When it comes to purchasing jewelry, you do not need a lover, friend, or a relative to give you jewelry as a gift. If there is something specific you are looking for or something that you really want, you SHOULD go out and buy it for yourself.
Buying your own jewelry can be fun and exciting and can lift your spirits after a bad day - hello retail therapy! However, if you have never bought yourself your own piece of jewelry before, it can be a little overwhelming. You are usually making an investment and might be spending a little more than you want - but you’ll be happy with it for years to come.
There are a few things you could take into consideration to help ease your mind (and your budget) as you decide what type of jewelry you are going for.
Know Your Style
When choosing jewelry, you have to figure out what your personal style is. It makes it a lot easier to know what you’re looking for instead of searching through a bunch of jewelry that may not even match what you want. Do you prefer subtle and petite? Big and bold? Do you like sparkles? Do you like silver or gold? Will you wear it everyday? Whether you plan on wearing it seven days a week or just on special occasions, you will be happier with your jewelry if you keep your style and lifestyle in mind.
Know Your Budget
It is good to know how much you are willing to spend when purchasing anything, especially jewelry. It can be easy to be tempted into something that may not fit within your budget. If there is a piece out there that is out of your price range at the moment, consider putting a small amount of money aside each month, until you have enough money for that special piece. Even if you are working with a limited budget, you can still find jewelry for yourself. There are always lower-priced pieces that still hold-up just as well as the more pricier ones!
Know Your Worth
Why can’t you buy gifts for yourself? Buying that ring or necklace you wanted is all about valuing and loving yourself. There is nothing more empowering than self-purchasing a piece of jewelry - something that you can wear everyday, as a reminder of how independent you can be! It can make you feel happy and confident, especially if you are celebrating a professional or personal milestone. Buying jewelry for yourself can be an enriching and emotional experience. It is an impact statement about self reliance and self esteem - it is a reflection of your personality!
Purchasing jewelry can be fun if you allow yourself to do it! Remember, you get to decide what you want, what you like and how much you want to spend. Don’t be afraid to make the decision for yourself and run with it. Expressing your personality through jewelry is the best part! You deserve it!