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How to Buy Jewellery for Someone Else

Jewellery is one of those gifts that's always a good idea. Who wouldn't want to be surprised with a delicate drop pendant or a dazzling diamond tennis bracelet on their birthday? Choose the right piece of jewellery and you'll see the lucky person's face light up before your very eyes. But choose the wrong piece of jewellery and the tension will be so thick you'll be able to cut it with a knife.

So you can avoid the awkwardness of having to give someone a present they don't really want or the burden of having to take it back, here are a few tips on buying the perfect piece of jewellery for someone else:

Take a look at their jewellery

1. Take a look at their jewellery

The best place to start is to get a feel for the type of jewellery they like by looking at the jewellery they already own. Are they a fan of white, yellow, or rose gold? Do they go for big, bold shapes or simple, minimalist designs? Brightly coloured gemstones or classic clear diamonds?

Take notice of the type of jewellery they wear on special occasions and every day. This will give you a fantastic place to start.

Take them window shopping

2. Take them window shopping

The next time you're in the high street, take a minute and look in a jewellery shop window. Point things out that you like to the person you're with and hopefully they'll copy you and do the same. This will give you a better idea of their style.

If the person you're shopping for often looks at jewellery online, this step is even easier. Next time you see them looking at jewellery, point at something and tell them it looks nice. How they react will be a good indication of whether or not they like it.

Ask them

3. Ask them

Not everyone is a fan of surprises. If you're worried the person you're shopping for won't like their gift, your best option is to ask them to choose something themselves or give you an idea of what they like. If you're prepared and ask a few months in advance, they might forget about the whole thing by the time you give it to them.

Consider avoiding rings

4. Consider avoiding rings

If you plan on surprising someone special in your life with a gift and you pull out a ring box, they could think you're proposing. This has the potential to go very badly if you've only been going out with the person for a short while. To avoid confusion, it's best to stick to bracelets, pendants, and earrings.

Keep the receipt

5. Keep the receipt

No matter how well you know the person you're shopping for or how much research you're done, there's always a chance you'll get it wrong. Maybe it's not quite the right fit or they've got something very similar. To avoid them being stuck with something they can't use, it's best to keep this receipt. This way they can have their gift resized, exchanged, or refunded.

Get in touch

If you really don't know where to begin, get in touch with us. We can tell you all about our most popular pieces of jewellery and direct you to our most helpful resources. Fill out our contact form and we'll do our best to help you find the perfect gift.

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