Let's face it, it is easy to walk into Amy Zane: Store & Studio and find something we instantly love. But flip the mirror around and try to find something for someone else and things may get a bit tricky. Here are some helpful tips we have learned over the years that can help guide you towards the perfect gift.
1) Price Point.
Amy's jewelry starts around $30 and goes up from there, with many things to choose from in each range. Prices vary depending on the type and quality of the stone. Typically, but not always, the smaller pieces are less expensive.
**Please tell us your price range and we can guide you towards items within that range.**
2) Hair Color. Pick a color that will stand out against her hair color
Blondes look great in green, blue, purple, red, black, and other dark or bright colors
Brunettes look great in pink, red, orange, yellow, white and other bright colors
Red Heads find that purple, blue, green, black, and white stand out.
Silver or white hair looks awesome in purple, blue, red or whatever color you want!
3) Silver, Gold or Leather.
-Does she have an allergic reaction to any metals?
If you do not know the answer to this question go with silver or 14k Goldfill. Almost all of Amy's silver chains and ear wires are sterling silver should not cause any allergic reaction, unless there is a sever allergy. Keep in mind anything with a bird or flower on it is sliver plated which is a layer of silver placed onto another metal. Ours is of a very high quality, but people with base metal allergies will react.
-Have you seen her wear gold? Leather? If so you have a golden ticket to get something in gold or leather!
Amy's gold chains and earring posts and hooks are 14K gold fill, which means a layer of gold is fused onto the metal creating a permanent bond. As mentioned above, any of the gold birds or flowers in gold are also gold plated.
4) Earrings or Necklace. Are her ears pierced? Don't know? Don't go there; go with a necklace.
4) Sparkly, Earthy, Simple, Elegant...
From here you have hopefully narrowed it down to a section or area of Amy's cases. Now it comes down to the personality of the person finding something that is best for them. Try and think what they typically wear, both clothing and jewelry. How would this person wear this? Everyday or on a night out? Can you see this going into their wardrobe well? Think of how to describe this person and find a piece that makes you feel the same way. Does it scream "________" to you?
Any questions? Need help? Amy, Julie and I are always here to help you! And if love something but want it slightly changed, Amy can always customize something for you. We want you to love the gift you are giving! We will even gift wrap it for you!
Amy Zane: Store & Studio
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