Buying jewelry for your girlfriend for the first time.

Are you thinking about surprising your girlfriend for the first time with a piece of jewelry? Have you wondered what would be the best first jewelry gift for her? Here is a quick and honest guide that hopefully will guide you in choosing the perfect jewelry gift.


What kind of jewelry does she like to wear?
It probably is a good idea to start by finding out what kind of jewelry your girlfriend wears the most. Observe a few days and see what type of jewelry she puts on for school, work, weekends, or for special occasions. Does she like to wear a ring, bracelet, bangle, earrings, and necklaces every day? Does she like to change her jewelry to match her outfit every day? Or does she wears the same jewelry daily or weekly? With the above, you will have a better idea of whether you should give her a ring, necklace, bracelet, bangle, or earring. Plus it will be a gift that you know for sure she will most likely wear.

What style of jewelry does she like to wear?
Once you know what kind of jewelry she wears most, let's try to figure out what style of jewelry she likes to wear. There are so many styles in clothing and jewelry such as fashion, modern, geometric, casual, elegant, bohemian, minimalist, vibrant, sexy, etc. Once you know what styles of clothing she likes, it is much easier to choose the right style of jewelry gift. In general, buying a classically styled jewelry will be a good idea if you want to be safe. However, it can also be exciting to give a trendy piece of jewelry if your girlfriend is very stylish.

What jewelry metal does she like?
Copper, sterling silver, gold-filled, gold plated, and gold are common jewelry materials. The material, complexity of the design, and how it is made significantly affect the price.  Typically gold will cost more than sterling silver, and sterling silver will cost more than copper. Plated jewelry can get intricate as it depends on the plated material and the base metal underneath. Thus the price can vary a lot but in general, are less expensive than other pure metals.

If your girlfriend wears mostly gold or silver-tone jewelry, it would be wise to buy 18k/14k gold or sterling silver jewelry. Gold or sterling silver jewelry will cost more, but they do retain value over time.  People tend to pick copper jewelry as they like the copper tone and also like how it tarnishes over time. Keep in mind that the copper ring will most likely turn one's finger green. Gold-filled is another great option if she prefers gold color jewelry, and you don't want to overspend. Plated jewelry is the most affordable, but please keep in mind that over time, the plated material can wear off.

Once you sort out all the above, you can do a google search to see similar jewelry to shop online or go to any local jewelry store. Below are some examples of various jewelry styles with different jewelry metals and styles. 

Copper Jewelry

 Copper Trinity Necklace / Elegant Copper Necklace

Copper Trinity Necklace

Copper Treebark Necklace / Rustic Nature Organic Copper Necklace

Copper Treebark Necklace

 

 

Silver Jewelry

Nature and organic Silver Necklace

 

Cute Bumble Bee Silver Necklace 

Dainty Modern Sterling Bracelet

Simple modern gemstone necklace

 

 

Gold Jewelry

Minimalist gemstone gold ring

Dainty gold band

 

An organic classic gold band

 

Hopefully, now you have a better idea as to what you should buy for your girlfriend for the first time.  It is always extra unique and exciting when you shop for your first jewelry gift, but nothing beats seeing her reaction when she opens the gift.  Good luck!