Before you hit the boutiques, take stock of what she already has in her jewelry collection.
Unless she’s requested a specific piece, like a cocktail ring or a tennis bracelet, do some sleuthing: Does she already own a classic diamond necklace? It’s a safe bet she would appreciate a pair of earrings to match. Also of note: Does she have a preference towards white, yellow or rose gold? Are her pieces typically bold and colorful or more understated? Finally, of utmost importance is considering her lifestyle. The busy working wife and mom who favors streamlined, unfussy pieces and timeless, tailored looks might not get as much use out of a statement-making collar necklace or cuff as her fashion-obsessed, 20-something daughter.