Purchasing jewelry as a gift for your wife, girlfriend, or significant other is one of the most thoughtful, meaningful, and romantic gesture you can ever make. Few items can express your lasting love and devotion like a special ring, necklace, bracelet or pair of earrings. Jewelry’s magic, mystique and enduring appeal make it a natural gift for special occasions and milestone events in her life.
But if you are are like most men, you probably know as much about buying jewelry as you do about brain surgery or rocket science. The good news is that shopping for an appropriate piece of jewelry for your special someone does not have to be an agonizing experience. Here are some basic ideas to help you make the right decision:
Look in her Jewelry Box
You can learn a lot about the kind of jewelry she likes by seeing what she already wears. Yo will get clues about her individual style, her favorite gems, and what may be missing from her jewelry wardrobe. You can also gauge thing like her ring size and the necklace length she prefers. For instance, if she already owns a cherished pearl necklace, she is sure to love a matching pair of pearl earrings.
Consider her Lifestyle and Personality
If your wife or girlfriend is a hopeless romantic, it is a good bet that she’d like a heart shaped pendant. If she is a conservative, casual type, stick to classic, everyday gold or diamond pieces like basic hoop earrings, diamond stud earrings, or link chains. You can also get charms representing virtually every profession, hobby or activity under the sun. But in general, remember that it is safer to stay away from cutting edge designs or glitzy pieces that would only be appropriate for a night on the town unless you are absolutely sure she’d like them.
Her mother, sister or best friend could definitely point you in the right direction about her jewelry needs and desires. If you’d prefer a more expert opinion, find out where she shops, and talk to her jeweler about what she’ bought recently and what she’s been looking at. And of course, you can go directly at the source. Next time you are in the mall together, stop by some jewelry counters and take note of what catches her eyes.
Do Your Homework
Nothing would be more embarrassing than buying your significant other a birth stone ring with the wrong birth stone! Make sure you know all the important dates in her life! Also, you certainly would not want her a bracelet with clasp that breaks the first time she wears it, or a ring that turns her finger green. Educate yourself about jewelry quality.
Last but not certainly least, remember that jewelry is an emotional purchase. Maximize the impact of your gift by giving it to her in a romantic setting or in an unexpected way. The key is to be original, and you’ll create a memory that she will cherish forever.