Saturday, December 13, 2014

Buying Jewelry For Christmas

So, you have decided to buy jewelry as a Christmas present for a loved one, but don’t know where to start. Don’t panic, we are here to help.

Whether you are shopping for your wife, daughter, mother or friend, our handy guide below can help.

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Start by establishing a budget

When buying any present it is important to set a budget so that you aren’t tempted to overspend. Make sure you decide on a budget before visiting your local jewelry store. By setting a budget beforehand, you will be able to help your jeweler show you options that are within your price range.

During the festive season, money can become incredibly tight, so don’t worry about how much you can afford to spend. Just make sure you pick the nicest piece that is within your budget. Remember, it isn’t about how much it cost, it is about the time and effort that went into picking it out.

Find out what she wants

If you know you want to buy your loved one a piece of jewelry this Christmas, but don’t know what type or style she likes, try to find out. Think about the kind of jewelry you’ve seen her wearing before and choose a piece that is a similar style to that.

Whilst it is nice to make your present a surprise, if you have no idea what to get her, you could always ask what type of jewelry she likes. Try to find out whether she likes small, dainty jewelry designs or chunkier and flashier designs.

Choose your jeweler carefully

It is a good idea to choose your jeweler carefully. Regardless of quality, some jewelers are more expensive than others. So, make sure to have a look around to get an idea of the average prices for jewelry. To have a look at what is available, visit Houston jewelers Whiteflash, or have a look online.

Gold or silver?

Whilst gold tends to be more expensive than silver, both metals can be crafted into beautiful pieces of jewelry. As well as taking your price range into consideration, it is also a good idea to find out whether your loved one prefers one metal over the other. Some people prefer the look and feel of a particular metal, so it is worth finding out which one your loved one prefers.

Earrings, necklace or bracelet?

It can be hard to choose what type of jewelry to buy as a gift, especially if you have never bought jewelry as a present before. If you are unsure as to whether your friend or relative has pierced ears, stick to buying a necklace or bracelet.

Choose between modern and traditional designs

Once you have decided on the material for the piece, the type of jewelry and the style, you should consider whether a modern design or more traditional one would be best. You could also consider choosing a piece with a precious gemstone fitted into it, if you budget will stretch that far; that is.

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