The colder months have rolled in and that can only mean one thing: holiday season is soon upon us! With the season of giving coming up, it can be overwhelming trying to rack your brain around which gifts to get for your loved ones this year.
Unsurprisingly, jewellery is one of the most popular gift options for any occasion, but even choosing jewellery can be a daunting process! Here at Objekts, we’re giving you a simple and fool-proof guide to gifting the perfect piece of jewellery that will be prized and treasured for years to come. You can thank us later 😇
It may seem like an insignificant detail to you, but did you know that some women just refuse to wear gold or silver jewellery? You’d be surprised at how many people have a preference—gold or silver—and just stick to it. If you have noticed that your loved one only wears gold bracelets, rings, and earrings, for example, your best bet is that she will much prefer to receive a piece of gold jewellery this season.
Luckily, here at Objekts we often provide our styles in both gold and silver, so if you’ve found a knock-out statement ring, a diamante choker or chunky chain bracelet that is just perfect for her, but are worried it may not come in the right tone—you’re in luck! If you think your loved one adores both gold and silver jewellery, then that’s even more fun! Mixing metals is the newest craze, and there are plenty of rings, bracelets and necklaces that you can stack, layer up, or mix-n-match with both gold and silver tones.
The second question to ask yourself is whether or not your loved one prefers eye-catching sparkly styles, or a pared down and elegant minimalistic style. If you know she’d go weak at the knees for piece of jewellery that glimmers and flashes at the slightest of moves, then the next thing to consider is which stone shape would they like. Each stone shape reflects light in different ways and degrees, and luckily for you we have a guide on how to pick the perfect stone!
Once you’ve decided which shape is perfect for your loved one, you can go bold with our bestselling big-stone Magnum or Pera rings, or go for a uniquely shaped eternity band with our Lumen or Oval Cut bands! Want a bit of both? Our 3 for £50 deal will save the day.
If you know she usually opts for a minimalistic style, then a classic stainless steel piece will be the perfect match. The great thing about stainless steel is that it will never tarnish or fade, so these pieces can be worn over and over throughout the seasons. Whether it’s a dainty chain link choker or our bolder Curb Chain bracelet, there are varying styles of stainless steel jewellery to match your loved one. Even better, our 3 for £50 stainless steel deal will mean that she can have multiple styles to mix-and-match, layer up on, and get creative with!
Are you keeping your holiday gift a surprise, or does she already know that you will be buying her some jewellery? If so, does your loved one already know her ring and bracelet size? Ring sizes can often be confusing, and if your gift will be a surprise, you want to make sure you get it right!
Our ring sizing guide will help you find the perfect fit, and it’s good to keep in mind that bracelets should usually be about 1.3 – 2.5 cm (1/4 – 1 inch) larger than the actual wrist size (depending on if she prefers a tighter or looser fit). If you’re still feeling unsure, not to worry! You can’t go wrong with earrings, and our dainty stud bundle will give your loved one an array of elegant diamante studs to choose from.
A lot of necklaces and bracelets also come in adjustable sizes, so make sure you check to see if the jewellery is adjustable if you’re not sure about your loved one’s wrist size. Lastly, if you really want to go for a ring this season but are not sure of the size, open rings are a good bet. These styles are usually slightly adjustable and are more breathable, so will make the perfect surprise gift!
Depending on someone’s skin type, certain types of metals can cause slight reactions on the skin. Although these reactions are rare and harmless, if you want to avoid this situation this winter we recommend opting for 925 sterling silver or stainless steel jewellery. These metals will not fade, tarnish or affect the skin, so they are the perfect safe bet if you’re not sure about your loved one’s skin sensitivities. Most of our stand-out styles come in these two metals, so you won’t be robbed for choice!
Choosing the perfect piece of jewellery this holiday season is as easy as following four simple (but often overlooked!) steps. Now that you’ve asked yourself the essential questions, it’s time to get out there and pick a gorgeous gift!