You really can’t go wrong with jewelry.
This is coming from someone who never really thought about rings, earrings or necklaces much, that is until they were gifted to me.
It is one thing to be practical when it comes to buying yourself things, but as a gift, there are few better things in life than diamonds.
Now the tricky part is getting the right piece of jewelry, which both fits your budget, and the status of your relationship.
Yes, a diamond ring is perfect if you are ready to propose, but if you’re not there yet, don’t worry, there are a number of other jewelry options to express your love and admiration.
Use the right gift box
Before we even get into gift discussions, remember to use the right box. You probably already know this, but as a gentle reminder, never put anything in a ring shaped or sized box, if you’re not explicitly trying to make her think you’re going to propose.
Why you would want to trick her if you’re not actually proposing, I have no idea, but I’m sure you have a good reason.
If you’re getting a necklace or a bracelet, you’re usually in the clear, because they will come with a bigger box, designed especially for those pieces, but be careful if you’re buying earrings.
Even if you’ve spent a pretty penny on a beautiful pair of diamond earnings, if it comes in a ring box, she’ll end up disappointed no matter what quality the earrings are when she anticipated a ring instead.
Different relationship stages
Now that you’ve been properly reminded about boxes and presentation, let’s take a look a specific types of jewelry.
If it’s still early in the relationship
You’ve just met, and it’s not too serious yet, diamonds are probably out of the equation for now. If you are in the beginning stages of getting to know each other buy something simple and classic, like a pair of stud earrings or a pendant necklace.
If you’re an official couple
You’re social media official, you’ve met her friends and family, and you can see yourself with her in the future. Get her something flirty and cute that she can show off online and brag about to her friends, like a pair of diamond heart earrings or an engraved bracelet.
For extra points, get her something that shows her you pay attention- like her favorite flower design on a necklace or a charm bracelet that reflect her interest and activities.
You have been together for a while
The longer you’ve been in a relationship, the more meaningful the present.
The perfect gift for this stage is something she will be able to wear with pride on special occasions like a fancy cuff bracelet or some stunning chandelier earrings.
Get her something simple and classic but shows her how valuable she is to you.
Make it special
It’s not all about price. Of course, if you can afford expensive jewelry, I’m not going to talk you out of it, but you don’t need to spend a fortune to make her feel appreciated. Whatever you choose for whatever stage of your relationship you’re in, the perfect gift is one that has a little thought and effort put into it, and that fits your relationship style.
Whether it is a pendant, a brooch, earrings, or something else, be sure to get her something she will actually use and enjoy. That way, everything she puts it on, or you see her wearing your gift, you’ll both be reminded of your love and appreciation for each other.
If you’re ready to get shopping or want to take a look at other options, always remember to buy your jewelry from a reputable seller, so you get both the best price and best quality.