If you want to please someone close to you and offer them a piece of jewellery, you must first follow certain advice. There are also a few tips for finding the right size of jewelry for sure.
How to choose the right jewellery?
When you want to give a gift of jewellery to someone close to you, it is important to know their tastes. A silver chain, for example, may be the perfect choice for one person and not at all enhance another. A few tips are often welcome.
The first criterion to take into account is the material of the jewel. There are several kinds: gold, silver, platinum, metal… Gold is the most popular choice, and its price is defined according to the alloy chosen. It is indeed impossible to find jewellery made of pure gold, the material is too malleable and not strong enough for everyday use. Silver jewellery is a very good solution for those who are looking for strength and beauty at a low price. Platinum is often used in men’s jewellery, although it is becoming more and more popular in women’s jewellery.
The second criterion to consider is the size of the jewel. You will not buy the same size of chain for a child or an adult, and ring sizes are different for everyone.
The style of the jewelry is also an important component in the final choice for a gift. Beyond the material, you can choose a piece of jewellery for the stones that set it. Some people prefer diamonds and precious stones (sapphire, emerald, ruby), but gemstones are an increasingly popular choice. They are less expensive and offer a wide variety of colours and inclusions.
Jewellery to personalize
Jewellery to be personalised can be an excellent choice for a gift, as long as you choose a fairly classic design. Personalised jewellery is for example an excellent choice for the birth or baptism of a child. For this event, it’s a good idea to offer a medallion, but it’s quite possible to turn to a fine bracelet with your name engraved on it.
In some jewellery shops and online jewellers, it is also possible to have initials, dates or words engraved on certain jewellery. An engagement ring with the date of the meeting can make a wonderful gift. Between friends, you can also have initials engraved on a medal, or choose the initial of a first name to wear as a pendant.
Personalized gifts of this type are very personal, so it is important to know the person you are going to give it to. Don’t hesitate to sound out his or her tastes if you want to make the right choice with a piece of jewellery to be personalised.
How to buy a piece of jewellery online?
Selling jewellery online is becoming more and more popular, but you have to be able to make the right choice for some jewellery, as it is often impossible to try the product.
For rings in particular, there are techniques to make sure you choose the right size. If you don’t know your size, a very simple method allows you to get the answer. Simply measure your finger circumference with a tape measure. The number of millimetres represents your ring size. When in doubt, always make sure to take the size above, because fingers tend to swell during the day, or when it’s too hot.
For chains, each collar length corresponds to a different style, and a princess collar will not have the same effect as an Opera collar :
- Necklace: 36 to 38 centimeters
- Choker Necklace: 40 centimeters
- Princess Necklace: 45 centimeters (falls at the top of the bust)
- Long necklace: from 50 to 55 centimetres (falls to chest height)
- Opera necklace: from 70 to 90 centimeters (falls on the upper belly)
- Long necklace: more than 90 centimetres (falls at navel height)
Once you know what size you need for your jewellery, all you have to do is place an order and wait a few days. Some jewellery stores also allow you to pick up your order at the store.