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How to Choose the Perfect Jewelry Gift

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Jewelry is a classic gift and, if you choose well, it can be something the recipient will treasure for years to come. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to know what is the best piece to choose. Do you opt for a ring, necklace, bracelet or earrings? Once you have decided, there are still so many options and styles to consider. You also need to have a good understanding of their personal style to ensure it’s a piece they will want to wear and not just keep in their jewelry box. Whether you’re buying for a relative, friend or partner, here are some tips to help you choose the perfect jewelry gift for someone special.

What’s her fashion style?

You can learn a lot about the type of gift she would prefer from looking at her style. She may prefer to wear one or two statement items such as a necklace and a bracelet, or perhaps she tends to wear several pieces which are more subtle such as fine chains and stacking rings. Some people are more classic in their preferences choosing diamond stud earrings. There may be a piece which she wears all the time and others which never see the light of day or which are saved for special occasions. Take note when she makes comments on what others are wearing in magazines, on the TV or in movies.

You should try to work out if she prefers a particular color of metal or if she is happy to mix and match. If she always wears rose gold, gold or silver, it may be safest to choose something which will fit in with her collection. Browse the collection of jewelry at Owen & Robinson for some inspiration.

Now it’s time to decide on what type of jewelry to buy. Here are some tips to help you make the best choice.

Rings

If the gift is for a romantic partner who is not your wife, it may be best not to buy a ring. A ring box can suggest engagement which will either lead to disappointment or an uncomfortable conversation. Assuming that the ring is for your fiancé, wife, family member or friend, you will need to find out their ring size. If you are unsure make a point of checking the resizing policy at the jewelers. You might be able to borrow one of her rings to check the size.

Earrings

You need to check that she has her ears pierced as not everyone does nowadays. It’s then important to decide if she would prefer studs, long drop or short drop earrings which you should be able to tell from her current style and collection.

Necklaces

When you choose the right necklace you will often find that she wears it a lot. The right necklace will be versatile and suit her style. You need to consider the length of the necklace in terms of her body and style. However, the standard size is 18 inches and it can usually be adjusted afterwards if she would prefer.

Bracelets

Bracelets are often a great option as they are simple yet timeless. There are usually only small, medium or large sizing options so you should be able to estimate the best fit, but cuff bracelets can be adjusted to suit.

Personal Engraving

If the piece has enough space on it, you may want to take the gift to the next level and have it engraved. This could be as simple as engraving a special date or a word which means a lot to both of you, or you might be able to include a message or an inspiring phrase. This can give the gift even more significance for her and is ideal if you’re marking a special occasion. Engraving will add extra cost and will typically take a few days to complete, but it turns a beautiful gift into an invaluable one.

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