Gemstones for Christmas

It may seem a bit early but if you are considering buying your partner a piece of bespoke jewellery for their Christmas present then now is when you need to start the process. Christmas, like for most retailers, is the busiest time of year. Deadlines tend to be around end of October or beginning of November for bespoke jewellery commissions. This blog will help guide you on what to consider when designing a bespoke piece of jewellery for your partner to help speed up the decision making to ensure a really appropriate and lovely gift.

What type of jewellery?

Does your partner wear rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, cufflinks etc.? Maybe making a piece of jewellery that will match something they already own will be a nice addition e.g.  they have a sapphire ring and a sapphire necklace in a similar design could compliment it nicely and be much appreciated. If your partner doesn’t have many pieces then go down a more simple but elegant route. You can never go wrong with a three stone ring with their favourite coloured gemstone in the middle.

What’s their style?

Is your partner very fashion forward/aware? Or are they more of a ‘less is more’ person? Whatever their style, your bespoke jeweller of your choosing will help guide you through what would be the best designs. At G F Williams our core business is selling gemstones but we can assist with the jewellery design. We have great relationships with trade CAD designers and Goldsmiths so we can make sure it turns out to be exactly what you are looking for.

Still too nervous to go down the bespoke design route or left it too last minute?

Fear not. Another option is just buying the gemstones. That way you won’t have spent a lot of time or money on the finished piece, as once a piece of jewellery is made it’s non-refundable. We can give you a guided price on how much it would be to have a piece of jewellery made so at least you are not blindsided when you start that process.

We hope this has helped with your decision making. If you have any more questions or need more guidance then contact us and we can steer you in the right direction.

Gemstone specialist GF Williams supplies a huge range of high quality coloured gemstones and is an expert and experienced gemstone supplier to designers, manufacturers, collectors and private clients.

Find out more about how GF Williams can fulfil your gemstone requirements by browsing our online gemstone catalogue or contacting our friendly team of gemstone experts on +44 (0) 207 405 5477 or email