Six Handy Tips to Picking a Ring that Matches Your Lady’s Personal Style

Taste in jewellery is highly personal, as is fashion, flair, and style. When shopping for a ring that will be the perfect match for the special woman in your life, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind that will make your task infinitely easier. Asking her outright has its place but the surprise of a wonderfully suited gift makes the gesture much more pleasurable for both the giver and receiver.

Six Tips for Finding the Perfect Ring

  • Personality

How would you describe your lady’s personality? Create a list of her qualities and key attributes. Is she feisty and confident, outgoing, loud, and colourful? Is she an outdoorsy type into horse riding, camping, hiking, or fishing? Perhaps she is more demure, sensitive, elegant, and refined. Does she love cocktail parties and socialising; is she an intellectual? Is she creative, crafty, and a natural decorator? Does she like modern art, abstracts, or classics? Although seemingly unrelated to jewellery, ones personality type often correlates to the appeal of certain jewellery. Sharing this information with a jeweller can also help narrow down the choices. You can find plenty of choices for engagement rings in Brisbane at Ring Leaders. Always go to reputable jewellers, like Ring Leaderes, so you can get the perfect ring for your money.




  • Wardrobe


The key here is being attentive and actually noticing her outfits. For starters just take a close look at the clothes in her closet and her collection of footwear. Pay close attention to colours and styles. Is there a theme that seems to be repeated? Are her outfits more practical and utilitarian, professional and smart, playful and cheeky or flowing, organic, and earthy? Her taste in jewellery will definitely be in harmony with her overall style.



  • Jewellery Box


One of the obvious places to investigate is her current jewellery collection. What kind of items does she already own and which feature heavily in her rotation? Does she have more silver or gold? Does she like glitz and bling or something more understated? Are her rings large and gaudy with lots of stones and elaborate settings or do they appear to be more elegant and minimal? Is there a special ring she wears every day? What does it look like? Try practicing describing it to someone else because unless you have a photograph of it, you will need to describe it to the jeweller to help narrow down your search.



  • Photographs


Think back to some of those really special occasions where she went to a lot of effort to dress to impress. Look through photo albums and notice what kind of jewellery she was wearing; the pieces that are obviously closest to her heart. If certain items of jewellery keep making a repeat appearance you can be sure these are her favourites for a good reason.



  • Best Friends


Usually girlfriends will have talked to each other about the kinds of jewellery they like and often borrow from each other on special occasions. Your lady’s best friend, or perhaps a close sister have probably been out shopping together and tried certain jewellery on in a store. Often women’s magazines have stories about the latest bling and strong opinions can be shared over a cuppa and chat. This information will definitely help you in your quest if you can enlist the aid of a trusted confidante.



  • Share a List


This strategy can be tricky to pull off but can yield all sorts of great information buried in a sea of subterfuge. Perhaps, you can just go for 100% Australian Made Custom Jewellery to make sure that it matches with your lady’s preference. Explain to your lady that you really don’t know all the important things about her that you would like to. Create a questionnaire with a variety of categories designed to help you both know more about each other. It could be old schools, first pets, shoe sizes, first car, favourite colour, bra size, favourite actors, birth stones, and also her ring size. You need to make sure there is so much variation on the list that ring size will not stand out more than anything else or she may become suspicious. If you plan ahead by doing the survey months in advance and buy her some nice clothes or shoes every now and then she probably won’t suspect a thing!
Finding the perfect ring needn’t be difficult but it will take a keen eye and a little detective work. When it comes to buying a ring for that special someone, the surprise factor is definitely worth the small amount of effort involved in getting it right.

Thomas Sabo Sweet Diamonds – It’s finally here!

You may remember that fashion-mommy was very excited in mid June about the launch of the first Thomas Sabo collection to contain hints of gold, as well as diamonds. I attended a very special press preview and was blown away by the beauty, the subtlety and the delicacy of the Sweet Diamonds collection.

Well, the wait is finally over, as the Sweet Diamonds collection will be officially available for purchase from next week. This collection is sure to be a total sell out, being the perfect gift for a loved one, and also completely exquisite jewellery that would adorn any bride on her big day.

The collection is huge, showcasing 80 pieces in total, and includes bows, daisies, and hearts as well as some of the classic Thomas Sabo symbols such as wings, keys and crosses. The items can be mixed and matched, but with matching items available so that a whole set can be purchased.

The Sweet Diamonds range is available from next week online at, but if the wait is killing you, here are a few of the choice picks from the collection.

Competition time! Get the Middleton look at Jon Richard

We all know about the Kate effect on fashion. Anything the Duchess of Cambridge wears, particularly if purchased from a High Street store, is an instant sell out. So it’s no wonder that the High Street is getting style inspiration from the stylish Duchess.

One of my fave jewellery brands, Jon Richard, has put its on spin on one of Kate’s most iconic items, the glorious sapphire and diamond engagement ring. This piece of jewellery once belonged to the Princess of Wales, and sparked a resurgence in larger, more traditional style rings when William presented it to his bride-to-be. Many jewellery brands have produced their own copy of the Kate ring, from Kenneth Jay Lane to H Samuel’s. And now Jon Richard have produced their own version, with a slight twist for Spring and Summer 2012.

Jon Richard have produced a fabulously affordable version of the Kate ring, costing just £10. What I really love about this ring is that they have offered a new range of colours to tie into your spring/summer wardrobe. These range from classic black to gorgeous Emerald green, and also come in amazing ruby-red, and my personal favourite, pink.

These rings are totally gorgeous, and with that price point, you could treat yourself to one in every colour. This is  a great way to update your wardrobe for Spring,and these rings will definitely catch the eye and be a real talking point amongst your friends, who will be wondering which handsome prince gave it to you!



Competition time

Competition Time

Fashion-Mommy and Jon Richard  have joined together to host a fantastic giveaway. Four lucky readers could win a beautiful Kate ring in one of the colours.

Here is what you have to do to enter

1. Like Fashion-Mommy on Facebook.

2. Like Jon Richard on Facebook

Leave a comment on this post saying you need to be entered.

For an extra entry follow @jonrichardjewel and @fashion_mommyWM on Twitter

Competition ends 12th March 2012. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted by email.