Simple Tips for Buying Earrings for Your Spouse

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Purchasing jewelry for your significant other can be tricky, especially if you don't know a princess cut from a lobster clamp. When in doubt, you can't go wrong with a pair of beautiful earrings. There are also several different styles, sizes, and metals to choose from, and if you don't understand your spouse's tastes and preferences, you mind wind up buying earrings she tucks away in the back of her jewelry box.

Here are a few simple tips to help you choose an amazing pair of earrings for your spouse.

Purchasing Earrings According to the Occasion

Consider the occasion when deciding which style to choose and how much to spend. For example, if it is your spouse's birthday, your anniversary, or Christmas, consider purchasing something more expensive made from finer metals, such as platinum or higher-karat gold. A pair of earrings featuring her birthstones is a great option she will appreciate.

According to the American Gem Society, September's birthstone is sapphire, while October has two birthstones, opal or tourmaline.

Determine if you want the earrings to be worn on a special occasion or something she can wear daily. Earrings that are simple can be worn every day while hanging earrings with multiple stones and elaborate embellishments are reserved for a special night out.

Learn About the Different Earring Styles

Earrings are available in a variety of styles and if you don't know a hoop from a stud, it is important to understand the basics to help you make a final decision. Here are a few common earring styles you will see at the local jewelry store:

  • Studs. A simple option that typically features a stone on a prong. Stud earrings don't hang below the earlobe.
  • Drops. This style features a stone that is set to look like a teardrop.
  • Chandeliers. These earrings are the most dramatic of the options listed. They typically feature multiple stones, beads, or other embellishments and dangle lower than drop earrings. These earrings are typically reserved for special occasions.

 Hoop earrings are another popular option available in a variety of sizes, metal, and can feature stones or other embellishments.

Understand Her Style

Now that you've set a budget and have a preliminary plan, it is time to purchase earrings based upon her personal style, not what you think she will want. Begin by looking at the jewelry she already has. For example, if she likes simple pieces, consider a pair of elegant stud earrings. If her tastes are more daring, choose a pair of large, beautiful hoops.

Take her shopping at the local mall or browse through her favorite jewelry store. Point out earrings and slyly ask if she likes the style, setting, or size. Ask her friends to provide you with advice on her taste in jewelry as well.

Learn How to Recognize Quality

Finally, no matter how much you are spending, learning how to recognize quality will ensure you get the most out of your money. For example, if you are purchasing quality gold, sterling silver, or platinum earrings, they should weigh more than earrings made from lesser-quality materials. Take the earrings out of the box and inspect the prongs and the setting.

Avoid earrings with prongs that are glued onto the earring back. The setting should be secure and there should be no damage to the stones. Check for hallmarks on the earrings. For example, if the earrings are made from 18 carat gold, the earrings should feature the mark "18K." 14 karat gold is marked with "14K."

Choosing the right earrings for your spouse can be tricky, especially if you don't have much experience with jewelry. If you have any additional questions, contact local jewelers such as MMP Jewelry.


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