Choosing the right diamond jewellery for someone can be difficult. After all, you don’t want to get her pieces that are too similar to what she already has. What if they’re just sub-par versions of something she likes better? At the same time, you don’t want to get her something too far afield from her tastes, or her feelings for it will be middling and she’ll never wear it.

Some of these answers are easier than others. For someone who’s vivacious, you might consider hoop earrings and larger rings with complex metalwork or extravagant settings. These are people who don’t mind being noticed, and often like to be. Necklaces that are more ornate, thick, or adorned also speak to these kinds of people.

For someone who’s out in nature and enjoys dressing in more practical ways, simple hanging earrings, rings that speak to natural shapes and simpler pendant necklaces are more wearable. You’re unlikely to wear a thick necklace on a hike, but a diamond heart pendant – that she can keep with her no matter what she’s doing.

Yet that speaks to earrings, rings, and necklaces. Those are the kinds of accessories that communicate personality fairly readily. What about bracelets? Bracelets are less central in nature; they’re quite literally at our furthest extension. They don’t necessarily fit to personality or speak to others in quite the same way as other pieces do.

For our vivacious example, for instance, she might like a thick, extravagant bracelet studded with diamonds. This fits the other kind of jewellery she wears. Or she might like a set of diamond tennis bracelets – some with brown diamonds, some with clear.

Our nature-loving example might like a single diamond tennis bracelet because she can wear it anywhere. Or perhaps she’d rather have something thicker, more rigid, and more secure on her arm.

Bracelets are often a chance to complement the rest of the jewellery someone wears, to extend and complete a theme of accessories that starts from the core and builds out. A dangling, flashing necklace looks good with a thick, adorned bracelet.

On the other hand, bracelets can also offer the exact opposite. They can contrast against the rest of the jewellery someone wears – not in colour or cut necessarily, but in style. Someone who wears no other jewellery might want to wear a thick, built bracelet studded with diamonds. Someone who wears a great deal of featuring jewellery might prefer something lighter on her wrist.

The key rests in looking for how people balance their wardrobe. Look at how they wear their everyday clothing. If someone is neat and organised and likes to wear symmetrical wear, seek the bracelet that matches the type of jewellery she normally wears. Elegant outfits match classic, quieter jewellery. Coordinated, pre-planned outfits mean buy jewellery to match the rest – extravagant to extravagant, or practical to practical.

On the other hand, if someone dresses asymmetrically, or in styles and patterns that shift in nature from one side to the other, seek to contrast their jewellery. If she often wears heavy, dangling necklaces – buy her a flexible, playful diamond tennis bracelet. If she often wears just a pendant on her neck, consider a bracelet that announces it’s there.

Again, make sure the stones match – but the style of the jewellery can contrast in these instances. Everyone has their own style. Don’t just treat every vivacious or down-to-earth person the same. Look for what they like – consistency or contrast – and join in.