The season of giving is upon us, which means it’s time to start shopping for gifts for friends and loved ones. While you can never go wrong with jewellery, picking out jewellery for others is far more difficult than doing so for yourself – which is why this guide has been put together!
Top Tips For Picking Out The Perfect Jewelry
Think about the size.
The first step towards purchasing jewellery for others is ensuring that you buy the right size – especially when it comes to rings, watches and bracelets. This could mean that you need to ask them their ring Size ahead of time or take a sneaky look at other jewellery they have/own.
Set your budget.
In an ideal world, you’d have an unlimited budget to spend on those you love come the holiday season. However, as this isn’t the case, you should set yourself a strict budget ahead of time and ensure that you stick to it. Supporting smaller businesses and independent jewellery makers, however, is a great way to save money on this task while also purchasing something that is of high quality.
Think about their aesthetic or style.
When choosing jewellery for others, you should be sure to take into account their personal style and aesthetic. For example, you’ll likely want to pick something they can wear with all of their day-to-day outfits. Take a quick look over their social media to see what clothes they usually wear, and think carefully about what will pair nicely with this. For example, should you purchase something sleek and sophisticated or something a little more vibrant and colourful? Do they already wear a lot of silver jewellery, meaning you can add to their collection?
However, you don’t necessarily need to purchase an item they’ll wear every single day – you could buy something that is used on special occasions. In these instances, you can buy something that might be a little different to their traditional style. For example, it could be a more elegant take on their usual jewellery choices or something a little bolder and more eye-catching.
Feature their favourite color.
If you’re struggling to find a piece of jewelry your friend would love, try to find one that features their favourite color(s), whether that be in the form of a diamond or a gemstone. Alternatively, you could figure out their birthstone and find them an item that features this!
Trust your gut.
Many people deal with gift-giving anxiety around the holidays. However, it’s important that you trust your gut when making any kind of purchase. You know your friends and loved ones well enough to determine what they’d like or not like – and even so, they can always return the jewellery and swap it for something else. However, the fact that you picked it out for them and put time and energy into choosing it, likely means that it will mean a lot to them right away. As such, you should always trust your taste when buying jewelry for others.
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