Chances are you’ve got at least one friend or loved one who is always one step ahead of the crowd (and you)! Whose wardrobe always reflects whatever you see on runways, whose home is filled with gorgeous minimalist art and design, and who can’t keep anything for longer than a few months, when they’ve tired of it. If this friend has a birthday in October, we’ve got a guide to the best modern gifts for birthdays this month for you. Read on to find out what to buy, for the person who doesn’t want what everyone else has!
The word ‘modern’ encompasses such a wide range of jewelry that it is always helpful (and always shortens your search for the perfect gift!) to refine it a little. The two zodiac signs that share the month of October are Libra and Scorpio, and nowing which one your friend or family member is can have a huge impact on what you’ll choose to buy. Librans (born form the 1st to the 22nd) are graceful, charming and very balanced people, while Scorpios, born from the 23rd onwards, are passionate, intense and creative. The overlap flow bangle at the beginning of the article is a great choice for delicate, charming modern Libras, with its freeform, slender design. It is made of sterling silver and features three genuine white diamonds at one end. The sterling silver has been rhodium plated, so if your gift-ee has sensitive skin, this product is still suitable. The Go With The Flow collection, by Hot Diamonds, is home to this gorgeous bangle, and the collection also includes signature pieces perfect for Libras like the flow hearts diamond chain pictured at right.
For modern Scorpios this month, choose something with deep colors, for passion, and in an unusual gemstone, to set it apart from the rest … like the amber earrings pictured at right. The Baltic amber comes in both light and dark colors, and the in-motion, overlapping style is anything but old-fashioned! Trendsetters with pierced ears can enjoy these earrings.
In recent years a new, modern design of earring has become popular, to replace the poke-y ends of post fittings and the cumbersome hook fittings, for girls who like to leave their earrings in their ears. They are known as huggie earrings, and the ruby example at right is perfect for Scorpios. The stone is deep and vibrant, with a passion and intensity that few others have, and the ten natural rubies are set in white gold, perfect for all skin types.
Of course, men’s jewelry by nature is quite a modern phenomenon – it has been growing in popularity for some time as women discover the pleasures of accessorizing their husbands and boyfriends, and guys discover that it actually feels good to look good! The black titanium ring pictured is the perfect choice for modern male Scorpios, with its dark and mysterious color, and its utter modernism and individuality. If black doesn’t suit his style, though, titanium can be colored to any shade, and the concave blue ring pictured beneath the black one is equally contemporary and unique!
For guys that need to use their hands for work, you may want to look at a modern pendant for October birthdays. Libra guys will love the grace and charm of this Inori labyrinth pendant, with its fine etching and its offset attachment – very different to standard centered pendants. It is made of hard wearing stainless steel, and you can choose the chain you want to include with this gift. It can be hidden under shirts, and has the added bonus that it will remain close to his heart!
If you haven’t seen something new and different enough for your up-to-the-minute friend or loved one, just keep browsing in the gift ideas for him and gift ideas for her sections … the range is expanding quickly, and if you stay there long enough, you’re sure to be the first one to buy a product! If you need any help in your browsings, just click the Live Help link to have a quick and friendly chat with the sales staff.