Giving your loved ones jewelry is a timeless gift that can also be deeply personal and reflect someone’s style and personality. Jewelry can be an expression of love, commitment, or connection and each piece of handmade jewelry is a piece of wearable art that can be passed on to become a treasured family heirloom.
Jewelry can coordinate and compliment, or contrast and create drama. Choosing which style and type of jewelry to gift can be a hard decision but whether rings, bracelets, necklaces, or earrings, a piece of handmade jewelry makes a lasting and beautiful gift.
Different types of jewelry have different significance, and each person has their own personal style and preference for jewelry. You can read below to learn more about how to select the perfect jewelry gift for your loved one.
If you really can't come to a decision, another great alternative is to purchase a gift certificate to a local jeweller so that they can choose their next favourite piece themselves. You can purchase a Gift Certificate to Irit Sorokin Designs website for anyone in North America as we ship all across North America.
A ring is a beautiful jewelry piece to give as a gift. The symbolism of the circle is romantic; it is unbroken and eternal, making it a perfect gift to demonstrate commitment. A ring is also a great gift to commemorate a life event, be it a graduation, a special birthday or a celebration of a life events or accomplishment.
Many rings are made with natural gemstones that have physical and healing properties, and shopping by gemstones is a great way to show your intention. Birthstones are also a popular option for personalizing rings, you can read more information on gemstones on the Gems & Stones page.
While sizing for rings is specific, there are two ways to ensure a great fit. The first is to shop for Adjustable Rings that fit a small range of sizes with an adjustable ring band. Alternatively sizing can be easily determined by measuring the finger with a piece of string, and then measuring the string in millimetres. You can also download this Printable Ring Sizer but I always recommend to go to check with at least two jewellers or two different measuring tools to ensure proper sizing if you aren't already confident in size.
Whether it be a simple silver stud to catch the light, a dramatic oversized hoop, or a seductive teardrop style that draws the eye from the face to the neck, earrings can add real impact to an outfit. It is, however, important to know if who you are buying for has pierced ears.
A necklace is one of the easiest pieces of jewelry to buy as a gift. There is a wide range of sizes, and styles -- from delicate and subtle to eye-catching and dramatic. Multiple pieces of different lengths can also be layered to creatre a more dynamic look.
A beautiful necklace can be a compliment to an already stunning outfit or a statement piece that brings a whole look together. Consider the personal style of who you are buying the necklace for; the necklines they commonly wear can determine necklace length. To add a more personal touch, you can look up the recipients birthstone or find a meaningful gemstones through the Gems & Stones page.
Bracelets & Cuffs
A bracelet is a timeless gift for a loved one of any age and is also easy to buy as a gift in terms of sizing. Whether a dangling bangle, or a bold cuff, a bracelet can add sparkle and flair to any outfit. Bracelets can be worn individually, or stacked for a more impactful look.
Bracelets make a great group gift for friends, as a lasting version of the friendship bracelets we made and gave each other as children. There is also the potential to match a bracelet with another jewelry piece making a set, such as with a necklace or a pair of earrings. This could be done as one gift, or the pieces could be gifted over time, building a matching set.
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