We’ve all done some last minute shopping; we can’t be right on time with everything! And more often than not, you will find yourself rushing to the jewellery store for this purpose, because let’s face it, jewellery is one of the most thoughtful and valuable gifts. It is appropriate for all ages and appreciated by all. Don’t worry about having an enormous budget, you will find an assortment of elegant and trendy options to choose from.
If you only have a day, try to maximize it by planning well before you go to shop. Make a note of all those you have to buy for and decide on the type of jewellery that would suit each. Remember, personalisation is key. Your gift may be bought last minute, but it mustn’t appear so.
Here are a few all time classic jewellery gift ideas to choose from:
There’s no contest when it comes to a girl’s favourite jewellery; it’s diamonds. If you have the budget for it, try to get a diamond ring and earrings and she won’t be able to thank you enough. While you may be shopping last minute, it may be a good idea to do a quick research of diamond buying basics such as the four C’s that control its price, the most reliable jewellers, etc.
Bracelets are an elegant piece of jewellery, and available in a wide variety of styles and types. They are also budget-friendly, if you opt for beaded or metal bracelets. You can choose a bracelet with charms that define the recipient’s individual taste. You can also choose a gold, silver or platinum bracelet if your budget permits.
Pearls are another timeless piece of jewellery that are ideal as a last minute gift. You can choose from a pearl bracelet, drop earrings or bracelets. Saltwater cultured pearls from the Akoya oyster are eye-catching and have a brilliant luster. Pearls have a sense of intimacy attached to them, and are a special gift indeed.
Anklets are delicately crafted, exquisite jewellery pieces. They come in a variety of metals such as silver, platinum and gold, with different textures, settings and geometric designs. Remember to choose an anklet of good quality and preferably of pure metals, so that it doesn’t give in easily to wear and tear and break.