Choosing jewellery tips

Choosing Jewellery

Choosing jewellery for a gift is often seen as a nerve wracking experience, but with a few tips you can turn it into a fun experience, and be remembered for your thoughtful choice of gifts.

A piece of silver or gold jewellery makes an excellent present that gives lasting pleasure. Before you come to buy an item, it pays to take a little time to narrow down the choices.  If you were shopping for clothes, you would know whether you wanted a pair of boots or a nightdress, so taking the same approach to jewellery buying makes sense too!

Choosing the ideal piece can be a daunting prospect, so we have some put together some tips to make it easier.

What to buy?

Earrings, pendants, rings? The list goes on.

Consider the person you are buying for.  Do they wear studs or drop earrings, or do they prefer pendants? Do they wear bangles or chain bracelets, or are they keen on expanding their watch collection? Your budget will also be a factor when considering which item to buy.  As the value of precious metals is weight-based, earrings and smaller items will be cheaper, so if you want to opt for a larger piece, it may be better to buy a present from a group of people.


Are they attracted to clean contemporary lines, or would a classic, more traditional design be more appropriate? Do they prefer large statement pieces to smaller delicate ones?


Next you might consider whether they have a favourite colour for clothes, or a recent addition to their wardrobe, which could provide ideas for which tone to opt for. Hair and skin colouring can also help to narrow down the choice – blond hair and blue eyes look great with turquoise or pale blue topaz, while dark hair can look superb with garnet or peridot. Rose quartz is tremendous against darker complexions.

Or you may decide to stick to plain silver or white gold, with its variety of textures – satin, polished and hammered finishes look great with all colours.


Choosing jewellery by birthstones or stone properties is another way of personalising a gift.  Moonstone is a great gift for those embarking on a trip, as it is said to provide protection whilst travelling. Labradorite is perfect for those in education, as it aids concentration. Lapis is said to bring harmony in relationships, while malachite aids sleep.  If you are buying for a gardener, consider moss agate, the Gardener’s stone, while moonstone is often referred to as the Midwives stone.

Whether you are buying from our website, or visiting the Berkhamsted store, we can provide inspiration and advice for your gift.

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