Hey there everyone, we here at the store hope you're having a great week and hope you all have a happy Easter holiday. My last article had a huge amount of information in it regarding diamonds and the 4 C's of diamond grading. While that is a huge part of knowing what you're buying, it focused on the deep levels of jewelry buying. This time, I wanted to talk about possibly the second most important jewelry purchase you will ever make! I'm talking about the first jewelry purchase.
The first piece of jewelry you buy for your significant other sets the tone for all of your jewelry purchases you will make in the future. You want it to be something that isn't too over the top, but something that will be remembered for the rest of your relationship. Let me explain.
Have no fear! There's no need to get stressed out about your first jewelry purchase. There are almost too many options to count when it comes to a first jewelry purchase. One of the biggest things is knowing your partner. Some guys come in looking for a jewelry piece to give on their first date. While this has huge potential to really score some points, it can be a huge toss up. It's tough to buy a piece of jewelry for someone you might not know all that well by the first date. My recommendation would be to give it a little time, go on a few dates and work on bonding together. After you know her, know what she likes, then you can go for the home-run jewelry purchase.
There is an almost unlimited amount of jewelry selections on the market that could be used for your first jewelry purchase. I'm going to make life a little easier and narrow down your options to a few that I would recommend going with.
In my opinion, a ring for your first jewelry purchase is off limits. It can be seen as moving too fast and that you're rushing into something guns blazing. The better options for classical jewelry would be something like earrings or a necklace. These items can generally be worn with just about everything. We'll talk about another option other than pendants and earrings later on, but first let's look at some of my recommended options in the earring and necklace field. The first would be one of the biggest jewelry trends on the market right now, and that would be colored stone jewelry.
What makes colored stone jewelry a great option? Colored stones have their own unique meaning and make their own statement. A great colored stone option to make on your first purchase would be your partner's birthstone. Many hold their birthstone high above any other gem on the market regardless of what it is, and is a phenomenal first purchase for that reason. The chances of success when that box is opened and she locks eyes with her new birthstone earrings or pendant are pretty high in comparison to just any gemstone.
Pay attention to what she wear when you go out, what colors she wears when she's getting off work, things like that. If she wears a lot of different blues, consider going with a blue topaz or even a sapphire. It's important to notice their style as well. If she like getting dressed up, something on the delicate style might be a good option, where if she likes to go horseback riding or likes to garden or other activities outdoors, something durable is a must. Remember, the goal here is to find something that she will want to wear all the time!
Now, if this really isn't an option all hope isn't lost. While earrings and necklaces are a great option for most people, they're not for everyone. That can be said for everything, so it's good to have multiple options open. Which brings us to my final suggestion, Pandora.
Your stomach might have just dropped. Pandora? As in the super expensive designer jewelry line that everyone wants? Yep, that's the one! Pandora is a fantastic option for a first jewelry purchase. What could be better than starting her with a bracelet and a charm to commemorate your first few months together, and at the same time giving a gift that you can continue to add on throughout your relationship?
When looked at big picture, yes, Pandora can add up and be quite expensive. One thing to remember though is that you don't have to fill it up right away! Start with a bracelet and a charm, this could potentially be the most you spend on the bracelet at one time! Charms range from $30-65 for the most part, and when compared to other options is quite a bit less than you might expect. You could get charms for three different occasions before it adds up to be the same price as that necklace or pair of earrings! But price shouldn't be what you're concerned with right now.
The thing you have to look at is the fact that you now have something to purchase for literally every milestone, every birthday, and every holiday. It's a designer line that is known around the world, so she'll be able to show it off to her friends and family and tell them how thoughtful you were to get her that red heart on Valentine's day, or the suitcase when you took that vacation. This is my absolute favorite option for a first jewelry purchase because it can be worn no matter if she likes to dress up, or likes to be casual most of the time. Pandora can be worn all the time safely and goes with any attire!
Remember guys, every woman is unique and special in her own way and her jewelry should reflect it. Keep in mind that what one woman might like, another might not. That's why it's so important to know who you're buying for! Pay attention to her and what she likes and the styles she's looking at when she casually mentions "Oh I like that!". Of course you have unlimited options when it comes to jewelry, but with these fail-safe options you'll be bound to see her smiling face as she looks up from that first opened jewelry box.
I hope you've liked this latest entry. Remember, you can leave comments below on what we've talked about today, or what you'd like us to cover in the future. Thanks for reading!