Christmas Gifting Guide from Susannah Lovis

With less than a month until the big day, many of you will be thinking about what those closest to you will be waking up to come Christmas morning. We’ve decided to look at just some of the many reasons you may want to invest in jewellery as a meaningful gift for a partner, or why you should be asking for a treasure to call your own this December.

Jewellery is one of the best and most popular gifts all year round for one simple reason: it brings people joy. Opening a small, box has many positive connotations – namely engagement rings bringing additional meaning to the phrase ‘good things come in small packages’. Seeing that the gift bearer has gone to the effort of picking out a jewel specifically for you is enough to make the gift an overwhelming success and a clear indication that they know you better than you think.

Given that there are typically a range of factors to consider when purchasing a gift, we’ve decided to look at two key areas to ponder when selecting for your nearest and dearest  in 2018:

Budget

One question we ask ourselves on a daily basis is: How much should I budget for this purchase?  There are no rules set in stone on spending, but there are other considerations to keep in mind. There are times when the occasion dictates how much you can spend; anniversaries, milestone birthdays and Christmas being prime examples of times where consumers are only too happy to drop big bucks on the perfect gift. That being said, one of the benefits of buying vintage and antique jewellery is that second-hand jewellery can save up to two-thirds of what the equivalent piece would if it was brand new, meaning that you can get a lot more for your money. As the price of precious metals, and the price of gemstones are rising rapidly, buying second-hand is quickly becoming the more affordable choice. An increasing number people are choosing to buy their jewellery second hand as it means that they can have exactly the piece they want for the price that they can afford. Here at Susannah Lovis Jewellers we have pieces in our collection to suit all tastes and budgets.

Emerald cut stunning engagement ring Dazzling ruby, sapphire and diamond cluster earrings

Style

The joy of gifting any of the many types of antique jewellery is that you can use the exchange as an opportunity to not only prove your love for someone, but also how well you know them. This can be something clear like their favourite colour or birthstone or something a little less obvious, like a pattern or symbol they once expressed a liking to or a period of time they found particularly interesting. Further to this, stones and gems have a plethora of myth, legend and meaning behind them, meaning you can use these superstitions as a way of reaching out to a loved one. For example, emerald signifies love and compassion, making it the perfect option for your significant other, whereas moonstone represents patience, ideal for a friend who has put up with you over the years.

From rare, handcrafted gold elephant cufflinks to an Art Deco platinum and diamond tiara – the range at Susannah Lovis is a truly eclectic mix. The trends and styles of time periods throughout history are reflected in the design of all the jewellery at Susannah Lovis. Each piece offering a sense of timelessness that encapsulates the very core of antique jewellery collection.

Elegant pearl and diamond set choker, perfect for party season 15ct Victorian chunky chain necklace, perfect to stand out from the crowd

If you already own a piece of antique jewellery, be it a family heirloom or something you’ve picked up second hand, why not arrange an antique jewellery valuation at Susannah Lovis? This will give peace of mind to the recipient should the jewel experience damage, loss or theft, and you’ll be able to establish the true value of the treasure. Our valuation process includes the cleaning of jewellery, detailed descriptions and assessments, gem testing, hallmarking information, condition statement and values. For more information please contact our sales team; our dedicated and passionate experts in-store will be more than happy to help.

Make this Christmas one to remember for all the right reasons and check out our extensive collection of vintage and antique jewels. The bulk of our products are listed online, meaning much of your Christmas shopping can be done from the comfort of your own home, or, if you prefer to browse before you buy then pop in-store today where our wonderful staff are on hand to assist.

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