Jewelry and accessories have been used to adorn bodies since antiquity. And it is not only women who love gold, silver and precious stones. Men, too, love jewelry.
But today, jewelry is highly valued because gold, silver and platinum are costly and difficult to come by. The same goes for precious and semi-precious gems like rubies, diamonds and emeralds. Jewelry is a treasured gift and often given to women to woo them or shower them with affection. These include gold anklets for women, bracelets and necklaces.
Here are some great jewelry gift ideas you can give to the special women in your life.
The tennis bracelet was named after women’s tennis champion Chris Evert, who lost an expensive diamond bracelet during the 1987 U.S. Open. The bracelet was so valuable that she asked the match to be held off until it was found. The bracelet was a thin band of a row of diamonds and was sleek and elegant.
The accident generated a lot of interest in the bracelet, and soon a lot of women wanted to have a “tennis bracelet” of their own. A real diamond tennis bracelet can fetch a hefty price, but there are less expensive alternatives that use Russian diamonds or cubic zirconium in a real gold setting. A tennis bracelet is an ideal gift for birthdays or anniversaries.
They say every girl is a princess, and princesses have beautiful tiaras. This royalty-inspired piece of jewelry can be composed of various precious and semi-precious stones. It can have diamonds, rubies, sapphires, pearls, emeralds and be set in gold, silver or even platinum.
More affordable versions are also available and these can be worn to debutante balls, weddings and other once-in-a-lifetime events. Real tiaras are passed on to daughters in the family and become valued heirlooms. Kate Middleton “borrowed” a tiara from Queen Elizabeth for her wedding day. This tiara was given to the Queen for her 18th birthday, but King George VI’s wife originally owned it.
Ruby or Emerald Set
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but there’s no discounting the beauty and elegance of rubies or emeralds. These precious stones come in striking colors and make for great accessories during formal events or functions. It is customary to give a set of earrings, a necklace with a single gem as a pendant, and a ring or bracelet.
Gold anklets were used to be worn by women to signify their marital as well as social status. The wider the anklets and the more stones or gems it had, the more affluent the husband of the woman wearing it was.
Gold anklets are still used today as a lovely accessory that shows off beautiful legs and feet. It is part of spring and summer collections and complements beachwear. Anklets can also be made of silver or platinum and accentuated by beads, stones or charms.
These are just some jewelry gift suggestions you can give for special occasions. Simpler gifts like brooches, rings or a plain gold bracelet will also be highly appreciated by the woman receiving it. It is not really about how many stones are there, but the intention behind the gift.