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A Short Guide to Buying Jewellery as a Gift

March 10, 2015 Allison Bray

Jewellery can often be the perfect gift for someone special to you; a gift of jewellery is frequently symbolic of romance or of holding someone in especially high esteem. There’s just one problem: how do you choose the perfect piece of jewellery for someone?

Here at Monkey Puzzle Jewellery, we like to flatter ourselves that we know everything there is to know about choosing the right jewellery for the right person. There are a number of factors that need to be considered, and we’re here to help explain them.

Material

First off, you need to think about the material. Does the person you’re buying for prefer gold, silver or other metals as the main material in their jewellery? Do they prefer gemstones, pearls, diamonds, glass or semi-precious stones for decoration? You can work this out simply by looking at the kind of jewellery they usually wear. Of course, if their preferred materials are costly, they may not always wear them. However, they might choose jewellery that imitates or evokes those materials, so you still shouldn’t have any trouble seeing where their preferences lie.

Design

Another major factor to consider is the design. Do you choose elaborate, delicate jewellery or something sturdier and bolder? Do you opt for simple, elegant decoration or something a touch more elaborate? Again, you should study the preferences of the person you’re buying for by looking at the type of jewellery they usually favour. Alternatively, consider a design that has some symbolic significance to both them and you. Here at Monkey Puzzle Jewellery, we offer a huge range of different designs. For example, while the complex style of Amanda Coleman jewellery uses its decoration to evoke the natural world, our Gina Frost jewellery makes use of brave, simple design to create a bold statement. If you’re unsure what style of jewellery to choose, try looking through the pieces created by our different designers and see if anything strikes you as the kind of jewellery the person you’re buying for might wear.

Type

Finally, you need to decide whether you should buy a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet or earrings. Rings, necklaces and pendants have the greatest romantic association, so if you’re buying for a wife, partner or girlfriend, these are probably the safest bets. Earrings and bracelets are a little more neutral and are more suitable as gifts for close friends and relations. However, these are not hard-and-fast rules so (as with the other points in this guide) it’s worth factoring in what type of jewellery the person you’re buying for wears most frequently.

If you consider all three factors, you can be confident in your ability to pick jewellery that they’ll love.


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