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#1 cooltate23

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:48 PM

Hi All

I need some ideas

My grandparents left me $1000 dollars to spend on my daughter at a jeweller.

I am wanting to get my daughter something for when she is 18.  Can I please get some suggestions and links as to what I should get?

It will be hand made at Vangelic in Woden.

I don't wear jewellery myself, so I have no idea.

Thanks in Advance

#2 Beanbag Warrior

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

I got a lovely rose gold ring when I was 16 and a matching chain when I was 18.  You could add birthstones to the designs to make them more personalised.

#3 opethmum

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

I would put the amount in a term deposit and let it mature and when your DD reaches 18 how about springing a jewellery shop, then she may have a particular style that she likes by then and if she is allergic to any metals then you can avoid them.


#4 Liadan

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

You could always look at purchasing gemstones, and having them put into a deposit box sort of thing, along with some of the money, then when she is older she could assist with the design with the gems you have purchased?

#5 Shadowess

Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:34 AM

Yeah, I'd do the term deposit thing, and wait til she's 18. I don't know a huge amount about custom made jewellery, but I'm thinking that $1000 isn't going to go all that far, especially for a really nice piece? At least with a term deposit, you can grow that amount over the next 12 or so years.



#6 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

I am another that would term deposit it... you could have her help design a piece as a coming of age thing together, im sure it would be special to her that way.

#7 erindiv

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:30 PM

Another one for a term deposit here. $1,000 won't go far for custom jewellery.

Something you buy now may be well out of fashion by then. At least you can get something made when you know her taste in jewellery then. I have some hideous yellow gold items (non expensive) given to me as 'keepsakes' as a child. I never wear them as they are not what I like at all.

#8 cooltate23

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

I dont have the option to put the money in a term deposit, the money is at the Jewellers, this is what my grandparents wanted, and will accept there wishes.

Anyone else got any other ideas besides term deposit?


Edited by cooltate23, 05 January 2013 - 08:55 PM.


#9 la di dah

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:41 PM

EDIT: I didn't realize this was for ACT specifically, sorry. But all I said was If I was buying now though I'd stick to very timeless pieces - a string of pearls, diamond or pearl stud earrings, not really very "custom" type custom, honestly. She hasn't got a specific style or favourite stones yet really? But I'm bitter because I turned out to be allergic to a lot of metals I didn't realize when I was little.

Edited by la di dah, 05 January 2013 - 08:43 PM.


#10 cooltate23

Posted 05 January 2013 - 08:54 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 05/01/2013, 09:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
EDIT: I didn't realize this was for ACT specifically, sorry. But all I said was If I was buying now though I'd stick to very timeless pieces - a string of pearls, diamond or pearl stud earrings, not really very "custom" type custom, honestly. She hasn't got a specific style or favourite stones yet really? But I'm bitter because I turned out to be allergic to a lot of metals I didn't realize when I was little.


Thank you for your suggestion.


#11 Guest_3Keiki_*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:00 PM

I second a nice timeless piece, pearl earrings would be in that budget or even small diamonds.

#12 blueberrymuffin

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:01 PM

I agree with something classic, a pearl necklace and earrings (if she has her ears pierced).

Alternatively I've always thought lockets were nice

#13 asdf89

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:11 PM

Another vote for a pearl necklace (and matching earrings if within budget). The good thing about a string of pearls is that the only metal will be the clasp so it doesn't really matter what her preference is re: gold or silver. I got a string of pearls for my 21st  smile1.gif

Another classic option would be a fob chain and matching bracelet.... you could even get an enhancer with her birth stone to make it more personalised.



#14 TinyTeddys

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:15 PM

For my 18th my mum took me shopping and brought me a diamond pendant in a bezel setting plus a gold necklace to go with it. I love it because its something that won't really date too much.

When my grandparents were much younger, they brought sapphires. For my 21st, they had a pair made into earrings.

Both the pendant and the earrings are quite simply but that's what I love about them.

#15 bandbub

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:24 PM

you could buy a really nice bracelet suitable for charms and every year buy a charm for it and then give her the completed bracelet on her 18th

#16 tamietamara

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:26 PM

Diamond stud earrings in the best/biggest stone you could afford, prob in white gold with as little actual white gold showing as possible at the front so if it isn't "trendy" when she turns 18 it won't be visible anyway.  White gold doesn't stand out as much as yellow or rose anyway IYKWIM.  Prob get round sones as these are more classic. You simply can't go wrong with diamond earrings. They will always be in style. As long as she has her ears pierced of course! And you can get quite large and good quality ones for this price range too.


#17 erindiv

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

Well, in that case I'd suggest diamonds. A very simple diamond necklace would be my best bet.

#18 Feralmummacat

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

I second timeless pieces as well.

I would go simple stud diamond earrings in white gold with rhodium plating (this should cover off any future allergies, I too can not wear silver without a huge rash in minutes) or a simple diamond pendant again in white gold with rhodium plating.

Another option is the circle of life diamond pendent, they are relatively timeless. I think all the options in the picture below would be good for a 18 year old and I would have loved getting one of them at 18.

edit to add: stupid picture doesn't appear....

Edited by mummacat, 05 January 2013 - 09:43 PM.


#19 gemgirl

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

I would probably do diamond earrings, without any focus on whether it's gold or white gold/platinum etc. Just diamonds original.gif Classic

#20 Ellen D

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:53 PM

Agree with the suggestions of diamond studs, but I'd consider having them made with surgical steel or titanium to reduce the risk of allergy.

Personally, I'd put it in term deposit though.

#21 42n8

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:54 PM

Just buy gold. As pure as you can and as much of it as you can. With gold rates as they are - it'll be an ever greater return than a term deposit.

Or,

If you have to have something made then same principle applies just doi it into a bracelet or ring etc. Unless your buying the gems wholesale, then forget them - just crunch them on the gold price and know what the rate-weight is when you're doing it.

#22 Treehogger

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

I would suggest a lovely solid bangle - a good quality silver one (copper filled so its nice and heavy) - about $300-400. You could get three or so made, different widths. Personally I wear a solid silver bangle every day, and wear extra ones for special occasions.  I love the sound they make - my mum also wears a few bangles and always has - the sound they make always makes me think of her!
A really good quality one is timeless.  


#23 la di dah

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (lady-android @ 07/01/2013, 08:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agree with the suggestions of diamond studs, but I'd consider having them made with surgical steel or titanium to reduce the risk of allergy.

Personally, I'd put it in term deposit though.


I'm allergic to surgical steel but not gold. [/loneliest weirdo]




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