For as long as people have been getting married, they’ve been exchanging dowers and dowries—ritual gifts of money and property given from one party to the other as a kind of insurance or down-payment for a secure future. Fortunately, in today’s egalitarian culture, dowers and dowries aren’t really needed anymore.
Still, there’s something personal, romantic, and beautiful about soon-to-be husbands and wives exchanging private gifts that symbolize their commitment both spiritual and material with each other.
Here at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry, we have a great deal of affection for the trend of bride-groom gift exchanges, and we’ve got a few ideas for your partner that they’re sure to love.
For the Bride
If you’re a gent reading this, congratulations! You have an easier job picking a gift. Things are a lot more straightforward when it comes to getting a lady a piece of jewelry. The biggest issue, however, is avoiding the minefield of taste. You’ve got to stick to getting your special lady a gift that reflects her personality and tastes.
Our first suggestion: The Tacori Monogram necklace can be ordered with the first letter of your lady’s name. There’s nothing more personal than a diamond-studded, sterling silver piece of elegance that’s got the first letter of her name emblazoned on it in swooping curves of moon-colored metal.
Alternatively, if your fiancée likes switching out earrings on the regular, get her a pair of Hearts on Fire HOF collection earrings. With 0.90 carats of “the world’s most perfectly cut diamond” set in luxurious 18k white gold, it’s a heartfelt gift that won’t end up breaking your shared bank account.
And if your bride-to-be wants to add a splash of color to her white wedding, you can surprise her with the ruby-studded flames of this Fana Gemstone fashion ring. The diamond haloes around the trove of rubies only add fire and light to the high-quality jewels.
For the Groom
It can be a bit trickier to pick the right piece for your guy. Men have fewer options for wearing jewelry, so you have to really know what your fiancé likes when you’re picking his gift.
Let’s say you’ve been sneaky, and you “accidentally” found out he’s going to get you the glamorous Tacori Monogram necklace. Why not pull off a “Gift of the Magi” twist and get him the Monogram collection cufflinks? These cufflinks have the same diamond-studded elegance and sinuous sterling silver as the necklace—imagine him in these and you wearing the necklace during the ceremony.
Tacori also offers a very refined ring for men if your fiancé adores wearing a touch of panache on his hand. The blue topaz and hematite of this Tacori Legend collection piece give this ring a mysterious shadowy cast that pairs well with the 18k yellow gold of the band.
And last, but not least, you can’t go wrong with a watch! With an white enamel dial and rose gold hands for refinement; with a stainless steel case for rugged durability, the Swiss magnificence of this Baume & Mercier Classima timepiece is the perfect gift for a man who wants to start wearing high-quality timepieces.
If you’re interested in any of our collections at Rumanoff’s Fine Jewelry, contact us at (203) 230-1199 or stop by our Hamden, Connecticut showroom today!