If you intend to spend about 300 to 500 USD for your Christmas gift, then you are part of the All-Star division.
Companies like Auvere and Susan Highsmith have offerings that suit people with this budget.
As not all budget-friendly jewelry are trashy, not every pricey jewelry is pretty.
Auvere has bracelets like the Small Cage bracelet that would be perfect for the minimalists.
You can also opt to buy a diamond ring necklace from Susan Highsmith diamond if you wish to maximize your budget.
Then again, you can’t limit yourself to these specific options. You can always check their website for more choices. It is all up to you.
1.4 HIGH ROLLER
Alright, you have more than five hundred dollars to spend for her.
Well, as we were saying, money cannot buy taste.
As a high-roller, you should be careful of overly priced jewelry that she will not even appreciate.
You can choose from any jewelry shop and buy what you think speaks to you and reflects her personality.
May it be Pandora, Evermée, Bvlgari, or Tiffany and Co., it does not matter. The sky is indeed the limit.
Jewelry is not entirely about silver, gold, or diamond.
They each have their grade.
Have you ever wondered what the number 925 in silvers meant?
You may know that K stands for Karat or Carat, but is higher better?
Well, this guidebook will discuss these so you wouldn't have to worry.
For silver jewelry, there are usually decimal engravings on the jewelry itself.
When it comes to silver, you want to make sure that you're getting sterling silver.
What is sterling silver, you ask?
Sterling silvers are those with a .925 engraving, which means the jewelry has 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% alloy or other metal materials.
The higher the grade on your sterling, the higher is the silver ratio.
If you and your best friend happen to love wearing rings, then I have the perfect friendship jewelry for both of you.
A bold double number ring is a 10k gold ring that allows you to personalize the number on it.
This ring is perfect if you want to put the year when you and your best friend met.
You can also choose each other's birth date.
Moreover, this bold double number ring also features a vintage design, which adds an aesthetic vibe to you and your best friend’s outfit.
When eyeing diamond jewelry, you have to look for four Cs: Carat, Clarity, Color, and Cut.
Perhaps, this is why there are designated diamond experts.
Do not be confused with a Diamond Carat with gold Karat.
In diamonds, carat is the weight of the diamond stone.
One carat is equal to 200mg.
It is rare to find intact and huge diamonds, so their value is higher.
Well, while some women brag about their diamond carats, some want small and elegant diamonds.
Then again, you still have to keep in mind the other Cs.
Jewelers measure diamond colors using the D to Z scale.
D diamonds have no hues or tints, while Z diamonds have yellow or brown shades.
Between the two, D diamonds have a higher value.
To a romantic boy with no idea about diamonds, all diamonds may look the same.
However, to a trained eye, and possibly you after reading this guidebook, some diamonds are more precious than others.
When in doubt, have a professional inspect a diamond.
We have to keep in mind that diamonds are not the product of factories.
Instead, miners obtain them and polish them to the best of their ability. Hence, no diamond is perfect.
There are flawless diamonds (FL), internally flawless diamonds (IF), very, very slightly included diamonds (VVS), very slightly included diamonds (VS), slightly included diamonds (SI), and included diamonds.
Yes, that is a lot, but we will get through this.
Inclusions are flaws inside a diamond upon inspection.
FL diamonds have no visible inclusions and external blemishes even when one uses a 10X magnification.
On the other hand, IF diamonds have no inclusions under 10X magnification.
VVS has trivial inclusions, while VS have minor inclusions.
SI has noticeable inclusions, while Included diamonds have visible inclusions.
Again, experts can verify the grade and how much a diamond should cost.
The final C is the cut.
A cut dictates the proportion and brilliance of the final product.
Women also have different preferences when it comes to diamond cuts.
III. STORE REPUTATION
Can't you buy from a sketchy shop on the corner of nowhere?
Of course, not!
Store reputation matters because this implies the quality you may get.
Jewelry also has dupes and fakes, so be sure to buy from a store with a trusted reputation.
With a single click, you can read consumer reviews and expert ratings about jewelry stores.
Do they ship on time and handle orders with care?
Will they give you a discount on cleaning services?
Are their prices reasonable?
Lastly, do they offer jewelry insurance?
Like luxury bags or cars, jewelry is not cheap.
Every dollar counts, and each dollar is hard-earned.
Do not let impulse decisions influence your finances.
IV. KNOW YOUR GIRLFRIEND'S TASTE
Before buying your girlfriend a gift, you must make sure to know what she likes.
Do not go buying a bold gold necklace that she will not use anyway.
Whatever her taste is, you must know it!
From what she loves down to what she hates, you need the details.
Unless you want your girlfriend to cringe at the sight of your gift, then get her whatever.
This step will save you both time and effort.
You do not want your girlfriend or wife to ask for the receipt to return the gift.
This step is handy and essential because you get the chance to sprinkle love on top of your present.
For sure, you will make her feel special and loved because you know what her fashion taste is when it comes to jewelry.
Of course, do not ask her straight up what she wants.
Let this be a surprise.
You can, however, consult her friends or family for safe measures.
Remember, tiny details are everything!
V. HOW TO ADD A PERSONAL TOUCH TO YOUR CHRISTMAS GIFT
Now that you know how to shop smart for jewelry without compromising being broke, scrutinize jewelry, and choose a reputable shop, you are in the final stages of becoming a certified jewelry connoisseur.
As a special gift, you should know how to add your personal touch to your present.
Engrave Both of Your Initials on the Jewelry’ Pendant.
Remember the good old days when couples tend to go someplace where a big old oak tree stands and engrave their initials to show how much they love each other?
Of course, you remember!
In this age, many frowns upon this old practice.
Environmentally, it is illegal.
Well, lucky for you, you can emulate the same tradition by engraving both of your initials on a jewelry pendant!
Yes, save the trees if you can.
A piece of engraved jewelry is also highly personal.
Your girlfriend or wife cannot re-gift it, nor forget that it came from you.
Cheesy as it may sound, but trust me, it’s a sweet gesture.
Made to Order
In-store jewelry is a no-no?
Well, as a comprehensive guidebook, we will share a little secret.
Many jewelry shops offer made-to-order jewelry.
What better way to add a personal touch to your gift than getting a one of a kind jewelry?
If you want to impress your woman with a gift that screams “made-especially-for-you” and “you’re-one-in-a-million,” then purchasing a made to order jewelry is the best choice.
Do not listen to people who tell you that giving jewelry is out-dated or a cliché.
Depending on how you execute your gift-giving, jewelry as gifts is timeless.
If you want to stray away from the usual, make sure that the jewelry you purchase has exclusive features.
Let it be a gift that no one else has or a piece of jewelry that levels away from the norm.
Now that you know what to get her, ride your noble steed as a mighty knight in shining armor.
Save Christmas and defeat the Grinch.
So, there you have it!
I hope you had a fun and enlightening experience with this extensive guidebook.
Jewelry as a Christmas gift for your girlfriend is one of the best presents you could ever give her.
As I had mentioned earlier, the hearts of women flutter when they receive jewelry.
Before this guide ends and you focus on your mission, always bear in mind that no matter what jewelry you give to your girlfriend, always make sure that it reflects her personality.
Anyone can buy her jewelry, but only you can express love through them.
Money is not a measure of your love.
What defines your utmost admiration is the effort you place in the details.
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