How to Choose Meaningful Jewellery

December 02, 2015 Allison Bray

Photo by Cynthia Berridge
We may be biased, but we think jewellery makes an excellent Christmas gift!  Why? Because it’s lovely to have, it’s not always the kind of thing you’d buy for yourself and it’s really easy to wrap. Most of all, jewellery can be really meaningful: especially when it comes from a loved one. 
If you’d like to buy a meaningful piece of jewellery for someone special this year, take a look at our tips for choosing something that’ll be treasured forever. 

Consider taste

Your jewellery gift will only hit the mark if you choose a piece that suits the style of the recipient. Ideally you want to find something that will go beautifully with their existing wardrobe and they’ll want to wear day after day. If you’re not sure how to describe their taste, try and take note of their current jewellery. Is it classic? Is it quirky? Is it bright and bold? Is it delicate and subtle? The better you’re able to match these existing tastes, the more likely it is that your gift will be appreciated.

Consider lifestyle

How often does the person you’re buying for get invited to swanky parties? The type of life they lead will have a big impact on the type of jewellery that would be right for them. If they often attend formal events, then they’re likely to love exquisitely formal jewellery. If, however, they’re more likely to spend their Saturday nights at their local gastropub, you might want to choose a piece of jewellery that would be more at home at a low key event.

Consider hobbies and interests

A great way to choose meaningful contemporary jewellery is to choose something that represents he recipients hobbies or interests. Whatever they like to spend their time doing, we bet you can find a unique piece of sparkle that will represent it. Need a few ideas? How about these bird studs for a nature lover, a silver shooting star necklace for an astronomy student, a celtic pendant for a history buff or a watering brooch for a keen gardener?

Consider personalisation

If you want to make sure your gift is really special, you may want to consider personalisation. This could be as simple as choosing a piece of jewellery featuring the recipients birth stone or as intricate as having a special piece engraved. 
Are you on the hunt for a meaningful piece of jewellery for a loved one? We’d love to help you find it. Browse our designer collections for inspiration, or visit us in our store in York for some one-on-one advice.

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