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Best Jewelry Gift Ideas for Her Personality

The holidays are quickly approaching and you still have to get something for that special lady in your life. You’d be surprised that even if you choose a beautiful pair of earrings, they might just not fit her style or look like her.  Every woman’s personality type is different, and that is reflected in the things that she wears—jewelry included. If you’re struggling with getting the perfect piece for your perfect girl, then check out these top jewelry gift ideas by Gottlieb & Sons to match her personality!

 

If She’s a Social Butterfly

For the woman who’s always the brightest person in the room, you need something that’ll shine as brightly as she does. Choose something that’ll catch everyone’s eye, like a gorgeous chunky diamond bracelet.

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Simple jewelry will be out-shined by her personality, so make sure that it’s big, bold, and beautiful! Just like her.

 

If She’s Unique and Outgoing

She wants something different, and noticeable. Like the social butterfly that she is, a pair of simple drop earrings won’t do it for this girl. You’ll need something as unique as she is, like a statement necklace or earrings that you can’t take your eyes off of. Choose something gorgeous that you wouldn’t expect to see on every woman in the room, and that’s what’s right for your lady.

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If She’s a Little Shy

If your special lady is on the quieter side, then she most likely won’t want a piece that draws too much attention. Something that makes a statement won’t work for her, so she may never wear it—and that would be a waste of a fine jewelry!

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You need something that’s toned down, but still stunning, something that’ll be almost like your little secret. For her, a pair of beautiful diamond studs will be just the thing for her to see in that little box.

 

If She’s All About Simplicity

Who doesn’t love a little classic elegance? For the woman who is minimalistic, but still likes some bling, why not spring for a delicate diamond tennis bracelet?

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She’ll be able to wear it for almost any occasion, and it’ll go with everything. And, the best part is that it’ll still catch people’s eyes, letting everyone gush over its beauty. Don’t underestimate the power of simplicity!

 

If She’s Traditional

A ring with diamonds doesn’t always have to be a diamond ring. If you’re not quite there yet, but the special woman in your life is drawn to more traditional pieces, then a gorgeous gemstone ring may be exactly what you need!

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A classic oval ring (with a few diamonds, of course) will always win a woman’s heart. Hey, maybe she’s even born in September, so you get her a sapphire stone for even more brownie points.

 

There are so many different directions you can go with jewelry, but it’s important to keep her personality in mind when you’re searching. Whether she’s extroverted or shy, there’s a gift out there that’ll be a perfect fit. We can guarantee that when you find it, she won’t be able to contain her excitement once she opens that box.

7 Proposal Ideas to Melt Her Heart

Are you planning to pop that fateful question to your girlfriend and are having nightmares about how to do it?   Take heart— no matter where it takes place or how it’s done, a marriage proposal by its very nature is romance personified, guaranteed to melt a woman’s heart!  That is assuming, of course, that the “proposer” and the “proposee” are on the same page with their feelings for each other!  But, at this stage of the game, you must be already pretty clued in, right?

Plan it right!

However, if you do want to make this auspicious occasion even more so, you need to think it through a bit.  There are literally hundreds of proposal scenario ideas floating around in the cyber world, ranging from the downright wacky and life-endangering (will your sweetheart actually hear you saying “will you marry me” while skydiving, snorkeling, or clinging to a precipitous mountain top?) to logistical ordeals costing you a down payment on your first home together.

Frankly, most women are less into the super creative adventure scenario than into “wow, he really knows me” approach when it comes to proposals.  So, think about what her personality and style is, her likes and dislikes, and what makes her bubble with excitement, and fashion your proposal setting accordingly.  

Here are some basic personality/proposal scenario categories to get you thinking…

The Traditional Girlfriend

Scenario:  An expensive, exclusive restaurant she’s always wanted to go to, with pre-arranged ring delivery by a white-gloved waiter, in a champagne glass or on a desert plate with that proverbial question inscribed in chocolate.  This is an old standby, but still one with great pedigree and effectiveness!

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The Outgoing, Social Girlfriend

Scenario:  While out for a night of dancing, arrange with the DJ to pass you the mic so you can dedicate a song to her — her current favorite song or something from a romantic movie she loved —like Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On" from "Titanic" (although that may be a bit awkward, considering the fate of the lovers in the film).  Then at the end of the song, drop on your knee and propose on the dance floor.

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The Outdoorsy/Nature Girlfriend

Scenario:  Do some research about the best spots in your locale — preferably ones that include breathtaking views with mountain peaks and romantic waterfalls.  Prepare a picnic basket that includes champagne and her favorite food.   Stealthily, place the ring under an interesting rock and point it out to her.  And you know the rest…

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The Romantic Girlfriend

Re-enact a proposal scene from her favorite romantic movie or book.  Just be careful that your selection does not require some unrealizable setups!  Recreating 19th century England to propose to her as Mr. Darcy did to Elizabeth in Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, may be a bit unrealistic!

But, for instance, in The Wedding Singer Adam Sandler professes his love for Drew Barrymore by serenading her with a personalized song "Grow Old with You.”  If you’re musically inclined, a song written especially for your girlfriend to serve as a proposal will definitely melt her romantic heart! 

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The Family Girlfriend

Scenario:  If you’re fairly sure about her “yes” and her family has a favorable outlook on you, proposing at the end of a family dinner will make her —and them —love you even more.  But, if you’re not that sure about either one or the other, don’t do it – it may prove to be a mighty awkward situation!

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The Minimalist “No Fuss” Girlfriend

Scenario:  The spot you first met– that’s assuming you met somewhere appropriate and non-digital. But, if that’s the case, consider instead doing a night at home, cooking her favorite dishes (bonus points if you don’t cook, because of the special effort).  You may want to skip the dessert and later that night, slip the ring on her finger while she is sleeping.  Once she spots the sparkler, serve champagne and strawberries to celebrate!

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The Adventurous Girlfriend

Scenario:  A vacation get-away in a warm climate.  Your options here are many!  From a walk on a dusky, deserted beach (the least risky, possibly the most romantic setting with the soft lapping of the waves and the twilight glow), to a knee drop at an ancient fountain or monument, to that “I’m glad I got travel insurance” option involving skydiving, snorkeling or a hot air balloon, if you must!

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A marriage proposal is always romantic and memorable, as long as it involves a ring and an element of surprise, is centered around her favorite pastime or interest, and ideally executed a bended knee (still a treasured fantasy for most women!).   

Really, how much more romantic can it get than asking someone to be your partner for life, “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part”?   Ok, so maybe not so much when it happens as she is holding that dreaded drugstore test stick signaling an awesome event in nine months, but even under these circumstances, it will remain a very poignant and memorable moment! 

How to Choose a Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

 

Are you looking for that perfect dress for your upcoming nuptials?  And how many times have you heard this piece of advice: “Choose a dress silhouette that flatters your best features and hides the less desirable ones.” Probably a few!  Easier said than done, right? But here’s some good news. Once you’ve armed yourself with the knowledge of what body type you are and what dress silhouette best suits that body type, it is almost as easily done as said.

 

First thing, first – get to know your body type…

On this voyage of discovery, you’ll just need your trusty tape measure and a few minutes of your time. Take down the measurements of your bust, waist and hips – and no cheating!

So, are your bust and hip measurement almost the same and the waist not far behind? You’re in the “straight” body type category.  You’re probably athletic and have what’s referred to as a “boyish” figure.  

Are your hips larger than your bust?  You’re a “pear.”  If the reverse is true, you’re an “apple.”  Doesn’t this all sound tasty?  

If your measurements are in the hips > bust > waist formulation, you’re a “spoon.”  But, if your bust and hip dimensions are almost equal while your waist is much smaller, you have the “hourglass” body type (hello, Marilyn Monroe!).  

 

Finding the Right Gown for Your Silhouette

 

The Traditional Ball Gown

This design is most effective for all those brides-to-be in the “straight” body type category. The fitted bodice cinched at the waist, and the flaring full skirt will make you look curvier. The “hourglass,” the “spoon” and “pear” ladies will also look good in this classic line – the full skirt will both de-emphasize or emphasize the hips and thighs area—whichever ruse is required.  But, if you’re of petite stature, this cut is not the best choice – you’ll look all swallowed up by all this tulle!

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The Wavy Mermaid

The Mermaid style just begs for the “hourglass” and the two fruit body type brides-to-be who want to show off their curves.  And your curves will certainly be eye-catching in this tapered, form-hugging skirt that follows the line of the hips and thighs, flaring out around the knee.  But, if you’re not comfortable in confining scales or tight clothing, swim away from this one!

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Sheath (aka the Column)

A great look for the sleek, “straight” figures! This form outlining dress flows loosely, naturally creating the illusion of curves.  It also adds length to the body, so if you’re petite and trim, this is the ideal design for you.  But, if you’re a curvy “pear” or an “hourglass,” this one is to be avoided – the pears will look unbalanced, and the hourglass brides will end up looking boxy.

 

The Slinky Drop Waist  

If you have that hourglass figure or are apple-formed and have a trim core, the drop waist style is for you.  This design really hugs your waist and hips, flaring out slightly below the waistline around the hip area. The straight-type body types and spoons, however, beware!  This cut tends to make us seem even less curvy, and will accentuate the lower portion of the figure.  

The Trumpet

Hourglass brides-to-be who want a formfitting but not too cumbersome ensemble rejoice!  This straight-lined skirt flares from the knee toward the hem, forming a —yes, you guessed it, a trumpet shape!  

The All-Rounder A-line

The most versatile cut of all!  Pretty much good for all body types.  Narrow at the top, it extends out along the body in the shape of the letter “A”.  The fuller skirt and cinched waist will give curves to those of us lacking in that department, but will also de-emphasize the hips/thighs area if so required.  That’s the reason it’s one of the most popular skirt silhouettes!    

But, if you want to rock that sexy vibe as you strut down the aisle, this one may be a bit lacking in the sizzle factor!

Remember, these are only guidelines.  Your body type may not fit perfectly into any of the categories, but at the very least, it will hover around it.  

Ultimately, if you really have your heart set on a particular dress, there are no rules against choosing whatever you want. It’s how you feel wearing your dress that matters most!