They used to say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but today’s woman is more multifaceted. She’s fierce, she’s empowered, and she’s bold. A self-made independent woman, she doesn’t fit into a mold. Though she may not be after the traditional diamond sets of past decades, she still loves gorgeous, sparkling jewelry. You may need to think outside the box to find the perfect jewelry piece for that special lady. Luckily, the number of meaningful jewelry pieces available is endless. Some tried-and-true classics remain pieces even today’s modern woman wants and needs in her personal jewelry box. Even if you’re shopping for a unique, non-traditional gal, the right piece of jewelry will hit the nail on the head. No matter her personal style preferences or how sentimental (or not) she is, here are some of the best meaningful jewelry gift ideas for her .
1. Heart-Shaped Anything
Hearts are sweet and romantic, and they will always and forever remind her of your love. Whether it’s a simple heart pendant necklace, a ring with a heart-shaped stone, or cute heart-shaped stud earrings, hearts are huge in jewelry gifting for a reason. Tap into your romantic side to pick out the perfect heart-shaped jewelry gift for her. To ensure you’re going with something she’ll love to wear, and if you’re feeling uncertain about a gift, this is a great place to start.
2. Engraved Jewelry
Engraving makes a jewelry gift hugely personal. You could engrave your wedding date or the date of your first kiss, or you could engrave song lyrics, a line of poetry, or even a movie quote that is important to you both. The jewelry does matter, of course, but she’s sure to love the thought and effort you put into creating a meaningful gift. Select another gift suggestion from our list and have an inscription added—that would take meaningful gift-giving to a whole new level.
3. Stackable Rings
Stackable rings come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so they are remarkably easy to customize. Start her stackable collection off with a few nice pieces, or if she already has a well-established grouping of stackable rings, purchase one new one to add to her rotation. Stackable rings come in all varieties of metals, including two-tone, and they can also feature diamonds, gemstones, colored enamel, and so much more. Versatility is huge with stackable rings, so you’ll definitely be able to find one or several that perfectly suit her personal style.
4. Geographical Coordinate Jewelry
Pick a prominent, personal location and get the coordinates inscribed on a piece of jewelry—it’s that simple and she’ll love it. Maybe it’s the place you met her, the place where she gave birth to her first baby, or the place you got married. Get the coordinates engraved on a white gold bangle bracelet, the inside of a gemstone ring, or on a pendant necklace—you may even bring tears of joy to her eyes.
5. Colorful Earrings
Every woman needs a pair of bold, sassy, brightly colored earrings. If you don’t think that will suit her, go for a more refined earring style like drop or dangle, and choose beautifully colored gemstones for a nice pop of color. If you think she’ll appreciate some bright multicolored earrings that are a little on the playful side, go with your gut. She can pair them with a colorful ensemble or wear them as a statement piece with a more neutral, subdued outfit.
6. Birthstone Jewelry
There is something really special and meaningful about owning a piece of jewelry with your birthstone in it. If she doesn’t already have something like this, now is a great time to find it for her. Rings are the most common piece of birthstone jewelry, and they can be easily accented with diamonds or other cherished gemstones. Birthstone necklaces, bracelets, and earrings are also well-loved among women of all ages, and they make great gifts for coming-of-age events or significant milestones in a woman’s life.
7. Charm Jewelry
Charm jewelry is the gift that keeps on giving! You can purchase the bracelet or necklace with a few charms now, and add to it over the years. Although charm bracelets have been popular for years, the variety has expanded substantially, so you can find the perfect option no matter her personal style. Charm necklaces have gained traction in recent years, and they can be beautifully personalized to perfectly match her preferences.
8. Hoop Earrings
Hoop earrings are just as unique as they are classic. The overall style of hoops is incredibly timeless. They have been around for decades and frequently resurface as a huge trend. At the same time, hoop earrings are incredibly versatile. They come in every size imaginable, from small and classic to large statements, and they can be a variety of widths, metals, and even shapes (picture oval or diamond-shaped “hoops”). They can also be a simple singular metal, like yellow gold, or they can have multiple metals and various gemstone adornments, like colored gemstones or diamonds (or both!). Hoop earrings belong in every woman’s jewelry box, but it depends on her personal style as to which type of hoops is perfect for her.
9. Floral Motif Jewelry
No matter where she is in life, every woman can remember a time when she felt connected to nature. Floral motif jewelry has long been a best-seller, and for good reason. Leafy diamond rings, starburst and flowery pendants, floral earrings, and more are cherished and sought after by many women. Vintage styles explode with floral motifs, but more recent designs incorporate intricate floral details that speak to both modern and more traditional women. You can’t go wrong with a piece of jewelry that gives a nod to nature, so explore your options in this category and see what you think would speak to that lovely lady in your life.
If you’re still not certain which jewelry gift is best for the special woman in your life, speak with a professional jeweler who can offer you invaluable insight and advice. No matter what you choose, be sure to picture her in the jewelry and imagine what she might pick for herself. Make your choice with love and from the heart, and she’s sure to love it.