….because jewellery is never an unwanted gift!
Christmas gift shopping can be a bit stressful but whether buying for a girlfriend, partner, spouse, mother, sister, even grandma, you really can’t go wrong with jewellery. Choose from a pendant that has some significance or meaning, a long necklace or a bracelet. With the trend for layering and stacking no-one can have too many of these things! It’s not about how much you spend, the key is to show that you have given some thought to the choice so it becomes a treasured possession so I’m going to present you with some suggestions and ideas which will either solve your problem or at the very least give you some inspiration.
Silver or Gold?
This is perhaps the place to start. Nowadays often women like to mix different metals which makes life easier but some will opt for silver or gold depending on either a personal preference or because they identify as ‘cool toned’ and therefore know silver works better with their complexion or they identify as ‘warm toned’ and therefore go with gold. If this is gobbledy gook to you fear not! A rule of thumb is that if she wears cool, muted or deep colours she’ll probably be best with silver but if she dresses in rich warm, earthy colours then go for gold! Or you can simply look at what she normally wears and stick with that! There is another alternative of course which is rose gold which has the perfect blush that suits every skin tone so you can’t go wrong.
Try and make it personal
Whether it’s for a sweetheart, a friend or a relative try and tap into something in their personality, their likes, hobbies, aspirations etc……..
Talisman jewellery is a wonderful way to demonstrate the thought behind the gift. The Butterfly is a symbol of transformation so for anyone going through a change in their lives, whether personal or career wise this would be a great choice. The Purity Mandala is the talisman for health and happiness so if a loved one has been going through a difficult time this may bring some peace and harmony; the Bow is a symbol of everlasting love so perfect as an expression of love. There are many other pendant options available also earrings and bracelets which all come beautifully gift boxed with a card explaining the symbolism.
Rachel Jackson designs are very contemporary and will appeal to any independent minded woman who likes to follow her own path and wear something a little different………
For nature lovers
Does she love country walks? Does she love a nice garden? Is she a cat lover or an equestrian? If so, you can look to Bill Skinner and his studio to provide the perfect gift, one that will be truly treasured.
Go for sophistication
If you’re still unsure then opt for something which offers a timeless elegance. Here are some suggestions that could be worn by anyone anywhere…….
From left to right Reeves and Reeves Bateau necklace in sterling silver, Reeves & Reeves Organic necklace in sterling silver with a tiny pearl, Collette Waudby handmade silver twisted leaf pendant, Tara Kirkpatrick handmade silver medium ball drops, Rachel Jackson Hexagon Trio necklace in gold vermeil, Cultured freshwater pearl studs in gold vermeil.
Any of these items could be worn day to evening so would be a very thoughtful, versatile gift.
Make her sparkle!
When all’s said and done, us girls love a bit of sparkle and it doesn’t need to be precious gems. Lovely though they are and in certain circumstances a must, the quality of cubic zirconia today means that even the experts find it hard to distinguish between it and the real thing without resorting to special equipment.
I hope this has helped with any gift dilemmas you’re facing this Christmas. I am always happy to receive emails via the website if you have any queries or need further advice. Here are the last posting dates for Christmas:
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Whatever you decide I wish you a wonderful time whatever you’re doing and whoever you’re doing it with. If you’re not lucky enough to have anyone to spend Christmas with and you’re feeling lonely click here for telephone numbers that may be useful to you.