With so many different metal options, gemstones, and styles to choose from, picking out a jewelry gift can be a bit challenging — especially if you don’t have an idea of what your loved one might want. When in doubt, we turn to the Zodiac to guide us on the best jewelry gifts, taking into account the characteristics of sun signs like Aries, Taurus, Pisces, and more to decide on a sparkling accessory to give.
How to Gift Jewelry
When shopping for jewelry gifts, Melissa Clayton, founder and CEO of Tiny Tags, says one of the most important things to consider is your budget. “No one likes to talk about money, but it’s important — especially when buying jewelry — to consider your budget,” she explains. “This will help decide what metal to buy and help narrow down the many choices out there,” she adds.
If you know your giftee’s ring size, that’s excellent. However, if you don’t, Clayton says it’s also important to stick to earrings and necklaces so that you can feel confident in your purchase and know that the jewelry will fit. Another tip for gifting jewelry is to have a clear idea of what metal type is preferred. If you have only ever seen your giftee in yellow gold jewelry, chances are, that is their preference and they will love anything in solid 14K yellow gold, gold vermeil, or gold plated.
Meet the Experts
The Best Jewelry Gifts for Zodiac Signs
Jewelry can be a very personal gift to give. And, if you’re stuck, the Zodiac can help guide you. When shopping for jewelry gifts, Abigail Nora, a Chicago-based astrologer, says to consider the elements of each sign to help guide your decisions.
Fire: Aries, Leo, Sagittarius
“Fire signs tend to be bold and vivacious, so they’ll probably be fans of more statement pieces and jewelry that commands attention,” Nora explains. When gifting jewelry to a fire sign, she says don’t be afraid to get colorful or give something trendy as these signs take a “more is more” approach.
Earth: Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn
“Earth signs are often more grounded and traditional — they all find comfort and security in the material in some way, so pieces that hold their value will win over an earth sign,” says Nora. With that said, jewelry for earth signs doesn’t need to be flashy, however, they will appreciate finer jewelry items over costume jewelry.
Air: Gemini, Libra, Aquarius
According to Nora, air signs are a little more varied in their taste and approach, so looking at these signs on a more individual level is key. “Like Taurus [an earth sign], Libra is ruled by Venus, so luxury is big for them, along with harmony and creating beauty,” Nora explains. “They’re definitely more romantic than their air sign sisters Gemini and Aquarius, who are willing to go a little quirkier and more unique,” she adds.
Water: Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces
Water signs love a sentimental and nostalgic moment, especially when it comes to jewelry gifts. “They’ll want items with meaning, whether that’s vintage jewelry or something you picked out because of its emotional connection,” Nora explains. Family heirlooms always go over well with these signs, including jewelry gifts that could potentially become future heirlooms for them to gift.
Here are the best jewelry gifts to give, according to their Zodiac sign.
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