How To Buy Jewelry
by: Jeff Lakie
It's hard to find a woman who doesn't love jewelry of some sort. Jewelry
helps to create an image, a personal style, and the type of jewelry a woman
wears says a lot about her personal taste. Some women prefer classic jewelry,
gems, traditional styles. Others prefer more contemporary jewelry styles,
perhaps ethnically influenced or created by a modern designer. Whatever she
chooses, a woman knows that the jewelry she wears will accentuate her look and
When buying jewelry, some of the terms used by the dealer can be confusing.
Don't let this deter you from your purchase. A simple lesson can help you read
through the jargon.
Are you shopping for a ring? These jewelry settings are common when it comes to
diamonds or other gemstones:
1. Baguette: rectangular-shaped
2. Barion cut: traditional step-cut
3. Bezel: the jewelry's rim holds and completely surrounds the stone
4. Brilliant cut: reflect the most light from the stone; can be round,
heart-shaped, oval, marquise, or pear-shaped
5. Cluster setting: this jewelry contains a large center stone surrounded by
6. Emerald: rectangular- or square-shaped with cut corners
7. Marquise: double-pointed, boat-shaped stone
8. Pear: stones in the shape of a pear
9. Princess cut: square- or rectangular-shaped brilliant-cut stone
Jewelry comes in all shapes and also in sizes. When you are buying a gift of
jewelry, it may help to take along an already-owned piece to compare sizes. For
necklaces and bracelets, a jewelry dealer can give size or length suggestions
depending on the style you choose.
One need not spend a whole lot of money on jewelry. Jewelry wholesalers offer
quality items at lower cost. Even some costume jewelry is quite beautiful and
far less expensive than “the real thing.” The important thing about jewelry is
making sure it suits the wearer's taste. Accessories don't do much good if they
just sit in the jewelry box.
Another thing to consider before buying jewelry for someone is whether she tends
to wear more silver or gold-toned pieces. Some women combine the two; most
prefer one or the other. Finally, think about her lifestyle. Would she prefer
simple jewelry or more elegant, dangling pieces?
Regardless of what jewelry you choose, this is a gift she will never forget.
After all, no woman can have enough jewelry.
Choose Your Own Jewelry
When you want to buy jewelry, you have to choose the one that can compliment a
formal outfit or for daily wear. Your choice of jewelry style will subtly affect
others perceptions, so what guidelines are there to help you select the most
The Gift of Jewelry
Jewelry as a gift has always been a traditional favorite for women. Women love
to wear jewelry and the more they have in their collection the better. The
choices are vast and include costume jewelry, fine pieces in gold or silver or
unusual hand made pieces that really stand out from the crowd.
Religious Jewelry: A Memorable Gift
The wearing of religious jewelry is steeped in many faiths. Christian jewelry
often takes the form of a cross that is worn by the Christian as an outward
symbol of his or her inner faith in Jesus.
Exquisite and classic are the middle name of silver that gives a different look
to a person’s overall personality. Simple and plain silver jewelries can
actually give an everlasting effect to your dressing and gives you a
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Jeff Lakie is the founder of http://www.jewelry-making-supplies.info and
http://www.gem-stone-jewelry.info websites providing information on jewelry.