| So you've been dating for a while now and you think it's time to express your lovein a material way. Trust us on this one, there is no better way to say "I thinkyou're swell" than with a nice piece of jewelry. But you want to save it forspecial occasions or you're likely to get a mate that expects diamonds on the third date!|
What's the big deal with jewelry you ask? Well, for some it serves as tangible proofof 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 jewelry 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? ShouldI 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 prefersilver or gold? What metal is most of the jewelry they own? If they have all gold, stickwith that, they'll be more likely to wear it and vice versa with silver. When trying to decide what type of jewelry tobuy, look at your mate's habits. If she never wears earrings then you probably want to stayaway from diamond studs. If she wears earrings every day, then by all means go for it.
You don't give a pearl necklace on a first date and you don't give a cubic zirconia 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 hera pretty bracelet to show off around the office. These are big occasions and if jewelry is your gift of choicethan invest in something nice. Is it your one month anniversary? Don't blow your whole budget, get her anice pair of earrings. What you give is up to you, just make sure it is appropriate.
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