Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, the saying goes, but you don’t have to go that far to put a smile on your beloved’s face. Jewelry for her rings or necklaces can range from precious metals to equally suitable stones or crystals that your significant other can appreciate. Here are a few tips on how to pick out a winner from what’s available at your local jewelry store:
- Be Observant. If you’ve been together for some time, it should be obvious to you what type of jewelry your partner usually goes for or would like to wear. For example, women who are cooks by profession and who work with their hands a lot, do not wear rings because they get in the way. It would be a minor faux pas to sweat over giving her a ring when she might prefer a sapphire necklace. She might also want a ring that is very simple. Most women have personal tastes when it comes to jewelry like favoring particular stones or metals. Take note of this when buying.
- Ask for Help. Observation has its limits though. Since you’re not a mind-reader getting some help from her friends or family would cut the guesswork. You could also get more information out of her by doing some subtle questioning.
- Go Personal. Personalizing your jewelry gift to her gives the message that you find her special enough to take the trouble to customize the piece to reflect something you like about her. With the right jeweler in your area, you can find jewelry custom design services that are affordable.
A simple engraving, though relatively inexpensive, can add significantly to a piece’s sentimental value.