Giving The Gift of Jewellery: Where to Start

on Sep 30, 2022

Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson

Director | Family run jewellers specialising in bespoke & antique jewellery
Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson started his career in Jewellery in 2008, where he began working in his father’s shop in Marlow. After learning the ropes and gaining an in-depth knowledge of jewellery, he took over the business with his brother George. Now running our Maidenhead boutique he continues in his father’s footsteps.

Joe specialises in buying in beautiful antique and pre-loved pieces that are proudly displayed in all our boutiques. He’s also motivated to blend the traditional skills and craftsmanship with the demand for digital and online content by creating our website and sharing the day-to-day running of the business and workshops on social media.

Jewellery gift buying guide

An item of jewellery can be the perfect gift for any special occasion. From anniversaries to birthdays and everything in between, jewellery will be seen as a thoughtful message that can be treasured for many years to come. If you are stuck on what to buy your friend or family for this special occasion, Anthony Paul have prepared this short guide to jewellery gift buying. Our expert Jewellers are also on hand to help with all your jewellery needs. Get in touch with us online here.

What item of jewellery should I buy as a gift? 

Buying jewellery as a gift can be a daunting task. What if they do not like it? What if it doesn’t fit? These are just some of the questions that can ultimately deter you from even trying. It is important to remember that, although there are a lot of factors that can make buying jewellery gifts stressful, the look on your loved one’s face as they open it will make it all worthwhile. Let’s instead, break the buying journey down into three simple questions:

1. What are their interests? 

If the person you are buying jewellery for is into a specific hobby, chances are there is a suitable item of jewellery to suit. As an example, they might be into boats and therefor a pair of boat related cufflinks may be the perfect option.

They may have a favourite colour that can help you decide on the right stone, for example an emerald for green, blue topaz or green peridot.

In summary, someone’s likes, and dislikes can give you a great place to start when purchasing the gift of jewellery.

2. What is the occasion?

Although it may seem obvious, the occasion will help you determine which types of jewellery are more relevant or even appropriate. An obvious example would be to avoid buying rings as wedding presents, but a less obvious situation could be buying a close friend an item of jewellery for a big birthday. Although it can be a nice thought, big birthdays tend to attract a lot of keep sakes so first check in with your friends’ relatives to see what they are planning on purchasing.

The main point here is to ensure you buy something unique and appropriate for the occasion.

3. What is your budget?

Your budget is the last thing to consider when picking the perfect jewellery gift. This is down to the fact that you can get most types of jewellery within any budget range. The thing that will really make a difference though, is quality. If you are buying somebody jewellery as a gift, it is usually so they can keep and treasure it for a long time. That is why you need to ensure you have the right budget for the right quality item that will last a lifetime.

Bespoke, antique, or new jewellery gifts

One more thing to consider when buying a jewellery gift is whether you would like something brand new, reclaimed, rebuilt or bespoke.

Brand new jewellery gifts

Brand new jewellery is perfect for those who want something fresh out of the box. If your recipient values the new and shiny, brand-new jewellery may be the best fit for your gift.

Antique jewellery gifts

Although antique jewellery is not new, it will be just as bright and ‘new’ looking when brought from a responsible jeweller such as Anthony Paul. Perhaps your loved one is a fan of traditional looks or maybe you would like a more environmentally friendly option. Either way, antique jewellery can be a great option.

Rebuilt jewellery gifts

Perhaps your recipient has an older, unused, or broken jewellery item that they would love to be made into something new. Anthony Paul has expert goldsmiths on hand that can rebuild old jewellery into brand new items making them a truly unique and thoughtful jewellery gift.

Bespoke jewellery gifts

The most precious and thoughtful way to gift jewellery is almost certainly bespoke, hand made items. Not only are they one-of-a-kind pieces hand made by expert goldsmiths, but they are also a gift that tells your recipient you thought greatly of who they are and what they love. A bespoke item of jewellery is a sure-fire way to bring a smile to anyone’s face no matter the occasion.

For more gift ideas from Anthony Paul Jewellery, please do get in touch with us via our contact us page. Our friendly team are always on hand to help with all your jewellery needs.