Precious Jewel Gift Guide
A piece of jewellery may be one of the most precious presents you’ll ever give. If cared for properly, it is a gift that can last a lifetime and then be passed through generations to become part of your family’s history and tradition. If you’re looking for a gift for someone special, this guide will help you choose the right jewel.
Diamonds – these beautiful gems are often first choice for engagement and wedding rings. They are also popular for necklaces, bracelets and earrings. If you want something a little different, how about a diamond set in an ankle or belly chain or a hair accessory?
Traditionally, diamonds are given on the 10th and 60th wedding anniversaries, and they are also the April birthstone. And diamonds aren’t just for adults – they make a very special gift for an older child.
Sapphires – these gems are classic, durable and versatile. They are usually worn as rings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants, and 65 years is the sapphire wedding anniversary. They are also September’s birthstone, so if you know anybody with a birthday that month, a sapphire would be a suitable gift.
Rubies – strikingly red, rubies are guaranteed showstoppers. They look fantastic in drop earrings, in pear-cut pendants and in bangles, set in silver and gold. Rubies celebrate the 40th wedding anniversary and they are the July birthstone.
Emeralds – stunning in combination with sterling silver, zircon or gold. They are often set in the centre of simple rings, drop earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Whether you are looking for a complex piece sure to draw the eye or a simple design, a piece of jewellery set with one emerald or many will make an eye-catching gift. The emerald wedding anniversary is 55 years and they are May’s birthstone.
If you are looking for the perfect jewel, start with a gemstone. Precious stones such as rubies, sapphires, diamonds and emeralds are all classics that never go go out of fashion. If you’re not sure what to choose, you can always use the birth month as a guide, or consult a gemmologist.