Our Top Ten Gifts This Season

It’s that time again! When you gather every single dollar and coin you can spear and go hunting for the perfect gifts for your loved ones. When you spend hours and hours searching for deals online until your eyeballs burn red. When your inability to decide on a gift, leaves you anxious and confused, curled up on the floor in a puddle of your own sweat and tears.

Was that a bit too much?... Lol. All jokes aside, I know gift shopping can sometimes be a pain in the ass; especially when shopping for jewelry. So as a guide, Ashenafi and I decided to choose our top ten products that we think would make excellent gifts this season.

Before I get into it, I’d like to offer you a few tips on choosing the perfect jewelry for a loved one.

Go with something personalized and/or meaningful. Adding a personal touch like an engraved date, a touching statement or a symbol with a meaning will make the gift so much more thoughtful and will have them cherishing it forever.

When in doubt, subtlety is best. If you’re not certain of your loved one’s personal preference, I would suggest getting something on the simpler side. You can never fail with the subtle beauty of a minimalist piece.

Get something that can be worn daily. If you’re dealing with someone who does a lot of physical activity or is always losing their belongings, get them jewelry that is light in weight and that they can wear daily. A simple pair of ear studs or a lightweight chain will do.

Pay attention to sizing. Choosing the right size jewelry can be tricky. Always check the product description as well as the size guide before choosing a size. If your loved one is a deep sleeper like my little sister, you could take their measurement while their sleeping lol. If that’s not an option, find someone that’s about the same size as them, and take their measurement. Since there’s no guarantee that you’ll order the right size, always choose jewelry stores that allow a size exchange.

Get low maintenance jewelry. Like myself, there are people out there who enjoy cleaning and maintaining their jewelry. However, the average person does not. Therefore it is best to get them something that requires as little maintenance as possible. ie. Sterling Silver and Gold, rather than Brass and Copper.

Okay. So with those tips in mind, in no particular order, take a look at our top ten gifts for this season.

1. Pair of Sterling Silver Lion and Lioness Pendants
This would serve as the perfect gift for you and your significant other. In addition to the powerful symbolism of strength and bond evoked from this pair, you can also personalize them with an engraving of your choice.
2. Women’s Sterling Silver Bar Necklace
This minimalist piece is one of our most popular pieces and is meant for everyday wear. It’s simplicity and personal touch make it the perfect gift for a woman in your life.
3.Sterling Silver Siwatu Charm Bangle 
One of my absolute favorite pieces! This charm-bangle is perfect for someone who loves their individuality. With a number of meaningful and personalized charms to choose from, this gift will have your special someone smiling from ear to ear.
4. Sterling Silver Waya Ankh Earrings
These gorgeous earrings are perfect for the Afrocentric sister who has a very unique and classy style. It’s bold yet simple design carries deep meaning and will last a lifetime.
5. Women’s Sterling Silver Jamaica Necklace 
This necklace is perfect for any Yaadie! Especially those who live overseas and would love to take a piece of home with them. An added bonus is that this piece comes with engraving as well!
6. Sterling Silver Ankh Pendant
This ancient Kemetic symbol represents all components of life and is ideal for someone with a love and passion for African Culture. A brilliant three-dimensional pattern is hammered unto the surface of this piece which adds a unique touch to this classic design.
7. Sterling Silver Personalized Cuff Bracelet Set
The ultimate arm candy for your favorite girl! These bracelets are essential for engraving her favorite motivational proverb or quote and will match pretty much every outfit. I gifted my cousin a set and she never takes them off!
8. Pair of Sterling Silver Osram Ne Nsoromma Pendants
Since I’m a sucker for a good romance story, this one had to be on the list! Whether you’re shopping for you and wifey or your parents who are as in love as the day they first met, this one’s for all the lovers. This Adinkra Symbol represents love, faithfulness, and harmony. It reflects the harmony that exists in the bonding between a man and a woman. Proverb: “The North Star has a deep love for marriage. She is always in the sky waiting for the return of the moon, her husband.”
9. Sterling Silver Personalized Double Link Bar Bracelet
This unisex design would fit as perfectly on the wrist of a cooperate man as it would on the wrist of a teenage girl just starting college. In my opinion, this timeless design would complement a wristwatch wonderfully. And as with most of our top picks, it’s personalized!
10. Sterling Silver Personalized Keyring
This is an ideal gift for someone who prefers functional items over fashion. You’ll be giving them the functionality of a keyring and the pleasure of taking a sentimental message with them wherever they go. 
I know I said ten, but here is a bonus pick that is probably my favorite option.

11. Custom Design
Possibly the best option you can choose, having a custom piece made for your loved one is gonna have them feeling extra special. All you have to do is send an email to info@siwatujewelry.com with details of the design and we’ll take it from there. Please note that depending on the design, it may require a long processing time. So you’ll have to be an early bird if you’re gonna go with this option.
Here are a few examples of custom designs we’ve made for a couple of our awesome customers.

That’s it! I hope you like our top ten picks. We sure enjoy making them for you guys. In fact, we’ve decided to offer sale prices on all ten products listed above. In addition to that, we are offering a 15% discount on all our pieces sitewide. Simply use code TEK10 during checkout. See details here. Feel free to let me know which items you would pick in the comments below.

Until next time,
Sentwali Siwatu

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