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Feeling the desire to give the perfect customized gift? You’re not alone.
We’ve used our research and experience to create a list that ensures your individualized gift is thoughtful, classy and high quality.
Before we get into it, our number one recommendation for personalized gifts is to use a reputable vendor. We mention the vendors James Allen and Blue Nile in this article. We love their products for a few reasons: high quality, large selection, affordability and limited life-time warranty.
Now let’s get to the fun part. How to make your jewelry gift exceptionally meaningful:
A personally designed gift is sure to tug on the heart strings. Whether it is an engagement ring, pendant or earrings, the thoughtfulness of this method is sure to please.
James Allen and Blue Nile are accessible ways to design the perfect diamond jewelry piece. Similar to a choose your own adventure novel, their step-by-step processes are fun and professional. These two vendors provide a full insurance evaluation on jewelry valued $1,000 or higher no matter if you designed it or they. Gemstones is another option they offer for creating your own jewelry.
Customizing your diamond jewelry requires a bit of background knowledge. You will be asked questions ranging from what shape of diamond to the desired clarity and carat. Whether you read about logistics prior to design, or you play with it as you go, keep it light-hearted. We have people that can personally walk you through the diamond buying process. Feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to help.
If you are a do-it-yourselfer, knowing about the diamonds’ 4 C’s (cut, color, clarity and carat) are essential when making this purchase. It is also worth looking into whether you prefer an earth diamond, lab-created diamond, fancy color diamond or fancy color lab-created diamond. So many choices!
We have plenty of extensive guides to the 4 C’s. For the short version:
To show you some options, we put together three types of jewelry:
Now you can make your own unique gift!
Engraving a message on your jewelry not only makes it touching but also creates an heirloom that future generations can revere.
James Allen offers free engraving on the majority of their engagement rings and wedding bands. Blue Nile also gives the option of engravement on most rings for a small fee. Many people choose to engrave anniversary dates, initials, or loving words.
The James Allen Blog shows some great photos of engraved rings you can scan through for inspiration
Weddings aren’t the only time to make your partner misty-eyed with a heartfelt engraving. From pendants to lockets, money clips to cufflinks, the individual style of engraved jewelry is one’s own.
1) We love this Engravable Sweetheart Locket from Blue Nile with romantic rose gold and a delicate diamond detail.
2) This stunning Mini Diamond Accented Engravable Disc Bracelet can be made in rose gold, white gold, or yellow gold.
3) Whether for a wedding party gift or a Father’s Day present, cufflinks make a great momento, especially when personalized. Blue Nile offers many of them in Sterling Silver orSteinless Steel, such as these oval cuff links that, in our opinion, are quite fetching.
*Be aware that the engravement requires an additional fee on top of the jewelry price.
Birthstones make a sparkling gift with an attentive touch. But what are they?
A birthstone is a type of gemstone associated with the month in which a person was born. Some people claim that wearing a certain type of stone for a certain birth month will induce therapeutic qualities to the wearer. It is said that wearing your birthstone enhances certain character traits such as peacefulness or passion.
Each birthstone is said to have distinct qualities. For example, according to the American Gem Society, rubies — the birthstone for people born in July — are said to be “symbolic of passion, protection and prosperity.”
Whether these stones truly have these abilities, there is no doubt they hold the power for external glamor and beauty.
There are some wonderful resources to help you zero-in on which birthstone to choose for your special someone.
We especially love the Blue Nile Birthstone Jewelry and James Allen Birthstone Jewelry. They make the birthstone-shopping fun and easy to browse. They also, as mentioned, provide a quality product at a good price.
Here is a smattering of some exquisite pieces to behold:
The Yellow Gold Dainty Amethyst Bezel Diamond Ring By Brevani is elegant with its side diamonds and fine milgrain around the Amethyst centerpiece. A great ring for a gift or as an alternative engagement ring.
We love the Opal and Micropavé Diamond Stud Earrings from Blue Nile with their sparkle and luster. These earrings come in all of birthstone varieties.
A White Gold Marquise Sapphire And Diamond Pendant is perfect for a September birthday. With its blue sapphires simulating flower petals around the diamond center, it’s charming and stylish.
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