The Art of Gifting Diamonds
by Sasha t on Oct 31, 2023
It’s no secret that here at Jack Weir & Sons, we love diamonds - they are one of the most cherished tokens of love, commitment, and celebration and bring so much joy to both the gifter and the lucky receiver. Giving diamonds is one of the most powerful ways to show your love and an incredibly meaningful gesture that requires careful consideration. Today, we'll explore the art of selecting the perfect diamond gift, considering factors like the type of jewelry, the era of jewelry, and personal preferences.
The Type of Jewelry
The type of jewelry you choose can greatly influence the message you convey with your gift. Here are some considerations for different types of diamond jewelry:
Engagement Rings: If you are considering a proposal this holiday season, read all about how to make it perfect here. For a proposal, the classic choice is a beautiful engagement ring that reflects the recipient's style and preferences. Do they prefer a solitaire setting or something a bit more elaborate? Do you know the shape of the center diamond they prefer? How about their desired metal - white gold, yellow gold, platinum? Of course, it’s not just about the ring, it’s about what the ring symbolizes and we absolutely love love around here. So if you are in the market for an engagement ring - give us a ring and we’ll find the perfect one for your beloved.
On the other hand (get it?), you can also gift someone a ring that is not an engagement ring. Cartier makes fantastic everyday rings that can be worn on the right hand. For the discerning recipient, an iconic, vintage piece from Cartier that they can wear all the time would be a wonderful surprise!
Earrings: Diamond earrings are an incredible gift because of their versatility. Diamond studs and hoops are perfect gifts for the person who appreciates an exquisite everyday piece, while a bolder, more ornate earring could be a good choice for someone who can never get enough sparkle in their lives.
Necklaces: A diamond necklace can take the simplest outfit and make it into something spectacular. A diamond pendant is versatile and adds a little sparkle to everything from a crisp white shirt to a little black dress. You can amplify symbols that are meaningful to you with diamonds or look for more abstract options. Diamonds by the yard are a popular choice because the wearer gets the delicate sparkle of a diamond pendant on repeat. A larger diamond necklace is also always a fun choice - especially when the diamonds are paired with other gemstones for an even bolder look.
Bracelets: Diamond bracelets are the apex of elegance and sophistication. Tennis bracelets, which feature a continuous line of diamonds, are a classic choice - they never go out of style and become family heirlooms almost immediately. Diamond bangle bracelets that sparkle with ample smaller diamonds give a very contemporary look and can be worn alone or with a stack of other bracelets in varying metal colors.
Another important aspect to consider when selecting a diamond gift is the era of jewelry that appeals to the recipient. If you’re on our site - you may be more inclined toward estate jewelry - we are too! Vintage and antique pieces offer a unique charm and historical significance, but it’s important to understand if your recipient might prefer a more contemporary design. Ask yourself these questions:
- Does your recipient have an appreciation for history and nostalgia?
- Does your recipient have a love of a certain era in time?
- Does your recipient prefer the ornate and detailed over the simple and delicate?
If so, you might want to consider an estate piece. Give us a ring - we’re pros in this arena!
Another thing to consider when choosing a diamond gift is the recipient's personal preferences and lifestyle. Here are some questions to ask yourself:
- Does the recipient prefer yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, or platinum? Matching the metal to their existing jewelry - especially if they wear a watch or other piece daily - can be a thoughtful touch.
- Will the recipient wear the diamond piece daily or reserve it for special occasions? This can help you determine the durability and practicality of the design.
- Do they like to add a pop of color to their sparkle? Some recipients may prefer diamond jewelry with colored gemstone accents or even alternative gemstones like sapphires, emeralds, or rubies. Consider whether a combination piece might better suit them!
The truth is - it’s very hard to go wrong with a diamond gift of any kind, and at Jack Weir & Sons, we’re always here to help pick the perfect gift. Schedule a virtual or in-person appointment today and you’ll be on a great path to choosing the gift of a lifetime.
At Jack Weir & Sons, we’ve spent the last 40 years traveling to Europe and all over the world, curating extraordinary estate jewels. JWS is where the old world meets the new world. Celebrate life, preserve history, and discover your own priceless heirloom jewel. We are extremely grateful for our clients and the ability to help people to celebrate their special moments through one-of-a-kind jewelry. To share that gratitude and our strong family values, we chose to partner with Baby2Baby. So far, we've donated $125,000. A portion of every sale goes towards children living in poverty to provide them with diapers, clothing, and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.
We offer in-person and Virtual Appointments and are happy to answer any questions about your favorite jewel.