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Jewelry Buying for Dummies!
You’re a husband with an upcoming anniversary. Your girlfriend’s birthday is next week. Its Christmas time and you want to know the best way to express your feelings. What do all these people have in common? They’re DUMMIES!
With this simple guide, you can find the perfect gift for that someone without waiting till the last minute.
- Do you know their birth month? If so, you can’t go wrong with birthstone jewelry. Not only she will be delighted with this beautiful gift but, you can also surprise her with the knowledge of its value.
January – Garnet (deep red)
Garnet is a highly protective stone. It’s also useful in enhancing bodily strength and endurance. It is given as a gem on the 2nd & 6th wedding anniversaries.
February – Amethyst (pale lilac to dark purple)
Amethyst helps to calm fears, reduces stress, and dispels doubts and negativity. The gemstone symbolizes peace and tranquility. Some sources suggest it is used to stabilize mental disorders. Amethyst is suggested as a gem to give on the 4th, 6th and 17th wedding anniversaries.
March – Aquamarine (all shades of light blue)
Aquamarines enhance the utilization of psychic powers and make the mind more alert. Excellent for cleansing and purifying. It is said to make one youthful. Aquamarine is suggested as a gem to give on the 16th and 19th wedding anniversaries.
April - Diamond (mostly colorless, but colored variations do exist)
Perfection, innocence, courage and everlasting love – there is no better symbol for these qualities than a sparkling diamond.
May – Emerald (dark green)
Emeralds give the wearer psychic powers. They are thought to improve both eyesight and fertility. They are also worn to enhance love and contentment. It is suggested as an anniversary gift for the 20th and 35th anniversaries and as an alternate stone for the 55th wedding anniversary.
June – pearl (mostly white, but colored variations exist)
Pearls have symbolized modesty, chastity, power, and courage. It is believed to possess life-restoring powers.
July – Ruby (bright red)
Rubies are believed to make the wearer wise, to help with love, and help protect against all sorts of misfortunes.
August – Peridot (lime green)
Peridots Guard against illusions, enchantments, and nightmares. Peridot also calms nervousness and banishes negative emotions. Peridot may be given as a gem on the 16th wedding anniversary.
September – Sapphire (all colors, but most popular is cornflower blue)
Sapphires help to predict the future. The gem is associated with peace and happiness. It has a power of spiritual enlightenment. Sapphire is given as a gem for the 5th, 23rd and 45th wedding anniversaries.
October – Opal (all colors, but most treasured is a black opal)
Opal is a stone of hope, love & romance. The gem is a symbol of innocence and purity. Aids inner beauty, faithfulness, and eyesight and helps recall past lives. It is also the birth stone for the Zodiac sign of Libra.
November – Citrine (yellow to gold to orange brown shades)
Citrines are emblems of truth, happiness, wisdom and friendship. These provide protection against snake venom and evil thoughts. It promotes creativity, helps personal clarity and eliminates self-destructive tendencies. It is the accepted gem for the 13th and 17th wedding anniversary.
December – Blue Topaz (pale blue)
Blue topaz symbolizes strength, intelligence, fidelity, success and good future. It is the suggested anniversary gemstone for the 4th, 19th or 23rd year of marriage.
- If not, you can always follow the motto “sweet and simple.”
Plain Gold Jewelry – No more worries about picking the right gemstones! All you have to know is her preference of gold color. They come in many fashionable designs and can be accessorized with any outfit. They make a perfect gift for any occasion.
Pearls Around the Neck – Behind diamonds, pearls are a woman’s best friend. Any jewelry collection is incomplete without a pearl necklace. Pricy, yet elegant, a pearl necklace makes a great gift for those memorable moments in life. But have no fear, if you’re concerned about staying within a budget or looking for a simple everyday gift, pearl pendants are an excellent choice.
Drops – The hottest trend in jewelry right now! From drop earrings to a simple drop pendant, it’s a perfect combination of class and style. With an array of gemstones to choose from, you’re sure to find the color that best suits that special someone.
- If all else fails, you can never go wrong with diamonds.
We’ll spare you all the clichés, but a gift of diamond jewelry will forever remind her of your true feelings (or simply get you out of her doghouse). A girl will fancy any piece of diamond jewelry, but here are a few that will complete any jewelry collection: A pair of diamond stud earrings don't have to be given as tokens of romantic affection. It's perfectly appropriate to buy them for your mother on Mother's Day. You know how to bedazzle your woman at anytime? Present her a diamond solitaire pendant that your grandma liked too… they will always be in fashion. You want to convey your feelings in a more meaningful way? The sparkle of a diamond solitaire ring would speak of your love for her.
With different sizes, clarities & cuts, you’re sure to find the gift that best fits her as well as your budget. You’ll even have enough left to pamper her with a box of chocolates and some flowers.
About the Author: Sudha Agarwal is the technical consultant of FineJewelryVault.com. For these gift ideas and more, visit FineJewelryVault.com for the finest collection of jewelry at great prices. You may republish this article only if you include the author’s information including all hyperlinked URL's.