How to Choose the Perfect Jewellery Gift for Her
Posted on: 12/12/2017A gift of jewellery is something that shows love and commitment. Whether you’re buying a piece of jewellery for your other half or buying it for a good friend, jewellery is always personal and well received. You may already know that you want to buy her a precious jewellery gift, but you might not know where to start. There a lot of points to consider when you’re buying a piece of jewellery for someone, but there’s no need to feel overwhelmed, we’ve put together this guide to walk you through the process!
A Good Starting PointIt’s good to start simple. Take notice of what she wears during the day and for special occasions. Does she wear necklaces often? Does she wear bracelets only when she goes out for dinner? Or does she wear rings every day regardless of the occasion? Finding out the answers to these sorts of questions will give you a big clue of what she likes. You could also look at her ears – does she have her ears pierced? If yes, does she wear earrings? If she does then this is another clue for you!
If she wears necklaces then you’ll need to find out what she likes. Does she prefer something dainty or something that has more of a statement? Here’s an example of what a dainty necklace looks like vs. a statement necklace:
Another point to consider is the length of the chain. Notice the length of the chains she wears. Are they short or long? If short, she will probably prefer a 16 inch or an 18 inch chain. If long, she may prefer a 20 inch or a 22 inch chain. It’s good to remember that the standard necklace chain length is 18 inch too.
Our Quoins range might be perfect for her if she wears long chain necklaces. We have a number of different chain colours, lengths and sizes, with a choice of pendants to mix and match with. It’s super simple!
If she wears bracelets then you’ll need to have a look at what style. There are lots of types to choose from, but the most popular types are bangle, chain, pearl and slider. You can have a look at the pictures below for an idea:
It can be tricky to pick a ring for someone, but take note of what she already wears. Does she wear thumb rings? Does she wear rings with wide bands or thin bands? Does she have stones in her rings, and if so, what colour are the stones? Here are a few examples to get you started:
Have you decided on a specific jewellery piece yet? Consider where she’s going to wear her new piece. Will it be something she wears every day, or will it be something she only wears on special occasions?
Choosing the Metal ColourSo now you’ve got an idea of what jewellery piece you want to buy her for Christmas, you need to decide on the type of metal that it’ll be made from. The most popular metal types are yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, as well as different coloured plating. Yellow gold is traditional and is always popular, you can’t go wrong! White gold is a modern chrome-like colour that gives the look of platinum at a cheaper price. Rose gold is stylish and is the colour of Autumn/Winter, which makes it the ideal metal for her to wear over the Christmas period all the way into spring time. Other metals like platinum and palladium are strong, bright and durable and they’re more commonly used in rings rather than necklaces or bracelets.
Choosing a StoneBy now you’ll have noticed if she has different coloured stones set into her current jewellery pieces or not. Have any colours stood out to you? Does she have a lot of dark red stones? Or does she seem to like green stones?
If you want to pick something with a stone in, it’ll be nice to choose her favourite colour or her birthstone colour. You can have a look at our birthstone guide to figure out which stone her birthday month is.
Our most popular gemstones are ruby, sapphire, emerald, tanzanite and blue topaz. Click on the pictures below to shop or different gemstones:
Branded JewelleryWe stock a huge range of branded jewellery pieces that would be ideal if she adores a specific brand. Choose from brands like Guess, Clogau, Fiorelli, My Diamonds, Bronzallure, Briolette, Skagen and more.
- Try and take a picture of her jewellery box when she’s not looking, then you can refer back to it
- If you can’t take a picture, write down some quick notes on your phone of what jewellery she is wearing for what occasion
- Ask her general questions like “What’s your favourite colour” or “Do you prefer yellow or white gold?”
- Look up her birthday to find out what gemstone goes with her birthday month
- If you’re in a shopping centre, conveniently walk past an F.Hinds branch and have a look in one of our windows!
Make it Personal
A lot of our rings and select pieces can be engraved, so if you want to make it even more personal you could consider engraving a note or initials on the jewellery piece. It’ll make her gift that little bit more special. If you're interested in engraving, please enquire about this in store.