All that she wants

Esquire’s three-step so­lu­tion to avoid gift­ing panic

Esquire Middle East - - ESQUIRE ADVERTORIAL -

THE IDEA THAT DIAMONDS are a girl’s best friend seems a lit­tle dated. What isn’t dated, how­ever, is chivalry and the idea of buy­ing your part­ner some­thing nice re­gard­less of whether it is a spe­cial oc­ca­sion, or just be­cause you haven’t done so in a while. Trust us, it re­ally helps.

In a time-poor world, know­ing where to go for that ‘some­thing nice’ can make a lot of dif­fer­ence. From our ex­pe­ri­ence it’s al­most im­pos­si­ble to go wrong with Pan­dora. The famed jew­ellery brand has built a global rep­u­ta­tion on the back of its use of high­qual­ity ma­te­ri­als, crafts­man­ship and el­e­gant con­tem­po­rary de­sign.

While the name on the box alone is enough to let her know that you’ve bought her some­thing spe­cial, the key to any gift is match­ing it to some­one’s per­sonal style. To make sure we set you off on the right foot, we spoke to three friends of Esquire to help you out.

1. The re­search

Ran­dom pur­chases aren’t go­ing to get you any­where. If you re­ally want to win the gift­ing game, then you need to think about what works for her. “Be­fore you buy any type of jew­ellery as a gift for your lady, spend some time look­ing at what types of pieces she wears on a reg­u­lar ba­sis,” says Daniel Hig­gins, Esquire’s fash­ion edi­tor. “Take note if she wears rings, neck­laces or ear­rings, and what type they are. This will help you nar­row down what she likes.”

2. The pur­chase

Once you have an idea of what kinds of pieces she wears fo­cus on pick­ing the right prod­uct. “Do bling elegantly,” says Esquire’s dig­i­tal edi­tor, Sarak­shi Rai. “Just be­cause it’s jew­ellery that doesn’t mean it needs to be all sparkles and wow. Un­der­stand her taste and oc­ca­sions she is likely to wear cer­tain pieces, and find some­thing that will fit that.” Well, that is un­less she is into the bling in which case go big or go home!

3. The pre­sen­ta­tion

Ac­cord­ing to Esquire’s staff writer Daniella Europe: “Some­times it’s not just the ac­tual piece of jew­ellery that mat­ters. It is the whole ex­pe­ri­ence. Peo­ple want a nice gift, but they also want a nice story to ac­com­pany it. The way you present it, the un­wrap­ping, and any ad­di­tional small touches you can do will help say that it is some­thing spe­cial. Any­one can buy a present, show that you are buy­ing ‘her present’.”

Shards of sparkle ring AED345

Glacial beauty slid­ing bracelet AED445

Pieces from the Pan­dora Re­flex­ions col­lec­tion

Con­tem­po­rary Pearl ear­rings in Pan­dora Rose AED495 Glacial beauty ring AED445

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