Holiday Jewelry Gifts in Pittsburgh

Holiday Gifts: How to Shop for Jewelry

When you need to buy a gift for someone important to you, jewelry is always a good choice.

But shopping for jewelry can be intimidating. There are so many options and styles…it’s hard to pick the perfect gift for that special someone.

The gift you choose in the end should be a personal reflection of his or her taste. Or you can venture outside the box with something a little unexpected. Either way, when you give someone jewelry, you’re giving them a sentimental gift that lasts a lifetime!

Here are our best tips on how to make sure you choose the perfect gift this holiday season.

Cover the Basics

The very first thing you need to do is nail down the basics of jewelry buying.

Choose a Color

If you’re looking for something with a gemstone or diamond, you need to narrow down the color. Stones and diamonds come in more colors than just clear, so take a moment to decide what color you want to stick with. If you’re stuck, you can never go wrong with a birthstone!

Decide on a Metal

Now for the metal. If your gift recipient is fond of timeless, classic styles, gold jewelry may be the way to go. Or, if you are looking for something trendier, seek out rose gold. If you’re not sure, choose silver.

Set a Budget

Before you start shopping, set a budget for your gift purchase. It’s helpful to know your cost limit up front.

Start Shopping

Once you’ve covered the basics, it’s time to start shopping! Depending on what type of jewelry you want to buy, there are some things to consider.


The first thing you need to do if you’re considering earrings is decide on small, large or dangling types. Try to take notice of what your gift recipient already wears. If you are unsure, seek out a trendy and fun look that will compliment many different styles.

Our Pick

Try these chevron wrap earrings from the EF Collection. They have a great sparkle and are perfect for the millennial on your gift list!


From bangles, to charms, to cuffs - there are many different options to choose from and something for everyone’s taste! When choosing a bracelet, think first about size. You don't want the piece to overwhelm the wearers' arm. Then, ask if you want this piece to be able to be worn different ways.

Our Pick

For example, Efva Attling’s Hooked on Simone Cuff Bracelet suits many different occasions. Cuff bracelets like this one have been a trend all year. Show her your attention to detail with this stunning bracelet!


Necklaces come in all different lengths. The most popular length is the Princess length, which is 18 inches from end to end. Necklaces also come in different styles, such as chains, strands and pendants. Think about what your special someone usually likes to wear to point you in the right direction.

Our Pick

Vianna B.R.A.S.I.L. is known for their use of beautiful gemstones in unique setting. This rose quartz and 18kt yellow gold necklace puts a modern twist on the classic pendant.


A ring can be a great statement piece that catches everyone’s eye. If you are conservative, a ring can show your more adventurous side. There are so many fun and flashy pieces!

Our Pick

Rose gold has been popping up more and more. This six-band ring by Messika is a favorite of some of the entertainment industry’s top stars. The Gatsby line focuses on highlighting even the smallest of diamonds through flawless settings and uncluttered lines.


Something as timeless as a watch can have a lot of thought and sentiment behind it. From the band to the face of the watch, make sure you are choosing something that fits the personality of the person you are giving it to.

Our Pick

Tudor’s Black Bay Dark is a stainless-steel watch with an aged black leather band and an additional grey nylon strap for added versatility.

Jewelry is an exciting gift to receive. As you pick your gifts this season, visit Henne Jewelers for expert advice in choosing the perfect present for your loved ones. Let us become your Jewelers for Life!

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