Jump to content

Jewellery for an 18 year old


  • Please log in to reply
22 replies to this topic

#1 sooty&sweep

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 Pull Up A Beanbag

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 sooty&sweep

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 sooty&sweep

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]




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Kelly Clarkson shares first photos of son

Kelly Clarkson has shown off the first photos of her son, Remington Alexander Blackstock.

5 childbirth myths that need to be busted

Birth is an unpredictable, mysterious process that intrigues us all, and there is a lot of misinformation out there.

Mum of three fatally shot by toddler while driving

A US mother has been shot by her toddler while driving on a highway in Wisconsin.

All you need is one minute to work out

The seven-minute-work out is old news. Research shows the effectiveness of going hell-for-leather for just one minute.

Pregnant women needed to join diabetes study

Pregnant woman in country Australia will help Adelaide researchers figure out why cases of type 1 diabetes have doubled over the past two decades.

Just announced: the Mountain Buggy Unirider

It's the perfect solution to combat those toddler meltdowns when they no longer want to be in a pram but can't walk long distances.

Authorities euthanise dog that fatally bit a newborn baby

A pit bull mix that fatally bit a 3-day-old infant last week has been euthanised, authorities said.

The push for Medicare to fund lactation consultants

While meeting with a lactation consultant can make an enormous difference to a new mother, it's not a service that is available through the public health system.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Members of a popular forum are fiercely debating whether it is acceptable to dislike a friend's child.

Woman gives birth on plane, names baby after airline

A pregnant woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a flight has named her new baby after the airline, Jetstar.

Heartwarming photos show the joy of adoption after foster care

Children living in foster care can feel like their future is less than clear. But that uncertainty disappears the day they are adopted by their "forever family" 

'Oh my god, it's a baby!' Mum shocked to give birth

When the cramps started to kick in, Klara Dollan just assumed a painful period was starting.

Mum's Facebook plea: 'Help me find my daughter's father'

Kerryn has a unusual present planned for daughter Imi's 13th birthday celebrations - she hopes to be able to be able to give the soon-to-be the teenager her first ever photo of her dad.

Is it possible for your house to be too clean?

Our houses are cleaner than ever before. But how clean is too clean? Could a sterile home be putting your family's health at risk?

Millions of Monkeys: puzzles that grow with your toddler

Here's a puzzle that grows with them; the Puzzle Grow Pack by Millions of Monkeys.

Baby names from Britpop

If you grew up in the 90s you might want to look to the genre of Britpop music for baby name inspiration.

What to eat and drink when you have gastro

When you catch a bug that causes acute infectious gastroenteritis (gastro), your stomach and intestinal tract become inflamed, causing diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and pain. The last thing you probably feel like doing is eating.

'To this day, I owe her my life'

Would I have survived if I hadn't crossed that street?

Why baby Sonny needs you to vaccinate your children

Caitlin is a firm believer in the importance of immunisation to protect children from harmful and deadly diseases.

Five-year-old's photo captures beauty of motherhood

There is no make-up or special outfits and hairdos, but the five-year-old boy who took this picture captured the essence of motherhood as well as any professional photographer.

Babies know whether you are naughty or nice

Studies have shown that infants in the first months of life try to avoid dealing with social wrongdoers - for example, sharing less with them and helping them less - and they expect others to, too.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Exclusive Black Friday Sale!

Get over 40% off selected products, including prams, baby carriers, cloth nappies, sleeping bags and much more! 24 hours only, on May 6 - register now for your special code.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

ENTER NOW

Do your kids love bananas?

This is the comp for you! We have $800 worth of Myer gift cards and boxes of Australian Bananas to be won. Entry is simple: just post a pic of your little one enjoying a banana in the comments of the FB post to enter.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.