As DC’s oldest jeweler, we have the knowledge and experience to help you find the perfect jewelry gift for your loved one this holiday season.

When it comes to jewelry, most women have very specific tastes and preferences, which can sometimes be difficult to identify. To help all of those unsure, we have created a guide to helping you through the holidays by finding the perfect jewelry gift for her.

Choosing the Type and Style of Jewelry

The biggest decision when shopping for a loved one is figuring out the type and style of jewelry to get.

There are major types to decide from when choosing your holiday gift.

Does she prefer wearing:

  • Rings
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelets
  • Earrings
  • Brooches

Perfect Jewelry GiftTo make this decision, ask yourself, what types of jewelry does your loved one wear most frequently, or own the most of? It’s easiest to determine a woman’s preferences by looking at her current jewelry and accessories.

You may also want to consider her overall taste in jewelry: 

Gold Jewelry or Silver Jewelry?

Most women have a specific type of jewelry they wear almost exclusively: either gold or silver jewelry. When picking out a unique holiday gift for your loved one, it’s important to know which metal she prefers. Take notice of the kind of jewelry she owns and wears most frequently, to determine if she prefers gold or silver jewelry.

Vintage Jewelry or Modern Jewelry?

To determine if your loved one prefers vintage or designer jewelry, watch how she dresses and accessorizes. Does she prefer more traditional or antique jewelry or does she follow the latest jewelry trends?

Statement Jewelry or Delicate Jewelry?

Does your loved one prefer smaller pieces, subtle chains and delicate stones? Or does she tend towards statement jewelry that draws attention, like chunky necklaces featuring multiple, larger stones and large, bright colors?

Light Jewelry or Heavy Jewelry?

This can be tied to her preference of delicate or statement jewelry, since pieces that are delicate are also often lightweight, and many statement pieces can carry greater weight. However, we offer a large variety of jewelry including brightly colored statement pieces with large stones that remain lightweight, and more delicate pieces which carry a greater weight.

Custom Jewelry or Designer Jewelry?

Does she like one-of-a-kind items, or does she prefer picking up the latest and hottest trends? We can create something completely unique, or help you pick out something ready to wear from our large range of jewelry designers.

Having been in business for over 100 years, the expert jewelers at Charles Schwartz are here to help you through the process of finding the perfect holiday gift for her.


Contact us for more information on finding the perfect piece of jewelry for this Christmas and Holiday season.