All right, class is in session. You've given her flowers - they lasted several days and ended up in the garbage. You've given her chocolates - she enjoyed them while she ate the entire box, but then blamed you when she put on five extra pounds. You even bought her a new vacuum cleaner - what were you thinking with that one? Nothing you get her ever seems to really express how you feel about her (unless you intended the vacuum to insult her cleaning skills). Maybe it is time for you to move beyond the ordinary and get your wife or girlfriend that one token from the heart that you know she will appreciate for the rest of her life. Now, if you think we are talking about a new toaster, give yourself detention. But if you have guessed that we are talking about diamond jewelry, take a seat at the head of the class.
There are a number of types of diamond jewelry available, and they come in a variety of styles and price ranges designed to fit almost any budget. Before you even begin the process of selecting one, however, it is a good idea to give some thought to her preferences. Many men will make the mistake of asking their wife or girlfriend what type of jewelry they would prefer, and some even take their significant other with them to the jeweler. That does kind of kill any chance you will have of surprising her though. A better option is to use the secret weapon that we men seldom use when purchasing gifts for the women in our lives: common sense and observation. Consider the types of metals that she prefers, as well as the styles. Some women favor the more modern styles, with the bold looks; others seem more comfortable in the traditional, more classic pieces. Observe carefully, and use those observations to select something that will fit her personality.
When it comes to diamond jewelry, the world is literally your oyster. Beyond the metals and styles, there are a tremendous variety of choices in the type of jewelry available. There are diamond necklaces and diamond pendants, diamond earrings and diamond brooches, and of course the ever popular diamond rings. Again, observation is your best instructor. What type of jewelry you choose is up to you, as long as you are confident that it is something she will be comfortable with. Diamond necklaces and pendants offer a magical feel for the woman who wears them, while diamond earrings are the very height of elegance, and diamond brooches provide a subtle hint of sophistication. And, of course, nothing beats a diamond ring for saying "I love you."
Before you begin your search, take a little time to educate yourself about the 4 Cs of diamonds, as the color, cut, clarity, and carat size are going to play major roles not just in how the diamond looks, but in how much it costs as well. When it comes to diamond jewelry, size is not always the most important element of a beautiful piece. Small diamonds in an elegant setting can be even more beautiful than jewelry focused around large diamonds. Again, look at what your spouse or girlfriend currently wears, as that will tell you all you need to know about her preferences. If you do your homework before you begin to shop, finding that perfect piece of diamond jewelry can be as enjoyable as it is easy.