Jewellery is one of those items that is an appropriate gift for any occasion; birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, Christmas, you name it and a piece of jewellery is suitable. This is hardly surprising when you consider how many items are covered by the jewellery umbrella; rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings, the list in endless and the choice is vast, making it a lot easier for the consumer to match a piece to the occasion.
Two of the most important pieces of jewellery you will ever purchase or wear is an engagement ring and then a wedding ring. Apart from being attractive they are also hugely symbolic of the commitment being made between a couple that will last for eternity. It is thought the shape of a ring, being a complete circle that never ends, is the reason it became so popular as a symbol of betrothal.
The diamond solitaire was for decades the traditional engagement ring for a man to buy for his girlfriend, but as fashions and trends have changed over the years, coloured gemstone came to prominence is a vast range of settings and styles. Birthstones are also very popular choices now for engagement rings, as are more unusual stones such as Kunzite and Jade.
If you are looking to buy an engagement ring for your partner, and live in or around the Sheffield area, then you are spoilt for choice as far as jewellers go. If you are the romantic type and want to go down on one knee and present the ring as a surprise, there a re a few things to take into consideration before you splash out on that special ring.
First of all, remember that this is a ring she is going to wear forever, so it has to be of a style that she would like, whether you do or not. That knuckleduster rock that twinkles in the jeweller’s window may be your idea of perfection, but if she is petite with small hands it will look cheap and tacky, as well as being uncomfortable for her to wear.
To get an idea of what is on offer then check out the websites of the jewellers in Sheffield to give you an idea of what is out there. It is often a good idea to enlist the services of a good friend or family member of the girl in question as they will be able to guide you in the right direction should you get stuck.
Guest blogger Jason Imes