Figure Out What she already has
The last thing you want to do when picking out necklaces for her is to buy something that is the same or very similar to a piece that she already owns.
If you and the recipient aren't very close or haven't known each other for very long, this can be a challenge. It's also a challenge if the woman owns a lot of jewelry, or even the opposite, if she very rarely wears jewelry and you aren't sure what she may own.
If you have time before you need to purchase your gift, wait to buy and try to pay attention to the jewelry that she wears. Pay attention to any necklaces that she wears.
If you get a chance, pay attention to the necklaces that she chooses for different types of occasions.
If you won't get to see her on different occasions, don't fret. Even having just an idea of one type of jewelry she likes can help make your decision easier.
Necklaces that she wears aren't the only clues that you can use to determine her style. Pay attention to any earrings or bracelets she wears as well.
Simple diamond stud earrings or thin bangle-style bracelets indicate that she will also like a classic, simple necklace.
Large or brightly colored earrings and bracelets indicate that she doesn't mind taking risks and standing out with her fashion choices. If you notice that she favors these pieces, you should shop for bold necklaces with pops of color or large focal points.
A little close attention can go a long way towards helping you choose necklaces for her that she is sure to love.
Don't assume you need to make a statement to be a hit
When buying necklaces for her, it can be tempting to choose something big and flashy. But don't assume that you need to make a statement with your gift in order for it to be a big hit with the lady in your life.
Not all women love flashy, diamond-studded necklaces. And even those who do also likely have plenty of other, less-sparkly pieces that they wear during their normal day-to-day lives.
Sometimes the best gifts aren't those who make a big statement but instead are something that she can enjoy any day, rather than saving them for special occasions.
If you're celebrating a very special occasion, like an anniversary or an important birthday, then a sparkly, expensive necklace might be a great choice. But for other occasions, consider something she can wear every day.
She'll appreciate the gesture, and you get the chance to choose something that says you care enough to pay attention to her tastes.
Give her something versatile
You've already learned that you don't have to always choose a fancy necklace that can only be worn on special occasions. But how do you choose something that is more versatile?
Versatile may mean something different from one woman to the next. That's because what constitutes an everyday wear piece depends on what the woman does every day.
For instance, if your mother, girlfriend, or other woman in your life has to dress up for work every day, then a fancier piece in solid colors might be quite versatile with her work outfits.
But a beaded, colorful, casual piece might not go with very many things in her wardrobe.
One way to ensure that a piece will be versatile is to choose something in a classic color scheme.
While pieces packed with color are fun, they may only match a few outfits. If you aren't an expert on what the recipient has in her closet, you may want to leave buying colorful pieces up to her.
Instead, something in a single color scheme or in classic colors like black, white, navy, silver, or gold might be a better choice.
Will you be buying this special lady another gift in the future? Then now is a great time to plan ahead.
A great necklace needs great earrings and a statement bracelet to match. Buying a necklace that you will later be able to find earrings and a bracelet or two to match will give you a few easy future gifts.
This not only makes your gift-giving a little easier but will also allow you to give your special lady a set that she can use to complete her favorite outfit or look her best for her next event.
Nothing finishes an outfit better than a completed jewelry set!