The perfect Christmas gift
Gifting jewellery is a great idea for friends, family or your special person. It will be enjoyed for a long time, and can carry special significance, like friendship, romance or special appreciation.
So how do you choose the perfect piece of jewellery?
Our top tip is to carefully consider the person who will be wearing it. Think of their personality, clothing style or colours, and their lifestyle and you’ll be sure to find a meaningful and lasting gift. Here are a few suggestions that can help you select the perfect jewellery gift.
It is worth thinking carefully about the materials: Does your person prefer gold, silver or other metals as the main material in their jewellery? Do they prefer coloured stones, clear stones or natural gems?
To find the answer, pay close attention to the jewellery they usually wear. For important or costly pieces, it’s worth asking a close friend or family for some help or advice.
You can get creative with materials and pick something that works with their preferences. For example look at silver or white gold as a complement to platinum. Consider gold-plated or mixed metal pieces with gold accents for the person who likes to wear yellow gold jewellery. Or how about an alternative material like colourful aluminium, wood, or enamel instead of gems?
Another major factor to consider is the style and design of the piece. Should you choose fine, delicate jewellery, or something bigger and bolder? Do you opt for simple design or something more ornate? Something minimalist, architectural or irregular and organic?
Again, consider the preferences of the person you’re buying for by looking at the type of jewellery they usually wear or admire. Another option is to consider a design that has a symbolic or historical significance to the two of you. Tell us your story - we're happy to help!
At DesignYard, we stock a large selection of beautiful jewellery for every person. If you’re unsure what style of jewellery to choose, try looking through our website and see if anything strikes you as the kind of jewellery the person you’re buying for might wear.
Think about whether you should buy a ring, necklace, bracelet or earrings? Consider a design that you can add to at a future date - for example a necklace that has matching rings or earrings, or stackable jewellery.
Rings and necklaces typically have the greatest romantic meaning, so if you’re buying for your wife, partner or girlfriend, these are definitely worth considering. Earrings and bracelets are often more suitable as gifts for close friends and relatives.
However, these are not set rules, so go with the type your person wears most frequently! If she likes to wear rings then a lovely cocktail ring or set of stackable rings is definitely a good choice.
If you're still not sure what to choose, take a look at our DesignYard gift card. Our gift card is sent with your personalised gift message directly to the recipient's email. It is valid either online or in our South Frederick Street gallery.
A gift voucher can be used all at once or over multiple purchases. there is no time pressure as they do not expire and can be added to at a future date. DesignYard gift vouchers can be used for any item for sale on our website - jewellery and artwork alike.
If you prefer to have something to gift on the day, rest assured that we operate a no hassle returns policy (updated details here). So, if you need to exchange or return a gift, it's no problem at all.