FANCI’s Top Tips for Jewellery Gifting

The Christmas season is a time of joy, love, and giving, and there's no better way to show your affection than with a piece of exquisite jewellery. Whether you're buying a gift for a loved one or treating yourself, jewellery is a timeless choice. To help you make the perfect selection, here are our top tips for buying jewellery.

A bespoke, heart-shaped, necklace. Designed and crafted by FANCI in Southampton.

Understand the Recipient's Style:

Take the time to observe the recipient's style, preferences, and the types of jewellery they typically wear. Are they into classic, minimalist, or statement pieces? Do they prefer gold, silver, or other materials? Understanding their style will guide you in selecting the perfect piece. Our advice would be to stick to a style similar to what they usually wear!

Consider the Occasion:

Think about the occasion the jewellery is meant for. If you want this to be worn every day, assess the strength and durability of the piece and the recipient's place of work. If it’s a piece for a special occasion, consider something festive and sparkling.

Set Yourself a Spending Limit:

The world of jewellery is wide and vast and can be a bit daunting to navigate. Having a spending price range in mind will help you narrow down your choices.

Add a Personal Touch:

Personalised and bespoke jewellery makes a unique and meaningful gift. Engravings, birthstones, or initials can add a special touch to a piece.

A bespoke ring designed by FANCI in Southampton, for a Christmas present.

Choose Quality Over Quantity:

It's better to invest in a single high-quality piece of jewellery than several cheaper ones. Quality jewellery lasts longer, making it a meaningful and lasting gift. For longevity, avoid plated pieces as these often tarnish quickly. 

Shop from Reputable Retailers:

Make sure to purchase your jewellery from reputable and established retailers. This provides you with confidence in the quality and authenticity of your purchase.

Check for Hallmarks and Certifications:

Always look for hallmarks and certifications that guarantee the authenticity and quality of the jewellery, especially when purchasing precious metals, gemstones and diamonds.

Insure Your Purchase:

For more valuable pieces, consider getting insurance to protect your investment. This will provide peace of mind in case of loss, theft, or damage.

We hope these tips have helped prepare you for purchasing something special this Christmas. However, if you’re still stuck, come and see us in store and our team of experts will be happy to help you. Whether you’re searching for a bespoke design or some beautiful fine jewellery, make it FANCI this Christmas. 

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