Birthdays, anniversaries, holidays - there are so many gifts to find!
Plus, each person on your list is different and unique. What should you get your mom, sister, best friend, and finance? You know you'll be in trouble if you don't put thought into each and every gift.
How can you keep from becoming overwhelmed?
Wouldn't it be nice to get everyone on your list the same type of gift, yet personalize them all at the same time?
This year you can.
This article will show you how to choose the best jewelry gift for all your loved ones.
When buying a ring for someone, keep it simple. A thin band with a single jewel can be exquisite. This is a safe buy because many women dislike gaudy, chunky rings. A simple, thin piece will win every girl over.
Another option for rings are small, jeweled insets. These can look simple and stylish at the same time. They also look expensive, so your loved one will definitely feel special!
If you know a woman who likes the bigger, bolder rings, consider a signature pinky ring or similar model.
Stainless steel is a good choice because it looks great and is less allergenic than other types of metals. Waterproof/water-resistant pieces are always useful too and can show you took a person's lifestyle into account when buying.
If you want a non-metal band, consider a leather strap. It's a much classier alternative to plastic and can show your loved one you value their time and style.
A sleek black, woven cloth band can also be a great way to go. With simple, silver lines marking the time rather than large clunky numbers, this type of watch displays elegance.
With earrings, you have the flexibility to be a little eccentric. Odd shapes, different lengths, and bold metals are all welcome here. Your friends will love the thought you put into picking out a special pair for them and will value your insight into their style.
Or you can always stick to the classics. What woman can say no to a beautiful pair of pearls or diamond studs? These pieces date back to the jazz age of glamor.
Hoops, whether big and bold or simple and small are always a great jewelry gift idea. Pay attention to the size of your friend's typical earrings and look for a similar size when shopping. Once you know the size, color, thickness, and design, this can be your special insight into your friend's personality.
For friends who may not have piercings, you can always give them clip-on earrings as well. These may be popular among young girls, but they're coming back into style for the more mature.
Ear cuffs are also now in vogue. Consider this for a younger or teenaged friend.
When choosing necklaces, don't be afraid to go for a personalized touch. A monogrammed letter or two can show you put a lot of thought into your gift. They can also be a great matching yet unique jewelry gift for a set of special friends or sisters.
Necklaces with a single, simple charm are beautiful as well. A sand dollar, locket, key, shell, butterfly, or special pendant can give you a chance to make the gift personal. Your friend or loved one will definitely feel valued by the thought you put into this jewelry gift.
A statement piece can also be great for a bold and beautiful friend. If you know someone who likes to stand out, consider a necklace with many different pieces entwined together or a chain with links and jewels alternating along the length of the necklace.
If your friend or loved one is a fan of the Old West and cowboys, a lariat style necklace might be just the thing. The simplicity and history of this type of piece make it pretty special.
Chokers never seem to go out of style. One unique design is a fitted two-piece that can be worn together or separately. This is a great idea to give a friend two special pieces in one.
One last option is a simple chain. While this type of necklace has been around forever, it's timeless. A thin gold or silver chain will bring this everlasting quality to your friendship or relationship as well.
One option is the current fave, a chunky chain bracelet. These can come in gold or silver depending on your friend's skin tone. These beautiful pieces can be fun as chains but also double as a fancier bracelet as well.
Coil bracelets or bangles are also always in style. With the foreign Egyptian or Indian look, your friend will feel unique and exotic on her special day.
Just like rings, inlaid jewels can make a bracelet shine. It doesn't have to be expensive, but a tasteful stone or two can really bring out the glow of your loved one's looks.
While a less common item, consider getting your special someone a bracelet with glass charms. These ornate, colorful pieces will shine on anyone's wrist and will definitely show you put some thought into your gift.
While most brooches come in and out of style, there are some that are timeless. A small, personalized piece can make a great jewelry gift. Take the time to find a crest, design, animal, or flower that will be meaningful, and you'll score big on your loved one's special day!
Brooches can also be great pieces because they are versatile. They can be worn on a shirt, shawl, bag, or hat. If you want a jewelry gift that keeps giving, a brooch is the way to go.
Now that you're an expert on the hottest jewelry items, you know what to do!
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