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9 Tips for Buying Gift Jewellery

How to buy jewellery for a woman? It’s daunting… If you buy the wrong thing, this small item loaded with symbolism can ruin your special occasion. That’s why we created this easy guide to help you get it right.

1. Look at her existing jewellery for ideas

Observe the jewellery she already wears, because it will tell you what she would like to receive as a gift. Things you should look for include: Does she wear small, simple items? Or big, sparkling, flashy ones? Does she usually wear silvery-coloured metals or yellow gold? Does she have pierced ears?

Is her style more like classic Kate, luxurious Kim or cool Katy?

2. Don’t try to change her style

You might think that hoop earrings are sexy. But if you know she hates big earrings, buying her a pair for her birthday won’t convince her to wear them. In fact, it can have the opposite effect – the moment that was meant to be special could end in disappointment for both of you. 

3. Make sure the gift has sentimental value

Your gift item should have some personal meaning because it shows you thought about her when buying it. For example, her birthstone symbolises the month she was born. Heart-shaped necklaces are romantic, and initial necklaces add a personalised touch.

4. Watch her window shop

Walk through a department store jewellery section or have a casual look at jewellery online. Observe her and you’ll soon see what type of jewellery items make her eyes sparkle. 

5. Ask her friends for advice

Her friends or sisters are closest to her in age. Therefore, if you’re in doubt, they’re the best people to advise you on what she’d like. Just make sure they can keep a secret!

6. DON’T buy a ring unless you’re planning to propose! (Or you’re already married)

When a man gives a woman a ring, her thoughts invariably turn to wedding bells. Therefore, during the early stages of a relationship, avoid misunderstandings and give her a beautiful bracelet, earrings or a necklace instead. Of course, if you’re already engaged or married, then statement rings, stacking rings and eternity rings make great gifts.

7. Always hold on to the receipt

Even the most thoughtful gift buyer doesn’t always get it right. That’s why it’s wise to check your jeweller’s exchange and return policy before you buy, and always keep the receipt.

8. Buy the best quality for your budget

Your budget is nobody else’s business. Just remember to shop around and get the best possible deal for your money. If you can afford expensive jewellery, go for it. Important birthdays and anniversaries are appropriate times to go big with gold and diamonds. However, a small jewellery gift can be just as beautiful and doesn’t mean you need to skimp on quality. For example, jewellery made with sterling silver is beautiful yet affordable.

9. When in doubt…

If you’re not sure what to buy, you have a few options. Discover 4 jewellery items you cannot go wrong with. Alternatively, jewellery gift vouchers are a great idea if you know she’d prefer to choose an item herself.

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want advice on buying a jewellery gift. We’re always happy to help 🙂

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