How to buy jewellery
For many men, buying something shiny is intimidating. Here are a few tips on picking out the perfect piece
Gentlemen, it seems that despite our best and bravest efforts to do right by our beloved other halves, they will always find something that we have overlooked and proceed to remind us of our shortcomings. The best way to avoid this is to: take heed of what they say; learn from it; and never make the same mistake again – ever. However, there is another way. In our experiences, buying something nice will, hopefully, distract them long enough to forget why they were mad at us in the first place. Jewellery helps. So follow these tips on how to buy women jewellery and you’ll be earning enough brownie points to put your local bakery out of business.
Know what she likes
There is no point dropping a serious amount of money on a piece of jewellery that will never see the light of day. Make sure you buy her something that she will wear. But in order to do that, you’ll need to be observant.
Balance the budget
Jewellery can range hugely in price, so try and have a good idea of how much you are willing to spend before walking into a store with a blank cheque. Not only will it to you from over spending, but also it will save you time.
In the time that you’ve known your partner, you would have seen her dress for different occasions – work, dinner, parties etc. Try noting what pieces she wears and what type of items reoccurs. If it helps, picture yourself as a modern day Sherlock Holmes. If she wears bracelets and doesn’t have her ears pierced, then avoid buying earrings. It’s elementary.
Trust the vendor
Once you have decided what she likes and what you are going to buy, make sure you test out a couple of good established traders. Prices can vary quite dramatically from shop to shop, so it is important to know that you are paying the right amount. It is also important to remember that when it comes to jewellery, it is expensive for a reason.
It is very important to do proper research before you buy a piece of jewellery for someone – not only because it costs a lot of money, but because jewellery tends to be an incredibly personal and sentimental item. You might have your heart in the right place, by wanting to do something selfless, but be careful because there is always the likelihood that it could back re on you by picking the wrong piece. It is important to understand that the piece you gift actually reflects her personality. Pay attention to what she likes; what jewellery she wears most often and how often she wears different pieces. Make sure you know if she prefers gold or platinum; sapphires or diamonds. Remember, it is not the gift that wins her over; it’s the fact that you bought it for her.
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