Giving Jewelry from Rose of Sharon Jewelry
Gift giving tips
Sharing gifts of jewelry is an intimate communication that speaks volumes about your relationship with the recipient. Whether you are congratulating a new graduate or remembering an anniversary, jewelry is always a great choice. The cultural significance of jewelry along with its "impracticality" makes it a special keepsake for any woman.
Such a personal gift requires you to observe, listen and use your intuition when selecting the perfect Rose of Sharon original design. Below are some jewelry selection tips and gift ideas to help choose the right piece for that special someone.
Match the gift with the occasion.
A formal occasion such as a wedding requires formal jewelry. Special occasion jewelry can be more delicate than every day favorites.
Good choices for formal occasions are pearls, single strand necklaces, Swarovski or other crystals, delicate designs and 14k gold or fine silver components.
Remember the mood.
Looking for something to WOW her? Need to earn some brownie points or say I'm sorry? Go for the dramatic statement with a three-piece jewelry set featuring a beautiful necklace with matching bracelet and earrings. Think about what would make her smile (something she desires but might not buy for herself).
Choose a symbolic or spiritual stone or color.
For over 75,000 years, beads have been used to adorn clothing, hair, dinnerware and of course - ourselves. Across every continent, the universal gift of love has long been jewelry. Cultures around the globe have assigned symbolic meanings and spiritual properties to gemstones and other natural materials. Perhaps she'd like a bracelet with her birthstone or Swarovski crystal representation. Or why not appeal to her spiritual side and empower her with a royal purple Amethyst or wish her a happy marriage with a string of pearls. Red crystals represent true love and are a great choice for Valentine's Day. You'll find birthstone charts, spiritual guides and other information throughout the Rose of Sharon Jewelry site if you are interested in learning more about the symbolism of beads.
Select age appropriate styles.
The younger the recipient the more classic (demure) the look should be for long-term wearing.
Teens and preteens can be hard on jewelry so select more durable stones and materials and carefully instruct them on the proper care and cleaning. Look for sturdy clasps and "harder" materials.
When selecting jewelry for a more mature woman or anyone with dexterity challenges, look for pieces with easy to use toggle or hook and eye clasps.
Please be aware that Rose of Sharon Jewelry is not designed for children 6 and under. For raw material safety information, please refer to our FAQ.
Look for the right size and balance.
A petite woman should wear smaller scaled pieces. A larger woman's stature can carry a design with larger or bolder components.
Peek into her closet.
What colors are found most often? These are probably her favorites so match or coordinate your choice so she can wear your gift often. Look at necklines to choose the right length necklace. Longer length necklaces are typically considered more informal.
Coordinate with her wardrobe.
A jeans and t-shirt gal needs casual, funky, chunky, heavy, fun and colorful beads and gems. Subtle colors and classic shapes are great for a suit-wearing executive. Does she wear long flowing tunics, jackets or skirts? Then select a longer necklace.
Check her jewelry box.
Is she a gold or a silver gal? Or does she like to mix it up? If you only see silver - invest in a Rose of Sharon design that features fine silver (99.5% pure silver) or sterling silver (92.5%) beads and components. If gold tones are her fave, look for vermeil (gold over silver), gold fill, or 12 or 14k gold as the featured metal.
Does she have tons of earrings and no bracelets? The type of jewelry she wears most often is your best bet. Don't see any bracelets - then look for a necklace/earring set. If you are unsure of her wrist size for a bracelet or watch (and getting out a tape measure would ruin the surprise), go for a great pair of earrings.
Consider her lifestyle.
There are three types of jewelry - "Everyday" jewelry is comfortable, durable and looks great with everything from sweats to sun dresses; "I'm feeling pretty" jewelry adds a special touch to "out and about" outfits for work, shopping or play; "Look at me" jewelry makes a statement, tells people who you are or celebrates a memorable occasion. A busy Mom of twins would love a sparkly fun watch; while dangly charm bracelets or bouncy earrings would just get in the way.
A Rose of Sharon Jewelry gift certificate might be the answer. She can shop for what she'd like 24/7 and you'll still be the hero. We can even email you the certificate so you don't miss that important date!