Sunday, February 15, 2009

A jeweler's advice on buying for a beloved

In "Valentine's Day From My Side of the Counter" which ran in Saturday's New York Times, Clancy Martin shares how to select a gift that embodies intimacy and love.

Though written from a perspective of buying a gift for a partner, Martin's advice applies to choosing gifts for anyone you care about.


I especially enjoyed his anecdote about a moonstone bracelet a man had made for his wife, a modest project rich in significance and adoration.

"Giving the right gift means thinking less about what thing you want to buy, and more about who the two of you are together."

1 comment:

WendyB said...

Of all people, I have a story about a jewelry gift going wrong :-(
If I ever recover from the trauma, maybe I'll share it.