Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Jewelry makes a wonderful gift for almost any occasion. However, picking the right jewelry item for another person can have some challenges. So I thought I'd write a few guides to help you out. This will be the first guide with some tips on buying rings as a gift.
Rings are very popular gifts. Whether it's an engagement ring, promise ring or just an everyday ring, it's a fun gift to give and receive. The tricky part about buying a ring as a gift is that you need to know the other person's ring size.
So here are some tips you might find helpful:
Measure the size. If you have access to their jewelry, you can pick up a ring they have and take it to a jewelry store to measure its size. Note that each finger has a different size (even the same finger at each hand doesn't always match) so you need to measure a ring that fits the exact finger you are planning to buy a ring for.
Ask someone who might know. A best friend, mom, sister. Anyone who might know the ring size and can help you out.
Buy an open ring. This is a solution I often offer customers that don't know the ring size they need. An open ring simply adjusts to the finger so you don't need to know the exact size. I have changed several of my designs to an open version so they can be used as gifts.
Re-size later. Go for a popular size and plan to re-size it later. This is the least desired option because it means you are giving a gift that might not fit and will need to be repaired immediately after receiving it. But sometimes it's the only option.
After you sort out the ring size issue all that's left is to choose a ring that fits the style, occasion and likes of the person for whom its intended. I'll be writing more about these issues in the coming guides so be sure to stop by again.
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