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Jewellery Gift Guide

Jewellery gift advice

A jewellery gift is a great idea for friends, family or someone else you care about. A jewellery gift will last a long time and can be symbolic of friendship, romance or holding someone in especially high esteem. It makes a wonderful to mark a milestone or special occasion, or to say thank you.

Jewellery is also a very personal gift, so how do you choose the perfect piece of jewellery for someone special?

Before you buy jewellery as a gift, think about who will be wearing it. Think of their personality, clothing style and the colours they wear. Taking all of this into account will make your gift both thoughtful and timeless. There are no hard and fast rules, but if you think through these factors, you're sure to choose a super gift.

Jewellery material

Firstly think about the material a jewellery gift is made from. Does the person you’re buying for prefer gold, silver or other metals as the main material in their jewellery?

Do they prefer coloured stones, clear stones or natural gemstones for decoration? You can work this out by looking at the kind of jewellery they usually wear, or for more important or costly pieces, speaking to close friends or family.

Even if you don't choose the exact material the person you are buying for often wears, you can still choose items that evoke those materials or have a similar look and feel.

For example, if they wear a platinum wedding ring, you could choose silver or white gold earrings. But if they wear gold earrings, you could choose a gold plated bracelet or a mixed metal piece with some gold highlights. Having said that, it's also ok to mix and match these days!

Check out our metals guide and gemstones guide for more information.

Jewellery style

Another major factor to consider is the style and design. Should you choose fine, delicate jewellery or something bigger and bolder? Do you opt for simple design and decoration or something a touch more elaborate? 

Once again, consider the preferences of the person you’re buying for by looking at the type of jewellery they usually wear or admire. Even if you haven't seen them wearing it, think about jewellery they may have complimented for hints of what they'd like.

Another option is to consider a design that has a symbolic or historical significance to the two of you, or a personalised engraved jewellery gift.

At Niche Jewellery, we stock a large selection of beautiful jewellery for every occasion. If you’re unsure what style of jewellery to choose, take a look at our leading brands for inspiration for the kind of jewellery the person you’re buying for might wear or aspire to wear.

Jewellery type

Think about whether you should buy a ring, necklace, bracelet or earrings - or indeed a charm based or stackable jewellery type where new pieces can be future gifts. 

Rings and necklaces typically have the greatest romantic meaning, so if you’re buying for your wife, partner or girlfriend, these are definitely worth considering, especially for important occasions such as anniversaries or milestone birthdays. However, any jewellery type could be appropriate, depending on the occasion.

Earrings and bracelets are often more suitable as gifts for close friends and relatives. However, these are not hard-and-fast rules so do consider what type of jewellery the person you’re buying for wears most frequently, and feel free to deviate from these suggestions! For example, if the person you are buying from loves to wear different rings, a lovely cocktail ring or set of stackable rings is definitely a good choice.

Also don't forget in a addition to our jewellery ranges, you can also find Swarovski Crystal decorations and accessories which might be more suited as a gift.

Gift finder

If you're still looking for jewellery gift ideas, take inspiration from our Jewellery Gift Guide.

Choose by recipient, occasion or style. We've got plenty of gifts under £40 which are great for friends, or find something for someone special among our collection.

And rest assured that when you buy a gift from Niche Jewellery online, you can add a free gift message and we'll leave the invoice out so you can even send it direct to the recipient if you can't be there.

But if you're still not sure what to choose, take a look at our Niche Jewellery gift vouchers.

Or if you would prefer to choose something, rest assured that we operate a 30 day no hassle returns policy. So if you need to exchange or return a gift, it's not a problem.