Classic and Traditional Personalized Jewelry Gifts
Posted on July 23, 2016
If you’ve been shopping around at your local mall or online recently for jewelry, you’ve probably become overwhelmed by the amount of choice you have for personalized jewelry gifts. Nowadays, there’s a wide range of styles, materials and pricing available. However, there’s no need to be overwhelmed by it all. Consider these suggestions for classic and traditional personalized jewelry gifts that are perfect to give for any occasion, age or relationship.
Here we have the granddaddy of your classic and traditional personalized jewelry gift. Rings have been personalized for centuries, if not millennia. Ancient Roman rings have been found which are over 2000 years old that feature initials or some other type of engraving that was added specifically for the wearer. While we don’t know whether this personalized jewelry was given as a gift, or whether the ring was engraved by the maker or the wearer themselves, it does tell us that personalized rings are not a recent invention. Due to this, personalized rings should be considered the epitome of your classic personalized gift of jewelry.
Nowadays, and in the past century or so, we know that most wedding or engagement rings are personalized with engraving in some way. Most commonly, rings given between couples are engraved with their names and often a date of when they met. When given as a gift, a personalized ring is immensely thoughtful and symbolic, and it is most often given as a gift of love between two people, whether as a promise ring, engagement ring, wedding ring or even for a wedding anniversary.
As a gift, you can choose rings that are a traditional band style in many different metals, including gold, rose gold, sterling silver, stainless steel, tungsten or even cobalt. A personalized ring can feature engraving on the inside or outside of the ring, depending on the style. It can also feature an intaglio where initials or wording can be engraved. Rings can also include precious or faux stones, including diamonds, cubic zirconia, birthstones, sapphires, emeralds, rubies, birthstones and other gems. When it comes to personalized ring styles, you’ll have a lot to choose from, and you also have the option of having a custom ring created with just the right metal, stones and engraving for the occasion.
Cufflinks are a very traditional and classic gift, especially for men’s birthdays, Father’s Day, retirements, anniversaries and other occasions. Cufflinks have been around since the 17th century. However, they didn’t become commonly worn by men until near the end of the 18th century, when men started to wear suits with shirts which had sleeves that needed some type of toggle to keep them closed properly. It was in the early 20th century when cufflinks had their best years before metals were rationed for World War II. Yet, still today, many men enjoy wearing this classic style of jewelry where they can display a bit of their personality in the way they dress.
As a gift, engraved cufflinks are ideal for any man who wears a suit, especially a man who has a corporate job which requires him to look sharp and classy. A stylish pair of cufflinks which has been engraved with his initials is the perfect piece of jewelry to set off his tailored suit.
Cufflinks can also be engraved with wording on the back as well as initials on the front. Cufflinks are available in a wide variety of styles and often even come in a set with a matching tie bar. You may find a set which is engravable and includes both the cufflinks and tie bar or clip in a nice gift box perfect for gifting to that special man.
A necklace is another traditional, classic gift, most appropriate for women. Necklaces are available in so many styles and can be worn in many ways, therefore you can give a woman a different necklace for each occasion, and it certainly wouldn’t be considered a bad gift. She can wear a different necklace for every day, or even for every outfit. Choose a necklace which has a locket or pendant attached for an extra special gift. For the most important occasions, choose a necklace made in sterling silver or gold and have a pendant engraved with initials, her name or a meaningful message.
A bracelet is a great classic gift for men or women, regardless of age. In fact, since you don’t need to know an exact size, it’s a great gift for pretty much anyone on any occasion. You can find bracelets in less expensive material like stainless steel, leather or silicone. Or for special people, consider spending a little more on a sterling silver bracelet which has been engraved with their name or initials.
Lastly, we have medical ID jewelry. Here’s a different type of gift, yet still can be given in a classic style of jewelry. This is one gift choice that can give your loved one more than just a nice piece of sparkling jewelry to wear; you’ll also be giving them some peace of mind. Medical ID jewelry has recently become more popular, thanks to the availability of many new and stylish pieces. Now you can choose from pendants, bracelets and even dog tags. Medical ID jewelry makes a great gift that can actually make a difference in their life. If the wearer becomes ill, has an accident or is taken to the hospital for some reason, medical professionals will find the medical information on the jewelry incredibly handy, even lifesaving, in helping them choose the appropriate medical treatment.
The whole point of medical ID jewelry is that it should be engraved with up-to-date and accurate medical information such as blood type, allergies, conditions and diseases of the wearer. Due to this, you may prefer to give a gift certificate for medical ID jewelry, rather than having it engraved before you give it. This way you can insure that the recipient will be able to include all of their updated medical information on the piece. When you give the gift of medical ID jewelry, whether a bracelet, necklace or pendant, you are saying that you care about the health and wellbeing of the recipient.