Giving Jewelry as a Gift? Here's How to Get It Right

Collaborative post by another author. Giving jewelry as a gift is a meaningful gesture. Whether you’re giving a friend a simple bracelet or gifting a loved one with a pair of diamond earrings, you’re sending the message that they are special and that you care. Jewelry is timeless; it does not lose its value.

However, choosing the right jewelry to give as a gift can be challenging. For starters, you’ll have to decide what type of jewelry to get, which one best fits your receiver, and how much you’re willing to spend. You’ll have to know how to choose a piece of good jewelry as well.

Additionally, you’ll also need to know where to shop for the right jewelry with the right prices. Should you choose James Allen over Costco? This is a question you’ll have to answer yourself.

First things first, though. You’ll have to learn how to choose the right jewelry if you want to give it as a meaningful and memorable gift.

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How to buy jewelry as a gift

Tips for Choosing the Best Jewelry for Gifting

Choosing the right jewelry to give as a gift is not about picking what’s popular or which one is the most expensive. These are what you need to consider if you want to find the best jewelry for gifting:

1. Pick out jewelry that matches the personal style of your recipient.

For example, if your friend or loved one receiving the gift likes the classic, minimalist style, you cannot gift them with big loop gold earrings or contemporary designed jewelry. Go for the classic pieces such as plain gold chain bracelets. If they do not like gold then choose a silver chain bracelet.

It’s important to choose something that your recipient likes, not something that you prefer. To do this, you’ll have to spend time with your recipient. Be observant and try to find out their current favorite pieces.

2. Choose jewelry that matches your recipient’s lifestyle.

If your friend or loved one likes dressing up in evening gowns and little black dresses, then you’ll have to choose an elegant piece. It has to be something that they can wear with their favorite fashionable outfits. A set of authentic South Sea pearls or a gold hand chain bracelet may be suitable in such a situation.

On the other hand, if your friend is active and often goes out on trekking adventures or attends Zumba or kickboxing classes regularly, you won’t want to give them delicate jewelry. You’ll have to find something that they can use even when they go on their action-packed adventures.

3. The metal matters.

Some people have preferences when it comes to the type of metal used for the jewelry. For example, a person who likes gold and the color pink will most likely prefer a rose gold ring over one set in sterling silver.

Other metal types include gold plate, silver, gold, tungsten, platinum, titanium, stainless steel, copper, brass, palladium, and filled gold jewelry.

4. Consider a family heirloom.

If you want your gift of jewelry to be extra special, meaningful, and personal, try to talk to your recipient’s family members and ask about family heirlooms. Maybe they have jewelry that has been handed from one generation to another over the years. If the heirloom is a ring, you can have it set as a necklace pendant. If it’s a bracelet, you can have it cleaned and polished so it will look new.

5. You can personalize the jewelry before handing the gift to the recipient.

You don’t have to go to extremes just to personalize jewelry; all that you need to do is go through their personal preferences. So if your recipient likes anime, you can give them a bracelet or necklace pendant featuring their favorite anime character. If they like dogs, find a charm bracelet that has dogs as charms instead of stars or hearts.

6. The size also matters.

You’ll have to find a way to get the ring or bracelet size of your gift recipient. Bracelet sizes are a bit easier to determine but ring sizes are specific. So, you’ll have to sneak into their room or go through their jewelry to find a ring you can use for sizing. An easier safer option would be to ask any of their family members to help you secure the ring size or a ring that your recipient owns.

7. Wrap your gift well.

The packaging matters as well. While most jewelry shops will wrap your gift, it’s always nice to add a personal touch. For example, you can paint on a shopping bag to personalise it. Or you can paste a photo of you and your recipient on the bag to give your gift more meaning.

Your gift’s packaging should be just as special as the product you are gifting.

Why Give Jewelry as a Gift

Aside from its value and meaning, there are other reasons why jewelry is a good gift choice: 
  • It is a lasting gift. It is an investment that does not lose its value over the years.
  • It is versatile. Any person of any age can appreciate jewelry. There’s always something for everyone when you step into a jewelry shop.
  • Your friends and loved ones will feel special when you give them jewelry as a gift.


Giving jewelry as a gift is always a good idea, especially if the person you are gifting it to is special to you. Choosing just one from among many may not be easy, but there are several easy-to-follow tips that you can use to find the perfect jewelry for gifting.

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