If you’re thinking of buying fashion jewelry as a gift this holiday season, here are some ideas on how to find the right pieces.
Instead of rushing out and buying what ‘you’ like, first consider her personality. Here are some typical personality types and suggestions on what jewelry to consider for each of them.
The Intelligent Woman:
The intellectual woman is of course intelligent, slightly reserved and dresses in classic, simple outfits. This woman will appreciate jewelry that is understated, elegant, and of good quality. A simple chain in gold or silver would be perfect for a necklace. For earrings, small studs or understated hoops would be perfect to complement her classic sense of style. Or choose a thin bracelet like a thin silver bracelet with small subtle gemstones or beads.
She is the ultimate girly-girl, and loves anything that is feminine in nature. She likes pinks, purples and reds. She typically wears skirts, dresses, is frequently found sporting floral prints. Her jewelry should be in fun designs in pastel shades. When you’re out shopping for her, think about strings of pearls, dangly earrings, and floral pendants. And don’t be sloppy with wrapping it up. For her, the presentation is as important as the gift.
The Soccer Mom:
The soccer mom is all about practicality and has to keep herself and her busy family on track. Forget earrings that dangle – this mom needs studs that do not tangle in her hair or the strap of her bag. Similarly, choose simple necklaces and bracelets to match. Keep jewelry simple and practical for this woman, and she will know that you understand her lifestyle.
The socialite is the woman who is outgoing, talkative, and often the center of attention. She takes risks in life and will tend do so with her jewelry as well. When you go shop for her, look for colorful, bold designs, unique textures, chunky pieces and geometrical shaped pieces. Her jewelry should be as unique as she is. Chunky chains, bold pendants, textured bangles, and bubble sized beads are for her.
The Nature Lover is one who likes most things in her life to be as natural as pssible – from wearing organic fabrics to eating organic foods – her body is her temple! The colors she chooses are usually subtle earth tones like pastel shades of brown, green, blue, orange, and white. Her jewelry should be made of natural materials as well. While some metals may work well, her jewelry would almost always includes stones – but not necessarily precious stones. A peridot or amethyst pendant and matching bracelet or earrings would be a great choice.
Similar to the Socialite, this woman is almost always the center of attention, but bold in a different way. She likes to mix vintage and trendy styles – she will take classic pearls and match them with art deco inspired rhinestone earrings. Shop a mix of vintage and trendy styles to give her the ability to mix and match on a whim.
Though there are so many designs to choose from, you can easily narrow down your options based on some of these guidelines. More often than not, the person you’re shopping for will be a mix of the above personalities – so use these ideas as a starting point and let your creativity soar.
Ash Moosa is founder of Outfit Additions, a women’s fashion gifts and accessories store. View the collection of womens fabric belts, wallets and unique jewelry gifts at their store.