Jewelry Buying Guide

When it comes to buying gifts for women, jewelry will always be an excellent choice. Jewelry is the ideal romantic gift. It is also a great choice when buying for a female friend or relative. But, jewelry can be a difficult purchase as it is easy to make a mistake and choose something that does not suit the recipient. Here are some tips to make sure you get it right.

Size

When you are buying jewelry for a woman, you need to think about her size. Is the woman you are buying for small and petite, tall and large, or somewhere in-between?  Small, delicate items of jewelry tend to suit smaller women, and vice versa. Large and chunky items of jewelry don’t look good on smaller women. That’s because people tend to notice the jewelry rather than the actual woman. Conversely, small and delicate items of jewelry are hard to notice on large women.  When you are buying jewelry for a woman, try to match it with her height and weight.

Gemstones and Setting

When buying jewelry for a woman, it is important to think about her coloring. Ideally the gemstones and setting should match the woman’s skin tone, eye color and hair. If you are buying jewelry for a woman with a fair complexion, choose a white gold or silver setting. Women with pale skin and blue eyes also tend to suit cool or pale colored gemstones such as  blue topaz, white diamonds,  jade,  white pearls, aquamarine, moonstone, opal, turquoise, sapphire and rose quartz. Women who have a warm or dark complexion often suit yellow gold. They also look good wearing gemstones that correspond with their skin tone.  Rubies, garnets, tiger’s eye, emeralds, coral, black diamonds, topaz, Tahitian pearls, citrine and tourmaline tend to suit women with warm or dark complexions.

Her Personality

When you are buying jewelry for a woman, it is important to try and match it to her character and personal taste. Introverted and conservative women, for example, usually prefer classic items of jewelry that never go out of style. Women who are extroverted and enjoy standing out from the crowd tend to like unusual or unique items of jewelry.  The best bet to ensure you are buying jewelry that matches the recipient’s taste by looking at the clothing and accessories she usually chooses to wear and get something that matches her style.

Good Luck!

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