She’s the only one you’ve said ‘I do’ to, instead of just ‘I guess so …’. She complains less than your sisters did about your stinky socks, and no matter who she is, she has at least one killer meal that gets you salivating at its mention. She’s your wife! If you’re looking for a way to let her know how much you appreciate her this birthday, you’ll need something special, surprising, and just perfect … check out our top suggestions this month for marital-bliss inducing birthday gifts!
If your wife is born in August, you are either married to a passionate, dramatic, colorful and bold Leo lady, or a more reserved, cool, orderly and conscientious Virgo. The slim, neat and compact Citizen watch at the beginning of the article is perfect for Virgo women, with its neat, slimline design and sparkling clean Swarovski crystals. The mother of pearl dial also has a blue tinge to it – blue is the signature color for Virgos. The watch features Eco-Drive technology and splash resistance, and comes with a 5 year manufacturer warranty. It’s not likely that you’ll need it though – another aspect that will appeal to your Virgo Mrs. is Citizen’s impeccable attention to technical detail that makes mechanical issues a rarity.
Leo ladies are certainly not neat and compact, though – they are big, bold, and command attention! That’s why we love the DKNY watch at right for Leo women, with its conspicuous gold D design, and the brown leather strap which will appeal to the natural, folksy side of the Leo personality. Even the numbers on the face either go hard or go home (!), with an oversized 12 and 6, and just ticks for 9 and 3. The watch comes with a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
As different as the two types of August born wives are, the next gift is suitable for either of them. Peridot is the birthstone for August, and these earrings make the clear, fresh stone into a lovely romantic heart shape. They have hook style fittings, but are actually quite dainty, measuring just 1.7cm from top to bottom. The heart cut peridots are 5mm across, and set on 9ct white gold which is suitable for all skin types.
When it comes to earrings specifically for Leo ladies though, big is better, and she’ll be glad of any excuse to go out to dinner! The onyx cocktail earrings at right are perfect for Leo women, with their dramatic black and silver accents, and outgoing personality. They measure 4.6cm from top to bottom, and each feature five pieces of black onyx along with white and black cubic zirconias for dramatic sparkle. They are quite affordable – especially when you factor in the free shipping for all Pandora products!
Leos love an excuse for a party, or an excuse to crash one… and new jewelry is as good a reason as any, for them! The Georgini pendant at right is a lovely match for the Pandora onyx earrings, and despite its size, is very affordable as it is made completely of cubic zirconias. The drop section is a stunning 6cm long, and the necklace it is set on is 45cm long, sitting nice and high around the neck for the ’show-off’ factor! The stones are set on rhodium plated sterling silver.
Virgo women, with their sparkling wit and easygoing personalities, go just as well at parties. However, they prefer to look neater and sleeker – and Hot Diamonds is there for them, ready to help. Virgos are sometimes referred to as ice queens (although being married to one, you know there is a soul of fire under that cool exterior!), and she will actually like the cool overtones of the Icicle pendant at right. The pendant is 6cm long, made of rhodium plated sterling silver and set with three 0.01ct genuine white diamonds. This pendant has been a popular part of our collection for some time, but only recently started qualifying for free shipping!
Hot Diamonds, despite a singularity in gemstones and base metals, really is a range with broad appeal. Leo ladies will love the creativity and natural, folksy feel of the River Pebble slider necklace at right. The pebbles have three different finishes (although each ahs a sterling silver base) – one is plated with matte gold, another made of pure polished silver and the final one has a matte textured silver finish. Each is set with a sparkling diamond.
And if you’re really looking to hit a home run this birthday, why not get her a matching bracelet? Bracelets are especially appropriate for Leo ladies – there is simply no hiding these bold, showy pieces of jewelry, especially when they are designed like the Back to Nature bracelet at right! Similar to the River Pebbles necklace, this bracelet has polished silver, matte silver and matte gold finishes, in roughly beaten disc designs. It is big, bold and beautiful – just like your wife! It is 21.5cm long, but you have the option to clip the clasp to make it shorter if she prefers.
Leos like it big and bold, but Virgo girls are detail oriented and delicate. The topaz earrings at right are perfect for her – they have a gorgeous delicate filigree pattern, and also include Virgo’s signature color, blue. They are more suitable for evening wear, at 4cm long and with hook style fittings … but you wouldn’t find your organized and conscientious Virgo wearing her earrings to bed anyway!
There are literally hundreds of different gifts available for Leos and Virgo wives on site – you only need a little personal knowledge and a bit of browsing time to find them yourself. Our Gift Ideas for Wives section has handy suggestions, and if you want any further pointers or someone to bounce your ideas off, just click the Live Help link at the right of screen in the shop area. And happy marriage-ing!