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As Valentine´s day approaches, the hunt for the perfect gift starts anew. Yet, the art of gift making can sometimes be a difficult one to master. Therefore, the question remains: How can one find the sure hit?

In a society that emphasises on personalisation, uniqueness and makes extensive use of accessories, it seemed logical that we would make a quick tour of the various items that one may want to gift their significant other!

This said, a number of them may be socially charged. For example, gifting a ring on Valentine´s day could be seen as a marriage proposal, while perfume or other scented products may express the need for a fragrance change… You get the gist.

Without becoming overly conscious of what meaning could an item carry, let us take a look at our gifting options including, but not limited to, the items mentioned above!

Perfumes are always a good starting point. It is personal without being overly expensive. It shows your significant other that you care and that you wish to get closer. Added bonus, it is 100% unisex so boys and girls can go for it without fear!

The next echelon would be the belt or other leather goods such as a wallet or a card holder. It is a subtle yet efficient way to show your loved ones that you wish to remain by their side, even in the toughest moments.

But, let´s be honest, the most famous gift of all for Valentine´s Day is without a doubt the gift of a piece of jewellery. In that particular area there are significant differences in quality that can be observed that in turn end up being seen in the cost of every single piece.

For those of us that like fashionable things yet don’t want to break their piggy banks, you have  Fashion Jewellery or Costume Jewellery. They are traditionally mass produced in brass or other materials and usually feature ether synthetic stones or plastic made look alike. For those of you that are in Bangkok as you read these lines, such items can easily be found in shopping malls from brands such as Pandora.

The next level of jewellery would be the silver based bijouterie. It is important to remember that silver jewellery has in and of itself several levels as well. The most famous nowadays would be the Sterling Silver jewellery which consists of 92.5% of pure silver and 7.5% of other alloys allowing the metal to be stronger and a bit less prone to oxidation. Mostly mass produced as well, this noble material can be found easily in a variety of qualities.

From Tiffany & Co´s shop to Khao Sarn Road, you will be able to find whatever strikes your fancy while remaining on a more conservative budget than the higher grade gold jewellery. Some pieces can be set with gems stones though they are seldom featuring top quality gems.

And finally comes the apex of the jewellery world, 18k gold and or platinum jewellery. This category can either be found in mass produced, traditionally less complex designs or, as it is the case with AsiaLounges, tailored to need!

The latest remains, in our eyes the most interesting gift of all as, not only does it give you the opportunity to select the best gem(s) your budget can afford but also allows you to find a variety of colour, shapes and quality unrivalled in traditional branded jewellery items.

A non negligible added bonus to using the services of a company such as AsiaLounges or other bespoke jewellery specialists is that you get literally what you desire. You become part of the jewellery making process. From the gem(s) selection process to the design of the piece itself you are literally gifting what you envisioned! Of course, it could be based on an existing design but the added value remains in the fact that you are the one guiding the creation process of your piece of jewellery and that has no price for that is quite literally the apex of originality and personalisation that so many crave for in our day and age.

Last but not least, bespoke jewellery specialists will systematically offer you the possibility to engrave a message in the inside of the piece you made with them adding yet another unique touch to your master piece!

Should you wish to learn more about the jewellery making process of this type of jewellery, our friends over at AsiaLounges have been realising a series of blogs on the topic that you will no doubt find to be be of interest. We invite you to read more about out here =>

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