Choosing a Christmas jewelry gift can be quite daunting. Will they like the design? Is it the correct kind of metal? Do they like that kind of stone?
The list of concerns can seem endless...
However, with a little bit of thought it can actually be made a lot easier. Basing a jewelry purchase solely on price or current trends is not always the best idea. It may seem the easiest way, but it’s certainly not the best. When considering the purchase of a jewelry gift for a Christmas present take into account the person and their habits.
Yes, this does make things easier!
Firstly think about the person’s relationship to you. If they are a spouse, then usually there have been plenty of hints dropped in advance or you at least have a good idea of what they like. This can be based on past gifts or comments made about jewelry. If they are a friend or relative then you may need to take into consideration the person age and lifestyle.
Anne Klein Women's Watch For Christmas
If the person is in a young age bracket, then think practically. Expensive gold bracelets or pendants are a potential recipe for trouble due to a child's lifestyle. Any parent will tell you that children lose and break things almost as fast as they can be replaced. Even responsible children are not exempt from misplacing things or breaking a piece of jewelry whilst playing sports etc. If you do decide to buy jewelry for a younger person then sterling silver is a good selection due to its relatively low cost and durability. Any person from college age onwards is pretty much open to any selection, but again considers the person’s lifestyle. If the person is an avid hiker, then perhaps a watch would be a good choice. There are watches today with all kinds of features that are useful to outdoor types. If the person is an office worker then a set of cufflinks or a nice pair of conservative earrings is a great choice. People in this age bracket are probably the easiest to shop for, but do take into consideration on preference to metal type. Typically people in this age group prefer white gold these days, as they consider yellow gold to be outdated. Not a rule of thumb, but still a factor to consider.
People in the senior age group on the other hand actually prefer yellow gold and bright stones such as rubies. Seniors typically prefer jewelry with more design as opposed to the cleaner, simple modern jewelry. Take note that seniors prefer watches that are simpler with regard to complications. A senior will usually prefer a clean dial watch with the time and date, where as a twenty something may want chronograph features and GMT time zones for example.
Sterling Silver Tree of Life Disk Chain Pendant Necklace
As mentioned earlier, lifestyle is also a factor. A bracelet is not the best idea for someone who is rough on their hands as it will either get broken or not worn much due to it getting caught on things and becoming a nuisance. A pendant on the other hand would be a fair choice. If the person is a conservative dresser then cufflinks may be an option or a tie pin. If a person’s wallet is looking worse for wear then a money clip may be appreciated. If a lady goes to a lot of formal dinners or business meetings then a pair of earrings or pendant is a good choice. If the person typically dresses in bright colors then some of the brighter gemstones may be an option. If they typically dress in dark colors then diamonds, rubies, sapphires, or emeralds are a fitting choice for a Christmas jewelry gift.
To put it all into perspective, just a little thought can make purchasing Christmas jewelry gifts a whole lot easier. If you base your decision purely on the price you will find yourself buying something just because it was a good price and not because the person will actually find meaning in the item. With some thought you will find an item that the person will treasure because it compliments their style and personality.