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Christmas Present Ideas for Women: Jewelry
I know that some men can be clueless when it comes to buying their other halves' jewelry so this is a really simple list of things you could buy. It might seem stupid but I've also included a few quick questions you should ask yourself before buying a piece of jewelry for your partner. It might seem obvious that you should only buy earrings for your girlfriend if she has her ears pierced and I'm sure you wouldn't make that mistake. But I wouldn't want you to spend loads of money only to find out that she hasn't!
Does she wear a watch? If she does then buying her a new one can be a good idea. If she doesn't usually wear one then the long-term success of the watch is limited. It doesn’t matter if she doesn’t start wearing it immediately, when she gets bored of her current watch she’ll have the one you bought her as a back up. Or she might choose to wear the one you bought for nights out or fancy occasions.The chances are she'll wear it on Christmas Day showing it off to her family and say what a wonderful boyfriend you are! ... I guess that is true of any nice piece of jewelry.
Obviously question one is does she have her ears pierced? A girl that has her ears pierced can never have too many pairs of earrings ... trust me. A cheap pair of Christmassy earrings can be good as a stocking filler, if you don't want to spend a lot of money on a fancy pair. You need to know if she is allergic to any metals. Lots of people can’t wear gold earrings for example, because it turns their ears green or something. If you’re in a long term relationship or married then you probably know whether she has allergies, but if it’s something that has never come up before then you’ll either have to handle the discreet question-asking or perhaps consider a different present.
Other than needing some idea of your
girlfriend’s taste in jewelry there isn’t really anything you need to know before
buying a bracelet for Christmas. I guess if you’ve never seen her wear a bracelet then it won’t
be the best idea, unless you're going with 'I noticed that you never wear bracelets so I'd buy you one you can wear all the time,' you'll get points for observation! You just need to know her tastes. Does she like gold or silver? Does she prefer
chunky jewelry or thin chains. You can get regular bracelets that have proper
clasps or cuffs bracelets that don’t go all the way round your wrist.
Ok, so rings are a tricky one. They make great presents but obviously you have to make sure you don’t give the wrong idea. There's nothing wrong with buying a ring at Christmas as long as you make it clear that it doesn’t have any strings attached; that it doesn’t mean anything (unless you want to propose of course). Anyway, if you and your partner have a spending limit on your gifts then she’s going to know how much you have spent and probably know that the ring is just a ring and doesn’t mean anything more.
If you are unsure about what jewelry
route to take then you can rarely go wrong with a necklace. Like with the
bracelets, all you really need to worry about is making sure that you get
something that is to your partner’s taste. There are so, so many different types
of necklaces. You can have necklaces that have stones or jewels or something
similar all the way around the neck or pendants on a chain, which don’t stand
out so much. You can get so many different lengths as well. Close to the neck
or really loose right down the chest, even as long as to the belly button. You
probably know all this, but it can’t hurt to be reminded. A simple pendant on a chain, I would say, is more romantic and probably gets more romantic the more you spend on it ... just a thought!
I think sets are good because they make
it look like you’ve spent more money than you may actually have done. You can buy one set that would cost about the same amount as if you had just bought one piece of jewelry, and probably no less
quality ... getting more for your money. There are all kinds of different sets you can get, the most common is
necklaces and earrings, but necklaces and bracelets are also quite common. If you're looking in a jewelry store and you're considering getting more than one piece then look for a set rather than, say, a necklace and the matching bracelet that they also sell ... see the difference?