Tips for buying jewelry during the holiday season

Tips for buying jewelry during the holiday season

Tips for buying jewelry during the holiday season

It’s the best time of the year… and also one of the most stressful. It can be difficult trying to figure out what gifts to get all the special people in your life. Luckily, you can never go wrong with the gift of sparkle! Your loved ones are sure to cherish a new jewelry piece this year, but what to get them? 

Our 14 Karat jewelry experts have put together a few tips to help you get started in picking out the perfect present this year! 

1. Create a budget

First thing’s first, you have to decide how much you want to spend on a jewelry gift. If you are buying jewelry gifts for multiple people, you may want to set a budget per person. Knowing what your budget is can help our 14 Karat jewelry experts point you in the right direction of what pieces to purchase and what you should stay away from. 

2. Figure out their style preferences

Everyone has different tastes and styles when it comes to jewelry. This is true for metal color preference, stone preference and even what type of jewelry in general! For example, people that work with their hands a lot might not like to wear a lot of rings or bracelets, but love to rock some hoop earrings or a yellow gold chain necklace. 

You can learn your loved one’s preference by doing a little snooping in their jewelry box collection. See what color metal a majority of their jewelry is and if they prefer simple and timeless pieces or are more drawn to special occasion jewelry. Also pay attention during the day to see what jewelry they wear the most to make sure you get them something they will both love and wear! 

3. Be aware of allergies 

Something to keep in mind is that a lot of people are allergic to some metals that are used in the jewelry making process. Nickel for example is a very popular irritant that can make the jewelry you buy feel itchy to the wearer if they are allergic. Make sure to ask the person you are buying for if they have any known allergic reactions to metals and inform our 14 Karat jewelry experts that you would like to look at hypoallergenic jewelry if that is the case. 

4. Go back to basics

Sometimes even when you know their style preferences it can be hard to pick out the perfect jewelry piece for your loved one. In these situations, it is always best to fall back on some basics. Pearls for instance are a must have in any women’s jewelry collection. You can also never go wrong with a pair of diamond studs or a pendant necklace! 

5. Make it personal 

Jewelry is always a very special gift, but you can make it even more special by making it personal. This can be accomplished through getting them something that involves their birthstone, or a stacking ring with the birthstones of those closest to them. Another great personalized jewelry gift idea is to create something that is uniquely them with a custom jewelry piece. You can update an heirloom or create something entirely different and new, the choice is up to you! 

14 Karat

Come and visit us at the Shops of Legacy, located at 168th and West Center Road, for help, from our 14 Karat jewelry experts, picking out the perfect gift! You can also check out our holiday catalog for some gift inspiration. We have appointments available daily, both in person and virtually.