Rare Gems: Why Beekman New York Is the Best Fine Jewelry Rental Service for Wedding Season

By Maria Ward | Photography by

Taylor Jewell

With spring wedding season on the horizon, brides-to-be may be seeking the right accoutrement to turn a walk down the aisle into their own personal runway. Well, look no further than Beekman New York—the ne plus ultra of fine jewelry rental services located on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. With a carefully curated archive of nearly 1,000 iconic pieces by Cartier, Van Cleef  & Arpels, Bulgari, and beyond—there is no shortage of sparkle. Indeed, you’re more likely to visit this treasure trove of a townhouse and leave with something borrowed and bejeweled for the mother of the bride or groom and the entire wedding party. All that’s left to say is, “I do.”

Bow Motif Diamond Earrings. Carolina Herrera Hildie Dress and Jennifer Behr Bailey Voilette Headband.

Tie the knot with bows on top of bows: Carolina Herrera’s best-selling Hildie dress with bow straps and diamond drop earrings accented with the same playful detail. Fun fact: Bows in jewelry date back to the 17th century, and many major houses, like Tiffany & Co., have long used the romantic and feminine flourish. Here, they will add a delightful sense of movement and subtle shimmer as you make your way toward the altar.

Peridot, Diamond and Pink Spinel Ring, Munnu The Gem Palace; Jade and Diamond Cocktail Ring, William Ruser; Kunzite, Diamond and Peridot ‘Raja’ Ring, Verdura; Topaz and Diamond Cocktail Ring; Topaz and Diamond Cocktail Ring, Verdura; Diamond and Peridot ‘Spiga’ Ring, Bulgari; Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Diamond Star Motif Band Ring, Cartier.

Give chic new meaning to “with this ring” by donning stacks of eye-catching statement pieces from every era. For this bride, more is more, and when it’s your wedding day, why not go all out when you go down the aisle?

Tiffany & Co. Gold ‘Dogwood’ Flower NecklaceDavid Webb Yellow Gold and Emerald Snake Choker Necklace.

Why settle for one standout piece when you can have several? This Tiffany & Co. necklace is blossoming with a fascinating history behind it. The dogwood tree is featured in Louis Comfort Tiffany’s stained glass in 1905 and has remained a classic Tiffany motif ever since. And with David Webb’s yellow-gold snake collar, complete with emerald eyes for effect, wrapped around your neck, you’ll be the envy of everyone in the room.

Diamond and Blue Topaz Necklace.

Make a dramatic entrance and an exit in a dress that dips down to there and a beguiling diamond-and-topaz necklace that is sure to turn heads. It will be the ultimate “something blue” with a languid slip at the reception.

Diamond Drop Earrings, Harry Winston; Certified Natural Sapphire and Diamond Ring. HVN Scarlett Tulle Dress With Bows in White.

Channel the Princess of Windsor, Catherine Middleton, by way of Princess Diana, with an heirloom-worthy sapphire-and-diamond ring, plus a little white bridal dress destined to send hearts aflutter. No castle required.

Tiffany & Co. Diamond, Aquamarine, and Platinum ‘Crochet Lace’ Earrings; Tiffany & Co. Diamond, Aquamarine, and Platinum ‘Crochet Lace’ Necklace; Diamond and Aquamarine ‘Leaves’ Ring, Verdura, 1945. OTM Exclusive: Danarys New York Olivia White Silk Dress With Floral Crystal Embroidery and One/Of Tess Gloves.

Blame it on Bridgerton, but diaphanous gloves, adorned with major jewelry (but of course!), is a match made in wedding heaven. The bridal equivalent to this season’s diamond will don theirs with a ring circa 1945 featuring “leaves” of gold that encase a dome of pavé set with aquamarine and diamonds like foliage. Add Tiffany & Co.’s floating “Crochet Lace” necklace and earrings paired with this Danarys New York column, which has been handsewn with pearls and crystals, and you will be the belle of the ball at the engagement party.

Tiffany & Co. Large Gold ‘Dogwood’ Flower Earrings.

A blushing moment for the maid-of-honor: Petal-perfect earrings that sprout up oh-so-nicely next to an eyelet dress. The oversize style will look even prettier while holding the bride’s petite bouquet.

David Webb Diamond, Platinum, and Yellow Gold Hoop and Pearl Drop Earrings; Gold and Diamond Double Flower ‘Frivole’ Ring, Van Cleef and Arpels. OTM Exclusive: Karene Dress in Whimsical Olive.

The best-dressed guest award goes to the one in the new Cara Cara x Over The Moon frock—the consummate occasion piece for an alfresco wedding. Balance the balloon off-the-shoulder sleeves with 1970s door knocker–style earrings by David Webb for a retro twist that’s very right now.

Buccellati Pearl and Gold Leaf Motif Collar Necklace. Lela Rose Daisy Jacquard V-Neck Midi Dress.

At Beekman New York, the gem du jour is the pearl, and it’s not hard to see why the classic appeal has yet to lose its luster for brides on their wedding day. As seen on a Buccellati necklace intertwined with delicate leaves of 18-karat gold, they marry natural beauty with polish.

Diamond Drop Earrings, Harry Winston; Certified Natural Sapphire and Diamond Ring. HVN Scarlett Tulle Dress With Bows in White.

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