Advice & Guidance
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Choosing your ring size
Choosing your ring size
Choosing the correct ring size is very important. If your ring does not fit properly it is like wearing the wrong size shoes, uncomfortable and increases the chance of you losing your ring.
At Nicholas Wylde we train all our staff to recommend the best fit for the style of ring. The best fit can depend on so many factors including if you prefer a tight or loose fit. As your finger can alter in size over several weeks, we would recommend to wear it for that long to see if the average comfort is good.
Choosing a gift for a loved one
Although much of the jewellery we sell to customers is for themselves, we regularly help to choose a surprise gift for a loved one.
If you have decided to buy a gift of jewellery for somebody else, it is best to choose a simple, classic design which is sure to be appreciated by most people. A well made gold chain, a pair of stud earrings or a simple gold bangle would make good presents for a woman who likes her jewellery to be traditional and understated.
If you think you know the recipients taste in jewellery well, then you can be a little more adventurous. We stock a wide range of gem set jewellery, much of which has been designed by Nicholas Wylde and hand made in our workshop on the premises. From simple sapphire and diamond pieces to unusual opal designs, you can choose a gift which is unique.
If you have a special wedding anniversary coming up we can help you to find a gift which is fitting for the occasion. The main wedding anniversaries are as follows:-
15 years – Crystal
25 years – Silver
30 years – Pearl
35 years – Coral
40 years – Ruby
45 years – Sapphire
50 years – Gold
55 years – Emerald
60 years – Diamond
Certain gemstones have traditionally been associated with different months of the year and these ‘birthstones’ are a popular choice with people looking to buy a special present for a loved one. Here at Nicholas Wylde, we can advise you of the durability of these gemstones and have a wide range of jewellery set with various gemstones in stock. We can also hand make a piece of jewellery in our workshop which features a more unusual birthstone. The most popular selection of birthstones is as follows:-
January – Garnet
February – Amethyst
March – Aquamarine
April – Diamond
May – Emerald
June – Pearl
July – Ruby
August – Peridot
September – Sapphire
October – Opal
November – Topaz
December – Turquoise
Men are notoriously difficult to buy gifts for but at Nicholas Wylde we have a wide range of traditional and unusual gents jewellery, including signet rings, tie slides and cufflinks which are sure to be appreciated by any man.
Any item of jewellery you buy from us will be gift-wrapped with our compliments and the recipient is welcome to bring it in for a free clean and polish whenever they are passing the shop.
If, when you present a gift you have chosen at Nicholas Wylde to a loved one, you can see that it is not what would they would have chosen for themselves, you can bring it back to us and we will give you a credit note for its purchase price. You can use this credit note to buy another gift from our stock, or to commission a piece from our workshop or to purchase a gift from one of the many supplier catalogues we have.
On many occasions we have sold a loose diamond or coloured stone and the recipient has returned with their partner to design the ideal piece of jewellery. We are happy to set up an appointment to sit down and discuss ideas to ensure the item is exactly right.
We also offer a range of gift vouchers, available for any amount over £10. The voucher can be gift-wrapped with a Nicholas Wylde brochure and bag and would make the perfect present for that hard-to-buy-for loved one – please contact us for details.