Let’s face it guys…for an anniversary, it’s important that you find a gift for your sweetie that comes from the heart, because she wants something that says I love you. Plan ahead and put some thought into your gift this year instead of doing that mad scramble on your way home from work for chocolates and roses. Wouldn’t you rather plan ahead, so you can show her how important she is and that she’s not just a part of your “last minute things to do” list?
As a jewelry designer, I hear from many women when they are buying jewelry for themselves that they dearly want their men to gift them with jewelry because as a romantic gift, it speaks to their heart. Take it from me … there’s nothing that tells a woman how much you cherish her more than a gift of jewelry. Besides, jewelry keeps its luster long after the flowers and candy are gone.
I know that choosing a gift of jewelry can be a difficult experience for some of you, but by putting some thought into it you will be able to find her the perfect gift that will make her want to say how happy she is to be yours forever. Let me offer some advice to get you going in the right direction.
To start off, get a good feel for your honey’s style. Observe what type of jewelry she purchases for herself, but also listen closely when she talks about jewelry as she may want something different. Does she like delicate, small pieces, simple and elegant or a big, bold statement look? Does she like bright or soft colors? Silver or gold? Something precious like Venetian glass, gemstone or pearls?
One word of caution…be careful in assuming that when your better half compliments another woman’s jewelry that she wants something like it for herself. Woman frequently admire another woman’s taste…but that doesn’t mean that it would work on herself. Am I right girls?
Because hearts are the universal symbol of love, they are always popular for Valentine’s Day jewelry gifts, but heart shaped jewelry is a classic gift that women appreciate any time of the year, especially for an anniversary. It’s appropriate for all the women in your life for any occasion. Not yet married? Celebrate the anniversary of your first date with your girlfriend. Is your mother or grandmother having a big birthday? Remind them of your undying love. Is your daughter reaching a milestone such as a sweet 16? A heart necklace is a sure to win way to tell your teen how proud you are of her. How could a guy go wrong by giving the ladies in his life sentimental jewelry?
If you are not the type to gift hearts, then why not explore some vintage jewelry which is also popular and conveys a sentimental message. If your sweetie is more of a contemporary gal, you can’t go wrong with gemstones or pearls. I’ve never seen a woman complain about getting those as gifts! If you can’t decide on a specific gemstone, then a birthstone is always appreciated.
Oh…and ladies…if you are reading this article and want your man to buy you jewelry, why not give your man some relief and tell him to read this article along with some gentle suggestions? Most men I know would appreciate the help.
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