What jewelry should I get my girlfriend?

Posted on Sunday, November 15th, 2015 at 5:21 am by Debbie Fox

The best jewelry to give your girlfriend (or wife, partner or friend) depends upon the message you want to give your girlfriend. From there we can look at the type of jewelry - earrings, pendant, bracelet or ring - and the design style.

What's your message?

Giving jewelry to your girlfriend sends a message and you want to send the right one! Jewelry can say

  • I love you and we have a future together
  • It’s wonderful being together, but I’m not sure yet if we have a future together
  • We’re barely been together and I think I’m in love
  • We’re dating and that’s all it will ever be
  • I’m sorry

girlfriend and boyfriend couple in loveThe reason you are giving jewelry to your girlfriend will help determine what to give her. The higher up the list, the bigger the look and the price should be. If “You’ve barely been together and I think I’m in love,” then choose carefully! Purchase something that is significant to the two of you, but not too expensive. If it’s the first jewelry you’ve given to your girlfriend, it will probably be cherished forever. If you are giving jewelry to your girlfriend to say I’m sorry, then how big is the mistake? The bigger the mistake, the bigger the gift.

What type of jewelry should I get my girlfriend?

Sapphire and diamond antique ringSapphire and diamond antique ringA ring, pendant, earrings or bracelet? The most important rule to remember is that rings have meaning, especially diamond rings! They mean “I am committed to you.” A very cool gemstone ring can mean “We may have a future together” but a diamond ring means “We definitely have a future together.” In fact, any diamond ring you give your girlfriend will probably be interpreted as either a promise ring or an engagement ring.

Pendants and earrings are the safest gift to get. Bracelets are also an excellent choice, but only if she wears bracelets already. While nearly all women wear pendants and earrings, there is a divide among women about bracelets. They either love bracelets and wear them, or never wear them at all.

There’s another benefit to giving pendants and earrings to your girlfriend: many women wear them as a set. This means that when Valentine’s Day pops up in less than two months, if you got your girlfriend a pendant, you can get her the matching earrings or vice versa!

What style of jewelry should I get my girlfriend?

Turtle Pendant with fossilized ivory by ZealandiaTurtle Pendant with fossilized ivory by ZealandiaWhat’s her style? If’s she’s a free spirit, chose organic shapes. If she’s careful and methodical, chose designs that are balanced with straight lines.

The default metal is white, whether platinum, white gold or silver. Chose yellow gold only if you know that’s her preference. Some women who wear yellow gold only wear it because their jewelry is older, and in fact they would like to receive white gold. Is your girlfriend younger and more fashion conscious? Consider a white gold piece accented with rose gold.

Does she love turtles or did you take a memorable trip to the beach? Consider a piece of jewelry with a turtle in it, pearl jewelry or jewelry with blue gemstones. Give your girlfriend something that reminds her of “us.”

Get more advice on the best jewelry to get your girlfriend

While this provides general information, it helps to get guidance. Does she have a Pinterest account? A good friend or sister? Does she have a favorite jewelry store?

Many jewelers, like Fox Fine Jewelry, keep a “Wish List” of women’s favorite items. At a minimum, an experienced salesperson can ask you some key questions to help guide you. Bring a couple of photos of her on your phone so the salesperson can see her coloring, clothing style, shape of her face and length of her neck. This will help them help you select the perfect jewelry for your girlfriend!

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