You might already know what you should consider while buying jewelry.
What about the things that you shouldn't consider?
Knowing things that you shouldn't think or consider while making the purchase will help you steer off doubts and tension.
You won't face much confusion and will be able to make a decision with more confidence.
In this article, we're discussing 5 things you shouldn't think of when you're buying jewelry.
Let's get started.
YOUR PREFERENCES (WHEN YOU'RE BUYING A GIFT)
When you're buying jewelry for someone else, like your mother or your significant other, don't think of what you like.
Your preferences don't matter when you're purchasing the gift for someone else.
While it might seem like an obvious point, many people tend to make this mistake.
If you like gold more than platinum, it isn't necessary that the beneficiary likes it as well. Be sure to find out about the preferences of the receiver. That'd be much more helpful.
Here's a common error:
'Trusting others' more than yourself?
Buying jewelry is an expensive and serious task. It's obvious to ask for recommendations from friends and others.
But while some people simply ask for recommendations, others tend to trust those recommendations more than their own preferences.
When you're buying jewelry for yourself, don't rely on others for what you should buy and what you shouldn't.
They don't know you as well as you know yourself.
At best, they are just doing guess-work. That's not what you'd want when you're asking for a serious recommendation, right?
Do they know your favorite metal? Your favorite design? Your favorite gemstone?
Only you know this stuff.
So, when you're buying jewelry for yourself, trust yourself more than others.
Sometimes stereotypes become a huge cause of frustration for people.
Some stereotypes that might hinder you from buying jewelry are:
Online sellers aren't trustworthy
Only men gift jewelry to girls
A girl can't buy jewelry for herself
A girl can't buy jewelry for her boyfriend
When you're buying jewelry, you should set aside these stereotypes. These stereotypes aren't doing good to anyone.
Think independently. They only stop you from doing something which you really want to.
And buying jewelry isn't harmful as well.
So if you want to buy jewelry for yourself or get a gift for him, feel free to do so.
Move on and forget these pathetic notions.
INSTINCTS OVER FACTS
When you're buying jewelry for someone else, please don't rely on instincts. They will ruin the gift.
When you need facts to work with, relying on instincts will make matters worse for you.
Suppose you want to buy an engagement ring for your loved one.
So you go to a store, choose a design she might like (checkpoint #1) but then you come across the ring size.
Now, you don't know her ring size for sure so you make a guess (aka trust your instincts) and place the order.
When you propose to her and give her the engagement ring, it doesn't fit. Isn't that a party pooper?
Don't make that mistake. Get facts for such stuff. Find out her ring size before buying a ring for her. Find out whether she likes contemporary, modern or traditional designs.
Your instincts might have helped you in finding your love, but they may not help you in guessing her preferred diamond cut.
QUESTIONING YOUR CHOICE
Many of us make this mistake.
Once you've placed the order for the piece, you begin to doubt your choice.
Was it the right design? Should I have bought a gold ring instead of a diamond ring?
What if he doesn't like the pendant I bought for him?
Do you know what you should do? Remove these thoughts from your mind. They are there because of your uncertainty. And that's okay because they're supposed to be there.
Just shoo them off.
Be confident in your purchase. You have bought the piece. It's now yours. Don't question yourself.
There we have it, 5 things you should never consider while buying jewelry.
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