Something Blue for the Bride

Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2019 at 11:20 am by Michelle

The saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue,” has been around for centuries. It was originally thought to ensure a happy and long-lasting marriage. Many of the things in the saying were provided by mothers, sisters and friends.

The last part of the saying, “and a silver six pence in her shoe,” represents a wish for good fortune and prosperity. It remains a largely British custom to follow the rhyme and it gained fame during the Victorian era due to its origins as a Puritan marriage custom. This was how it came to America; many of the early colonizers were Puritans.

Wearing the color blue during your wedding day was thought to deflect evil spirits, while also symbolizing love, purity and fidelity. Traditionally, the bride would wear blue garters under her wedding dress. As wedding traditions continue to change, the ‘something blue’ has changed as well. Many brides want to remember their wedding day for the rest of their lives and an ideal way to carry that day with you is to always wear your ‘something blue’.



Goldstein’s jewelers offers many different blue jewels in different styles. If your blue jewel of choice is aquamarine, you’re in luck. Aquamarine is a commonly worn light blue gemstone, which can be worn in almost any setting and is said to be a soothing presence for married couples. It has a more vibrant blue color when the gemstone is larger and would look beautiful in a pendant necklace or ring.


Sapphire is also a prime choice of blue stone for your wedding, as it means blue in Greek. It is also a very popular engagement gift that represents honesty, loyalty and trust. Sapphires come in a wide range of blue colors so everyone can choose what pleases them most!  You can treasure your new wedding jewelry forever.


Goldstein’s jewelers has the perfect collections of wedding day and engagement jewelry that will complete the age old saying. We have a wide selection of pendants, charms, wedding bands and earrings that you can wear during your wedding to add the special “something blue”.


For more information on the pieces you see here, stop by Goldstein’s Jewelry. Since 1879 we have provided quality diamonds, gemstones and jewelry to our loyal customers. Find us on Facebook or give us a call at 251-460-9050 today.