Whether there’s an anniversary coming up or you just want a special way to show you care, you can never go wrong with giving your partner jewelry. Couples’ jewelry has played a crucial part in relationships throughout history – from rings being the symbol of marriage and everlasting love, to important “promise” pieces simply meant to symbolize one’s devotion and loyalty.
Today, couples’ jewelry is gifted and worn to exhibit pride and belonging. For your partner, it’s a physical affirmation of your commitment to your relationship. For others, it’s a way of proudly showing that you are happily taken.
If you’re shopping around for couples’ jewelry and need some help getting started, here are four examples that promise to show your special someone how much you care.
Couples’ Jewelry: 4 Meaningful Ideas
1. Matching (or Mismatching) Jewelry
When you hear “couples’ jewelry,” the instinctive top-of-mind image is matching identical sets. Wearing matching couples’ jewelry is a commonly practiced and universally understood way of showing that you are happily taken. Rings are the most typical way of expressing commitment — including wedding rings, engagement rings, or simply promise rings. Necklaces and bracelets are slightly more subtle but are equally effective in conveying expressions of affection.
However, couples’ jewelry doesn’t have to precisely match. Many couples opt to wear accessories that are similar in theme or core design but have slight differences to suit their individual styles. For example, one partner may choose to wear an elegant ultra-thin chain with a circular crystal-encrusted pendant while the other partner opts for a slim minimalistic chain. Both are chain necklaces and designed for everyday elegance but have different accents to suit the wearer’s personality.
2. Jewelry with Special Meaning
Accessories that are associated with a meaningful memory or milestone are another popular choice for those in romantic relationships. Charm bracelets can be adorned with small trinkets that signify moments worth remembering like happy firsts, major relationship milestones, or anniversaries.
For globe-hopping, travel-loving couples, souvenir jewelry is a fantastic way to commemorate trips and symbolize their strengthened relationship. Beach trips can be marked by sea-themed accessories like beaded bracelets, puka shell necklaces, and woven bracelets. Vacations abroad can be remembered with souvenir jewelry that’s unique to the country or meaningful to the culture.
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2. Jewelry with Unique Benefits
Everyone loves functional and multi-purpose gifts because it indicates that you’ve put much thought into the gift, considered what they may need, and envisioned how a gift can fit into their lifestyle. Gifting your partner with jewelry that has positive benefits to the wearer’s mental or physical health shows that you can care and wish them well even when you’re not with them in person.
Natural stone jewelry is a go-to choice as it comes in a variety of forms and designs, and many believe that it offers a myriad of benefits depending on the stone.
Tiger’s eye is a distinct stone known for passion and stimulation. It focuses on the lower chakras and promotes focus, mental clarity, and problem-solving. For couples who wear a tiger’s eye bracelet, the stone helps partners connect intellectually and emotionally. What’s great about the natural stone pieces is that they are unisex and are commonly worn by any gender.
Negative ion bracelets are also seeing a resurgence in popularity. They are believed to boost serotonin levels, which naturally boost the mood. They promote a healthy balance in the body by stimulating oxygen flow to the brain and muscles and increasing strength. They also detoxify the mind and body, which lets the wearer focus better and feel more energetic. With all these benefits, negative ion bracelets are a perfect way to express affection and well wishes for your partner (and for yourself, if you choose to get a matching set!).
3. Jewelry That’s Versatile for Everyday Wear
Couples’ jewelry must be made from high-quality and ultra-durable materials so that they can be worn frequently. After all, relationships are a 24/7 deal. Jewelry made from stainless steel is a good option for those who intend to wear couples’ accessories daily. Stainless steel is extremely strong because it’s made from a combination of titanium, chromium, and nickel. It’s a hypoallergenic alloy that has a silver finish that doesn’t tarnish and is suitable for all genders.
An engraved stainless-steel bracelet is versatile for everyday wear. It provides a touch of thought-out sophistication to a casual shirt-and-jeans combo; on the other hand, it also lends some edgy glam to a smart-casual outfit. Whether your partner is headed to the office or a cocktail party, they can’t go wrong accenting their outfit with stainless steel.
Another benefit of stainless steel is that it can also be incorporated or used to accentuate other materials in jewelry. For example, a black onyx bracelet combines the benefits of black onyx (protection and strength) and the durability of stainless steel.
Plain stainless steel is neutral enough to pair it with just about anything
These are just a few ideas, but remember that when purchasing couples’ jewelry, it mostly comes down to this: If you give a gift with love to someone you care about, they’re probably going to love it. Whether it’s natural stone or stainless steel or a leather band or a simple chain, if it comes from the heart, you can’t go wrong.
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