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Questions about Jewellery?

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So you’ve been dating for a while now and you think it’s time to express your love in a material way. Trust us on this one, there is no better way to say “I think you’re swell” than with a nice piece of jewellery. But you want to save it for special occasions or you’re likely to get a mate that expects diamonds on the third date!

What’s the big deal with jewellery you ask? Well, for some it serves as tangible proof of your love; for others it is a show piece. What it means to you, is well, up to you.

You’ve got many options here. Remember jewellery is not just for girls… So what’s appropriate? How do you know what your mate will like? What’s better a necklace or a bracelet? Should I choose gold or silver? All valid questions, so here are a couple pointers:

Look to see what your mate wears.
Pretty simple, huh? You wouldn’t believe how many people skip this step. Seriously though, do they prefer silver or gold? What metal is most of the jewellery they own? If they have all gold, stick with that, they’ll be more likely to wear it and vice versa with silver. When trying to decide what type of jewellery to buy, look at your mate’s habits. If she never wears earrings then you probably want to stay away from diamond studs. If she wears earrings every day, then by all means go for it.

Be appropriate
You don’t give a pearl necklace on a first date and you don’t give a cubic zirconium engagement ring, that’s just common sense. So what do you give and when? Ask yourself what is the occasion for the gift? Is your man graduating college? Invest in a nice watch and you’ll never stop being thanked. Did your girl just get a promotion? Give her a pretty bracelet to show off around the office. These are big occasions and if jewellery is your gift of choice than invest in something nice. Is it your one month anniversary? Don’t blow your whole budget, get her a nice pair of earrings. What you give is up to you, just make sure it is appropriate.

In the mood to give diamonds? You must be getting serious! Well before you do anything, make sure you know all there is to know about diamonds to ensure you don’t get ripped off…

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