Valentine jewellery – how to make the right choice

January 12, 2009 · Filed Under Gift Ideas 

It’s coming up to that time of year again, the time when we can spoil ourselves, cough, sorry our loved ones, on something really special for Valentine’s Day.

But how to choose the perfect Valentine’s gift?

It’s something that I can do brilliantly for myself (and I believe that every girl should treat herself at Valentines instead of waiting for a man to do it) but something I struggle with for my husband.  And, from what I’m asked by other people, I know I’m not the only one.

So to remedy this, I thought I’d pick my best of the bunch over the coming weeks – lovely items that any lady would be delighted to recieve.

I know I would, hint, hint.  But before digging out your wallet, there’s a few things you need to think about.

Buying jewellery for someone else can be a really difficult thing to do unless you know them very well.
And, even when you think you know that person very well, guess again.  Jewellery is a ultimately personal choice, however, it’s not all doom and gloom.  There are some ways to make sure you pick the right piece for your loved one, you just have to keep some pointers in mind.

First off, have a budget.  This makes things so much easier and will stop you from spending hours looking at websites and shops.  Once you have your budget you narrow down the selection process.

The next thing is to think about the person you’re buying for. And I mean, really think about them.

What pieces do they already have and wear on a constant basis?

Do they wear gold or silver?

Do they like large or small peices?

Write down everything you know about the jewellery choices that they’ve already made.
And look at the type of jewellery – just because they like large necklaces does not mean that they like large earrings and bracelets.

Once you’ve established that, you can then begin to think about what to buy.  You could choose something that will build on a collection that they already have, or a piece that will compliment a particular outfit.

It’s also worth thinking about antique jewellery.  There are some beautiful Art Deco antique jewellery pieces available and this has the added bonus of having a history.

It depends on the person, but some people would love to have an origional Art Deco item from the roaring twenties, where as some would only wear new.

Whatever you decide to buy in the end, your loved one will know that you’ve taken time.

You can explain your choice, why you picked the piece and your thoughts behind it, and knowing that you’ve been thinking about them is surely the greatest gift of all.

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