From Me, To You: How to pick jewellery for a gift
7th May 2020
It’s important to give tokens of affection to the ones we love. It’s not just a way to treat them to something special, it can also symbolise the recognition of a moment in time. Jewellery is a perfect choice to reflect this when it is selected well – it carries the perfect pairing of a timeless gift that’s personal to the recipient.
The first thing to consider when you’re picking out jewellery is what you want it to say. A piece of jewellery should always embody a message. This can be anything as simple as a thank you, but it still needs a purpose. If you’re selecting a piece as a romatic gesture, we would suggest that a beautiful pendant or necklace may be a perfect choice. You could also consider the symbolism behind the precious metal and stones that feature in the jewellery. For example, picking out a piece of jewellery that features the recipient’s birthstone gem adds an extra touch of thoughtfulness to the gift.
When you buy a gift, the person you are giving it to should be at the forefront of your mind throughout the selecting process. One of the most important aspects to consider is their style. You should take note of the kind of jewellery they already wear – note their preference for rings, necklaces, bracelets or earrings. You should also consider the kind of metal they like – normally someone will prefer the cool glow of metals like sterling silver or the warm glow of yellow gold or rose gold. In addition, some metals - such as platinum - are hypoallergenic, making them the perfect choice for those with sensitive skin. Lastly, the piece you select should either be a statement piece (which are usually worn for special occasions) or fit seamlessly with the rest of their jewellery.
Engraving a piece of jewellery is one of the most common (but also effective) ways of personalising your gift. They are usually used when you want to mark a special occasion or reflect a deeper meaning with the piece. Our recommendation for this aspect is to try and think of different ways to reflect your message. For example, if you’re buying a ring for a five-year anniversary, rather than putting two sets of dates, you could choose the place you’ve met or a word to summarise a defining moment in those years. We think the more effort you put into an engraving the more special it will be.
Inner and outer beauty
We think that the gift of jewellery is a beautiful way to show how you feel. We are committed to creating jewellery that reflects the beauty of this token by creating pieces which are ethical and sustainable. If you want to give someone the gift of the jewellery, the more personal the better - always. All our collections are made from premium recycled metals and lab-grown diamonds by our team of artisan jewellers.
Jewellery is a timeless gift which shows your sincerest feelings – in order to select the right piece to reflect this, there are many elements to take into consideration. Whilst the message, style, engraving and origins are important, the ultimate point to bear in mind is that the recipient of your gift should be the central pivot of your selection process. Keep them at the forefront of your mind and heart when you are choosing a gift and you’ll pick something perfect.