How to Choose Earrings for a Gift Your Earring Gift Guide
When it comes to choosing a piece of jewellery as a gift, it’s very easy to stick to the classic necklace. But as you browse handmade jewellery online you might find that necklaces have a rival for your gifting attention; earrings!
A well-chosen pair of unique silver earrings or some show-stopping gold hoops have the power to transform an outfit. In a prime position at eye level, they draw the eye during conversation and can accentuate the wearer’s most special qualities. So why not make her day and treat her to a beautiful pair of earrings that she can treasure?
At Jewel Tree London we get so many queries about earrings as a gift, so we decided to share our thoughts. And so let us present you with your earring gift guide.
How to Choose Earrings for a Gift
The type of earring you choose to buy will really depend on the personal taste, style, and characteristics of your recipient.
Before you start the browsing experience, make sure you have analysed her accessories style and thought about the type of jewellery she will cherish.
What kind of earrings should you buy as a gift?
There are several different styles of earrings on the market. But essentially you may categorise earrings as per the following:
Highly versatile, studs suit any face shape and suit most people’s lifestyles. They are a great choice for women who are particularly active in their day to day or who have physically demanding jobs where earrings can pose a hindrance. Studs are also a suitable choice for teenagers whilst they acclimatise to wearing earrings.
Stud earrings may feature a motif or gemstone. Those who have multiple piercings in their ears often like to wear several pairs of small stud earrings. They also look great with a statement outfit as they balance out a busy ensemble.
Some hoop earrings pass through the ear piercing to complete a full circle. Alternatively, some have a semi-circle design which means they affix like stud earrings. Hoop earrings come in a variety of shapes, sizes and thickness – some hug the ear lobe whilst others may brush the nape of the neck!
Drop earrings are any other earring that hangs from the lobe. They can be simple or may feature elements such as gemstones, beads, pearls and other icons. They can be short or drop to meet the shoulder blade. You’ll find that designers who sell their handmade jewellery online can get very creative with drop earrings. For example, chandelier earrings are a dramatic type of drop earring that consist of embellished tiers.
Tips for choosing earrings as a gift
And now it’s crunch time. When searching for the perfect gift, ask yourself the following questions.
Does the recipient prefer gold or silver jewellery?
Consider the bulk of her collection and endeavour to find a pair of earrings that she can coordinate with her other pieces.
What is the purpose of the earrings?
Decide whether you want to gift her with something casual that she can wear in her daily life. Or do you want to choose some head-turning, unique silver earrings that she can save for special and formal occasions?
What is her lifestyle like?
If she is very sporty or works a physical job, she may not get much wear out of drop or hoop earrings. In that case, opt for a pair of small stud earrings that will be safely out of harm’s way.
Are you buying for a teenager?
In most cases, teenagers have different desires for jewellery than an adult woman. For a teenage girl – consider her hobbies and interests. If she’s into music, she might appreciate some charm earrings with a music theme. If she’s wild about her four-legged friends – seek a design that features animals. You could always look to her celebrity role models and find something similar to their style.
Is she spiritual?
If so – pay attention to gemstones. Each gemstone has its own unique properties that can help the wearer to achieve her dreams. At Jewel Tree London we offer a variety of mystical gemstones across our stud and drop earrings. And of course, you can never go wrong with a pair of unique silver earrings studded with her birthstone or favourite mineral.