The first step in selecting the best jewelry gift for your girlfriend is deciding what category you're going to choose from. There are 5 major categories of women's jewelry to choose from: rings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, and earrings.
Choosing a jewelry gift for your girlfriend is not as easy as simply selecting something at random; you need to put some thought into what the gift you are giving says about you, your girlfriend, and the relationship as a whole. Each category of jewelry carries a certain subtext, especially in relation to the occasion that is prompting you to give the gift in the first place. As a result, it is vital to choose the category that best suits the occasion, the status of your relationship, and of course, your girlfriend's unique personal preferences.
From the best women's luxury watches to simple diamond earrings, there's a special and thoughtful gift for every person.
To give you some context of how each category of jewelry carries a different message, let's look at some generalized examples. Traditionally a necklace is more of an intimate gift, whereas a ring tends to symbolize a desire to take things to the next level. Likewise, a bracelet is a good choice for a fun impromptu gift, and a stunning pair of earrings is great for birthdays and holidays.
This is not to say that a necklace is better than a pair of earrings or that a bracelet can't be given on a special occasion. In fact, we would be willing to bet that a pair of 1-carat diamond solitaire earrings would get a much bigger reaction than a simple gold chain.
All we are saying is that each major category of women's jewelry carries a certain subtext and symbolism that you should take into account when considering which piece of jewelry best suits what you are trying to convey as you ponder which is the best jewelry gift for your girlfriend.
In the following gift guide to best jewelry gifts for girlfriends, we will break down each category of jewelry and give you the general symbolism and subtext of each one. Additionally, we will break down a few do's and don'ts for when to give that particular item as a gift, and we'll introduce you to some specific pieces that you can find at CJ Charles for gift ideas!
A classic symbol of eternity, the ring is a circle that has no beginning and no end.
A Good Choice For: couples who have been seeing each other for a short while and want to take the next step.
Not The Best Choice For: couples who are trending toward marriage (especially if she has been hinting at a desire for a proposal).
The subtext: I am committed to you, and I want to take our relationship to the next level (i.e., going from casually dating to being committed boyfriend and girlfriend).
As a boyfriend, you may be hesitant to give your girlfriend a ring, and we certainly understand why. You wouldn't want to pull out a ring box and have her begin to believe that perhaps this ring is THE RING.
All that said, luxury rings can be a wonderful jewelry gift for a girlfriend, and it can even offer the promise of future rings to come! A ring is a great option for couples who want to get a little more serious, which is what makes a ring a great gift for a new girlfriend.
Here are some of our favorite rings that make beautiful gifts for girlfriends:
Sapphire And Diamond Leaf Bypass Ring - Two is always better than one. Tell her you love the two of you with one lift of a ring box.
Ruby And Diamond Eternity Band - What good is forever if you can't spend it with her?
Rose Gold/Diamond Three Spiral Band - Layered, elegant, and stunning...just like her.
A symbol of attachment and friendship, the bracelet says, "I am connected to you."
A Good Choice For: A surprise gift, or a not-so-special occasion. Bracelets are best suited for establishing or re-establishing a deeper connection with your partner.
Not The Best Choice For: Grand gestures and special occasions as bracelets are more of an "everyday" piece of jewelry rather than a special occasion piece.
A reliable standard for jewelry gifts for girlfriends, the bracelet is a great choice for those who want to surprise their girlfriend with an impromptu gift. While bracelets certainly can be stunning and extravagant, typically, bracelets are more of an "everyday" piece, meaning they do not carry the same gravitas as a necklace or set of fine earrings.
This is not to say that bracelets are not worthy of being given as a special gift. In fact, some women prefer bracelets to necklaces or earrings! The context of the gift is much more important when giving a bracelet as this particular category of women's jewelry is heavily influenced by the quality of the piece, the occasion for the gift, and your partner's personal preference.
All that said, don't overthink it; it's jewelry, and she's going to love it! Especially if you choose one of these bracelets available at CJ Charles:
Rose Gold Diamond Chain Bracelet - Give her a symbol of love, a gesture of commitment, and the promise of infinity.
Double Diamond Pear Bangle - Adorn her with a shimmering elegance that matches her striking natural beauty.
Pink And White Diamond Bangle Bracelet - A diamond for every reason you love her.this is the perfect bracelet, for the perfect woman, for the perfect occasion.
A symbol of strength and power, the necklace symbolizes honor, especially in regards to holding someone in the highest possible regard. A necklace says, "I only have eyes for you."
A Good Choice For: Anyone who wants to reiterate the importance of their partner. The necklace is an expression of gratitude, love, and infatuation and demonstrates a willingness to give oneself to their partner.
Not The Best Choice For: A necklace is always a good choice. This is one of the few jewelry gifts that works in all circumstances.
As far as jewelry gifts for girlfriends are concerned, necklaces are a classic for a reason. Necklaces not only offer the recipient a new beautiful way to accent their natural femininity it also symbolizes a more intimate romantic connection, both physically and emotionally.
The sheer act of draping a necklace around the neck of your girlfriend is a classic romantic gesture that carries with it a very charged gravitas. Whether a necklace is a simple chain with a single gem, or something more extravagant, this is one category of jewelry gifts for girlfriends where the symbolism is equal to the stunning piece itself.
Here are some of our favorite necklaces that make incredible jewelry gifts for girlfriends:
White Gold Horseshoe Diamond Necklace - Express how lucky you feel to have her in your life with this horseshoe diamond necklace.
Oval Emerald and Diamond Filigree Pendant - A brilliant necklace that is as simple as it is elegant to show her you are engrossed by her beauty.
Diamond Hexagon Drop Pendant Necklace - The delicate drip of this diamond-adorned pendant necklace will accentuate her radiant beauty for all to see.
A symbol of devotion and service, the gift of a watch demonstrates a desire to draw close and give the most precious gift we can offer to one another, our time.
A Good Choice For: Someone who values functionality and beauty all in one. A watch is the perfect blend of style and function and has the added benefit of being used on an everyday basis.
Not The Best Choice For: Those who prefer more classic jewelry, though modern luxury watches are nothing if not extravagant pieces of jewelry themselves.
Some of you may be wondering, "Why do watches get their own category? Shouldn't they be with bracelets?" While a bracelet is similar to a watch in that they are both worn on the wrist, the two could not be more different.
Watches are a separate and unique accessory, and while there are certainly parallels between watches and their wrist adorning counterpart the bracelet, bracelets tend to be delicate and showy, while watches are more functional and striking.
Watches make a great jewelry gift for girlfriends because they are intended to last a long time. Modern luxury watches, especially those considered a fine piece of jewelry, are made to last a lifetime. Consider a watch if you are in a committed relationship and want to bring a certain "wow" factor to the classic jewelry gift idea.
Here are some of our favorite women's luxury watches that make brilliant jewelry gifts for girlfriends:
Panthere De Cartier - Give her one of the most classic Cartier designs of all time, distinctively known for being equal parts jewelry and luxury watch.
Bvlgari Serpenti Tubogas - For the woman in your life who has wrapped herself around your heart, this watch will hug her wrist with a luxurious twist.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Monoface - For the iconic woman in your life, give her the gift of one of the most iconic women's luxury watches ever created in a stunning silver and blue.
One of the classic symbols of womanhood, earrings represent youthful beauty, innocence, and prosperity in an all encapsulating gift that reflects all of the wonderful virtues of womanhood.
A Good Choice For: A celebratory gift or a gift of congratulations. Aside from representing the virtues of womanhood, earrings also represent wealth, prosperity, and status, making them an excellent way to say, "I recognize how wonderfully unique and special you are."
Not The Best Choice For: The only person earrings are not a good choice for is someone who doesn't like earrings. Much like the necklace, earrings are a tried and true jewelry gift that always gets rave reviews...especially with girlfriends.
The best part about giving the gift of earrings is that no two sets are alike. In the realm of jewelry, there may not be another category that contains as much versatility, creativity, and diversity as earrings do.
The gift of a set of earrings shows your girlfriend that you recognize how uniquely special she is. Earrings tell your girlfriend that you recognize and appreciate all the special qualities that make her such a phenomenal woman and tremendous partner. From a design to a simple pair of diamond earrings, there's something for everyone.
Here are some striking examples of earrings that make perfect jewelry gifts for girlfriends:
Tiffany & Co Gold Twist Hoop Earrings - This modern twist on a classic from Tiffany & Co makes a perfect gift for any occasion.
Diamond Flower Climber Stud Earrings - Make a statement with these gorgeous studs and give her something she'll love to flaunt.
Gold/Diamond Cluster Rectangular Studs - Earrings like this are classic, bold, and gorgeous to ensure that these earrings will have her smiling from ear to ear.
Whether you're looking for an anniversary gift, a Christmas gift, a birthday gift, or just a because gift, this guide is here to help you decide. With all of these options for beautiful jewelry gifts for girlfriends from CJ Charles, you're sure to hit a home run with your next gift. Remember, if you need any help in deciding which gift is best for your girlfriend, the experts at CJ Charles are here to help.
The best part about giving your girlfriend the gift of fine jewelry is knowing that she will wear and treasure it for years to come. As is the case with every piece of jewelry, every time she puts on that necklace or ring, she will think of the person who gave it to her. Not only will she remember you, but she will also remember the tremendous symbolism it encompasses and how happy she is to have someone like you in her life. When it comes to gifts for girlfriends, nothing demonstrates love and appreciation like the thoughtful and romantic gift of jewelry.