If you’re in a relationship, the 14th of February can be the most romantic day of your year — or it can be the source of a great deal of stress and disappointment. “Will she like what I get her?” “Will he think it’s too much?” Questions like these have different answers for different couples, but one way you can almost never go wrong is to give the lasting gift of jewelry.
Even if your loved one tells you “it’s the thought that counts,” the truth is that nothing symbolizes your commitment to that special someone more than the permanence of gemstones and precious metals. And that goes for men as well as women! But, no matter who you’re shopping for, there are a few rules of thumb that can help ensure that your expression of love turns out to be the home run you’re hoping to hit.
1: Pay Attention – Take notice of the kinds of things your sweetheart likes to wear. Some people love earrings and bracelets, but never wear necklaces. Others have a favorite color scheme in the jewelry they choose. Does he or she prefer silver over gold? Rubies over diamonds? Simple and understated over big and flashy? Noticing what they tend to favor can help you to get it right on that special day.
2: Make It Personal – Selecting an item that reflects your valentine’s unique personality is bound to make an impact. Whether it’s choosing the right birthstone (here’s a handy guide), incorporating a name or initials, or finding a reminder of something special that you’ve shared, a personal touch makes any gift all the more meaningful.
3: When In Doubt, Ask – Often the advice of a close friend or family member can be invaluable in striking the right chord, especially if yours is a relatively new romance. And if that’s not an option, there’s no shame in asking your beloved to help you make the right choice. Shopping for jewelry together can be one of the most romantic things a couple can do, and you can bet that he or she will appreciate that you care enough to make your selection count. It’s the kind of thoughtfulness that will continue to earn dividends as the years go by.
Come in to Trader’s for a breathtaking selection of rings, earrings, brooches, pendants, watches, necklaces, bracelets, pins, and other fine jewelry for men and women this Valentine’s Day. Make sure that your better half knows just how much you value your love. You’ll be glad you did.