A Mans Guide to Finding That Perfect Piece of Jewelry

By: Tiffany Lorfevre

Giving a woman gold and silver jewelry to wear has long been a custom of rich, young suitors. Ranked as one of the top three of just about every woman's wish list, the giving of jewelry makes any woman feel pampered and special. Both gold and silver are precious metals and are the most popular choices in jewelry products.

Gold and silver jewelry come in an almost infinite number of designs and types. If a designer of jewelry is working at a high level of artistry, the pieces will usually be created using 925 sterling silver or 14 karat gold. That is the place you must begin.

Two very popular genres of gold and silver jewelry are Celtic jewelry and Gothic jewelry, both of which are seen in many collections made by popular jewelry designers. Even though both of these styles tend to be more frequently made out of silver, there are some who prefer the look of gold jewelry, even for these styles.

Jewelry pieces can also contain precious and semi-precious gemstones like diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. Also, with its new growth in popularity, turquoise is hot again, turning up in sterling silver rings, pendants, and earrings. Simply find her favorite stone and you're on your way!

Cubic Zirconia is a more affordable alternative for those with a tight budget who wish to give the sparkling look of real diamonds. CZ jewelry is made from artificial stones that closely resemble the much more costly diamond stones. There are many affordable options and designs incorporating CZ stones so your choices are just as broad, sometimes more so.

Celebrations, holidays, and other special events motivate people to enhance their outfits with jewelry to complement the tone of the distinctive occasion. A statement of fashion and power, jewelry has been around for centuries, from ancient civilizations to the modern day.

Even in the ancient world, jewelry of silver or gold was popular enough to serve as a marker of wealth, power, or social status. For people of wealth or royalty, much of their jewelry was and still is custom made, of course. So, when you are choosing, make sure it is a distinctive piece that is just for her.

The rich and famous are often afforded the convenience of scheduled appointments, where a jeweler will visit them and discuss custom designs. However, a few decades ago, more and more consumer catalogs started carrying jewelry, so the common man could also have a jewelry store right in his own home. That has become a very popular way to shop for jewelry products. Nowadays, shopping on the internet at online jewelry stores or online jewelry auctions has made shopping for gold and silver jewelry very simple and convenient, as well as providing more choices than one can even imagine.

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