Feel like going the extra mile in the gift-giving department this year? Why not give your partner the luxury treatment by surprising her with one of these gift ideas below? Read on for the most splurge-worthy luxuries you could present on her birthday, your anniversary, or even Christmas, which will be here sooner than you think.
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1. Ear Cuffs
This accessory is everywhere right now, and it can also be gold plated to enhance its elegance. Try getting an everyday cuff that replicates the look of piercings; gold plating the piece will help enhance its elegance. Cuffs that are dipped in rose gold, sterling silver, or 14-karat gold are also good options. Cuffs are a safe bet for lovers, friends, and siblings alike.
2. Bracelet Watch
This item combines form and function to present a piece of luxury that’s an ideal complement to any outfit. Make sure to note your partner’s favorite metallic tones to help inform your buying decision. If she loves gold, consider buying a pure gold or gold-plated bracelet (this will depend on your budget) to go along with the watch. Likewise, a two-tone watch would work well if she prefers a range of metals to complement some of her existing jewelry.
3. Hoop Earrings
Your loved one can never have too many pairs of this type of jewelry. The classic staple provides a fine finish to any outfit. Go for hoop earrings that offer something different than what may already be present in her jewelry box, like an oblong shape or a hammered metal finish.
4. Vintage Items
If your woman prefers jewelry that offers something timeless, consider getting her vintage-inspired or vintage jewelry. Antique-looking earrings or a timeless brooch or necklace will ensure she owns a unique accessory. Select the jewelry from your partner’s favorite era. Even if vintage jewelry isn’t available in gold, you can increase its elegance by getting it gold-plated from a reliable vendor.
5. Gemstone Ring
Perhaps your partner loves to go bold with her style statement. A gemstone ring is the perfect jewelry item to add to her collection. You can go with a cocktail variant or opt for a druzy quartz version with its iconic sugar-like appearance.
Aim to buy something sleek or a piece that makes more of a statement. Also, consider the chain’s length before agreeing to make a purchase. If she prefers short necklaces, a chain of 16 or 18 inches should do the trick. However, if she prefers a longer variety, consider a 20 or 22-inch chain. Keep in mind that the standard chain length of most necklaces is 18 inches. Also, if you want to take things up a notch, research what stone goes with the month of her birthday and gift her a necklace featuring her birthstone. Another idea is to go for a hidden message necklace. It’s subtle and romantic at the same time.
7. Stud Earrings
Does your loved one prefer jewelry that’s a little less glam? If your answer is yes, opt for a pair of stud earrings. While their appearance may seem simple, they can pack a big punch in terms of style. If your partner’s ears are pierced, you can get her a stud earring set so she can pair or mix and match with her existing collection. Get it gold plated to add luxury and longevity to the set.
Buying the Right Type of Jewelry
To ensure you buy a piece of jewelry she actually likes, you need to identify what kind of pieces she prefers to wear. Does she like necklaces, bracelets, rings, or earrings? Sometimes, all you have to do is ask. On other occasions, she’ll come out and tell you what kind of jewelry she prefers. If you are watching TV and she makes a comment on a jewelry commercial – pay attention. It’s common for women to give hints about their jewelry preferences, especially around relationship milestones and the holiday season.
Another smart tactic is to keep tabs on her jewelry box. If she already has a few pieces that look similar, it’s likely that she loves something about that specific kind of jewelry. For example, if all of her jewelry is yellow gold, that is likely where her preferences lie. If she has a yellow gold necklace and doesn’t have a bracelet to go along with it, there’s your opportunity. And if she doesn’t have anything in white gold (or some other variation), it might be for a reason so it’s probably best to stick to what you see in her collection.
While there are many types of gifts you could treat your partner to throughout the year, jewelry is always a great present, and it’s something she’ll likely cherish for a lifetime. If you are looking for a little inspiration, the list above should give you plenty of ideas to work with.
And remember, there’s the option to gold-plate most of these pieces. Doing so will enable you to add the beautiful sheen and durability of gold to the item and eliminate the need to purchase prohibitively expensive solid gold.