Personalisation is one of the best ways to show someone you care or to create a piece of jewellery that is truly unique to you and your personality. In this blog, I take a look at some of the best ways to personalise jewellery. Why personalised jewellery is a great gift With Christmas approaching fast, you might be struggling for gift ideas that truly mean something. We think personalised jewellery (and personalised gifts in general) are a great idea because they show how much you care. Rather than just buying them another mass-market item that they may only use a few times and then discard, you have the opportunity to give them a piece they can cherish forever. Especially after the turbulent time we’ve all had over the past two years, coming together at Christmas and celebrating one another is more important than ever! Indeed, not just at Christmas, but any precious time you can put aside to spend with family and friends are moments to be savoured. How to personalise jewellery There are many ways you can choose to personalise jewellery, whether it is a special piece for yourself or a thoughtful gift. Choosing a birthstone necklace, for example, is a great option for a special birthday. Each month has its own stone (some even have two!) and some brilliant alternatives can be found for the more expensive gemstones. You can also get sterling silver or gold-plated jewellery engraved with a letter or short message to make it truly unique to you, like one of our silver bracelets or rings. You could even get a piece of jewellery specially commissioned and this is something we regularly offer our clients through our bespoke service. We work alongside you during the design process so that we can ensure we give shape to your idea. Our experienced, local artisans produce a truly beautiful creation as per your personalised design idea. In the past, we have also taken old rings inherited from grandparents or other family members and remodelled them into something new and meaningful. We recently converted an old ring with emeralds and diamonds into a new emerald and diamond ring and diamond necklace set for a client that she can now wear every day! This is a fantastic way to give inherited jewellery a new lease of life and can make a lovely and meaningful gift too. A locket is also one of the most personal pieces of jewellery you can choose because you can pick exactly the keepsake you want to keep close to your heart. Keep reading to find out why lockets are a fantastic gift and how you can personalise them! Personalised lockets I have always championed our beautiful glass lockets as one of the best personalised gifts, and I believe that is why they are one of our most popular pieces. Our lockets come in a range of sizes and consist of a delicate glass pendant that opens up to keep any personal memento inside. They are available in silver and gold-plated silver. You can keep a special keepsake or memory inside and carry it around with you at all times. When giving it as a gift, you have the opportunity to show a meaningful connection to someone you care about by giving them a truly unique piece. Recently one of my lovely clients put a piece of her grandmother’s wedding veil into a locket and gifted it to her niece. Such a wonderful way to give something truly treasured. If you are interested in personalised jewellery, either as a gift or for yourself, you can view our lockets and get in touch with us to find out more about the bespoke and personalised jewellery options we offer.