In ancient civilizations, dowers and dowries were given between brides and grooms and their respective families as a kind of maintenance gift or social insurance. There was often a materialistic basis to these gifts, and thanks to the changes in modern beliefs, they’re not strictly necessary anymore.
However, there’s something beautiful and intimate about a man and woman exchanging a gift on equal terms with each other as a way of tying themselves together in a way that only a bride and groom can.
Here at Kevin’s Fine Jewelry, we want to help guide you toward the right jewelry for your special someone on your special day.
Gifts for the Groom
Getting something precious and meaningful may seem difficult for many brides. After all, if you get your guy an ephemeral gift, it may be charming and fun, but it won’t last forever. If you get him something long-lasting but practical, it won’t have the same emotional resonance. Not many men are going to look fondly on a hammer in their garage and think wistfully about their wedding day. The trick is to get your guy a gift that’s a little bit practical, a little charming, and a lot meaningful.
Our first suggestion is the cufflinks from the John Hardy Bamboo collection. These 925 sterling silver treasures are robust and masculine, while still maintaining a sense of intrigue and elegance. And if your guy cares for the environment, he’ll love knowing that John Hardy, which is based in Bali, plants a thicket of bamboo in Bali for each piece purchased from this gorgeous collection.
Alternatively, if your guy prefers the boardroom charm of a robust timepiece, the Tag Heuer Heritage collection Autavia watch would make the perfect gift. A powerful polished steel case with an aluminum bezel, this watch boasts an automatic Swiss-made movement and rhodium-plated indices on a black face. If your man adores the vintage look brought by leather and the intriguing shine of aluminum and rhodium, this might be the one for him.
Gifts for the Bride
What you get for your lady might be a bit more straightforward, thanks to the amount of jewelry aimed at women. But what you get as a wedding gift really depends on her personality and tastes. No reason to get earrings for a woman without pierced ears, right?
But speaking of earrings, these glorious Simon G Passion collection earrings make an ideal gift for your lady. These drop earrings, packed to the 18k white gold brim with round, princess, marquise, and pear-cut diamonds, immediately bring to mind the starlets from the Golden Age of Hollywood. They’re Marilyn Monroe earrings. Hedy Lamarr earrings. Earrings for your wife.
You could also choose this Madison L Milano collection fashion ring. Another style of vintage elegance, it brings to mind the “something old” part of the rhyme. Every time your wife looks at the graceful curves of 14k yellow gold and pave-set diamonds catching the light, she’s sure to remember her happiest day and the man who made it so.
If you’re interested in any of our collections at Kevin’s Fine Jewelry, contact us at (973) 790-8836, or stop by our Totowa, New Jersey showroom today!