Jewellery is a wonderful gift that is timeless and can fit into any woman’s busy schedule. It can be a mark of sophistication, status, and even a statement that they are adorned by somebody who loves them. It is often intimidating for men to pick-out jewellery for women, but the effort is well worth how much she will appreciate her new jewellery.
Tips on how to pick jewellery for her
- Start by looking through her current jewellery collection to get a good idea of her style. Take note of what metals and gemstones she prefers, the style themes she follows, and how many pieces she has. Look for jewellery that fits in with her style but avoid getting her a certain piece if she already has a lot of them.
- You can also observe your partner while window shopping at jewellery store or browsing through jewellery magazine and try to find out from her reaction what she would like to wear.
- Does she predominantly wear platinum, gold or silver? Most important is you need to make sure the lady is not allergic to your selected metal alloy.
- Notice the size of her neck and wrists. If she is average sized, most jewellery should fit her. For necklaces, lengths of 16” to 18” are likely to fit. If she likes to wear low hanging necklaces, 20” or longer may be appropriate. If her wrists are particularly petite or large, you may want to contact the designer or jeweller to see if the size can be specially modified.
- V-shape necklaces look good on women with heart-shaped faces, while long drop earrings elongate a square face. Chokers look best on long necks, and Y-shape necklaces favour women with short necks. Delicate earrings and necklaces are a better choice for petite women than large, jangly jewellerys.
- Observe the style of her clothing, including what she is wearing to work and also for going out. It is likely that she will want her jewellery to coordinate with her clothing. If you are looking to purchase jewellery with a more unique presence, you might consider one-of-a-kind or limited edition designer pieces.
- Your desired piece of jewellery should be chosen within the limits of your financial options, so set a maximum amount and stick to it. Remember, you are giving an emotional value which the jewellery represents, not the amount you spent buying the jewellery.
- Last, but not least, you have to consider the amount of time you have available before giving the gift of jewellery. If you plan couple of months ahead, you can choose a custom made jewellery, which will naturally require more time before it is completed. On the other hand, if the time is short and you have just a week to get the jewellery, it will be better, if you choose one of the existing pieces, which the jeweller has in stock.
Remember, choose quality over quantity. It’s better to get one small, good piece of jewelry than a cheap large piece or matching set. ‘Good’ jewellery doesn’t have to be extravagant. A well-made piece of costume jewellery, or a bauble from an up-and-coming designer, is often a better choice than a precious gem you need a magnifying glass to see.