Self-gifting is a trend that is becoming more and more popular, both in the United States and in Germany. But giving oneself a present – isn’t that a bit crazy? Not at all, say the motivation researchers. People who reward themselves with a gift are giving their soul a wellness break. Nothing motivates people more than recognition and esteem. But it’s also important to have a positive image of oneself and acknowledge one’s own achievements. So even if we Germans do usually find it rather difficult: give yourself a pat on the back. Regularly!
Moments of happiness, but with enduring value
Women who wish to use Christmas as a long-awaited opportunity to self-gift will be on the safe side with an investment in exclusive gemstones. Coloured gemstones, available in almost limitless variety, become sparkling memories – of a special occasion or project. The positive side effect of self-gifting is that a woman can be a hundred per cent certain of getting exactly what she wants. The colour of the stone can be selected to suit her wardrobe, her attitude to life or the colour of her eyes. There’s no limit to individualism here.
That fact that the quantities of stones such as tanzanite, mandarin garnet, tsavorite or tourmaline mined are far smaller than that of diamonds is certainly no disadvantage when it comes to investment. Apart from that, gemstones are not subject to wealth tax or inflation.
However, it’s important when making a purchase to pay attention to the quality of the stones. The interplay of colour, cut, clarity, carat weight and origin is so complex that professional advice is called for. “If self-gifting is to be more than just a well earned moment of happiness, interested parties should definitely enquire at a jeweller’s about the colourful diversity of gemstones”, comments Constantin Wild, who is in business as a gemstone merchant in Idar-Oberstein himself, representing the fourth generation of his family in that line.