We’re Here to Share some Pearls of Wisdom to Help You Buy a Valentine’s Jewellery Gift

Are you looking for an item of jewellery to surprise your Valentine this year? Jewellery is given as a gift on many different occasions, not just this annual celebration of love. It can sometimes be a difficult option which is the main reason we’re here to help. Is that necklace suitable? Does he or she like to wear rings? Do they have a favourite gemstone? And should I pick 10 or 24 carat gold?

For the answer to all these questions and more keep reading. We aim to reduce the stress to a minimum and make your next Valentines jewelry gift purchase a walk in the park.

The ins and outs of shopping for jewellery for your Valentine

sunset at valentines dayPick the right retailer
There is no shortage of places to go if you’re looking for a Valentines jewellery gift. However, how do you know which is the right one for you, and how can you be certain you aren’t getting ripped off? The best place to start is by doing some homework. Find out about some of your local retailers by checking what people are saying about them online. You might also want to ask a few friends or family members for possible recommendations. At one point or another in most people’s lives there will have been a jewellery purchase that was made. And it’ll be good to learn about different experiences.

There is also the National Association of Jewellers you can contact to see if a possible retailer is a member. Members of this Association agree to follow certain guidelines and code of conduct relating to honesty, fairness, professionalism and customer service.
Decide on the right item to buy
You may have already decided that you want to buy jewellery for your Valentine, but where do you go from there? The number and range of options are virtually endless. Ranging from very understated and simple designs, to more extravagant and over the top sparkling jewels. They come in all shapes, sizes, materials and styles imaginable. And then there’s the problem of whether you buy cufflinks, tie pins, watches, bracelets, rings, pendants, earrings or one of many so-called jewellery items. If you add in all the custom designs available your options really will seem like they’re endless.

If you need some help deciding on the perfect Valentine’s jewellery gift, you might want to start by asking a professional jeweller. They sell jeweller on a daily basis so will be well-versed on what makes a perfect gift.

Whatever you decide to buy you should make your selection with the recipient in mind. And it’s worth mentioning that unless you’re planning on proposing a diamond ring isn’t going to suitable for your girlfriend.

Diamonds really are a girl’s best friend
Diamonds are and always will be a shining leader when it comes to buying jewellery, and you’re not restricted to diamond rings. This precious jewel can be incorporated into almost every kind of jewellery available. Necklaces, cufflinks, watches, brooches, bracelets and pins – almost anything imaginable. There’s a huge selection available for Valentine shoppers whether you visit a high street retailer or shop online. And if you can’t find what you want there’s always the option of a custom made piece.

When shopping for diamonds the four C’s should always be considered. Cut, colour, clarity and carat. The cut refers to the shape and quality of the stone, with popular shapes being oval, pear, round, princess, emerald and marquise. When it comes to the quality you should be looking at the proportions of the dimensions, as well as its depth and diameter. Colour is determined by the amount of yellow that’s apparent in the stone. The more colourless the stone the better its quality. Clarity refers to any flaws in the stone, and usually this will be in the form of ‘inclusions’. Carat is the weight of the stone.

Understanding the facts about diamonds means you can make an informed decision on what to purchase.

Different precious metals
Gift set for Valentine's dayGold and silver have always been popular precious metals but recently there has been a rise in the popularity of platinum. Just like diamonds, precious metals are rated for quality, based on purity.

Karat or carat, is the term used to define the purity of gold. 24 carat gold is the most pure you can buy. Gold that isn’t 100% pure is mixed with other metals to improve its durability, usually copper and silver. White gold is made by mixing yellow gold with large amounts of nickel or palladium.

The purity of platinum is designated by the grades of PT900 and PT950. The higher the number the higher the quality of the platinum. PT900 is 90% platinum mixed with 10% iridium. PT950 is 95% platinum mixed with 5% iridium.

Now you’ve got an idea of the kind of things you should be looking for in an item of jewellery let’s look at how you can pick the right piece for your girl.

Tips on buying jewellery for a Valentines gift

Decide on a budget – Deciding on how much you’re prepared to spend is going to narrow down your options. If you’re restricted to spending £50, you won’t need to look at jewellery that’s priced in the thousands. Don’t worry about how small your budget is because there is something to suit them all.

Look at what she already wears – If she prefers understated and classic pieces you won’t need to look at jewellery that makes a larger statement. If she only wears gold there’s no point in looking at anything silver.

Make it personal – A personalised piece of jewellery will always be well received. If you’ve got plenty of time why not have something custom made? There are plenty of jewellers who can easily create the perfect piece but it will take a bit of time.

Whether you’re a guy or a girl, buying Valentine’s Day jewellery for your significant other half is always going to be popular. We’d like to think that the advice we’ve shared will make your choice a little easier.