You’ve settled on the perfect gift. To show your affection or commemorate a special anniversary, you’ve decided to give her a fine jewelry necklace. And you know it’s going to blow her away.
A lot of research goes into choosing the necklace of her dreams, and there are a few things you should know before you pick it out. Here’s our list of top things to consider before making the big purchase.
A Fine Jewelry Necklace Is a Perfect Gift for Any Occasion
Necklaces are practical jewelry pieces with a variety of functions. She may wear a sentimental necklace every day to remind her of a loved one, or she may choose a jewelry piece as a statement for a special occasion like a fundraising event, holiday, or anniversary dinner.
Either way, you simply can’t go wrong with a necklace. For your first step while shopping, we recommend you have a general idea of what occasions she’ll be wearing her necklace for.
How to Find Her Favorite Jewelry Styles
What does she love to wear? Browsing the pieces in her jewelry box will give you an idea of her favorite colors and designs. Pay attention to the gemstones that regularly decorate her fingers, wrists, and neckline.
See if there’s a regular pattern of diamonds, pearls, or colorful gemstones that she favors.
You can go even further in your sleuthing by asking her personally about the fine jewelry pieces she owns. Why does she love her ruby earrings so much?
Were they a special gift, or do they have a meaningful story?
Know Her Birthstone
Each month is assigned a gemstone—the birthstone. The January stone is garnet, February birthdays are celebrated with amethyst, and so on. Birthstones are featured in special gifts to celebrate her.
Many women love the connection they have with their birthstone.
Jewelry stores have birthstone selections and deals available to customers at all times of the year. When you’re ready to purchase, ask your jeweler if they have any ideas for how to incorporate her birthstone into your necklace of choice. They’re bound to have tons of great ideas. Aside from birthstones, all gemstones have their meanings. For example, if you search for red jasper meaning on the internet, you will see tons of information about that specific gemstone, and you can use this information to help you what to choose.
Explore Different Fine Jewelry Pendants
The pendant is the show-stopper of the necklace.
Necklace pendants come in all shapes and sizes. They can feature a design like a flower, cross, or heart—studded with bright gemstones or diamonds.
Or, they can feature a large gemstone setting cut into a circle, teardrop, or any shape you choose.
As you browse necklace pendants, remember that many jewelry companies include the option to create a custom necklace, too. So think big!
Choose the Perfect Necklace Engraving
Adding an engraving to her necklace takes your gift to the next level. Words are meaningful, and she’ll be reminded of your devotion every time she turns the necklace over in her hand.
We firmly believe that not including the engraving is a missed opportunity!
But sometimes deciding what special message to include can be difficult. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- The birth dates of your children.
- A line from her favorite poem.
- Your wedding anniversary date.
- A phrase from your wedding vows.
- A romantic message.
Find a Matching Earring Set or Bracelet
Complete her fashion statement with earrings and a bracelet to match. These pieces can be bought separately and presented on different special occasions. Or, you can give them to her all at once.
When matching different pieces of fine jewelry, we recommend choosing one gemstone and using it for both pieces.
Flex a little with the shape and design so that her jewelry is unique to itself. Or, feature both diamonds and a precious gemstone in the bracelet—and just one of the stones in another piece.
You can also create matching pieces by featuring the same symbol on the necklace, bracelet, and earrings.
If all else fails, ask your jeweler for special matching sets and ideas for how you can add to the jewelry later on.
Consider Precious Metal
Unlike traditional pieces, such as an engagement or wedding ring, the gift of an anniversary necklace is a fantastic opportunity to try something bolder.
Let your creativity shine when choosing between precious metal options like yellow gold, black gold, rose gold, or silver gold.
Match your precious metal to the gemstone of her choice for a unique piece that her friends will envy.
Consider an Eternity Design
An eternity necklace features a pendant with either an infinity loop or a circle. This design represents an unbreaking love—yours.
The infinity loop has been used traditionally all around the world. Including it in her necklace may tap into a sweet ancestry or create a new tradition for your family.
How to Present Your Necklace
Presentation matters! You’ve gone through all this trouble to pick out a beautiful gift for her—so make it count.
Here are just a few of our favorite presentation ideas. But don’t be afraid to tap into your own creativity and create something totally unique to you.
- Hide the necklace box inside a vase of roses.
Set up a fancy dinner for two with candles, cloth napkins, and a meal you cooked yourself (or ordered from a nearby restaurant and warmed up in the oven—we won’t tell). Open a bottle of champagne and ask her if she’s smelled the flowers yet.
- Create a scavenger hunt.
This is a great idea if you want to get your kids involved. Plan exciting activities around your city or home for your whole family to be part of. At the completion of each activity, you’ll hide a clue that leads to another location. At the end of the adventure, she’ll find the box at dinner or while overlooking a beautiful skyline.
- Leave a package at the front door.
It’s no secret—women love receiving packages in the mail. As you’re getting ready for a special occasion, like a fancy dinner or charity function, point her toward the front door. She’ll open the box to find a necklace that expresses your love and perfectly matches her outfit.
Choosing a necklace should be a fun and exciting experience. Tap into the things you know and love about your wife.
If you have children, get them involved and let them be part of the final decision. When you’re ready to present the necklace, make it about your love—all the wonderful adventures you’ve had together, and the ones you’ve yet to have.
We’re cheering you on.