Heirloom jewelry is a common component within wedding stories, as many families have treasured belongings that are often passed down to a bride or groom. From hundred-year-old engagement rings to vintage timepieces, it’s a time-honored tradition for brides to walk down the aisle wearing a special “something borrowed.” Of course, that’s not to say that couples aren’t starting their own traditions as well. A wedding, in fact, is a wonderful opportunity to discover an incredible new necklace, bracelet, cocktail ring, watch, or pair of earrings that can later be passed down. Whether a bride-to-be is looking for an eye-catching pop of color or classic white diamonds, these unique pieces are perfect for starting a new generation of heirloom jewelry.

A new generation of heirloom jewelry should include pieces that are memorable, yet timeless enough to last through the years. Canary yellow diamonds add warmth to a set of bling, while gold earrings and watches are subtle enough to wear for any occasion.

Earrings: Jacob & Co.; Bracelet: Etho Maria Haute Joaillerie; Watch: Piaget; Ring: Leibish & Co.

As a symbol of luck in many cultures, green is a rich and vibrant color that any bride can wear on her special day – especially when it’s a dazzling cocktail ring featuring geometric shapes and artistic details.

Photography: Lin & Jirsa Photography; Top Ring: de GRISOGONO; Bottom Ring: Dior

It doesn’t get any more classic than a diamond choker or bracelet – two pieces that will always stand the test of time.

Choker: Forevermark; Bracelet: Oscar Heyman; Photo: Callaway Gable

For those who dare to dream, the now iconic Aurora necklace from Tiffany & Co. is the ultimate pick for a new generation of heirloom jewelry. This over-the-top creation is worth an estimated $30 million and gained worldwide attention when Lady Gaga was chosen to wear it for this year’s Academy Awards.