Nothing expresses affection quite like jewelry. Whether it's a blossoming relationship, filled with the excitement of newness, or the steady, deep commitment of years spent together, jewelry is a gift that's always cherished. The challenge lies in knowing which type of jewelry to give depending on the stage of your relationship. To ensure perfect gift-giving, following are some guidelines to consider when choosing jewelry.
It's All New
The beginning days of a relationship are exciting ones as you discover your similar interests and the simple joy of being together. When it comes to giving the gift of jewelry, consider a piece that acknowledges your growing bond. It's a gift that should endear your hearts to one another without going over the top. For instance, a heart-tag bracelet not only represents her stylish beauty, but is also a thoughtful way to personalize your affections. Especially popular in sterling silver, the dangling heart can be engraved with a thoughtful sentiment from your heart. The locket necklace is another classic choice that never goes out of style. With her monogram on the front, the inside holds two of her favorite photos close to hear heart. Or choose a locket with her birthstone featured on the front.
Taking It to the Next Level
When couples become more serious, gentlemen often want to choose a piece of jewelry that represents their affections which are moving to a deeper level. Again, the challenge when picking out her gift is selecting jewelry that accurately signifies the level of the bond. If diamonds reflect a relationship bound for a lifetime commitment, what will most accurately symbolize a couple who are falling in love?
Pearls have long been treasured by women for their classic look, symbolizing permanence and promise. As solitaire pendants are very popular this season, consider a pearl solitaire pendant - perfect for daily wear or a night on the town. The lovely single pearl dangling at the end reminds her of your single focus of her beauty. Or choose a solitaire pendant with her birthstone in a princess cut. For a hint of what is yet to come in your relationship, select a pendant with a gemstone and smaller diamond affixed above for a radiant contrast.
Making the Commitment
The most obvious choice when moving into a commitment phase of a relationship are diamonds, of course. Happily, and perhaps not so happily, there are endless choices when it comes to diamond rings and wedding bands. The first step to choosing a diamond begins with understanding how the characteristics of clarity, color, cut and carat weight affect value. Platinum and white gold are popular metals couples are choosing for their rings these days. Another huge consideration is your girlfriend's style and level of activity. Most importantly, a ring should represent the appropriate symbolism for a particular couple.
In Life and Love
The celebration of your life together is spoken clearly through the gift of jewelry. For instance, a pair of stud diamond earrings is a gift that will take her breath away. Never out of style, diamond studs come in a variety of styles. When selecting, choose diamonds that are near-colorless and have no visible imperfections. For those who love the look of platinum but are working with a budget, consider white gold, which is a bit more economical.
The three-stone ring is a great choice for those observing a milestone anniversary or who want to acknowledge their lives together. The ring features a larger stone in the middle, representing the present, and two smaller stones on either size symbolizing the past and future. Celebrating love's journey, the diamond curved journey pendant features diamonds that graduate from smallest to largest in an eye-catching curve hanging below her neck.
Lewis Jewelers is proud to carry the full line of Pandora Jewelry. Pandora bracelets, Pandora charms, and Pandora beads are only a part of the collection. For more information, Lewis Jewelers, 2000 West Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48103, 877-88-LEWIS or visit the website.