A Man's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Pearl Gift
Tip #1 Playing Detective
In order to coordinate her jewelry and clothing, you will also need to investigate her closet. If you already know what her favorite clothes are, keep this in mind while browsing. Does she own more casual-wear or more formal? What is her general color scheme? Does she like bright and vibrant colors or more subtle?
Based on your findings, consider these suggestions:
If her favorite outfit is a pastel, fairly conservative number, then a strand of classic white pearls with matched stud pearl earrings would be a perfect option. For fashionistas and the ultra chic, look to black pearls; black Akoya, Freshwater or Tahitian. On the other hand, buy practically for a woman who owns mainly outdoor gear, starting with jewelry pieces that can be worn away from the hands, such as earrings, necklaces, and pendants.
Buying pearls for business executives is also easy, larger white and black pearls will make a powerful statement; or, for any woman with high class and financial independence, white and golden South Sea cultured pearls are sure to impress. If her clothes are very non-traditional, black as well as jewel-tone color pearls in greens, reds, and blues will be a wonderful addition to her jewelry box.
For a perfect gift, pay special attention to the pearls' size and the length of pearl strands.
Consider measuring her wrist for bracelet length. For a snug fitting bracelet, simply add a 0.25 inch to this measurement and round up to the nearest half centimeter. For a loose fit, ad 1 inch then round to the nearest half inch. You should also make sure to include the clasp in the final measurement for a true fit.
At the length of 16 inches, a pearl necklace should sit at the hollow of a woman's neck. However, if you believe that the 16 inch is not a suitable length, try measuring one of her favorite necklaces and adding a 0.5 inch to take account of the pearls' extra width. Also, take her clothing into consideration when choosing lengths a necklace should fall at least 1-2 inches below the neckline of her favorite clothes. Every inch lower that you want to necklace to fit, add another 2 extra inches to the total necklace length.
To take a look at how necklaces fall when worn you in our necklace length education.
Most importantly, the pearls you are giving her represent the value that you put on your relationship. If you put in the time and thought it takes to select pearls that she will really love, your gift will directly reflect this.