6 timeless: jewellery gifts for her that never go out of style
Fashion is frequently about change, which can be harmful to both the environment and our wallets. The fast-fashion industry, in particular, has come under fire for the massive amount of cheap, poorly constructed garments that end up in landfills. And the jewellery industry is not immune.
Every year, cheap, fad-based, and non-precious jewellery contributes to the tonnes of waste that pollute the environment. So, while you may adore your lady love, we encourage you to make sure that when you're shopping for jewellery gifts for her, you're also doing your part to be environmentally conscious.
Rather than following trends, look for timeless jewellery gifts. To that end, here are some pieces of jewellery for her that she'll cherish for years.
1. Pearls in any form
There is no gem or jewel more venerable than pearls for the truly timeless. The Abu Dhabi Pearl, which is approximately 8000 years old, is the oldest pearl ever discovered in a human settlement (talk about jewellery gifts that never go out of style!).
Pearls are now used in a wide range of jewellery, from rings to earrings to bracelets. Of course, the most well-known application is the pearl string necklace. By far their most well-known application.
Pearls are also quite fashionable right now, making them an excellent choice for a gift that is both timely and timeless. They're also the traditional gift for a 30th anniversary, so they're ideal for long-term lovers.
2. Hoop earrings
Hoop earrings are another classic style. Despite their current popularity, the oldest surviving examples of hoops date back to around 2500 BC. It's difficult to argue that pearls are just a fad.
And it's partly because their simple, classic shape lends them a distinct, practical quality. Hoop earrings draw attention to the face and are excellent for emphasising a person's features. And because of their simple design, they are appropriate for any occasion.
That isn't to say there aren't other ways to wear hoop earrings. Larger or more ornate hoops, for example, are great for making a statement. At the same time, smaller, simpler hoops are a safe bet that will catch the eye while emphasising a person's natural beauty.
3. Chain necklaces and bracelets
Chains are another type of jewellery that is popular right now. However, they, like pearls and hoops, are an example of a piece of jewellery that has been around for millennia (and probably as long as jewellery has existed).
Large, bulky chains have been popular recently, but smaller, more delicate chains are much more likely to become wardrobe staples that will last. Wearing multiple chains of different styles and lengths in a layered style, on the other hand, is a popular way to get the best of both worlds.
It's not necessary to make a jewellery gift box entirely out of chains. A simple gold or silver necklace is a timeless gift in and of itself, as are more unique chain designs that are more eye-catching while remaining timeless.
One of the most versatile pieces of jewellery in any wardrobe is a delicate chain. They're almost always appropriate for work, and they'll look great at most social gatherings. Of course, a delicate chain can also include a pendant, with a smaller pendant being appropriate for the majority of occasions (read more about pendants below).
Chains look great with simple, timeless outfits like a little black dress for a special occasion. They're also a great addition to a casual outfit that's already busy with patterns or other accessories.
Chain bracelets are also popular. A charm bracelet, for example, almost always takes the form of a simple gold or silver chain with the charms serving as the focal point.
Chain jewellery will never go out of style because the luxurious glint of a strand of metal can elevate nearly any outfit.
4. Pendants and lockets
Neck accessories are always in style. Humans' first pieces of jewellery were most likely simple necklaces made of string and embellished with beads or other simple decorations.
Necklaces of all kinds remain essential accessories in the modern era. As previously stated, a chain necklace complements almost any outfit. Adding a decorative item, such as a pendant or a locket, takes it a step further.
Pendants are an excellent way for a person to create a visual shorthand that expresses who they are. Hearts, evil eyes, and seashells are all iconic and symbolic shapes. The type of gems used in them can also help express who a person is without the need for them to say anything. Learn more about gemstones and their meaning.
Small and simple pendants suspended on a delicate chain are always appropriate for the office or other social settings where you want to appear less ostentatious. They can also be used in a layered stack for a more dramatic effect. Larger pendants in the shape of stars, flowers, or shells, on the other hand, can help add a sense of fun, whimsy, and creative flair to an outfit.
For the truly romantic, locket neckless are among the best jewellery gifts. How many books, movies, and TV shows feature a scene in which a character opens a locket to reveal a photograph of a loved one?
However, you should avoid using a photo-locket because they can be quite large and cumbersome. Modern, smaller lockets may include a gemstone or other small trinket with personal meaning. In either case, that kind of romantic instinct is timeless.
5. A classic ring
Rings are probably the most ancient form of jewellery that the modern world inherited after necklaces. And it's easy to see why.
Of course, engagement rings and wedding bands are deeply ingrained traditions. Stacking rings and even larger signet rings can be trendy while remaining classic.
A simple, plain precious metal band or a ring with a single jewel are both excellent choices for the most timeless ring. The use of a coloured gem allows a person to add a pop of colour to an outfit while remaining appropriate for the workplace or any other conservative setting.
6. Gold jewellery
Gold jewellery has undoubtedly existed for as long as metalworking has existed. It is one of the most enduringly valuable types of jewellery.
Gold metal, as the least reactive of all metals, will last a lifetime and beyond. Indeed, the oldest known piece of gold jewellery dates back nearly 7000 years. Find out more about gold jewellery.
Gold will retain its value as well. If you decide you no longer want or like a piece of gold jewellery, it can always be melted down and reused, or sold for scrap value, which is still likely to be quite high. This means that, even in a purely practical sense, gold is always a good investment.
Aside from practical considerations, giving someone gold jewellery is a sign of love and an indication that your relationship, friendship, or family connection is a long-term investment. It's a truly unique gift.
Finding the best jewellery gifts for her
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