Our jewellery buying guide is here to help you choose the perfect piece to fall in love with.
Buying jewellery for yourself or loved ones isn't always easy. It can be spontaneous, well researched or to celebrate a special occasion. The right piece of jewellery can make an anniversary or birthday so much more special, so it's important to understand exactly what you are buying.
1.Make it personal
Whether it's a gift, or a piece for your own collection, the most important thing is to buy jewellery items that the wearer will love and that suits their style and personality.
2.Don't guess bracelet size
If you buy someone a bracelet and it doesn't fit, your special occasion could end in disappointment. Luckily there's an easy way to get an accurate size.
- Take an existing bracelet and measure it against a ruler or soft tape measure.
3.Stainless Steel, Sterling Silver or Gold?
Stainless steel is the most affordable metal for jewellery. It's scratch resistant and doesn't tarnish like Sterling silver.
Sterling silver is a precious metal. However, it's very soft and can bend easily, so it's not suitable for long term daily wear. It also requires regular cleaning to take away the tarnish that builds up.
Gold is more expensive than Sterling silver and Stainless steel. It can also put up with much more mistreatment then Sterling silver. Gold comes in 3 colours: white, yellow and rose gold.
This is an important tip for buying jewellery. Don't buy the first item you see. Search online and compare prices for the same piece as you might find it cheaper elsewhere.
5.Read the fine print
As a final tip for buying jewellery, always keep the receipts and any other documents that came with your purchase. With custom/personalised items, check whether they are returnable. If you're buying as a gift, always check the returns and refund policy. This way, you can always change the item if your recipient doesn't love it.
Stainless Steel Jewellery Guide:
Are you looking to buy Stainless steel jewellery but have questions about the materials? Look no further than our FAQ's about Stainless steel jewellery.
Bracelet Buying Tips
All our bracelets are available in different lengths. So before you purchase, be sure to measure one of her other bracelets to be sure she doesn't need a special length.
You'll find a variety of chain designs, like the traditional round-link rolo or cable chain, in a many styles.
Charm bracelets are classic, timeless accessories that will continue to stand the test of time. At Trendy Street Jewellery, we encourage you to embrace your personal style and to use jewellery to celebrate all of the momentous occasions of your life.
They are a perfect gift idea for every occasion, Choose our Single Birthstone Bracelet for a luxury gift or Create Your Own Family Birthstone Bracelet for the perfect mothers day gift.
See our Bracelets
Earring Buying Tips
Earrings make the perfect gift idea. Since you don’t need to worry about sizing when it comes to earrings, they make a gorgeous and thoughtful gift without the hassle of exchanging or resizing.
Because they're small, stud earrings are easy to wear. They go as easily with a cocktail dress as they do with jeans.
Stainless Steel hoops give a feminine touch, and silver metals go with anything.
Drop earrings are made to dangle below their setting. Swaying with movement, they can add an elegant touch.
Necklace Buying Tips
The right necklace or pendant will add style to anything she wears. In addition to being a fashionable gift, giving her a necklace gives you the opportunity to perform the classically romantic gesture of putting it around her neck for the first time.
Chains go with everything. A fine stainless steel chain in a choker length will add just a touch of shine.
The simple design of a pendant allows all the attention to focus on a beautiful charm or birthstone. These timeless pieces can be worn with a dress or with jeans.
With a meaningful gem for each month, a Birthstone Necklace is an ideal gift for birthdays and every gift giving occasion.
Lockets are the perfect keepsake gift to give. Our range includes Oval lockets, Heart lockets and Round lockets.
Anklet Buying Tips
With a style to suit everyone – from delicate single strands to chunkier, eye-catching designs – our anklets range keep your ankles looking stylish and on trend.
With their genuine sparkle, Stainless steel anklets can be worn in both casual and formal settings.
Charm anklets have a silver chain, along with attached charms. These charms can be anything from love hearts and stars to starfish and dolphins. A charm anklet might feature a single centre-piece charm or several charms.
From birthstone crystal earrings and necklaces to bracelets and anklets, crystal jewellery has been worn and given as expressions of wealth, power, love and friendship. Each month of the year corresponds with a crystal and these birthstones are still worn and given as gifts to this day.
Read more in our Birthstones Guide.
Earring Placement Guide:
Learn where earrings can sit on your pierced ears. For example the helix piercing is technically any piercing on the upper cartilage of the ear but typically sits on the outer upper cartilage. Many people have multiple piercings on their helix which allows them to layer multiple studs or hoops to create a unique curated look.
See our Piercings Placement Guide.
Necklace Length Guide:
Are you confused about necklace lengths and types? Trying to figure out which necklace length will suit you best? Not sure where to start? You've come to the right place.