Some people are just plain scared of buying jewellery, whether it if for someone they have a romantic connection to, a family member or a friend. There is something about a gift of jewellery that seems to infer that there is a deeper level to their relationship, or a stronger connection than they are willing to open up to. Jewellery is seen as a serious gift, a give that gives with it an emotional bond that ties the giver and the recipient together forever. What a load of rubbish!
Jewellery is jewellery, it shines and sparkles and is really nothing more than beautiful artwork that we adorn ourselves with. The right piece of jewellery can make us feel good, accentuate our personal style and if we choose it to it can also make a statement about who we are. There is nothing to be frightened of, wary of, or ashamed about in giving someone you know, care about or even love the gift of jewellery.
It Doesn’t Have To Be Diamonds
The next time you walk past a shop that sells jewellery, stop and take a look at it. Not everything is priced beyond your reach, and not everything is diamond encrusted. The only items in the window that should scream commitment at you should be the collection of engagement and wedding rings, which no doubt you will be avoiding like the plague. Look past these items that seem to instil such fear, and notice what else they have there. Necklaces, earrings, bracelets and watches are all more than acceptable gifts, none of which scream commitment. Instead of giving the store a passing glance and thinking that there is nothing there that you can afford, spend a few moments actually looking at the price tags; I promise you will surprised at just how affordable the gift of jewellery is.
Of Course It Means Something
While you are not buying jewellery with the intention of declaring your undying love, you are sending a message. But it is a very good message. By giving a jewellery gift you are showing someone that you think enough about them to buy them something personal, a personal gift that they can keep. It shows that you have put some thought into what to buy them and haven’t felt the need to resort to something impersonal and meaningless such as a comedy slogan mug. You are showing that you value the person who you are buying jewellery for, they mean something to you and this meaning is reflected in your choice of gift.
Jewellery doesn’t always have to be for weddings and anniversaries, the gift of jewellery can be given for any occasion at any time of the year, and it will always be received with genuine pleasure by whomever you give it to. Bear this in mind the next time you are shopping for a gift for someone you care about. It doesn’t have to break the bank to be able to sparkle and have someone enjoy wearing it.
Sue Bell runs her own fashion blog and has been in the industry for over 22 years – she regularly visitsfor all the latest information on what to buy and how to wear it.