Nailed It: 5 On-Point Bridal Manicures
From dainty pink and gold dots to an edgy hidden topiary, how to nail the right design for you.
Clockwise from top:
No 1. CLASSIC
Although a French manicure is always in style, update the look with this upside down design, featuring pink and cool mauve, highlighted with bright gold. Teardrop ring, 14K white gold, $2,900 (call for pricing on center stone), and 14K white gold band, both Sholdt Jewelers.
No 2. MODERN/CHIC
“Bronze and navy hues with accentuated ‘negative space’ (a.k.a. bare nail) is very up-to-date with recent styles and chic trends,” says nail artist Cassandre Banel. Emerald cut half bezel 18K yellow gold, $2,100 setting (call for diamond pricing), Sholdt Jewelers.
No 3. OFFBEAT
This edgy, minimal look is actually hiding miniature, potted topiary plants. “Cheeky and fun, perfect for a bride with a sense of humor,” Banel says. Multiband with black rough marquis diamond, 18K gold and gun barrel, $6,500, and 18K gold diamond band, $2,100, both Sholdt Jewelers.
No 4. NATURAL
Perfect for short nails, this matte finish enhances a natural look with just the right amount of pop from a hit of gold and a simple design. Organic bezel set ring, 18K gold, $1,400, pavé diamond band, 18K gold, $1,500, and leaf ring, $2,000, all Sholdt Jewelers.
No 5. ROMANTIC
The minimal antique-hued shimmer of rose gold that meets an ultra- pale pink is what makes this look “perfect for a romantic bride,” Banel says. 14K rose gold channel-set ring, $1,700, and French-set diamond platinum set, $5,200, both Sholdt Jewelers.