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How to secretly measure jewellery sizes

That time of year is coming again and many of us will buy a ring or a bracelet for our loved ones this year. The burning question, however, is this – will it fit? Here’s a few tips on secretly measuring them to keep it a surprise come Christmas morning.

NuNu shares how to buy jewellery for friends.Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

 

Get ahead of the game

Ask them if you can take their measurements outright – just do it in advance. The more time between asking and receiving, the better, giving them plenty of time to forget. Do it in a busy moment and tell them it’s for a school project or that your friend is doing a research paper on the correlation between age and wrist size. If it’s for a ring, be sure to pick a specific finger, preferably one you’ve seen them wear rings on before to ensure that your gift will be enjoyed to the fullest.

Compare wrist and hand sizes

Sit down for a coffee with your bestie and ask them to compare their hand size to yours. Though this won’t give you an exact number, you’ll be able to see if they require bigger or smaller sizes than you. It may even lead smoothly into a conversation about specific sizes!

Borrow their favourite jewellery and measure it

This is a surefire way to get an accurate measurement for your jewellery. Admire what they’re wearing and ask if you can borrow it for a particular event. Take a piece of string and coil it carefully around the inside of a ring or bangle, or if measuring a bracelet open it up and lay it along a ruler. If you are short for time, draw around the inside with a pen on some paper and measure it later.

Enlist the help of others

Ask a mutual friend to get them alone and ask them what size jewellery they wear. Get your friend to take note then pass the information to you. Your special someone might be suspicious but they’ll be looking in completely the wrong direction, saving the surprise for when you give it to them! You could also prepare a group of friends for this task and have everyone discuss their jewellery sizes, making it look like a normal, everyday conversation.

Buy adjustable

Failing all else, keep your back covered by finding a beautiful piece of adjustable jewellery for your loved one. This takes out all the guess work and it’s perfect for a long distance friend who you don’t get the chance to see every day and probe with questions. A lot of adjustable jewellery designs nowadays use this to their advantage, creating beautifully fluid and ergonomic designs that will leave them breathless. They will result in the perfect fit no matter the size, making for comfortable jewellery that she will never want to take off.

 

We hope this helped! Don’t forget to look outside the box when asking people for their ring sizes (“let’s make plaster molds of our hands!”) and most of all stay calm. Remember that even if they find out what you’re buying them, they will still love it to pieces as soon as they see it.

 

With love from Team NuNu xx

Scary good

With Halloween right around the next dark and spooky corner, find the pieces that are sending shivers down our spines.

 

 

Cat Over the Moon Ear Studs

silver Cat Over the Moon Ear Studs

Full of classic Halloween imagery, these ear studs will complete your chic witch look. Delicate and subtle enough to wear year round, these ear studs bring just a hint of spooky to your outfit. Pair with a matching necklace or handfuls of cat-inspired rings and white stones for those ghostly undertones.

 

Sterling Silver Dagger Necklace

Gold Dagger Charm Necklace

Proof of the femme fatale within you, strike feat into their hearts with this edgy dagger necklace. Masquerade as a stake or fang for added adaptability. Pendant swings from a satelite chain for added sophistication. Add some gold ear threads into the mix for a deliciously swinging look.

 

Skull Studs

silver Skull Studs

What Halloween would be complete without a few skulls? These are full of scary character and their evil looks shall inject fear into your look and the hearts of non-believers. Intricately detailed and gorgeously weighted, these skulls are an example of excellent craftsmanship, no matter how creepy. Add a chain choker and layered bracelets for an outfit befitting the treasure laden tombs of the forgotten.

 

Skull and Dagger Bracelet

gold Skull and Dagger Bracelet

Complete your Halloween outfit with this bracelet for the perfect combination. Set with eerie black stones and adorned in dangling skulls, this bracelet is delicate yet eye catching with just a touch of the macabre. A skull ring would finish off this look nicely by emphasising the skull motifs within the design.

 

Find the full extent of our creepy jewellery on our website in the NuNu Spooky Collection.

 

Love, Team NuNu xx

Building a staple collection

Ever find yourself searching for a piece of jewellery that you don’t own? Maybe it’s a pair of oversized hoops to go with that roll neck sweater or an extra long chain to match the plunging v neckline of your favourite dress. Here at NuNu we believe investing in a few staple pieces will complement your go-to styles without breaking the bank. Here’s how to build a jewellery collection that keeps on giving.

 

The classics

 

sterling silver gold plated Baroque Pearl Hoops

Hoops

No jewellery collection is complete without a pair of hoop earrings. Whether a dainty, fine circle or shoulder brushing loops are more your thing, a hoop will add class and elegance to any outfit. Why not spice it up by mixing in another classic – pearls – with these pearl drop earrings?

 

gold Starfish Necklace

16″ Necklace

Perfect for framing your neckline and mirroring your cheekbones, the classic princess line necklace is a must-have. Mix and match pendants or layer for added interest but most of all find the one you really love – you won’t ever want to take it off! This starfish necklace is minimalist yet interesting – the irregular shape allows light to play across its surface in fascinating waves. It would make the perfect addition to almost any outfit.

 

sterling silver hug and kiss earrings studs

Studs

More practical than hoops, a good pair of decorative studs will lift any outfit without being overbearing. We recommend keeping it simple with well loved motifs such as flowers and stars and adding a little sparkle with colourful gemstones. Work in a little quirky style with icons such as these kiss and hug studs.

 

gold brid choker

Choker

Short enough to sit above most necklines, this necklace is essential for trickier styling situations. The ideal companion for a little black dress and high, round necklines everywhere. Stick to a simple chain for maximum wearability or a conservative design such as this bird.

 

Sterling silver gold plated disc necklace dainty

Longer chain necklace

For when you need a little more swing in your life, an extended length necklace can offer that extra oomph you’ve been looking for. Wear with plunge and square necklines, over sweaters and in layered looks. This disk necklace allows a perfect drop of silver to elegantly complement the look.

 

The Statement pieces

sterling silver Silver Leaves Climbersterling silver gold plated Initial Hoops

From earrings to necklaces to rings, a statement piece will elevate your look and communicate your own personal style. When choosing statement pieces focus on colour and form – make sure that the colours you choose complement those already within your wardrobe for maximum wear. Mix and match chain weights and pendant size to cover all the bases. Make sure they are comfortable to wear – we all have that one pair of earrings that are drop dead gorgeous but are too heavy for more than a couple of hours and lie disregarded in the bottom of our trinket trays gathering dust. Choose a piece that you’ll want to wear again and again, if only to steal glances at it in every reflective surface. Choose wisely and have fun!

gold Stone paved boho style necklacePearl Disc Necklace on model