The one thing our community loves more than jewelry? Traveling the world, whether for business or pleasure. So when Jetsetter.com let me know about Wanderlist, its recently unveiled, Pinterest-like planning and inspiration tool, I was eager to get lost in the images that live there. As will any number of my travel-loving colleagues.
As I virtually zigzagged my way to Cinque Terre, Luosto, Finland, Belize, and beyond, it was easy to imagine myself in those exquisite settings, not to mention the jewelry I might wear when I got around to visiting them.
While it would take a unique breed of jewelry addict to splurge on some fabulous bijoux in preparation for an upcoming vacation, a bride gearing up for her honeymoon may be of a spendier mindset. The kind that justifies a jewelry purchase on par with a once-in-a-lifetime trip.
What are the most popular honeymoon destinations these days? Jetsetter’s identified them based on the thousands of Wanderlists that users have created on the site (specifically those with honeymoon in the title). The top five are below, plus, oh, just a few of my ideas for what a bride might like to pack in her carry-on.
Portrait Suites (top); G-Rough Suites, Rome (bottom right)
Nothing says “sophisticated Italian lady” more than a stunning gold necklace from a Vicenzian master. (Retro collar in 18K yellow gold, $8,900; Roberto Coin)
When you’re headed to Santorini or Mykonos, go blue or go home. These swingy earrings, which alternately conjure the hues of the sky and the Aegean, are especially gorgeous with an all-white ensemble. (Turquoise Tassel Earrings in 18k gold and Lapis Tassel Earrings in 18k gold, prices on request; both Ray Griffiths)
Como Cocoa Island, The Maldives
Famous for its luxurious overwater bungalows and magical reefs, this far-flung archipelago calls for jewelry with a beachy vibe—and a touch of glamour. (Gorgonia earrings with diamonds, quartz, lapis, jade, and mother-of-pearl in 18k rose gold, $9,800; Federica Rettore)
For a favorite honeymoon destination known for its orchids (and hidden beaches and temples and sunsets): Try a bauble that’s as exotic as the country itself. (Natural Orchid Bracelet with diamonds in 18k gold, Silvia Furmanovich)
Las Ranitas Eco Boutique Hotel (top); Hotel Hacienda Merida (bottom left)
This bracelet may be inspired by Marrakech but it feels like a Mexican fiesta to me. (Marrakech Bangle with sapphires, emeralds and Italian leather tassels in 14k gold, $3,700; Madyha Farooqui)
(All travel photos courtesy of Jetsetter.com)
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