Jewelry Gift Guide: 30 Jewelry Gift Ideas for Every Occasion
November 23, 20216 min read
Jewelry is one of the most meaningful and timeless gifts to give to someone you love. Whether it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, a birthday, your anniversary, or just because, there’s always an occasion to show appreciation by giving her a little something with a lot of meaning. Finding the perfect jewelry gift for your wife, girlfriend, mother, or friend requires thought and effort, but it shows you’re attentive to her style and know her well. But if you don’t know where to start jewelry shopping or are coming up short on ideas, we’re here to lend an expert hand with our jewelry gift guide of 30 necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, and pendants she’s sure to love.
Jewelry gifting guidelines
Before you begin jewelry shopping in earnest, we have a few tips to help you become an expert jewelry shopper in her eyes.
Extra sparkle does not always mean extra-special. Some women love bold bling, but others prefer simple, dainty jewelry. Just a little sparkle goes a long way.
The best jewelry is not necessarily the most expensive.A ruby will nearly always cost more than an amethyst, but she might rather have a purple stone over a red one. Also, 24k gold is more expensive than 14k or 18k, but it’s also softer and not the best material for everyday wear.
Quality is crucial. Purchasing jewelry for the woman you love is more than an investment in an accessory--it’s an investment in her. Quality is important for the material, stone, or overall design of a piece. If you’re not sure of what metals are great for jewelry, read our rhodium jewelry FAQand guide to hypoallergenic metals.
Her preferences are a priority. If you want her to love the jewelry you buy, it’s important to know her. Don’t pick the gift based on your likes or dislikes. You should know what type or style of jewelry is most important to her, what she feels confident wearing, and her personality.
How to find the perfect jewelry gift for her
Here’s a list of what to keep in mind when jewelry shopping. All, or at least some, of the items on the list will certainly be important to you:
Her style: Is she a maximalist or a minimalist? Does she like bold or muted colors? Is she unique or trendy? Study her style so you can be sure she’ll love and wear your jewelry gift.
Special meaning: If you’re shopping for a birthday or anniversary, birthstone jewelry is a great choice. But she may also love a particular stone for its meaning rather than her birth month. Learn the meanings of gemstones or the meanings of birthstones so you can surprise her with a thoughtful and personal gift.
The occasion: If you’re gifting your girlfriend but not proposing, she may not appreciate diamond jewelry. If it’s your anniversary, you can choose a gift that corresponds with the material or gemstone of your anniversary year. The holiday season with its many festivities is a great time to give statement cocktail jewelry.
Your budget: Even if you have a limit on the amount you can spend, you can still easily find beautiful, high-quality jewelry. Many times the differences between a $100 piece and a $1,000 piece are difficult to spot. You’ll find jewelry gift ideas by budget below.
Jewelry gift ideas for her
If you’ve given thought to what type and style of jewelry your special someone would love, you’re ready to start shopping. We’ve listed some of the best jewelry gift ideas by occasion, type, and budget. But don’t let that limit you! Many of the options work well for many different occasions and styles.
Best jewelry for special occasions
For anniversaries, you can stick to tradition by gift year or find something personal and meaningful--either way, make sure it’s something you’ll know she’ll love.
No gift can amount to the love of a mother, and a mother will love her children no matter the gift. But if anyone deserves to be treated, it’s the mothers who’ve loved us well. Meaningful jewelry that reminds mothers of family makes excellent Mother’s Day gifts.
This necklace is strung with Keshi pearls, Japanese pearls with a wavy shape and unique character. It can be worn long or looped for different necklines.
Commitment jewelry for your girlfriend
A commitment ring allows you to express your love and loyalty to the girl of your dreams even if you two aren’t ready for marriage. Commitment jewelry is not limited to rings, you can express your love in any type of jewelry, and we have endless options.
Each piece of jewelry from ourone-of-a-kind collection has a personality all of its own and is perfect to show that you love her for what makes her exceptional in your eyes. No two necklaces, bracelets, earrings, or rings are alike. We’ve listed one of each type from our collection.
This pendant is a rich, rose-cut emerald surrounded by a halo of white sapphires. This elegant but slightly daring pendant is sure to impress.
Best jewelry gifts on a budget
We have beautiful, quality jewelry for every budget. If you have a set amount in mind to spend, look at our list of jewelry grouped by price, or you’re sure to find more items within all of our collections.
We know that picking the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is complicated and we’re here to help. From classic Valentine’s gifts to grand gestures featuring unique Valentine’s day gifts for her, the possibilities are endless.
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