A Simple Guide to Choosing the Perfect Jewelry Gift

When you’re shopping for a jewelry gift, it’s easy to feel a bit of pressure about your choice. If you’re looking for a gift for a special occasion or a special someone, you probably want to make sure your gift is appropriately special. 

While picking out the perfect piece can feel daunting at first, the gift shopping process doesn’t have to be stressful. If you know what you need to consider and the decisions you need to make, you can simply take things step-by-step and you’ll end up feeling confident in the piece you choose. To help you do just that, we’re sharing our simple, foolproof guide to choosing the perfect jewelry jewelry gift. Follow the steps outlined below and you’ll find a gift they’ll adore with ease. 

Think About the Person You’re Shopping For 

When you’re shopping for a fine jewelry gift, the very first thing you should consider is the person you’re shopping for. Everyone is unique. And one of the things that can take a gift from good to great is tailoring it to the recipient’s unique tastes. So, if you want to give an incredible jewelry gift, you need to spend some time thinking about the recipient’s taste in jewelry and their overall personal style. 

If you’ve never really noticed the recipient’s jewelry or style, figuring out the types of pieces they like may take some light detective work. You can figure this out by observing the accessories they wear, and then considering the following questions: 

  • Do they tend to wear statement jewelry that is big and bold? Or do they wear more simple, understated jewelry? 
  • Do they have a precious metal preference? Meaning, is all or most of their jewelry in one metal color? If so, which metal do they prefer, yellow gold, rose gold, white gold, platinum, or silver? 
  • Do they tend to like only neutral-colored jewelry or do they like wearing color? If they wear colored jewelry pieces, do they have any favorite colors?
  • Does the jewelry they wear look sleek and simple? Or is it more highly detailed and ornate?
  • What length are the necklaces they wear? 
  • Do they have pierced ears? 
  • What types of earrings do they wear? Do they wear mostly studs (smaller earrings that rest against the earlobe)? Do they wear any dangle styles, like hoops, drop earrings, or chandelier earrings?
  • What type of bracelets do they wear? Bangles, charm bracelets, cuff bracelets, no bracelets at all? 
  • Do they prefer more simple rings or large, eye-catching rings?

Figuring out the answers to these questions is well worth it, since it will help you narrow in on the styles and types of jewelry the recipient likes, greatly increasing your odds of selecting a piece they’ll love. 

Help Yourself By Setting a Budget 

Another important early step in the jewelry gift shopping process is setting a budget. This step is a must if you want to have a smooth shopping experience. Setting a budget before you start seriously shopping narrows your options, so you have a more targeted view of the types of pieces you can choose from. It also ensures you get something appropriately fine for the occasion, while avoiding overspending. 

Decide On Your Jewelry Category 

Once you’ve set your budget and gotten a good idea of the recipient’s style, it’s time to start shopping. If you want to pick out a gift more easily, we highly recommend starting the shopping process by deciding on your jewelry category. Meaning, deciding whether you want to pick out a necklace, earrings, a bracelet, or a ring. 

Deciding on your jewelry category before you start seriously shopping is an efficient strategy. Looking through all of the jewelry gift ideas in every category can get overwhelming quickly, leading to decision fatigue. But if you pick your category and stick to it, you’ll have a much more pleasant time looking at your options. 

Consider the Meaning You Want to Convey

As you browse pieces within your chosen jewelry category, you want to remember the recipient’s jewelry style, but also consider the meaning you want to convey with your gift. A jewelry gift can convey many meanings, such as “I love you,” “I’m proud of you,” or “I treasure you.” What do you want your gift to say?

At this point in the shopping process, you know the recipient’s style and tastes, and you’ve probably found several options that will work. When making your final decision between these gifting options, consider which piece best conveys the meaning you want. 

Add a Personal Touch 

After you’ve picked out your jewelry gift, there’s one more thing you can do to make it even better: add a personalized touch. Little details can make a huge impact when they receive their gift. Perhaps the best way to add a personalized touch to a piece of jewelry is to add an engraving. Engraving your gift will add a beautiful sentiment they’ll think of every time they wear their new piece. 

Another excellent way to make your jewelry gift feel more personal is to incorporate thoughtfully chosen gemstones into your piece. You can have a gemstone accent set on a custom piece or choose a piece of jewelry that already features your chosen gems. Choosing to incorporate the recipient’s birthstone or a gemstone with a meaning that is special to you can make a gift so much more thoughtful. 

Final Thoughts on Choosing the Perfect Jewelry Gift

We hope this guide to choosing the perfect jewelry gift has been helpful as you hunt for a gift that will dazzle. If you’re still unsure which gift you should choose for your loved one, please always feel free to ask for assistance when you visit our showroom. Our friendly team is exceptionally skilled at helping our customers find the ideal gift for any occasion. If you’re shopping on our online store, you can also reach out to us for a recommendation virtually. We offer complimentary private jewelry consultations both in store and through video chat (Skype or Zoom). You can click here to schedule a free consultation with one of our expert jewelers. We look forward to assisting you! 


Interested in browsing jewelry gift ideas for an anniversary gift, a birthday, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or another special occasion? Shop our fine jewelry collections in our online store, where you’ll discover a dazzling range of high quality diamond jewelry, gemstone jewelry, gold jewelry, and sterling silver jewelry. Whether you’re searching for diamond stud earrings, a beautiful sterling silver pendant necklace, birthstone jewelry, stylish hoop earrings, a diamond necklace, a lovely locket, a pearl necklace, a gorgeous engagement ring, or any other piece you can imagine, you’re sure to find your perfect design within our collection. 

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