Contribution by Sally Writes
A necklace is a meaningful and timeless gift to give the special lady in your life. But choosing something she really likes is another matter. Turn to style icons like Beyonce, Rhianna, and Ciara for jewelry inspiration and you won’t fail.
Dazzle in diamonds
If your lady’s a Beyonce fan, she’s also bound to appreciate the singers favorite jewels: diamonds. While you probably won’t be able to afford the $12 million, 400-carat Lorraine Schwartz necklace recently worn by the diva to the Grammys, you can’t go wrong with a diamond necklace. In your search for the perfect diamond necklace, start by finding out the diamond’s clarity: the assessment of surface blemishes and internal inclusions. Diamonds with the smallest and fewest inclusives have the highest clarity grades. As for carat weight, the bigger the diamond, the rarer it is. One carat weighs 200 milligrams. Diamonds are priced by carat, so choose an option you can afford, and you have a winner.
Does your lady like bright and colorful jewelry? Then she’s bound to love an eye-catching necklace featuring beautiful multi-colored stones — as recently popularized by Rhianna herself. The Barbadian beauty has been spotted wearing oversized pieces which boldly celebrate this trend. However, if your partner prefers minimalist or understated pieces, you’re also in luck. Designers have created dainty options which aren’t so overwhelming and suitable for everyday wear. No matter your girlfriends taste, a necklace beaming with colorful stones is bound to put a smile on her face.
Gold plated necklaces
Singer Ciara loves chunky gold necklaces, which also happen to be a new trend this fall. A chunky gold necklace suits any style and can be dressed both up and down — making it a fail-safe gift for your partner. If you want more specific inspiration, Ciara is the new ambassador for Pandora jewelry and their new Shine collection — their first eighteen karat gold-plated sterling silver jewelry line. The beautiful honeycomb choker is Ciara’s favorite piece in the collection.
Jewelry is a very personal gift and buying it for your partner is never easy. But, as long as you follow in the footsteps of these black icons, you’ll find the perfect necklace for the special lady in your life.