Jewelry, Gifts with Beauty & Meaning
Jewels are old as the human race itself. They have always been a part of our culture since time immemorial. Even hundreds of thousands years ago when people first started using clothes and tools, jewels were made from any kind of materials that were available - stones, animal skins, feathers, bones, shells, and wood. As time passed, advancing technology enabled artisans to start taming metals and precious gems into works of art that influenced entire cultures and many modern jewelry styles. However, even with all advancements of metallurgy and gem processing, the purpose of wearing jewelry has always remained the same - they enabled people to express themselves and to demonstrate wealth, rank, social, and even political views.
Now as social barriers are removed and cultural influences are shared, precious metals and gemstones are no longer only utilized as signs of wealth and social status. Today jewelry is mostly viewed as a form of artistic expression as the tools and materials of production have become more available and affordable to most everyone.
Maybe all that glitters isn't gold, but jewelry gifts will always delight and impress women of all ages and nationalities. When deciding on a gift for a friend
, girlfriend, wife, mom, daughter or other special woman in your life for birthday, anniversary, wedding, romantic occasion, or just because, don't discount the power of a piece of jewelry.
To thrill a special woman in your life, spend a little bit of time selecting the perfect jewelry gift. Choosing something dazzling and meaningful is easy when you pay attention to a few small details and match her personal style and interests.
Selecting Jewelry Gifts
Selecting a jewelry gift is easier when you narrow down your choices by category. Necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and hair accessories are great choices that will suit almost anyone. Earrings are easy to choose if you know that the recipient has pierced ears. Rings may take a little extra thought as you will need to select the right size.
Put a little thought into the jewelry you are selecting and always consider the personal style of the recipient. If she is a confident person who loves a flashy, conversational piece, a large bib-style necklace or cocktail ring may be a good choice. If she prefers more classic, subdued looks, a thin gold chain, bangle bracelet, pendant, or simple stud earrings may be more her style. If the recipient has an ever-changing wardrobe, select something versatile, like a large pair of hoop earrings or a long strand of pearls.
Like other gifts, jewelry can be used to express different symbolic meanings. Heart necklaces and pendants are a great choice for showing your true romantic feelings on any occasion. Eternity rings and necklaces symbolize everlasting love and make a perfect gift for a girlfriend, wife, child, mother, or best friend. There are also more subtle ways to incorporate meaning into a gift of jewelry. A brooch with five stones, for example, can represent five years of marriage, and a necklace with the birthstones of her children will be very special to any mom.
Personalizing a jewelry gift is a great way to make it more special and valued for your dear recipient. Adding a meaningful engraving to a ring, bracelet or necklace pendant will make sure your gift always reminds your special someone of your feelings or the significant occasion it was given for. An intricate and elegant personalized necklace is another designers' revelation. Order a wire wrapped necklace handcrafted to reveal the word of your choice, 'love' for your beloved one, 'mom' for dear mother, or choose their name for a friend or child.
Jewelry Gifts for Men
Jewelry gifts for men aren't as popular as for women and can be misinterpreted, but when chosen with great care, they can signify a certain degree of class and personal upkeep. Classic forms of men's jewelry include cufflinks, tie bars, and watches - accessories that combine style and function, can help polish an overall look and keep articles of clothing in place. If you want to choose a piece of jewelry for your husband, dad, boyfriend, or business associate, for a significant occasion or just because, carefully consider your choices and remember that less is more when it comes to men's jewelry.
Throughout history, jewelry has gone through many changes brought about by the rise and fall of many civilizations and fashion changes, but it has never failed to be one of the most desirable gifts, especially among women. Show the dear women in your life how much you care about them by presenting them with wonderful jewelry gifts for any occasion and they will surely appreciate your good taste and thoughtfulness.