sized drop earrings will make you feel like royalty on your special day.


P 5717-BDA-Line: The A-line silhouette resembles an uppercase “A,” with the bodice fitted to the waist and a skirt that flares out and flows to the ground.

Best For: The A-line looks beautiful on all shapes and sizes.

Jewelry: A Y-shaped necklace accented with diamonds, pearls or colored gemstones is perfect for the A-line cut. Consider adding stud earrings and a small hairpiece that matches the stones of the necklace to complete the look.


Collectibles Look Book 2013_Page_11_Image_0001Sheath: The sheath is a slim, structured cut that hugs the body from the bust to the hips, then goes straight to the floor. It may also be known as a “column.”

Best For: Ideal for slim frames, as well as hourglass-shaped brides who want to show off their curves. The sheath tends not to flatter pear-shaped bodies, as it can create the illusion of extra inches around the hips and make the body appear unbalanced.

Jewelry: Sheath dresses look best with minimal, simple jewelry. Moonstones, colored gemstones and vintage-style pieces are perfect for this cut.


41171Empire: The empire silhouette features a fitted bodice with a high waist and a long, luxurious skirt that flows to the floor.

Best For: The empire most flatters pear and rectangle-shaped bodies, as the high waist draws attention to a small upper body, while the flowing skirt creates a graceful line along the hips and legs. This shape is also flattering for plus-sized and pregnant brides.

Jewelry: When it comes to the empire waist, think Jane Austen—small drop earrings and perhaps a small drop necklace on a thin chain will look elegant and timeless.


Collectibles Look Book 2013_Page_16_Image_0001Trumpet/Mermaid: The trumpet silhouette is fitted to the top of the body before flaring around mid-thigh. The mermaid is similar to the trumpet, but it nips around the knee and hugs the body more.

Best For: The trumpet and the mermaid suit curvy, hourglass figures, as well as those with small waists. These cuts aren’t the best choice for brides with pear and apple body shapes, as they can emphasize the stomach and hips.

Jewelry: The trumpet silhouette is a dream to accessorize, and you can go as bold or as subtle as you like with your jewelry. If the dress is strapless, consider wearing a large, eye-catching necklace with matching earrings and a diamond cuff.