Why Women Love Jewelry…from Men

This Santa Barbara Jeweler heard this and had to write about it. Friends Beth and Laura met up a pool party. Beth turned to Laura and said, “I love that ring on you. Where did you get it?”

“My husband got it for me for our anniversary!” beamed Laura.

“It looks fabulous!”

“Jake said he wanted me to know how happy he was that we’re married. Can you believe it? I was so happy!” Laura said.

“You are so lucky!” Beth said.

If You're a Guy Reading This, Here's Why This is Important

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Guys When You Surprise Her With a Piece of Jewelry, She’ll Remember the Happy Time You Gave it to Her

Women love jewelry. Women love getting jewelry from men. Always have…always will. There’s something about gold and diamonds and precious gemstones that adds to the significance of the gift.

We women are romantic creatures—some more than others. We like nothing better than to tell the story of how our husband or boyfriend surprised us with the earrings or ring we’re wearing. Seriously as a female and a Jeweler, I see first-hand what it means.

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And speaking of love… Woman like being told they’re loved…a lot. Probably more so than receiving gifts. Not that gifts aren’t nice, too. But know this: the gift is secondary.

The gift is the physical symbol of the declaration of the love. Give your jewelry gift with love and that story will live on in that piece of jewelry.

Gazing at Love

Every time—or hopefully most of the time—when a woman looks at her wedding ring or a jewelry gift, she’s reminded of the love of the man who gave it to her.

When Buying Jewelry Can You Just Close Your Eyes and Point? No!

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Pink and Green Translucent Tourmaline Earrings

When a Woman receives a piece of jewelry that she really likes, that is an added bonus. My clients tell me what jewelry they like regularly. We compile “wish lists.” Can you guess what I do next?

I go talk to their husbands and boyfriends! The chances are infinitesimally small that they have any idea what their wife or girlfriend likes in jewelry.

Ladies, Make Your Wish Lists

The fellas are usually overjoyed that I let them know what you like. The guys aren't going to go and buy you a dress or a suit without you being there. They rarely know your taste that specifically. They want their jewelry gift to be worn and liked. Your guy needs a hint. Spell it out.

Tell Your Jeweler What You Like

Explore Jewelry and Tell Your Jeweler What You Love

Make sure you have a relationship with a Jeweler and a wish list with them including your finger sizes. And let your lover man know where your secret wish list lives. Then he can surprise you.

I'm Talking to You Guys Now

Believe me, giving her a ring, or a pair of nice earrings that she’s always wanted enhances your romance. Women love jewelry.

Jewelry is better when presented wrapped as a present than just bought for her in the store. Surprise her!

Don't Think She "Needs" Jewelry?

Man and Woman looking at a ring wax

Sharing the Looking at the Wax Step of Custom Design

Guys, if it’s hard for you to confront shopping for jewelry or you don’t think she needs it, please think again. Maybe jewelry doesn’t mean that much to you, but she means much to you.

In an article from the New York Times women's self purchasing of jewelry is discussed. All I can say is it means more if it comes from you.

When you like someone, you give them something that you like, to share of yourself. When you love someone, you give them something that they love. That shows your love so much more.

Show her you are that special guy, give her jewelry!

Wish List Holding Jeweler,
Calla Gold


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About Calla Gold

Calla Gold is a Personal Jeweler and Author who takes pride in working with clients one-on-one to integrate their personal sense of style and taste into custom designed jewelry and repaired jewelry pieces.   Unlike typical Santa Barbara jewelry businesses, Calla Gold has no brick-and-mortar location. Calla Gold comes to you, bringing you the jewelry collection you want to see and collaborating with you to create unique custom jewelry. Calla also works with at-a-distance clients.

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Renee Manseau
Renee Manseau
13 years ago

I think that having a secret wish list is the best advice for women who want to get jewelry they’ll love. Their man wants to get something that she’ll love, cherish, and showcase, but he might not have any idea what that piece should be. Most of the time, it’s going to be hit or miss, so why not help him out and make it a guaranteed hit?

Lori Cooper
13 years ago

Excellent advice, Calla. I do think of Don when I look at my ring though he had nothing to do with its design. The loving spirit in which he gave me the stone is what I think of. Superb reminders for men and women in this post. Thanks!

Claire Wagner
13 years ago

Calla, I loved this. My husband has bought me so much nice jewelry over the years and I think it almost gives him more pleasure than me. I’ve actually had to tell him to stop – I have more than enough. But I especially love the diamond ring I got for our 15th anniversary. After 26 years, most of the anniversaries are forgotten except this one – I remember every detail because of that ring! Thanks for this insightful post.

13 years ago


Great post – helpful information. My husband is great about bringing me gifts – even though I’m one to keep things more simple.

We have lists and share them. I suppose it would be fun to be surprised once in awhile! :)

I’m sure a lot of people will find this post a good reference.


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12 years ago

Jewelry has become an integral portion of every woman’s dressing sense today. Not only does it add to the beauty of a woman, by spicing up her outfit, but it makes her feel happy.
I myself, like the style conscious woman of today, like light jewelry like inspirational charms and sterling silver charms. I think they blend beautifully well with today’s fashion styles.
I love receiving jewelry from my boyfriends. Err boyfriend. (In case he reads this!)

8 years ago

It seems a little material to me. Interesting read.