When the temperature starts to drop, many of us start thinking about Christmas. Although the holiday is still a few months away, it’s never too early to start preparing. Christmas shopping can be stressful, particularly if you have a large family. Ideally, we want to get the perfect gift for everybody we love; however, this can often take weeks of preparation, which can feel unmanageable in the busyness of everyday life. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. For hundreds of years, people have been surprising their loved ones with jewellery. Available in-store and online, Christmas shopping has never been easier! But why is jewellery a good gift for your loved one? In this article, we explore some of the benefits in more detail.
There is nothing more meaningful than a beautiful piece of jewellery. Instead of spending time deciding what gift to get, you can spend that time choosing the perfect piece of jewellery. If your friends and family wear jewellery, you may already have an idea of their style. However, if you’re unsure, don’t panic! If in doubt, your best bet is to choose something minimal. This way, you can be sure they’ll appreciate the piece even if it isn’t something they’d usually wear. Although jewellery is an easy gift to buy, your loved one will appreciate the time taken to choose their piece – especially if you get their taste spot on.
When looked after, jewellery can last for decades. When we receive jewellery from a loved one, that piece will always remind us of them. If the relative has passed away, wearing the keepsake can help us feel closer to them in the coming months.
If chosen carefully, jewellery can be timeless. This is particularly good if you’re planning to purchase something high-end, as your loved one can continue to wear the piece for years to come. Generally, anything minimal can be considered timeless. Opting for either gold or silver coloured jewellery is your best option, as these colours don’t tend to date. While rose gold is on-trend right now, it’s unlikely to be as popular ten years from now. Gold and silver, on the other hand, are timeless. For timeless jewellery, another great option is gemstones. There is no doubt that a delicate diamond necklace will still be on-trend 20 years into the future.
While jewellery doesn’t have to be expensive, a good-quality piece of jewellery will last for years to come. If your loved one likes the finer things in life, there is no better present than a high-end piece of jewellery. As well as making them feel a million dollars, expensive jewellery is durable and long-lasting. If you’re buying gemstone jewellery, a bigger budget will get you a better-quality stone. In addition to its perfect appearance, a good-quality gemstone can be used for lithotherapy. Combining gemstones and chromotherapy, lithotherapy jewellery can be used to heal the body and mind. Based on the premise that stones emit a vibration and energy, this type of jewellery transfers that energy into the body. The effect of the piece depends on the type and size of the stone. Typically, the bigger the stone, the better the healing power. This is because a bigger stone will emit bigger vibrations. With this in mind, it’s worth splashing a little extra cash on gemstone jewellery for best results.
If you’re hoping to get a personalised gift, look no further than jewellery. Virtually any piece can be personalised – providing that there is enough space. Whether you’re hoping to get a special date, name, or message, a professional jeweller should be able to do the job. This is a particularly good option if you’re buying a gift for a special birthday or anniversary. With a personalised piece of jewellery, your loved one can remember the occasion whenever they look at the piece. While rings and pendants are ideal for a name or date, a bracelet may suit you better if you’re hoping to engrave a message. Boasting a large surface area, a bangle can be engraved with a message of your choice.
Another great thing about jewellery is that there is something to suit all budgets. Whether you’re buying a gift for a secret Santa or buying something special for your mum, you can find jewellery to suit your budget. If money is limited, costume jewellery is probably your best bet. Available in a range of styles, colours, and sizes, costume jewellery can look just as good as the real deal. While most costume jewellery is beautiful, some pieces are definitely better than others. To ensure you get something you’re happy with, consider shopping in-store rather than online. This way, you can get a good look at the piece before deciding whether to buy it.
Available in a wide range of styles, there is jewellery to suit every preference. If your loved one enjoys getting dolled up, a glamorous diamond necklace may be perfect. If your budget is smaller, consider opting for a diamond replacement, instead. Almost identical in appearance, Cubic Zirconia is a great option for those looking to spend less. If your loved one’s style is a little more casual, maybe they’d prefer a simple beaded bracelet. Available online and in-store, beaded bracelets are also great for lithotherapy.
Whether you’re preparing for Christmas or shopping for a last-minute birthday gift, jewellery is always a great option. If you’re buying expensive jewellery, consider getting it insured with a jewellery insurer. This way, you can rest assured that the piece can be repaired or replaced, should the worst happen.