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How to Choose the Best Jewellery as a Christmas Gift

Christmas Jewellery

The Holiday season has arrived and the countdown for Christmas has begun! It’s that time of the year to spread joy and to give from the heart. Christmas shopping can always be a bit challenging for those who are clueless about what to buy and for whom. The choices are endless when it comes to buying the ideal gift especially for women. No Woman or young girl will be disappointed on receiving jewellery as a gift. So, this Christmas surprise your mother, wife, sister or girlfriend with jewellery, and make it one that she will always remember and cherish. If you want to buy the perfect gift a lot of time and thought has to be put into it.

Things to consider while choosing jewellery:

1. Type of Jewellery :

Firstly, you should have an idea of the sort of jewellery you want to purchase. Whether you’re looking to buy gold, silver, platinum, diamond or a type of precious stone. If you decide to buy gold jewellery, the first thing you should select is the colour- you can choose from yellow, white or pink.

The next important thing to remember is its carat, which determines how pure the gold is. If its silver jewellery you’ve opted for, then keep in mind its quality. Pure silver is known to be very soft and contains at least 92.5% silver. Look for the mark ‘sterling’ or ‘sterling sliver’ or 925 on the jewellery.

Before you buy any diamond jewellery you have to remember the four C’s- cut, clarity, carat weight and colour. Birthstones are also a good choice and are popular among Women. Once that has been decided on, you can select a specific piece of jewellery like a pair of earrings, a necklace, bracelet, ring, ankle-bracelet, bangles or on a complete set. It mostly depends on the person to whom you are gifting it, and what she prefers. If you are not completely sure, buy her something which you think she will appreciate or a piece of jewellery she doesn’t own.

2. Budget:

A lot rests on how much you’d like to spend on the gift and how much you can afford. Before buying jewellery, set an approximate budget so you can save it in advance or immediately purchase it.

3. Premium or Luxury brand :

Jewellery brands can be broken into two categories- Premium and Luxury. Premium branded jewellery is more affordable in comparison to luxury jewellery brands, which is usually very expensive. If you want to buy something that is simple yet stylish, premium jewellery would be the right choice. On the other hand, if you’d like something unique and extravagant then go with a luxury jewellery brand.

4. Detail and Design:

If you want the gift to be more personal then pay close attention to its design and detail work. You can also add a personal touch to the jewellery, by having it engraved with hers or both of your initials.

5. Shape and Size:

Another factor to consider is the shape and size of the jewellery. This will require an extra effort from your side but will be worth it, knowing you both will ultimately be satisfied and happy with the choice.  By choosing the perfect shape and size, it will truly make a huge difference especially to the person receiving it. You can also ask help from the shop’s attendants, who will have a clearer and better idea.

6. Buying it on the internet /on-line:

If you want to avoid going to the stores and have an exact idea of what you’d like to buy. Then buying it on-line will be the best and easiest option for you. Sometimes limited edition and rare jewellery are sold only on the internet. Check the website for available discounts and various offers, and also save money.

This Christmas make sure you do your jewellery shopping a little ahead of time so you’re not in a rush while buying it. Even the best jewellery gift, whether it’s a small piece or an entire set will be incomplete if it is not given with lots of love and extra warmth.

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Discussion 3 Comments

  1. Mama Chan says:

    OMG! Who spell checks this drivel?

  2. Kat says:

    Totally unacceptable that not only the author cannot spell jewelry but that the editors can't edit any more. Why should anyone take advice from someone who couldn't pass an elementary school spelling test?

  3. K_J_Pall says:

    The spelling is British, not American, which is why it seems wrong to you.

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