Christmas isn’t that far off, and if you aren’t already thinking about what to buy your significant other, then you’re already behind the eight ball. After all, Black Friday is almost here—as is an entire month of Christmas deals, offers, and specials. What’s more, you don’t want to have to deal with back-ordered online shops and empty retail outlets when Christmas arrives.
Needless to say, Christmas Eve isn’t the time to shop for Christmas. The time to shop for Christmas is right now.
If you’ve already selected a bracelet or a necklace for your significant other this Christmas, there’s good news: you’re already ahead of the game. But you wouldn’t have read this far if you fully trusted your own eye when it comes to these pieces of jewelry. That’s what we’re here for.
First, consider the basic makeup of the necklace. Is it a single pendant highlight on a metal chain? Is it a link of pearls? Is the metal it contains gold, silver, platinum? Considering that silver costs just a fraction of what gold does, it’s important to know what you’re looking at first.
You’ll also want to consider the main attraction of the necklace. A pendant tends to feature one major design—often a diamond or similar gemstone. This featured design is then linked to a metal chain to make up the rest of the necklace’s body. But not all necklaces are pendants. If your significant other prefers something a little more subtle, a simple pearl bracelet or even a simple metal bracelet might be the more versatile option.
Try to pay attention to what your significant other tends to wear, especially when it comes to the necklace bead type. There are lots of beads, from circular beads of pearl to a “Venetian” or “box” pattern that looks like a lot of little cubes linked together. If you can get a basic sense of what your significant other enjoys but still buy them completely new, you’re sure to settle on a necklace that elicits the ever-coveted reaction of simply, “wow.”
You might consider bracelets tantamount to “wrist necklaces,” and to some extend that’s true. But there are some key differences. Bracelets tend to include charms more frequently. These charms can be anything from metal-shaped hearts to tiny gemstones.
Like necklaces, bracelets feature a basic makeup when it comes to the chain: beads, Venetian or box, etc. The more sophisticated and bold the pattern—such as large circles linked together—the “dressier” the bracelet tends to be. Basic “snake” and “mesh” patterns tend to be more casual. If your significant other likes to wear bracelets all the time, go for a piece that will work with her usual outfits.
Knowing a bracelet or a necklace is really about knowing the recipient of the gift. Do your best to keep variables like bead type, chain type, and basic attractions like pendants and charms in mind. Know your significant other’s taste in jewelry and you’re sure to select a gift that will match more than her outfit—it will match and exceed her expectations. Visit us at Colucci’s to find the perfect gift for your special someone this holiday season.