Gifts for girlfriend – jewelry

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boulder opal pendant/earrings set

 

What girl could possibly go past a jewelry shop with all the amazing sparkles flashing in the window.  Jewelry in the form of rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, bangles, beads to name a few. Jewelry featuring  the precious metals of gold, both white and yellow. Of silver, often plated with rhodium or gilded in yellow gold but mostly presented in the silver  color that it is.

Jewelry combined with precious gems  such as diamond, sapphire, ruby, emerald, to state a few, in myriads of different designs and settings restricted only by the imaginations of the jewelry designers.

The problem is that if you are  considering a gift for your girlfriend, you are likely (but not always of course) to be maybe a young  guy in your late teens or twenties without a heap of money to spend. And you are probably thinking of the high cost of an engagement ring that you might be planning for the future. No need to spend a lot of money. 

But in the meantime  you think you might be thinking of buying  your girl something to  cement the friendship that may already be or might be developing into, a romance.  How much to spend?  Maybe $100 or $200. What to buy?   A ring?  Maybe, but that might appear to be a bit too  committing to your girl. Maybe the  dating hasn’t graduated as far as a courtship yet.

Another problem with rings is that you have to somehow get her finger size to make sure it will fit ok and this will mean either asking her mum or ‘borrowing’ one of her existing rings to get the right measurement and this could be a bit risky if you are trying to keep it a secret.  One way to do it is by casually asking her to let you look at one of her rings over a dinner date, then slipping it over your small finger and make a mental note of how far up the finger the ring slides. Then measuring your finger later.

If you want some help measuring an existing ring, go here

A better option that doesn’t give the wrong impression and is much easier to facilitate is to buy her a pendant. Pendants don’t need sizing and they are generally cheaper than rings depending what sort of gemstones they feature.  Please leave your comments or questions in the blog at the bottom of this page if you would like more help.

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