We believe that all women ought to be strong and independent – knowing what they want and never being afraid to go after what they want. It doesn’t matter what it is – it can be a job position, a dream vacation, a dream house, and anything else – just don’t wait for the things to come for you; rather, go and get them.
Speaking of all the things we mentioned before, we probably forgot to mention jewelry. Why do some people believe that the only way to get jewelry is through a man? This isn’t the case – as a strong and fiercely independent woman, you got to know how to buy jewelry for yourself.
You don’t necessarily have to purchase a new piece. If you have found and fallen in love with something old or damaged, there are jewelry repair services that can make it as good as new.
Getting your dream piece of jewelry is exciting and very empowering. If this will be your first-time experience of buying jewelry, let us tell you that your first purchase will feel like a much-needed boost after a particularly long and bad day – it will be nothing less than a big reward.
Before we continue to the guide – first things first – there is a piece of jewelry for everyone that fits their wardrobe and their sense of style.
With that on the side, let us face the fact that you will find the buying experience somewhat disorienting as a first-time buyer. After all, we are talking about a solid investment into something that you are more likely to wear often – if not every day.
Irrespective of the type of jewelry you are looking for, there are countless options, such as big pendants, sparkly bracelets, flashy diamond rings, stud earrings, etc. The bottom line is that you will find something that suits your lifestyle, wardrobe, and budget.
If you want, you might start with collecting the basic jewelry pieces, or you can go all-in with flashy showstoppers, such as a gigantic diamond ring.
Here are the basic steps that will help you with your first time buying jewelry:
Explore Your Style
Not all jewelry is for everyone. Similar to clothes, you cannot wear everything. In other words, you will have to find your personal style. That said, before you head to the jewelry store, assess your dressing style. Go to your wardrobe and scan your outfits.
What kind of dresses do you wear?
Are you the sporty kind or kind of feminine?
If you are minimalist, it might be good to opt for classy and minimalist jewelry, such as gold staple jewelry pieces (gold necklace, gold rings, something simple and classy). There are different types of jewelry for different dressing styles – for instance, you cannot wear heavy jewelry with conservative suits.
Or, if you are on a football team, you might want to opt for stud earrings instead of hoop earrings. Also, when and how often are you planning to wear your jewelry? Is it once a week or five times a week? It is very important to understand what you want and what suits your style the best.
Trust us when we tell you that you will be very much happier with the kind of jewelry that suits your style perfectly.
Choose Between Outgoing and Basic Jewelry
As mentioned before, you ought to settle down on the kind of jewelry that goes perfectly with your outfit. There is a great chance that you already own some jewelry – look at the jewelry box and see whether you have the basics (clean and minimal jewelry). If the answer is no, then you might want to start from there.
However, if you are looking for something special with a “wow” factor that you can wear occasionally, you will have to look beyond the classy and minimalistic. A line blurs the basics with the “wow” factor – diamond studs that can also typically fit into any budget.
A simple, elegant gold chain can also serve as the perfect accessory to your outfit – add a diamond to the necklace, and the crystal shine of the diamond will blend with any outfit, including a silk blouse, white summer dress, and even a black leather jacket.
If you want to go for a jewelry piece that you can wear 24/7, and if the budget allows – you can go for an amazing diamond tennis bracelet. Diamond undoubtedly is an enviable piece of jewelry, and you can show off to the world your amazing taste by adorning yourself in a piece of diamond.
If you cannot settle on any piece of jewelry, then a watch is a must-have item. And we aren’t talking about any watch – we are referring to a fine watch, something that is both: casual and formal. Depending on the type of watch you choose, you can also add some bling to your wrist – many watches are available with diamonds on the dial.
Understanding the Importance of Budgeting
Before investing in a piece of jewelry, every woman should ideally stay within their budget. If you have looked at a piece of jewelry somewhere and know the exact piece you want, you might consider putting a small amount into your savings account to have the money over time for the special piece.
If you ever receive a bonus at work, you can consider putting that extra money into your savings account and eventually purchase the jewelry item that you want. By doing so, you will carry with you a constant reminder of your high achievements and success.
Even if you have a small and very limited budget, there is still a way to get yourself a piece of jewelry by considering delicate pieces with no gemstones, such as a simple ring, small necklace, simple earrings, etc. Besides, pearls never go out of fashion, and freshwater pearls are simple and elegant when it comes to jewelry choices on a small budget.
Once you get your hands on the type of jewelry you want, ask the jeweler about the warranty and service plan.