Jewelry Gifts-Their Implications
A vast majority of people think jewelry is a brilliant gift idea for a girl. There are various reasons for it, the foremost being that it is cherishable and lasting. It is a safe choice because no matter what type of a personality she has, as long as she is a girl, she will love the jewelry. Another reason for giving jewelry as a gift is that it is available in many price ranges from economical to the most expensive piece out there. Jewelry is also an adaptable gift item and can be given in combination to other things for example branded perfume, shower gels, cosmetic, chocolates and many more. It can also be an asset in bad times for example a gold, or a silver ring can not only be insured but also sold and treated like a liquid asset in worst comes to worst scenario.
Considering the above, jewelry is one of the foremost choices as a gift item. An important aspect of giving jewelry as a gift is its significance in defining or re-defining new or existing relationships. The boyfriend of a friend of mine was having difficulty in sending his parents with a formal proposal and at the same time he wanted to secure his relationship before going abroad for studies, so just before he left, he got his girlfriend a pair of branded, 22 carat gold earrings. In the years to come, she cherished the gift and waited for him till they got married.
The cultural aspect is very important in case of giving jewelry gifts. For example, in the Indo-Pak sub-continent, if a man gives a woman any jewelry article; it definitely means that he is interested in either marrying her or it can be very safely assumed, that he would like to engage in some sort of a relationship with her. Just what he chooses to give and the price range versus his income analysis (the value of the gift as a percentage of income); can clarify any other grey areas including how many other girlfriends he has.
Usually if a guy chooses to give artificial or silver jewelry, he is just contemplating something more than just friendship but he is in the initial stages of the relationship and is not too sure or maybe he is just not serious enough to take it up to the marriage. However, if he chooses to spend a considerable amount of money maybe as much as one-month salary on a gold ring, or a high value silver ring, he is definitely serious. In the end, it is not about the price tag on the gift amount but the percentage of the income that he spent on the gift that matters. It shows how much he cares. (I can see many older women scoffing my ideas as being too materialistic, but hey money matters!).If the guy chooses to go jewelry shopping with you, it means he wants you to improve your choice of jewelry and even though he is not embarrassed of being seen with you, but he would definitely want you to change more towards his liking.
Now comes the second part; what you choose to give as a gift and what it signifies. If you are a girl and you are giving jewelry to another girl, it means you came across a good deal on a clearance sale. No, that was just a joke, no offense to all the girls out there. In my life, I have received maximum jewelry gifts from other women. The reason being, they know you well enough to know what you would like as a gift. Usually girls never give out rings as a single item and give it in a combination with earrings, bracelets, anklets, hair accessories or any other combo. But if a guy gives you a ring of any form, in combination or solitaire, see RED every where both the danger sign as well as the love sign. If you are based in the Indo-Pak sub-continent, you should see RED even if a guy chooses to give you an anklet, or a nose pin. These two items signify, with varying intensity, that either a woman is committed or married. Guys’ if you want stay clear of sending out any unintentional signals; keep your gifts neutral if she is just a friend. This means that rather than giving out a necklace etc give her a jewelry box or a fancy jewelry pouch. Do not make combinations with chocolates, cosmetics, and jewelry items like rings, anklets and nose-pins as they are a definite lead on.
In short, apart from social taboos, gifts should be chosen with care especially if they involve jewelry giving appropriate consideration to the hidden meanings and the implications of your gift. It is necessary to take this in regard because it will be the defining moment for your future relationship whether you want to keep it just friends full stop or you want it to be a new start of something more special.