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How to buy jewelry as a gift

How to buy jewelry as a gift

by Jeannie Kim

4 years ago

For the sake of argument, let us assume you're shopping for your new beau.  If that woman knows her style, finding a gift for her can be the most daunting task.

Never fear. 

The Gift Giving Advice blog post is here. 

1. Quality over specifics darling!

You may not know the exact piece of jewelry your beau is looking to own.  But when something is made well, with quality materials, you can hardly go wrong.  Good style doesn't have to be expensive, but it is always considered.  This means, that people who are difficult to shop for don't always look for the priciest item, but the piece that feels special and unique... and can stand the test of time.


2. What kind of person is she?

Does she have a sense of humor? Does she like weird? Or is she classic? showy? fashionable? a FORCE MAJEURE??

For example, a subversive gal who is always in on the joke, may appreciate the Mismatched Face studs in sterling silver.  If she's classic, I'd definitely go with something like the Small Dough ring

Knowing her well means knowing the pieces she wants to have in her life.  You may think because she's the bees knees she deserves to wear a huge cocktail ring on that hand.  But what if she's a dainty pendant sorta gal.  Next time you're facing her across that dinner table, take note.  Does she layer her necklaces with lots of trinkets?  Does she change out her big hoop earrings every day or keep that one pair of little studs in for weeks at a time?


3. What kind of metal do I choose?

A. Solid sterling silver never goes out of style and is in an approachable price range.  It's beautiful, easy to take care of and goes with everything.

B. Plated doesn't have to be a dirty word.  Vermeil is a great alternative to solid gold jewelry.  It's merely a term to describe heavy plating on top of silver (as opposed to a base metal like copper or brass). 

C. And in our opinion, solid gold never fails to bring a twinkle to one's eye.  

Still have questions?  Don't hesitate to contact us at or comment below.  We're always here to help. 


1 comment

  • I want to get a set of jewelry for my mom’s birthday gift, but I know nothing about jewelry, and I’m running out of time since her party is in a few weeks. It’s great that you explained how to choose jewelry based on your metal of choice, so I’ll start looking for gold pieces this weekend. I appreciate your insight on how gold pieces are always a good option.

    Eli Richardson on

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