If you have a friend that always seems to have the fashion magazines from a month in the future, and appears to have some sort of mental connection with Collette Dinnigan Jenny Hoo and Giorgio Armani, dictating what the next season’s looks will be … then lucky you! You can tag along and pretend that you have just as intimate an understanding of fashion trends as he or she does . Also lucky you, because it gives you a huge range of choices of birthday gift for your contemporary friend! Jewelry is a wonderful choice of gift for modern fashionistas. It changes the personality of any outfit instantly, and even modern jewelry will stay in style longer than their clothes will! We have some hot new suggestions for contemporary jewelry gifts, for stylish girls and guys.
Men and women born in April may share the second two digits of their birthdate, and a sense of what is modern and hip, but in other ways they are as different as can be! Arians are born on or before the 19th of the month, and are fiery, passionate and bold. Taurus takes up the rest of the month, and people born under this sign are generally earthy, solid, strong and also very artistic. The funky green cubic zirconia ring at the start of the article is aimed at Taureans, with its natural, mossy tones – yet an undeniable groove! It is a stunning, solid and strong 20mm wide at the front. It is quite inexpensive for such a stunning piece (cubic zirconia base helps!), and also features free shipping. We’ve put a variant for fiery Arians, with amazingly vivid red tones (for when color is the new black!) at right. You’ll need to get an accurate finger size measurement off your modern mate for both of these rings, they can’t be resized.
A fabulous piece that is not just modern in style, but truly a hot, new development in the jewelry world, is Pandora’s expansion into ‘foot’ jewelry! They are now doing anklets and toe rings, and the brown leather with brown CZ anklet at right is the perfect modern gift for modern, earthy Taurean females. These are one of the least expensive pieces in the Pandora range – which is handy for people that change styles every time they take a new breath!
Earthy Taureans will love the interplay between green and brown, just as in nature, when these gorgeous lime CZ earrings, and the lime and cognac CZ ring, are teamed up with the anklet. Pandora has an uncanny knack for creating unusual, modern pieces in their distinctive style, with a lovely interplay of simplicity and extravagance. The clean lines of the lime CZ earrings save this jewelry ‘outfit’ from being overdone, and the variance in the ring’s gemstones from light green to rich brown will enthrall nature-minded Taureans. These pieces are all on a budget-friendly sterling silver base – the ring is 18mm wide at the front, and the earrings are a nice, middling 5mm across.
Georgini is actually one of the most modern ranges we have, with every piece geared towards heady nights on the town, sipping cocktails and looking fabulous! They also have plenty of options for modern Arian girls, with plenty of bold styles, large gemstones and strong, showy pieces. The chandelier earrings at right are a great example of one of their bolder pieces – measuring a substantial 57mm long, and decorated with both champagne and white cubic zirconias, they are like the centerpiece chandelier of a grand ballroom. Definitely not shy and retiring, just like your Arian girl! They are made for pierced ears, and the sterling silver base has been rhodium plated for longevity, and also enhanced shine.
For Taureans with a more casual view of modern style, the maple leaf bangle by Inori at right is a great choice. Note that this is a unisex piece, so as long as your modern male can squeeze his wrist in the 5.5cm diameter open-sided bracelet, it will look just as hot on him as it will her! It is made of stainless steel, a more contemporary entry into the jewelry universe, and has a gorgeous natural feel that Taureans will love. There are sparkling cubic zirconias set into the face also, like the first frosty dewdrops of winter – awesome! You can engrave a message inside this piece too, if you like.
Plus a bonus piece that we couldn’t resist including for artistic, creative and earthy Taureans – the Back to Nature bracelet by Hot Diamonds, which is quite a recent addition to the range. It features hammered sterling silver and some gold-tone charms, set with brilliant cut white diamonds. It is one of their newest products, and has a gorgeous layered, grungy and very individual look. It is made of rhodium plated sterling silver, so is suitable for all skin types – and is priced to suit most budgets also!
Modern males have plenty of jewelry options also – now more than ever! The Inori arabesque pendant pictured is a great example – the lines between men’s and women’s jewelry blur more every season, and this delicately patterned pendant is perfect for sensitive, artistic Taureans. It is stainless steel, so is hard wearing, and a nice middling 2.6cm.
Nothing turns on members of the ultra-modern society more than Limited Editions – and Rochet’s MotoGP series is a great contemporary example for tough modern guys. Great for Arians, this hard wearing stainless steel pendant is double sided, with bold and strong designs for bold, adventurous men.
There are literally hundreds more gift ideas great for both Arian and Taurean guys and girls that seem to live in the future – you can pick out the best from the Gift Ideas for Her and Gift Ideas for Him section. Also check out the ‘New Products’ at the bottom of the home page, updated every month, for some hot modern ideas. Happy hunting!