Thank goodness for Etsy! I decided to requisition custom jewelry from JJCraftworks. I knew that I wanted my necklace and earrings to have some green to complement my shoes, and I wanted five pearls to represent our five years of marriage (just like the five stones in my new wedding ring). I also wanted something that would tie in to our nature theme, but I wasn't quite sure what that would be.
I communicated all of this to Jenn and she sketched up some ideas.
I decided that I liked the "leaf link" design best, and chose the pearl color I wanted. Jenn asked me questions all along the way and kept me in the loop during her creation process. In the end I was provided with exactly what I wanted! My advice to brides looking for the perfect jewelry is to explore Etsy, find a shop that sells jewelry in a style that you like, and start a conversation with the owner. More often than not I have found that Etsy sellers jump at the chance to make a custom piece, and it never hurts to ask!
PS: Have I said yet how much I love my new camera?!