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5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Buying Jewelry as a Gift

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Buying Jewelry as a Gift

If you’re buying a special someone a gift, you can’t go wrong with jewelry. Whether it is a Rolex watch for your husband, a pair of Tiffany and Co. earrings for your mom, or the most special jewelry of all- an engagement ring, this is a present they won’t soon forget. Of course, it’s also a lot of pressure. How can you know for sure that you’re choosing a piece of jewelry that your loved one will want to wear? We recommend you ask yourself a few important questions when buying jewelry as a gift.

Does this person even wear jewelry?

You would think that this first question would be too obvious to need to be said, but you’d be surprised how often well-meaning friends and family fail to consider it. While we sell rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and watches for men, not all men like to wear jewelry beyond their wedding ring. He may like cufflinks instead. Not all women want a big diamond or something flashy.

Do you know their ring size?

If you’re buying a ring, know which finger it is meant for, and its size. Go for the larger size if you’re unsure. If you end up selecting the wrong size, it is much easier to get the ring sized down rather than up.

Are their ears pierced?

Not everyone’s are pierced, particularly older women. You don’t want to make that mistake. If you’re not sure, it’s better to stick to a necklace or bracelet instead.

Do they like gold or silver more?

Nearly everyone has a preference. You’ll know by taking notice of which hue they wear on a regular basis. What color is their wedding band? What color of earrings do they usually wear? If they like silver, you can get away with selecting platinum and if they prefer yellow gold, you could also expand to rose gold as well.

Is there a special occasion you’re buying for?

Obviously, if this is an engagement ring you’re probably going to settle on a diamond ring. What about another big event, though, like a birthday, anniversary, or holiday gift? Whatever the occasion, consider what would make the most appropriate gift. Someone’s 34th birthday probably doesn’t require something as special as a 50th wedding anniversary. 

Are you afraid you will give a jewelry gift that might not meet their exacting tastes? Giving the gift of high-end jewelry can feel difficult. Whether or not they will like it depends highly on their personal taste, which is hard to describe and even harder for someone else to understand. This list is only the beginning, to get you started thinking the right way to buy jewelry as a gift. We hope this helps!