A guide to buying jewelry for your girlfriend this Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and a beautiful piece of jewelry is the perfect, thoughtful way to show that special person in your life how much they mean to you. But buying jewelry for your girlfriend—especially a new girlfriend—can be tricky. There are so many variations of jewelry, and most women have a preference for a specific type of jewelry. Use these tips to find that perfect piece.

Step One: Reconnaissance mission

The best way to figure out your girlfriend’s current taste in jewelry is to notice what she already has and what she wears most frequently. Peak into her jewelry box and take notes. Are there certain piece in her jewelry box that you’ve never seen her wear? That probably means she doesn’t like that style. By looking through her jewelry collection, you should be able to determine her preference for:

  • Type (rings, earrings, bracelets or necklaces)
    • Important tip: if you decide to purchase a ring or bracelet that should be sized, make sure you figure out what size she wears!
  • Material (sterling silver, gold, platinum, white gold, rose gold, stainless steel, titanium)
  • Stone (diamond, pearl, ruby, tanzanite, sapphire, aquamarine, turquoise, onyx)

Step Two: Seek outside help

Ask the other women in her life for help. Your girlfriend’s sister, mom, or closest girlfriends are your best resources for insight into her taste and style. Ask them to send you a few pictures of jewelry pieces your girlfriend would like and take those to the jewelry store with you.

Step Three: Set a budget

Define your budget and then educate yourself about the options within this budget. Material, gemstone and brand name affect the price of jewelry. In terms of metal, for example, a sterling silver piece might cost you double what a stainless-steel piece will.

You can stretch your budget a lot further if you buy pre-owned jewelry. At Pawn USA, jewelry is one of the items we most frequently buy, so we always have a great selection of bracelets, rings, necklaces and earrings. Our knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect piece of jewelry that will show that special person in your life how much you care this Valentine’s Day.

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