Buying Jewellery for someone else is often a very intimate process. From retrieving the recipient's size to discovering their personal taste, this process will constantly prompt you to think of them. It will bring you closer to them, in ways you probably never imagined. So, keep reading and discover how to go about your Jewellery gift shopping journey.
Step 1: IDENTIFY
Which Type of Jewellery You should Get
There are earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings.
Earrings and necklaces are usually the easiest to shop for, because they usually come in standard sizes. The tricky part is in choosing a suitable design. To do that, I recommend paying attention to their personal style or snooping through your recipient's pre-existing jewellery collection (like a creep or as I like to put it ‘A World Class Detective’). You can try to find new pieces of jewellery to match their existing collection or simply snap a pic and bring it to the jeweller's for some help. If you’re really worried, just stick to the classics, they’re your safest bet.
You may want to check out the Trixie collection by Carat 55. It’s a pair of 18 Karat gold baguette diamond earrings. [Fun Fact: These diamonds are named after french loaves because of their long rectangular shapes, similar to their namesake.] These earrings also come in various shapes, round, cushion, pear, oval and trillium.
Rings and bracelets are usually a little trickier since they are size specific pieces. The easiest way is to use one of your recipient’s pre-existing rings. Bring that ring straight to the jeweller's and have them measure the ring size for you. But, if that’s not an option, you can go old school with a pen and paper. Trace the ring's inner circumference on a piece of paper and bring it to your jeweller. Or put on your recipient’s pre-existing ring and mark a line below where the ring sits. When you get to the jeweller's simply match the ring sizer to where the line sits. If all else fails, you can always bring your gift back for resizing.
Step 2: CHOOSE
Among The Different Designs.
After you’ve decided which type of jewellery you’re getting, now it’s time to actually choose a specific design. On top of snooping through your recipients’ pre-existing collection of jewellery. You can take inspiration from their fashion choices.
What type of clothes do they wear? Feminine? Masculine? Or maybe it’s always the same few tops?
What colours do they wear? Bright and loud? Simple and understated?
What kind of styles do they gravitate towards? Minimalistic? Bold and eye-catching?
You can also take cues from their fashion icons, by looking at who they follow on social media.
No matter what you decide, just remember it's the thought that counts.
Step 3: GIVING Your Gift
After you’ve bought your gift, you’ll probably need to hide your gift while you find the perfect time to give it away. Here are some possible hiding places:
- Somewhere in plain sight, like a bookshelf - sometimes the most conspicuous places are the least expected.
- A sock/underwear drawer
- A friend’s house
- In your pocket - if you’ve bought a tiny ring
- In your bucket of rice - it might work…?
- At the jewellers! Carat 55 will gladly keep your secret 😉
All the best for your gift-giving journey! The team at Carat 55 will be behind you all the way. If you’re still worried, you can DM us on Instagram, message us on Facebook, WhatsApp us or drop us an email too.