The History of Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids, a bride’s A-list entourage of moral support, have more purpose than attending fittings and catching bouquets. In centuries past, bridesmaids were responsible for more than just showing up in matching dresses — they were meant to protect the bride from evil spirits.

Weddings are often referred to as the happiest day of a person’s life. In religion, a wedding was an occasion blessed by God. While anyone other than the bride wearing white in a modern wedding is considered a crime, brides in history directed their maids to dress nearly identically to them in bridal gowns. According to Brides.com, this tactic was meant to confuse the evil spirits or those who wished to harm the bride.

Bridesmaids were putting themselves in the line of fire by distracting the wicked demons from their real target. The position of bridesmaid was a coveted and loyal one filled by devoted friends.

The wicked wedding philosophy might have been debunked over the years, but being a bridesmaid continues to be a huge honor.

In return for their friendship and reliability, it’s a wedding tradition for brides to give their bridesmaids a special token of appreciation. To add a finishing touch of sparkle to their wedding day look, the bride will often give jewelry to her bridal party. Thankfully, Brian Gavin Diamonds has a selection of classic jewelry staples and unique designs perfect for saying thanks to the loyal ladies.

Earrings like the Square Cab Lemon Quartz are delicate and bright for a spring or summer wedding. The 8.67 ctw quartz stones are set in a silver, leverback design with white topaz. The earrings are a subtle yet sophisticated fit to match any dress.

Square Cab Lemon Quartz Earrings

Square Cab Lemon Quartz Earrings

Brian Gavin Diamonds’ Cushion Bezel Bracelet adds scintillating style in a simple way. The handcrafted bezel bracelet made for a cushion cut diamond is designed with the finest craftsmanship.

Cushion Bezel Bracelet

Eternal love resonates with our BGD Earrings. The Brian Gavin Diamond heart logo is crafted in beautiful rose-colored titanium with .02 ctw. The earrings are the perfect gift for bridesmaids to wear well after the wedding day.

BGD Earrings

BGD Earrings

Giving the gift of a right-hand ring to a bridesmaid can be a symbol to celebrate a bride’s left-hand ring. The Square Pyramid Cut Amethyst Silver Ring is an exquisite piece with a halo that will shine from the aisle walk to the bouquet catch.

Square Pyramid Cut Amethyst Ring

Square Pyramid Cut Amethyst Ring

Praise your best gals for their devotion and visit our website.

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