For most girls, there is a lot of excitement leading up to their sweet 16. This is a momentous moment for them and considered a birthday full of freedom. At 16 years old, they are officially old enough to drive, and it is considered their first entrance into adulthood. Historically, the sweet 16 was a woman's coming of age celebration, when she was introduced into society, preferably for marriage. While things have changed since then, there is still a large party, and generally, the girls wear a fancy dress, similar to that of a prom or homecoming dress, as well as have their hair and makeup done. Depending on the budget, a sweet 16 may range from a dress-up party in a large ballroom to a backyard affair filled with family and friends. No matter how you are celebrating, we have the perfect sweet 16 jewelry suggestions for this big day.
When you're entering a new stage in life, it's important that you are dressed for the occasion. Sweet 16 jewelry is just as important as prom or homecoming jewelry decisions. Before shopping for jewelry, make sure you have your dress chosen, as well as a theme or idea for the party.
Sweet 16 jewelry suggestions:
For a simple dress, go with a large statement necklace in a fun color.
Being that this is a grown-up party, many girls celebrating may want to wear a black dress that's sophisticated. If that's the case, make sure to wear a pop of color in your jewelry. It's a great way to incorporate some color into your outfit.
If you're wearing a large, poufy dress, go with simpler jewelry.
You don't want to take away from your dress, but you also don't want to go without jewelry, as your outfit will become unbalanced. Instead, go for clear crystals, they'll catch the light perfectly, and are available in many different styles of necklaces and earrings.
Go with your birthstone.
You're celebrating a monumental birthday, so you may as well celebrate it by proudly wearing your birthstone, especially if it happens to match your dress.
Go with crystal, cubic zirconia, or pearls.
While you may receive a piece of fine jewelry as a sweet 16th birthday present, you will most likely prefer to wear crystals or cubic zirconia on your big day and night. These will catch the light, but you won't have to worry so much if you lose an earring while you're dancing the night away.
Celebrate this monumental day in style with our sweet 16 jewelry suggestions. For all the girls turning 16, enjoy your big day!