Are you looking for the perfect gift? Something they’ll actually like that also shows how much you care? Jewelry is the ultimate gift idea because it does just that. It combines a sweet, affectionate message with the elegant appeal of a luxurious present. Jewelry is a gift they can keep forever and even pass down for generations.
Want to know more about what makes jewelry so special? Keep reading as we dive into the many ways jewelry makes an enduring impression.
Jewelry is nearly as old as civilization itself, so it’s no surprise that there are many meanings associated with it throughout history. The symbolism depends on the metal, the gemstone, the style, or the incorporated emblem. Here are just a few of the many interesting hidden meanings behind jewelry:
Gold has held many symbols throughout the years. In both ancient Egypt and ancient Greece, people wore gold to showcase their status. To this day, it’s often associated with wealth and royalty and is said to bring fortune and prosperity to its wearer. Shop Gold Jewelry
Pearls are believed by some to indicate innocence, sincerity, and wisdom. From the sea, pearls are thought to bring new beginnings. Shop Pearl Jewelry
You may know that diamond is popular in bridal settings, but did you know it is also said to represent strength and clarity? This is due to diamond’s hard nature and sparkling brilliance. Shop Diamond Jewelry
Jewelry that features an infinity symbol is the perfect way to show them you’re going to love them forever. An infinity symbol features a never-ending loop representing love that lasts a lifetime. Shop Infinity Jewelry
Three-stone rings represent the past, the present, and the future of your relationship. They’re especially popular for engagement rings and anniversary rings. Shop Three-Stone Rings
In addition to the meaning behind these common jewelry items, some jewelry is even more directly symbolic, like a charm. For example, we have an entire selection of symbolic charms that includes everything from religious symbols to zodiac signs.
Another more practical reason jewelry is so highly valued as a gift is that it lasts a long time. This is especially true for fine jewelry, with its lifetime increased even more when taken care of properly with perks like our Free Lifetime Warranty. Diamonds, colorful gemstones, and precious metals are all chemically designed to last a long time. Some jewelry artifacts from ancient times are still preserved today for this reason.
With regular upkeep, you can expect fine jewelry to last for the rest of your life and beyond. It makes for a great gift because, unlike food or flowers, it’s not going to perish next week. People are going to be able to cherish and enjoy it for years to come.
Jewelry is also favored for its sentimental value. Part of this is due to the fact that it’s made to last and can be passed down for generations. Multiple family members may get to wear the same jewelry, reflecting on those who left it for them. Another reason is due to the beautiful symbolism attached to jewelry. A lot of the sentimentality behind jewelry, though, is that it comes from a loved one.
If you give jewelry as a gift, the person on the receiving end is going to adore it that much more because it came from you. Bonus points if you gift a locket with a sentimental photograph nestled inside.
Choose something personal, and your jewelry gift will be even more special. There are several personalization options at Shane Co. Check out a few ways to make your gift extra meaningful:
- Engraving: You can engrave a wide range of styles at Shane Co. with a special message. Choose something between the two of you, like an anniversary date, or something they love, like a favorite quote.
- Shop Charms: Charms are a great way to add a personal touch to your gift. You could choose a charm featuring their initial or a symbolic charm featuring something they care about.
- Pick Your Own Colorful Gemstones: Select one or more gemstones that mean something to them, whether it’s their birthstone, their child’s birthstone, or their favorite color.
A final reason we love fine jewelry as a gift is that it never goes out of style! Sure, there are trends in the fashion world. But unlike clothing or makeup looks, jewelry, when purchased from a fine jeweler like Shane Co., will continue to look stunning no matter what year it is. Jewelry style is like fine wine. With age, it enters into its vintage era and is sometimes even considered more valuable.
Need help finding the perfect gift? Don’t worry, our expert jewelry consultants are here to help! Book an appointment online or in-store today for specialized recommendations. We also have a holiday gift guide for more meaningful gift ideas this season.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published November 22, 2019 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.