As the weather grows colder and frost decorates our windows I am reminded to be grateful–for my family, my friends, my health and of course for the gifts I have received, big and small. When it comes to gift giving and receiving, I firmly believe in thoughtful giving, the art of searching for gifts that suit your loved ones' tastes.
As children we were thrilled by the mound of boxes under the tree–the bigger the pile the better. Now it's that single, small package that makes your heart skip a beat. Less is definitely more.
Now that we're a little (ahem) older, and thankfully more discerning, it's quality we look for and not quantity. Each piece of jewelry becomes a family heirloom in the making, a statement about our personal style. I love working with my clients to find out what you love. It's gratifying to help you choose just the right pieces; and to define the fine balance between trends and fads as you build a jewelry collection. Start with the easy to wear, "go to" pieces, and then add in a special "wow" pieces over time for versatility.
And since I'm talking about personal style, how do we help the men in our lives choose gifts for us that we'll love? There's nothing like the disappointment of opening that small, beautifully wrapped gift and finding a piece of jewelry that you'll never wear. Yes, we're grateful for the gift; but then we're faced with feeling guilty (because we know we'll never wear it).
Let's end that cycle now! It's time to help our significant others with the art of thoughtful buying. As you browse, I carefully note what pieces you're excited about and create “Wish Lists” to share with your loved ones. Think of it as your gift to the giver, because when it comes to a high quality gift like fine jewelry you really should love it.