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Choosing the Right Necklace for Her

platinum and rose gold diamonds by the yard
platinum and rose gold diamonds by the yard

Men, we all know that when it comes to buying a gift for the woman in your life, it can seem like an impossible quest to find just the right thing. It doesn’t have to be that difficult! Your safest option when picking a present is, you guessed it, jewelry. I’ll make it even simpler for you – buy her a necklace. Necklaces are one of the most versatile pieces of jewelry, so she will be sure to love it. So how exactly do you go about finding the right necklace for your lovely lady? Here are a few tips to help you in your journey.

  1. Choose a great chain. Hypoallergenic? Sterling silver? Gold? Do yourself a favor and conduct extensive research (ask her girlfriends) to get a better idea of what sort of chain she would prefer. Does she consistently wear sterling silver? Then avoid choosing gold.
  2. What is the shape of her face like? Determining this will help you decide what will look best on her. There are four types of face shapes: oval, round, heart shaped and rectangular. Once you have figured this out, you can ask your jeweler what length or strand would look best on your honey.

    3.5ct diamond and platinum heart necklace
    3.5ct diamond and platinum heart necklace
  3. What length would she prefer? For those who are trying to give off an essence of elegance, a collar or short necklace would be perfect. These are about 12 to 13 inches long. For a classic, more versatile look, a choker necklace that is 14 to 16 inches long would be the right choice. Princess necklaces tend to be the most popular. These are 17 to 19 inches long and are often worn with a pendant. There are so many different lengths of necklaces; to find the right one for your special someone, try to pay close attention to the style they are going for.
  4. Choose a metal. This is a very important step! If your girlfriend will be wearing this necklace on a daily basis, stick with a 14k gold necklace. 24k and 22k gold necklaces are rather soft and are unsuitable for everyday use. For sterling silver, triple check that there is a mark of “Sterling”, “Ster”, or “925” to ensure its purity.David Yurman onyx noblesse pendant, preowned david yurman

It is important that when jewelry shopping for your beau that you are being careful and paying attention to every miniscule detail. At Raymond Lee Jewelers, we offer a vast selection of beautiful necklaces to fit any woman. Best of luck to you in your necklace shopping!

Hannah for Raymond Lee Jewelers

I'm the marketing director for Raymond Lee Jewelers, the voice behind Designers & Diamonds, and the crazy woman obsessively live Tweeting the lack of jewelry coverage at red carpet events.