A Personal Gift Goes A Long Way

Whether you’re planning to propose or just surprise a loved one with a particularly thoughtful and unique gift – bespoke jewellery is the way to go.

Christmas is fast approaching and it’s time to think about what to give to your partner or loved ones. Of course, you could leave it until Christmas Eve and join the throng of shoppers that descend on places such as Westfield or the Trafford Centre to pick up a last-minute desperation purchase. But if your loved one is worthy of a little more effort, then it’s time to start planning a beautiful gift – and what could be more thoughtful than to give jewellery to someone you love?

First Steps

Start by working out what piece of jewellery you might like to give. Is there a gap in their collection for a ring or a bracelet perhaps? What does your partner usually wear? And of course, the biggest question – are you planning to propose this Christmas?

Earrings

First of all, has the recipient got their ears pierced already? If not, then you’ll need to look at clip-ons, or consider another item. But for those with a piercing, work out if your partner prefers stud, drop earrings or bangles. It’s also important to note if it’s they have single or multiple piercings in each lobe – it’s important not to choose a pair of earrings that will outbalance the others, leading to an overcrowded look.

Necklaces

Make a decision about whether you’d like to give the gift of a necklace for your partner to wear every day, or if this is meant to be more of a statement piece for special occasions. Take note of what he or she normally wears to decide how bold you want to go. Some ladies for example with a petite frame and neckline would be drowned by a necklace that is too weighty or vibrant. But here, a daintier stone set on a thinner chain would spell elegance.

Bracelets

There are plenty of different styles of bracelet to choose from, which makes this a wonderful gift for a Christmas present. For example, you might select a charm bracelet and then you can continue to add special charms for every birthday, Christmas or anniversary going forward. Another popular option is to invest in a classic bangle which you could have engraved with a loving message.

Rings

Think long and hard about getting a ring for a Christmas present if you’re not intending to propose. But if you’re all set to pop the question, then there’s not a time of year that is more romantic. Ideally you would have a good idea of what type of ring your future spouse likes – do they love solitaire diamonds or prefer a more vintage setting? Don’t worry too much about getting the size right as this is always something you can have altered for a perfect fit.

The Individual Touch

With all jewellery, there’s something particularly special about receiving a one-of-a-kind piece. Creating bespoke jewellery for a loved one means designing the piece from scratch and considering their personal preferences, metal colour, skin tone, birth stone perhaps and most importantly what suits them as an individual. The recipient will be forever grateful for the amount of effort that has gone into receiving such a kind-hearted choice of gift, and it’s something that they can wear for the rest of their lives.