ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Choosing Jewellery as a Gift

Updated on September 3, 2013
Source

Jewellery Gifts

When you are choosing jewellery as a gift, such as earrings, bracelets, necklaces, chains, or even looking at wedding rings, when selecting jewellery for another person there are some things you will need to think about carefully. Tastes in jewellery vary considerably and everyone has their own individual style and ideas of the type of jewellery they like to wear. If you have no idea about the other person's taste in jewellery, then it is probably better to go for something else..

Diamond Stud Earrings

Diamond studs are a very safe option if you are choosing earrings as a gift. Just about everyone likes stud earrings as they do not have to be the main adornment and can be worn along with something else more flamboyant. Compared to other gemstones diamonds are usually more expensive, but their elegance makes them a beautiful gift and an item that most people will treasure for a very long time.

Diamond studs are a very versatile item as they can be worn for everyday use as well as with more elegant evening wear. When choosing stud earrings you will have to also decide on the metal. Most jewellers will use yellow or white gold for diamond earrings, and it may be an idea to see what other types of jewellery the person who will receive your gift frequently wears. For example if she always wears a yellow gold chain around her neck, it is better that you opt for yellow gold diamond stud earrings.



Gold Chains

Like diamond stud earrings, gold chains are a safe choice if you are choosing a jewellery item for another person as a gift. A plain gold chain is a simple yet classy piece of jewellery that adapts well to anyone's tastes. The receiver of your gift can add a pendent of their choice, and is able to change the pendant to adapt to any occasion. The only thing you will need to consider when buying a gold chain is the length and the thickness of the chain. If you're buying it for a man, a chunkier chain is advisable, whereas a woman is more likely to appreciate a fine dainty chain.

Silver necklace chains are also acceptable gifts, especially today as Silver is enjoying a renewed popularity, particularly among the young.

Wedding Rings

These days, couples often decide to shop for their wedding rings together, rather than leaving the groom to purchase the ring for the bride. However, if you have decided to go the more traditional route and will be buying a wedding ring for your bride-to-be, there are several things that you will need to take into consideration.

Firstly, the wedding ring must go well with the engagement ring. If she does not have an engagement ring this will make things somewhat easier for you, but you will also need to consider any other existing jewellery she customarily wears, and make sure the wedding ring is of a similar style and colour.

Although gold is still the most popular metal for wedding rings, many other metals are also being used and are rising in popularity; this is probably because of the cost of gold compared to some of the cheaper more contemporary metals such as tungsten or titanium; which are also much tougher and therefore more durable.

As well as deciding on what metal you would choose for the ring, you also need to decide if the ring will have a gemstone. Diamonds continue to be the most popular stones for a wedding ring, although as with high quality gold they may be outside your budget. In which case you can choose sapphires, rubies, or emeralds which are also very beautiful and add colour to the ring.

One thing that is very important to consider when buying a wedding ring for a bride, is that she should be wearing this ring for the rest of her life. Therefore, rather than following a trend or the latest fashion, look for a ring that will not become dated.

If you are unsure about the type of ring your bride would like, it is a good idea to take along a good friend of hers, or maybe her sister; as they are more likely to know exactly what type of jewellery she would choose for herself.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)