Looking for tips to buy the perfect jewelry gift?
Ah, summer is here and with it comes graduations, birthdays, weddings, all types of occasions for you to want to buy someone the perfect gift. A great place to go to is a local craft fair. Usually it is a family affair with fun rides for kids, ethnic food, entertainment and of course, great handmade crafts. At many craft shows we often hear, “I’d love to buy my sister this necklace but…., or I know I’d love this necklace for myself, just not sure about my friend. Her birthday is a few months away…., my niece is graduating from college and I want to give her something special from us but…”
But in our hectic lives we sometimes don’t have the time to visit a craft show to pick out that perfect jewelry gift. Buying online gives us the opportunity to buy that unique and personal gift. These tips will help you wherever you choose to make your purchase.
The 5 Tips to help you buy the perfect jewelry gift: What to notice before you start looking for the gift
Tip #1. Notice her favorite color
What color does she wear most often? She seems to always be shopping, but does she experiment with new colors or just buy tops to vary her outfits? When we talk about favorite colors, I know ours are different, but she loves__________. I know she looks great in _____colors.
Tip #2. Notice her favorite necklace or earrings
She seems to never take that silver chain off, but does add a beaded necklace to it from time to time, or She changes her necklace to coordinate with her outfit. She loves jewelry and she loves receiving compliments that she is great at matching her clothes and accessories.
Tip #3. Notice her style choice
You love chunky pieces but she wears delicate ones. She likes just a bit of sparkle, but not as much as you do. On the other hand, aunt Mary loves people to notice her statement necklace. She likes when she is asked , “Where did you get that”?
Tip #4. Notice if she is a ‘Matchy, Matchy’
You like to mix your earrings and necklaces but she likes sets. She doesn’t have time to figure it out or doesn’t make good choices or feel confident so sets are a good option.
Tip #5. Notice if she wears earrings, bracelets and necklaces
You never wear bracelets as it interferes with your work, but she is always trying them on. She probably wants one, but just hasn’t bought one yet. Is She is always looking at earrings or never changes her earrings?
It’s really not that hard to choose a handmade necklace for someone you know.
Mainly you want to trust yourself when you choose a gift. You know the answers to these questions and you can prepare yourself by reviewing these tips and noticing her preferences. She will feel so special and flattered that you pay attention to her likes and taste. Think about how it makes you feel when your friend or relative buys you a new piece of jewelry. You feel good because it often is a real treat. Additionally, we at EarthandMoonDesign are happy to make an exchange. It’s really easy and we keep our website up to date with new and available products.
So why go to a mall or select something from a catalog when you can have a unique, handmade item for someone you care about? Can’t get to a live craft show, shop our on-line store. Its so easy: http://www.EarthandMoonDesign.com
Thank you Roslyn for these great tips that makes it easier to chose the right jewelry.
Roslyn – thanks for compiling this short but sweet list to help us choose jewelry gifts.
Carele Belanger and LeAllyson Meyer- yup its a short sweet list and my point is to focus on trusting yourself to know your friend or sisters taste. You really can’t make a ‘big’ mistake, so just start noticing.
These are great tips to learning about what someone does and doesn’t like when you are trying to figure out what kind of gift is perfect for them! Thank you for sharing.
Yes Meryl. It isnt that hard and is all about noticing and trusting ones judgement. Choose for the person, not yourself.
You’ve really offered great tips for people to help them pick a perfect piece of jewelry as a gift. For me, I observe the other person and get to know what they wear and their colour style. Will they wear large or small pieces, normally? Sometimes I also can “intuitively” pick a piece for people I know very well, like my mother or daughter. It is so important, as you mention very clearly, to buy what the person will love, not what you love.
Beverley Golden, you are an observer and I can see how choosing a gift would be fun for you.Good point to buy what they will love, not for yourself.
Thanks, Roslyn. I think these are great ideas, especially for a man buying jewelry for a woman. It makes it so much easier to select the right piece.
Alexandra McAllister- sad to say that often husbands don’t know their wifes favorite color.
I will have to pass this on to my fiance hehe. Thank you for providing this great post!
I am not a jewelry person but I love rings and bracelets though I don’t wear them all the time and I am the Matchy-matchy type, earth colors for jewelries and pastels, too! Lol! there, I’ve said it all, now I just have to wish my hubby can read this comment. (fingers crossed).. 🙂
Kungphoo, rochefel- thanks for your comment.
Great tips, my friend!! I think these are valuable for gifts givers as well as for yourself! I love to buy earrings most (I wouldn’t think of leaving the house without them) and I wear necklaces for “dress up” but not to the shop. I have bracelets, and those, too, I can’t wear to work. Your points of observation are perfect! Thanks!
Yes Tina, often someones thinks only about their work environment and forgets about the times they go out.
I would guess that most of us would have to admit that we don’t think through these clear questions before we’re standing in the mall saying, “Wow, it’s _____’s birthday tomorrow and I have to buy something.” By “standing in her shoes” in advance and defining what SHE would like (and not what WE like), based on what she wears and does every day, the chance of your gift becoming a favorite piece goes through the roof. And having access to online sources like yours makes it infinitely easier. Thanks, Roz! Really valuable …
Sharon O’Day- you hit the nail on the head. I thought of writing this post because we often aren’t observant, don’t trust ourselves to stand in anothers shoes. Just preparing my readers to start paying attention, now!
Wow, I like how you laid this out. Very simple. I think buying a gift really doesn’t need to be that complicated. Sometimes we over think things and do over analyze. Lol. With that being said, even the simplest of gifts mean the whole world!
Nate, I was thinking I wrote a simple tip list and you added a valuable point, “It doesn’t have to get complicated”. Thanks for your insight.
Really great tips, Roslyn! Thanks a lot! I’ll share them with my friends.
Great post Roslyn! I love how you laid it out these great questions and made it easy for us to know before we buy, they are is so helpful!
Daria, I recently read about a successful blogger who wrote and answered the questions. This was a variation of that theme. Glad you liked it.
I can see how purchasing jewelry as a gift can be overwhelming. You have totally given some great advice
Thanks Veronica for your comment. My goal is to simplify jewelry gift giving.
The timing of this article was perfect. I have a 21st anniversary I’m about to celebrate with my amazing wife. Thank you!!!!!
Happy to be of service Don Purdom.
These tips reduce my fear of buying jewelry for someone else. And your exchange policy is a bonus. Thanks for making the selection process practical.
So glad you found these tips helpful Gina.
Roslyn handmade items are really the best! I love these tips and Will definitely use them before purchasing jewellery! You are one of a kind!
Thank you Gilly- You are sooo sweet.
Roslyn, these are wonderful tips for buying the perfect jewelry gift! I, too, will definitely use them the next time I purchase a gift of jewelry for someone. Your work is incredible.
Thanks Robin Srohmaier for your comments. Happy you find the tips useful.