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How to Pick Jewellery for Picky People

  • April 22, 2021
When it comes to purchasing a piece of jewellery for someone you love, it can be challenging, especially so when they are very particular about what they like and what they don’t.

When it comes to purchasing a piece of jewellery for someone you love, it can be challenging, especially so when they are very particular about what they like and what they don’t.

If the person you’re looking to purchase for has a substantial jewellery collection, it may be a bit easier to navigate and make a decision based on their style and the pieces that they wear often. If they rarely wear jewellery, you have a bit more work to do.

Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring, special anniversary gift, or something special for a parent, you don’t want to simply ask them about what they like, as it will give away the surprise!

Luckily for you, at Marlow Design, we specialize in creating custom pieces that reflect the love you have for the special people in your life. When you have someone that is a bit more challenging to purchase for, here are some ideas that can help us narrow down what style they would love.

  1. Take note of what kind of clothes they wear. Are they a minimalist or do they like over-the-top style? What are their favourite colours? What kind of pieces do they already wear? If you can subtly ask about their most treasured pieces, or have a look at their collection, you may be able to gather more detailed information.
  2. Speak to their friends. In many cases, the person you’re purchasing for will have spoken to a close friend about what they’re hoping to receive, what they like and don’t like. This is a quick and easy way into the mind of your loved-one without actually asking them.
  3. Sneak it Into Conversation. This tactic may be a bit tricky if the individual you’re buying for is very in-tune with you, but subtly asking questions in conversation may help to narrow down what they like or what they don’t. Asking questions like, “I’m thinking of getting a new pair of earrings, what do you think of these?” or “my co-worker mentioned he’s buying his girlfriend a princess cut ring, do you like that style?”

Spending money on a piece of jewellery they’ll love is an amazing gift, and ensuring you’re purchasing something they’ll actually wear is important. If you’ve tried the above tips and you’re still at a loss, we’re happy to help you include them in the decision. We can work with you and your loved one or friend to closely to develop a custom piece of jewellery from scratch, or out of treasured old pieces that are ready to be rejuvenated.

While we’re social-distancing, we can either welcome you into our location with extra safety precautions, or we can complete our consultation via FaceTime or Skype. We can build your piece with our 3D rendering technology so you never have to wonder how your design will turn out.

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Marlow Marshall, Founder & Lead Designer