It’s one of the only universally liked, but never boring or unappreciated gifts for women … jewellery means so much more to a lady than bath salts, slippers or kitchenware! It’s sentimental, it’s sweet, and it’ll be around for a very long time. It doesn’t really matter what type of girl (mother, sister, daughter, cousin, romantic partner or just friend) you’re buying for – jewellery is simply a failsafe option! There’s a massive universe of jewellery out there, though, so if you feel more confused than excited by the prospect of all that choice, we’re here to lend a hand! Here’s a quick entrée selection of gift ideas for women having a birthday this October.
Opals are the birthstone for October, and if you’re buying for any young ladies (ahem … young in age, not just in spirit!), birthstone gifts are often the ones that end up staying with them all of their lives. These opal earrings feature beautiful quality gemstones, and the price is kept down to very manageable levels by their sterling silver base. They are designed for pierced ears, and because of the drop design won’t be suitable for earring-wearers any younger than 8 or so … but are generally a very versatile choice. Girls of all ages are entracecd with the sparkle and colour shift of opals … and that does go for the ‘young in spirit’ ones as well!
If you’ve moved up the age scale slightly, and are buying for a slightly older woman (a teenage daughter or niece, or a girlfriend), the Zoppini jewellery coffee collection stainless steel necklace and bracelet at right are fabulous choices. They have a very contemporary mix of luxury and casual elements in the design … the polished stainless steel leans towards weekend wear, but the indulgent 7cm drop on the necklace gives it a cocktail feel. The chain for the necklace will sit nice and high around her neck, almost in a choker style. The bracelet has that same mix of vintage, casual and formal design elements … as only the Italians know how to do! Have a flick through the earring section and you’ll come across the matching Coffee Collection pieces. We’d pick these for Scorpio girls (born on or after the 24th of October) – their signature metal is iron, on which the stainless steel of these women’s jewellery pieces is based.
Whether you’re buying for a very special mother, a sister who’s always been there, a light-of-your-life daughter or a girl that you ‘like-like’ , the amethyst and pink topaz pendant at right is a stunning choice. It is the sort of timeless piece that will be kept for a lifetime, and worn throughout. It features five amethysts with a combined weight of 1.16ct and four pink topazes with a combined weight of 0.33ct … plus some sparkling ‘forever; diamonds, five in total with a combined weight of 0.07ct. It’s all set on a non-allergenic 9ct white gold base and is VERY affordable – please don’t discount the idea until you’ve clicked through for the price! We pick this gift (as well as the next few) for Libran girls, born between the 1st and 23rd of the month, whose signature colour is pink.
The Pandora enamel flower/petal necklace, ring and earrings at right are perfect weekend wear for girls of any age that still can’t go past an overhanging flower without picking it, or a cotton candy stand without grabbing a bag! They’re unashamedly sweet and girly, and best of all, they come in a complete matched set. We’ve picked the flower-centrepiece ring, because the stainless steel can be resized as fingers grow, and the hoop earrings because they lend a little maturity to the look. The sterling silver necklace is a gorgeous design, and the piece out of the set that will most suit girls of all ages. There are more pieces to check out as well – just click through and view the full product description to see all the related products.
Congratulations on choosing jewellery as a birthday gift for your special lady … you’ve got half the battle won! Keep browsing now inn our hand-picked jewellery gifts for her section – there are literally hundreds more products to choose from, all searchable by your budget preferences, gemstone selection or jewellery type choice. Happy searching … and happy giving!