Selecting jewelry for yourself or someone else
Expert jeweler, Tammy Geraci, from Peter & Co. Jewelers eloquently explains how selecting and buying jewelry is easier when you know how to prepare before you go shopping. Tammy believes shopping for jewelry should be fun and her enthusiasm shows!
How to prepare before you shop for jewelry
First… are you shopping for a piece of jewelry as a gift? Will this be for someone else or yourself as a special occasion?
What is the occasion? Will this jewelry be worn formally? Or is this for a simple celebration? Will this jewelry piece be worn with everyday outfits?
Once you know that, consider what the gift recipient typically wears. What might fit their personality? Do they tend to wear simple solids or big, bold patterns? Or muted tones? What are the colors this person wears most often? Does this person lean toward trendy or classic styles? What type of neckline is usually worn? Is there a preference toward yellow or white gold?
Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, consider the budget. Is there a price range that’s most comfortable?
What are the current trends?
Tammy Geraci says that yellow gold is popular right now. Stacking bracelets, even with a watch, is also in style. Layering necklaces and “dainty” smaller items are trendy, too.
Confidence and jewelry
Jewelry draws attention and it speaks loudly about your personality. An outgoing person might be more confident in wearing larger pieces than someone who is more reserved. On the other hand, wearing bold jewelry may be just the boost of confidence you need in specific situations.
Then and now
This success story began with a man named Peter Oreskovic, an immigrant from Yugoslavia (now Croatia), who had a dream. Peter was a determined entrepreneur, even though he couldn’t speak English when he first arrived in the U.S. His goal and vision remain alive today, positively affecting the local community in numerable ways. What started with one man and a few gold chains has now grown into a full-service jewelry store with ten people on staff. Amongst them, a GIA Graduate Gemologist, an AGS Certified Gemologist Appraiser, a JA Certified Master Goldsmith and a CW21 Certified Watchmaker.
Note from Kathryn: I remember purchasing jewelry from Peter in the previous store in Avon Lake and I have watched his wife and daughters expand on his vision since his passing in 2000. It’s been extraordinary to witness. Once again, I am reminded that someone with a BIG goal becomes unstoppable. I hope this story inspires YOU!
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What about this story inspires you the most?
Who gave YOU your very favorite piece of jewelry… or did you buy it for yourself?