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Jewelry Buying Tips for Men

August 18th, 2013 11:58 pm

Look at her jewelry collection: You can learn a lot about the kind of jewelry she prefers by knowing what she already would have and wear. You’ll get signs about her individual style, her preferred gemstones, and what may be not in her jewelry collection. You can also evaluate things like her size of ring and the necklace type she wants. For example, if she already has pearl earrings, she is sure to really like a matching pearl necklace.

Price tag is irrelevant: Now let’s be realistic, it’s not absolutely irrelevant but it’s definitely not as essential as some men think. Just because you invested a lot of money on jewelry, it does not mean she is going to like it. If you can find a jewelry which matches her choices but has a less price than some of the other items, she will probably be happier with the fewer prices in the end.

Her Lifestyle and personality: If your spouse or girlfriend is a despairing loving, there is a good chance that she would like a heart-shaped necklace. If she is a traditional, informal type, go for the classics like, daily gold or precious stone items like basic ring earrings, diamond earrings, or chains. You can also get ‘charms’ like pendant etc comprising almost every profession, hobby or anything else. But normally, keep in mind that it’s far better stay away from cutting-edge styles or sparkly items that would only be appropriate for a night or an occasion unless you’re absolutely sure she would like them.

Ask in friends and family: Her mom, sis or friends could definitely show you the right way about her jewelry choices and wishes. If you’d choose a more expert view, find out where she like to shop, and discuss with her jewelers about what she is purchased lately and what she has been looking at. And of course, you can go straight at the source. When you’re at the shopping mall together, look around some jewelry shops and observe of what grabs her eye.

Size doesn’t matters: Bigger is not always better. They always discuss how big the precious rock is when it comes to jewelry. However, a larger rock does not officially mean that your beloved is going to like it. Pay attention to her. She has probably showed a thousand clues as to which kinds of jewelry she wants. Listening to her is the best way to make sure she gets what she wants.

Do your homework: There is nothing more embarrassing than buying the wrong birthstone for your special one! You should know all the important dates in her life! Also, you certainly don’t want to buy her a bracelets with a hold that smashes initially she would wear it, or a ring that changes her finger’s to green. Study yourself about jewelry quality.

Jewelry Buying Guides

May 8th, 2013 11:22 pm

#1: Not asking for help

It’s no secret that we hate asking for directions. Most men would rather drive around in circles for hours rather than stop and ask someone how to get somewhere. It’s hard to tell if this is some biological imperative imprinted into our genes, or a behavioral thing impressed upon us almost from the time of birth. Maybe a combination of both. But the fact remains that, if you’re a guy, you’re supposed to be in charge: a leader, a navigator, an expert at map reading, with an innate sense of direction. Woe to the traitor that breaks this code.

Well let’s face it… This “predisposition” can be very dangerous when trying to buy a jewelry gift for a girlfriend, daughter or wife. It is necessary to seek help in these cases. The first thing you need to do is help yourself by doing some research… Pay attention to the jewelry she wears now. Pay attention to the clothes she wears most often, and make sure you pick jewelry that matches and complements them. Finally, go snooping in her jewelry box, and look at what’s in there that she has but doesn’t wear. Look for items that are missing a piece – does she have a ring and necklace in a particular gemstone, but no earrings to match?

#2: Not educating yourself

Buying a gift for a loved one can be a daunting experience. And buying jewelry as a gift is even scary at times. Jewelry is probably the most intimidating gift a man could purchase. Many of us don’t know the first thing about the “4Cs,” much less all the different stones and types of metal available. And we definitely cringe at the thought of facing a salesperson without being prepared.

So, before hitting the store to come home completely discouraged, do your homework in Jewelry.com’s Jewelry Education Section. Learn as much as you can about jewelry – metals, precious, semi-precious or lab-created gems, pearls, prices, retailers in your area, etc. Information on jewelry will make walking into a store a comfortable experience. And the results will be rewarding; your purchases will be intelligent and very personal. It will be easy to dazzle a loved one with your knowledge, which will again show how much thought you put into this.

#3: Not pre-shopping

It’s a known fact that men hate to shop. Take us to a car dealership, the local Home Depot or Best Buy, and chances are we’ll cruise along like kids in a candy store. But watch a guy in a supermarket wandering up and down the aisles looking for olives, or some hapless, dazed soul trying to find his way around a mall or department store. You get the idea! The problem is that there is no substitute for pre-shopping.

Once you’ve figured out what “she” would like, done your homework and learned all you ever wanted to know about jewelry; it is necessary to see what’s out there and who has the best selection for your needs. One big reason we built Jewelry.com is so you can browse through a wide assortment at your leisure, in the comfort of your own home (in your bathrobe, unshaven if you like!). Since you will have done your homework before pre-shopping, you’ll realize that it’s much easier when you know white gold from platinum and tanzanite from garnets!

#4: Not choosing the right retailer

Regardless of where dad bought mom’s engagement ring, a higher volume national jeweler is often the best bet. They buy in volume, and so get better pricing. They have a solid, clear return/refund policy. They have a complete quality control policy. Finally, they are established companies that are going to be there to serve you for the long haul… Someone like, say, Jewelry.com…

#5: Not buying jewelry because it’s “too expensive”

Jewelry is the gift a man can never go wrong with. After all, it’s beautiful, valuable, romantic, lasting, versatile (the same piece can be appropriate for many different outfits and occasions), and the ultimate symbol of love.

One of the biggest mistakes is to think that you need to be Rockefeller to buy fine jewelry. Actually there is a wide variety of fine jewelry for under $100 and up. That’s not to say you shouldn’t spend more for that “special something.” It’s just that as an educated consumer, you can decide what to get. You’ll know the different karatages of gold can have as much of an impact on price as the carat weight of a gemstone. You’ll know there are beautiful and very popular semi-precious stones that will please just as much as precious stones, and cost a lot less.

Flowers Aren’t Forever… If you follow these simple rules, your gift-giving experience will be greatly rewarding. It is a pleasure to see a loved one’s face light up when receiving that little box. It’s even better to see her face light up again 10 years from now when she remembers the trouble you went to (sure, let her believe it was a hassle…) to get that special something. After all, great things come in small packages.