When to Give Jewelry and When Not To

A year is filled with gift-giving holidays and occasions, from Valentine’s to Mother’s Day, Christmas, anniversaries, birthdays, and more. 

You might be wondering when it’s an appropriate time to give jewelry like an astrology bracelet to a friend, a family member, or a special loved one. Of course, you don’t want the situation to be awkward, but you also want to let them know that they are special to you. 

Here’s the thing, though. It’s not always the occasion you need to consider but the person you’re giving jewelry to. Here’s a quick guide to help you decide:

Consider Giving Jewelry If…

It’s Your Partner or Spouse

If you’re dating someone or have been married for a while, you’ll want to give them a meaningful, thoughtful gift. To create a sense of love, you can give your partner or spouse a gift that you know they’ll use or wear often. If your partner or spouse loves jewelry, that’s a great place to start. But, if they’re not all that into jewelry, you might want to skip that jewelry store and go with a different, more personalized gift idea.

It’s a Beloved Family Member

If you have a favorite aunt or grandmother you see regularly, or even your mother, you’re going to want to give them a special gift as you celebrate their birthday or another special holiday. Here, too, you’ll want to give them something that they’ll love and think about you when they wear or use it.

It’s Your Best Friend

Jewelry is an excellent gift for your best friend. In addition to jewelry, you could also give her an engraved bracelet that includes your names. This gift will help you two remember the fun you’ve had together over the years.

Do Not Give Jewelry If…

It’s Your Boss

If you work for someone and hope to improve your standing with them or earn a promotion or raise, it might not be a good idea to give that person jewelry. Yes, your boss could love the gift, but this gift could also come across as a little weird or inappropriate. To ease any weirdness or awkwardness, you’ll want to find another special, meaningful gift to give them.

It’s Your Client

If you work in a professional capacity, you may not want to give jewelry to your client. It’s a fact that gifts can be seen as “payment” for whatever you’re doing for this person. If you’re in the legal profession, for instance, you definitely don’t want to give someone who is your client a piece of jewelry.

It’s Just an Acquaintance

Jewelry can work to start a friendship, but it can also work against you if you give a gift to someone less than a close friend. That can be awkward, to say the least. In this case, you might want to give your friend a gift that’s more personalized and more representative of your friendship.


To ensure that you’re giving the perfect gift, you’ll want to keep the recipient, the occasion, and the person in mind. Be sure to keep these factors in mind as you search for the perfect piece of jewelry. Of course, you want to be sure that you’re not giving just any jewelry and go for something more personal like astrology jewelry to match the recipient’s specific birth chart.

Ephemeris Co is where you can find high-quality and unique handcrafted astrology jewelry for your loved one. Get a special piece of jewelry designed today!

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