The Ultimate Jewellery Buying Guide from your Ilford & Chigwell Jewellers


Buying jewellery for others can be tricky, especially if it’s for a special occasion. Will the recipient like it? Will they wear it? Does it convey the right message? Here at EK Jewellers we’re always happy to help with friendly advice, and to help even more, we’ve put together this useful jewellery buying guide.

Finding Gifts to Suit Your Budget

The first thing to decide upon when buying a jewellery gift is your budget. You’ll probably have an idea of how much you want to spend in mind, and unless you come across something which is so spectacular you know the recipient will love it, you’re unlikely to waver from it.

Here at EK Jewellers, Chigwell and Ilford customers know we’re always happy to suggest pieces to suit your finances, and you may also like to consider our custom jewellery service, as a bespoke piece is not always as expensive as you may think.

Finding Something for Every Occasion

The next step when buying jewellery for someone else is to consider the occasion. Is it a birthday, anniversary, the birth of a child, or an engagement or wedding?

If it’s a special birthday, there’s plenty of choice available such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets or charms for charm bracelets. For an anniversary, we would suggest either an eternity ring, or a diamond necklace, and similarly, eternity rings go down very well if your partner has just given birth to your beautiful new baby.

Don’t forget that when it comes to weddings and engagements, EK Jewellers’ Chigwell and Ilford customers can find a vast selection of wedding and engagement rings, as well as gifts of jewellery to give to the bride to wear on the big day itself.

Catering to Taste

Of course, once you’ve decided upon the basics of your jewellery gift, now the hard part comes in: buying something to suit their taste. That’s where you can benefit from our many years’ of experience. Together we can find the perfect gift.

We’ll try to get to know the recipient by asking you to think about what sort of jewellery they already wear. Do they wear white gold, rose gold, yellow gold or silver, for example? Do they favour necklaces over bracelets? And do they wear coloured jewellery, including precious stones?

If we can get to the bottom of these questions, we can then find the perfect piece for your loved one. When buying a gift at EK Jewellers, Chigwell and Ilford residents are reassured they’ll be buying something that the recipient will love. If you'd like some personalised help in finding the right piece of jewellery, please get in touch or call in to see us.

Posted on by Ian Tubby.