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A Guide to Buying Jewelry Gifts

September 13th, 2010

jewelry-collection.jpgWhen it comes to buying gifts for women, jewelry will always be an excellent choice. Jewelry is the ideal romantic gift. It is also a great choice when buying for a female friend or relative. Nevertheless, it is easy to make a mistake when purchasing jewelry gifts. If you are not careful, you may choose something that does not suit the recipient. Fortunately though, there are ways of picking out jewelry that suits the wearer.

Size

When you are buying jewelry for a woman, you need to think about her size. Is the woman you are buying for small and petite, tall and large, or somewhere in between? Small, delicate items of jewelry tend to suit smaller women and vice versa. Large and chunky items of jewelry don’t look good on smaller women. That’s because people tend to notice the jewelry rather than the actual woman. Conversely, small and delicate items of jewelry are hard to notice on large women. Therefore, when buying jewelry try to match it to the person’s height and weight.

Gemstones and Setting

It is also important to think about the recipient’s coloring. Ideally the gemstones and setting should match the woman’s skin tone, eye color, and hair. If you are buying jewelry for a woman with a fair complexion, choose a white gold or silver setting. Women with pale skin and blue eyes also tend to suit cool or pale colored gemstones such as blue topaz, white diamonds, jade, white pearls, aquamarine, moonstone, opal, turquoise, sapphire, and rose quartz. Women who have a warm or dark complexion often suit yellow gold. They also look good wearing gemstones that correspond with their skin tone. Rubies, garnets, tiger’s eye, emeralds, coral, black diamonds, topaz, Tahitian pearls, citrine, and tourmaline tend to suit women with warm or dark complexions.

Personality

Another factor in purchasing jewelry for your favorite woman is matching it to her character and personal taste as much as possible. Introverted and conservative women, for example, usually prefer classic items of jewelry that never go out of style. Women who are extroverted and enjoy standing out from the crowd tend to like unusual or unique items of jewelry. You can ensure you buy jewelry that matches the recipient’s taste by looking at the clothing and accessories she usually chooses to wear.

Quality Items

When you consider how to buy jewelry as a gift for someone else, wanting to get the best possible value for money is quite normal. So how can you be sure that the jewelry you purchase is a quality item? Genuine gold and silver is always stamped. When it comes to gemstones, you should look for good cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. Well cut gemstones tend to have more shine and luster. If you are buying jewelry that contains white diamonds, paler gemstones are better. With all other gemstones, vivid colors are best. Obviously the higher the carat weight of the gemstones, the more the jewelry is worth. It is also a good idea to make sure the gemstones do not contain many inclusions or impurities. The only exception when it comes to clarity and inclusions in the emerald. That’s because emeralds typically have many inclusions.

Where to Buy

It is now easier to purchase jewelry than it ever has been before. You can buy jewelry at brick-and-mortar department stores. You’ll also find it at specialist jewelry stores. It is easy to buy jewelry online, too. However, it is a good idea to check the authenticity of an e-commerce store before making a jewelry purchase. When buying jewelry as a gift, it is prudent to shop around in order to find a bargain. This makes it easier to find a good discount and buy better quality jewelry for less.


This article was supplied by “Whisp” from Constant Content.


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