Whether you need a special token of affection for your Valentine, you are shopping for a wedding gift, or you just want to treat someone special, it’s important to know how to select jewelry that truly fits your recipient’s style. These tips can help!
A budget will certainly play a role in what brand and quality of jewelry you are looking for, but it is also important to consider the recipient’s general personal style as well. Consider the following style categories when thinking of a jewelry gift.
Many people in this category tend to have a single piece of jewelry that they wear every day and/or never take off. If the person you are shopping for has a favorite omnipresent necklace, you may be better off looking to gift them with a ring or a bracelet instead of trying to “replace” an item they are emotionally attached to. An alternative is to find pieces that complement the sentimental piece.
If you are buying jewelry for someone who dresses up every day and wears a lot of glitzy pieces, you could soften their look by gifting them with a simple bracelet. If they already have a collection of pearls, for example, you may want to look at expanding their repertoire with a semi-precious stone such as amethyst.
If you know someone who always wears an eye-catching piece of jewelry and you want to give them a gift to expand their collection, try to pay attention to what type of jewelry they prefer. Do they like big earrings, bold necklaces or blinged-out bangles? If you decide to gift more than one piece of jewelry and they are all statement pieces, avoid clashes of size, style, and color.
For friends and family members who are always well groomed and low-key chic, you could delight them with a monogram necklace, a charm bracelet, or a heart-shaped ring. All of these jewelry options will complement their nicely put together style.
For some people, style should never come at the expense of comfort. If you are purchasing a gift for someone who is more about khakis than couture, take into consideration the weight of the jewelry you are considering. Avoid anything too heavy. Ditto for anything with sharp edges. Be sure to side. step pieces that push to the extremes of design, which may also be psychologically uncomfortable to wear.
A budget must also factor into any jewelry purchase. Consider how much you are able and willing to spend and then research stores that fit with your gift allowance. For those with larger budgets, investing in real gold is wise. If your budget is tighter, look for quality costume jewelry and purchase gold plated and sterling silver items when you can. In addition to finding a jeweler who can honor how much you want to spend, choose one who can also educate you on the pros and cons of different materials as well as share the latest trends. This will aid you in finding a gift that is truly worthy of your recipient.