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Girlfriend's birthday indecisive on gift (Solved)

DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tieAhhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
edited January 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay so my girlfriend's birthday is coming up in two weeks and I wanted to get her some jewelry. Purple is her color so she likes Amethysts.

I don't know dick about jewelry (or girls for that matter) so come to you, the hivemind of H/A with a question.

I picked her up princess cut earrings that match this. Same cut / stone size, but I think this one is purtier.

Would having the earrings match the necklace be like a total win, or should I go for the one that I think looks nicer?


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    DmanDman Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I would go for matching but these things are very subjective.

    I've found if you go for two things of similar color one of them can easily make the other look cheap or out of place.

    Like if you painted one wall of a room pale blue you should either paint the other wall with exactly the same blue or else use a different colour entirely.

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    SipexSipex Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I've found, girls like things to match more than not, in fact...many people do. So I'd go for what matches better.

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    SpacemilkSpacemilk Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    On my monitor the colors are showing up differently. Don't know if that's the case or not but I would match color, then match shape after that. Mismatching color is MUCH more noticeable initially than shape is.

    When you say you picked up matching earrings, were the earrings the precise match for cut and color? Or just cut? If they just match on cut, then I would worry about color first; cut really isn't that important. Otherwise go with the pair that matches on color and cut.

    by the way IAAG (I am a girl ;) )

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    DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    well Blue nile has the earings on the princess cut as listed as "coordinating" with the princess cut necklace. They certainly look like different colors on my monitor as well, but gemstones dont have that handy color system that diamonds have. I should probably call them and find out.

    But all things being equal, If the are a color match, would it be hella thoughtful to get her the same cut, stone, gold a month apart?

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    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Hold on. You have a pendant that matches the earrings perfectly in colour and cut, but you want to get a different, non-matching one? It will not look better when she's wearing all three.

    Also might I point out that when buying jewelry for someone else, your opinion of "what looks best" amounts to somewhere between Jack and Shit if s/he does not share said opinion.

    Go with the matching pendant.

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    DeebaserDeebaser on my way to work in a suit and a tie Ahhhh...come on fucking guyRegistered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Update: I just got off the phone with the jeweler. The color difference is because they use stock photos and there may be some variance. I can order it with notes to make sure they pick a stone that closely matches the color or send it back if its far off the mark.

    Thank you everyone!

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    LintillaLintilla Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Both necklaces a pretty and will match okay. They're going to be far enough apart that even if they're a tad bit different in some way, no one will notice unless they're super compulsive.

    Basically you've picked one kind of classic style necklace (the pretty one) and one kind of modern style (the extra matchy one). I'd personally rather wear the pretty one. What sort of style do you think your girlfriend might like? Does she wear any other jewelry? Does it look antique or really trendy? That might help you decide.

    To me, it seems really thoughtful that you spent time looking through this stuff and thinking about it rather than just grabbing something billed as a matching set and being done with it. You should get brownie points for that, whichever one you choose.

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