Winter holidays, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and graduation are the perfect occasions to give jewelry to someone you care about. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or romantic partner, jewelry can be the ideal gift, but choosing the right piece is essential. While predicting someone else’s tastes can be quite tricky, there are a few steps you can take to make sure your jewelry gift is the right one.
Some people have a unique piece of jewelry that they wear all the time. Usually, it’s not just your wedding jewelry: a necklace you wear every day, a pair of earrings you see more than anyone or a bracelet that never seems to be taken off. In these cases, you have a simple guide to understanding what type of jewelry is best for that special someone.
What you know is easy to work with, even if the person you are buying has no distinctive piece. You can just pay attention to the type of jewelry you wear to tell what style and colors you like and what type of jewelry is the best. Someone who seems always to have a pair of fun, dangling earrings would likely appreciate another set of chandelier earrings to add to their collection. A fan of the classic pearl necklace can expect a pair of pearl earrings of a similar shape and color.
Pay attention to details like the color of the metal, the size of the jewelry, and the general style that will serve as a guide for your gift shopping. You can also think about the person’s sense of style. Are they generally relatively informal? A simple pair of hoops may be the right choice. Is this person still dressed new? Like a gemstone tennis bracelet, something more glamorous and eye-catching might be best for well-dressed loved ones. Putting things in this perspective makes it easier for you to think about what they want than what you want.
Sure, the person you are looking for may be brave and adventurous, but that doesn’t mean they like to wear something flashy. The most modern and avant-garde style experts are usually the pickiest about what to wear and what not to wear. Buying jewelry for others is not the place to take risks, and it goes beyond style. For example, if you’ve never seen the gift recipient wearing a bracelet, don’t buy a bracelet unless they’ve heard them say they want to wear more jewelry on their hands and arms.
The same goes for thick or bold metal jewelry and large, heavy gemstones. If you can’t imagine the person you are buying wearing a trendy necklace, choose something dainty instead. This is the next natural step following the last two tips. When you know what someone likes and have an objective basis for making decisions about their taste, you are much better at making the right end choices.
Work with us to choose your jewelry gift. Our knowledgeable staff can talk to you about who you’re shopping with and make it easy to find the perfect jewelry gift for any occasion.