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September 6, 2016
It’s hard finding the perfect gift, especially for your spouse or significant other. Whether it’s a holiday, birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion, you want your gift to be unique and special, but also adhere to those “unspoken gifting rules.” Confused as to where to even begin? Don’t worry, we’ve put together a complete gift-buying guide for those looking for that special piece of fine jewelry for the one they love.
The first step in the process is asking yourself some basic questions about the person you’re buying for. Your gift should be personal, so ask these questions:
What is their favorite color?
What is their birth month?
When is their (your) Anniversary?
Do they (you) have children? Boys? Girls? Birthdates?
Do they normally wear white, yellow, or rose gold?
Are their ears pierced?
What do they do for a living? (a nurse probably doesn’t wear big bracelets or rings)
What kind of style do they have? (simple, vintage, classic, contemporary, etc.)
Below is a list of birthstones and traditional anniversary gifts. (For many of you, this may completely solve your problem.)
January – Garnett
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine
April – Diamond
May – Emerald
June – Pearl & Alexandrite
July – Ruby
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire
October – Opal & Pink Tourmaline
November – Topaz & Citrine
December – Turquoise, Zircon & Tanzonite
1st Year: Paper (gift certificate)
5 Year: Silver
10 Year: Diamond
20 Year: Platinum
30 Year: Pearl
40 Year: Ruby
50 Year: Gold
Okay, so let’s get to those “unspoken rules” we talked about earlier:
Quality over quantity. Large or multiple extravagant pieces may seem like the way to win your man or lady’s heart, but it’s better to go with something small/simple that is of higher quality, rather than big, low-grade pieces. Your partner will notice quality (if not at first, then soon thereafter), trust us.
Stick to his/her style. Even if you think your partner will love it, choosing a piece that he or she would not usually wear is risky (and rarely rewarding). Instead, buy a gift that you know they’ll love. They will appreciate your attention to their interests/preferences and get more use out of the piece in the end.
Don’t get upset if they don’t like it. Sometimes you do your best and still don’t succeed. But guess what? It’s okay. As long as you put some thought into and really considered your partner, you did fine. For this reason, however, don’t buy a piece that is final sale as a gift. If he or she doesn’t like it, take them back to the store and have them pick out something they love.
Whether his or her birthday is coming up, an anniversary is approaching, or simply just because, Sartor Hamann has the perfect gift for that special person in your life. For the best fine jewelry selection in Nebraska, visit the Diamond Coaches at Sartor Hamann!