You’ve been eyeing a delightful sparkly piece of jewelry that has caught your attention and you can’t stop thinking about it. Not only that, but you find yourself bookmarking the page so that you can easily take an online peek at the jewel you so desire. Why not buy it for yourself? If you’re saying, “I can’t do that.” Think again, you most certainly can purchase your own jewelry and here are a few good reasons why you should.
You love it. That’s a good enough reason to buy a piece of fine jewelry that will last for the rest of your life and that can then be passed down to the next generation. Jewelry that you buy for yourself will have a special meaning for you and the story that it tells will create a beautiful connection to your family history for the next person who wears the jewel.
You’re celebrating a big birthday. It’s always fun to get presents on your birthday, but why not buy yourself a fabulous birthday present? Birthdays roll around once a year so you have plenty of time to consider your purchase. While you can always justify something special for those years ending in 0 or 5, the other years are also a great time to indulge your desire for a fabulous pair of earrings or a bracelet. Why limit your jewelry purchases to every five years?
You got a promotion at work. Now is the perfect time to treat yourself to a piece of jewelry that commemorates your new status at work. Buying yourself a stunning brooch or necklace is a wonderful reward for a job well done.
You got a raise or bonus at work. That raise may be just what you needed to feel financially comfortable buying a piece of jewelry. Vintage jewelry comes in a variety of price points and there will certainly be something that will fit your newly expanded budget.
You’re caring for your mental health. Buying yourself a gift, especially something of value like jewelry, is a form of self-care and self-love, which adds to your sense of well-being and self-confidence, two feelings that are very empowering.
You just went through a break-up or divorce. Since break-ups and divorces often involve no longer wearing an engagement ring or wedding band, it’s time to buy a new piece of jewelry that marks the start of this new phase in your life. This might be a good time to buy that gorgeous cocktail ring you noticed. Wear it on your right hand or index finger daytime, nighttime, or any time. Every time you look at your jewel, it will remind you that you are moving forward in your life.
You have a special occasion coming up. You’ve been invited to a black tie event or wedding and you want to be dressed up with a polished look. Nothing finishes off your outfit like a piece of fine jewelry.
You get what you want, when you want it. It’s happened to all of us, you’re presented with a beautifully wrapped box, you’re filled with anticipation and then you open it. It’s not what you want and you may not even like it, but other than thank you what can you really say? Buy your own jewelry and you get exactly what you like at exactly the time you want to wear it. An added bonus, because it’s what you want, you’ll wear it rather than having it sit in the back of your jewelry drawer.
You’re expressing your personal style. Buying your own jewelry allows you to fully express your style. Whether it’s a jewelry wardrobe basic or a blingy piece, you’ll choose exactly what shows the world who you are and your sense of style.
The next time you see a piece of jewelry that you fall in love with, go ahead and buy it for yourself. You’ll be glad that you did.
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First: Diamond and 18-karat gold earrings, signed Van Cleef & Arpels, Paris; Second: Pearl and 18-karat gold bracelet, signed Van Cleef & Arpels; Third: 18-karat gold necklace, circa 1950s; Fourth: Art Deco diamond, sapphire and platinum brooch, French; Fifth: Coral, diamond, enamel, platinum and gold Art Deco ring.
Authored by Amber Michelle