Christmas is a time for giving – and there are few gifts more spectacular than a well-chosen item of jewellery. But with so many different sorts and styles of jewellery to choose from, picking out the right one can be a bit of a challenge. Let’s run through a few ideas, and see if we can find that spark of inspiration.
Embrace the Season
Reindeers, snowflakes, stockings and fir-trees can all be cut from precious stones and used to ornament any item of jewellery. Go down this route, and your gift is sure to reflect the Christmas spirit. But there’s a risk here: if you go for something explicitly Christmassy, then the item will only be wearable for a few weeks out of the year – which might be frustrating, especially if your loved-one actually appreciates it!
If there’s a significant anniversary upcoming, then you might be tempted to wait for it before bringing out an eternity ring. But handing it over at Christmas time instead might provide a pleasant surprise. Rings of this sort are traditionally gifted at the ten, twenty, or twenty-five-year mark – but they’re increasingly viewed as a stylish alternative to a more classic ring. Get yours from a quality jeweller.
A stylish friendship bracelet doesn’t have to be made from bits of coloured string; go for an assortment of semi-precious stones, threaded into a single round formation. If you embrace seasonal colours like greens and reds, then it’ll fit the occasion nicely – but even if you don’t a bracelet of this sort makes a winning gift.
Where men’s jewellery is concerned, brushed and dull metals are a popular choice. They look effortless, and match easily with office attire, without looking gaudy or showy.
Just as smartphones revolutionised the way we get our information while on the move, smart-watches have made things even more convenient. Wearable tech doesn’t have to be ugly and functional – and even if your loved one already has a Fitbit (or something similar), you’ll probably be able to track down a new strap for it so that it looks more like a proper piece of jewellery.
To create maximum sentimental impact, it’s worth considering going for the personal touch. You’ll find earrings, broaches and necklaces with letters and common names dangling from them. But for a truly unique gift, why not try going for something monogrammed?
Do you like giving or receiving jewellery for Christmas?
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