Rings, necklaces and tiaras have been a given as gifts for millennium and it’s a tradition that shows no signs of dying out. As long as you remember the importance of classic styles and exquisite workmanship, the recipient will be sure to be delighted with jewelry as a gift.
What sort of occasions could be made memorable by the gift of a brooch or a bracelet? Here are a few suggestions:
Jewelry is a fail safe gift for both men and women. These days, earrings, bracelets and necklaces are popular with both genders. A nice idea is to buy a piece of finery made with the birthstone of the recipient. Opal, for example, is the traditional birthstone of October, so a nice pair of opal earrings would be sure to go down well with somebody born in that month.
Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day of the year, according to card manufacturers anyway. Whether you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day or not, the fact remains that your partner will probably be delighted by a surprise gift of a ring or a necklace. Why risk disappointment?
A Significant Wedding Anniversary
Wedding anniversaries are marked by many couples with gifts to each other. Each year that a couple has been married is traditionally denoted by something to purchase, which becomes progressively more expensive. The first year, for example, is paper; the second anniversary is wood; the fifteenth is crystal; the thirtieth is pearl and the sixtieth is diamond. Friends and family can, of course, join in and buy similarly themed gifts for the happy couple.
Jewelery can be a classy and original christening gift. Tiny silver bangles are traditionally given, but how about a child’s charm bracelet for a baby girl? Charms could be added every birthday, making present-buying every year very easy. The bracelet could easily be extended by a jeweler, making a charm bracelet a gift that could be treasured long into adulthood.
Necklaces and earrings go in and out of fashion like everything else. In Victorian era, jet was all the rage; in the last decade it was white-gold. If you aren’t sure what the latest fashion is, it is probably best to stick to classic designs. A good jeweller will be happy to advise you, or you could take a stylish friend.
Good luck with your purchases!