Author: Katlyn Peterson
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When and why you give jewelry as a gift depends entirely on the relationship. However, one recent survey found that in a new relationship, ⅓ of respondents felt that you should spend at least $25, and if you’ve been dating for over six months, then you should spend at least $75. The cost of any gift, be it jewelry or not, isn’t the most important thing, however: it’s the sentiment behind it that’s important. With jewelry, this is even more the case, as it tends to be given with heartfelt meaning. It doesn’t have to mean, “I will love you forever,” but it does generally suggest that you are taking a relationship seriously.
1. Jewels for a birthday
If your partner is celebrating a birthday, this is a great opportunity to give them a piece of jewelry that incorporates their special birthstone. This will make the gift personal and unique to them. Each month of the year has a specific gemstone that is associated with it.
- January: Garnet
- February: Amethyst
- March: Aquamarine
- April: Diamond
- May: Emerald
- June: Pearl
- July: Ruby
- August: Peridot
- September: Sapphire
- October: Opal
- November: Topaz
- December: Turquoise
If you’re lucky enough to be with someone who was born in April, make sure that you choose jewelry that uses ethically-sourced, conflict-free diamonds. These diamonds are sourced without any link to illegal diamond trade. A pair of stud earrings featuring your partner’s birthstone is a classic birthday gift that will suit most ear shapes. You could also choose a bracelet that has the birthstones gypsy-set into the band – something that can be worn everyday.
2. Lockets and necklaces
A locket is a very sentimental gift to give someone, so it should only be given if you care for them. Generally a photo is kept in a locket but you can include something different, like petals of a dandelion, or a quote, note or fortune.
A necklace is a good gift idea if you want to make a person feel special. It’s the kind of gift that you can casually give to someone if you are going out for the evening for dinner or to a party.
3. The gifting of rings
When you’re in a relationship, you’ll have to be careful with the gifting of rings, because there is one ring to rule them all!
You certainly don’t want to give someone a ring and see the look of disappointment (or relief) on their face when they see that it’s not an engagement ring. If you’re giving someone an ordinary ring, make sure you have the right size, and also a good grasp on their style. You wouldn’t choose a delicate ring for someone who prefers chunky jewelry, for example.
Jewelry is generally not a good choice of gift if you have only been seeing someone for a few weeks! Later on, however, it can be a good way to show someone that you care and are serious about them.
Now that you’re equipped with great gift-giving knowledge, find someone to give it to on the Clover Dating app. Did you also know you can give digital ‘gifts’ on Clover to singles who are live-streaming? It’s the perfect way to flirt!
After almost a decade working in family law, Katlyn decided to take a step back to spend more time with her family. Today, she enjoys contributing to a range of websites, sharing her personal and professional knowledge on the topics that matter to her.
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