One of the most common requests we get in regard to jewelry is for something that is ‘different to what everyone else has’. Especially in the noughties, with a growing world population and a focus on eclecticism and uniqueness, people want something that is just their own … not just something that looks a little different to the norm, but something that really has their own stamp. Luckily, there are quite a few ranges and options in store that cater to the call of the wild … wild, untrodden jewelry territory, that is! Here we look at the best personalized gifts for October birthdays, both for guys and girls.
While all of the products in our personalizable ranges have one thing in common (the gift of choice!), a great way to help you decide where to start is using a strange, but often accurate predictor of personality – your loved one’s zodiac sign! Where Libras, born from the 1st to the 23rd of October, are equitable and balanced, graceful and always looking for a willing ear to bash (!), Scorpios are much more private. They are said to be intense personalities, who like a little mysticism and magic in their lives. In fact, Scorpios are more likely to read their starsign every day than all of the other signs -so why not celebrate their Scorpio-ness with the Pandora silver Scorpio bead as a start to their personalized Pandora bracelet? It is among the most budget-friendly of the Pandora charms, but is beautiful quality, and speaks right to the Scorpio heart .
While you could certainly just grab the base bracelet, set up some credit for your loved one and tell them to ‘go for it’ (!), it is nice to give them some ideas! The amethyst charm at right is another great starting idea for Scorpio bracelet – the purple amethyst is a traditional symbol of mysticism and spirituality, and this charm utilizes it in a neat and sweet way. The amethyst is held in by 14ct gold prongs, which help bring out the stone’s warmth, while the main base is sterling silver for good affordability. This will suit either gold or silver base bracelets, and looks beautiful on a red leather Pandora necklace as well!
Libran ladies will also find plenty of ideas within the Pandora pages for gifts that she can personalize to her exact style. She should love the diamond, gold and silver harlequin charm at right, with its even, balanced style, and incorporation of diamonds … Libran girls love having the finer things in life! There are a total of three genuine white diamonds on the charm, set in 14ct yellow gold to help their sparkle stand out. Again, this is one of those beads that goes beautifully on either a gold or silver bracelet base.
Hot Diamonds is a wonderfully contemporary, chic range, which matches silver and diamonds in a huge range of designs and styles. They also have personalizable bracelets, with a setup that is more recognizable as a traditional charm bracelet. You can also get Hot Diamonds necklaces, and pop several charms on at once, or interchange them depending on how you feel. The ultimate in personalizable jewelry – one that you can change daily! The necklace is shown at right, and the mobile phone charm beneath is our choice for a starting charm for Librans. These sociable souls can often be found chatting their little teeth off in the phone corner, so this ‘hotline to the in crowd’ will suit them perfectly! It is an all-silver charm, and has amazing detail in that tiny face!
For Scorpios, who are immensely private, but still very expressive, we love the ‘Love notes’ charm, shown at right. Check it out in the Special Editions section of the bracelet builder – Scorpios will love the opportunity to mentally jot down their private thoughts, and get them out of their heads, in this journal-style charm . A charm with gorgeous depth and a great design, and a very attractive price tag!
Titanium rings are one of our most exciting products – there is just so much that can be done with them. There are both men’s and women’s options, but the pink sapphire and diamond studded ring shown at right is made for very feminine Libras, who love the finer things in life! Everything that you can see about this ring can be personalized, though – the color of the titanium, the ring shape, the width, the size, and the number, placement, setting and type of gemstones. You can also add bands of color and different metals to these rings – when you load the titanium ring designer page you’ll see plenty of possibilities. Libran girls will love personalizing this design to suit themselves – with their signature pink on board and a healthy dose of great quality metals and gems, it is right up their alley.
The titanium ring at right with dark metal and a single diamond could quite easily be either a men’s or women’s piece of jewelry .. and if you’re buying a romantic gift, titanium rings are a great way to match your jewelry without compromising either the masculinity or femininity of the piece. For example, you could up the width a little and change the band to a flatter shape, and this would be a striking men’s ring! We chose this for Scorpio guys or girls, with its intense, dark look, and the inclusion of the most powerful of gemstones for the most powerful of starsigns!
Your other option for creating a truly unique gift is to take something that everybody else has … and make your unique mark on it, by engraving a message! Some pieces, like the Inori pendant with blue and black accent rings at right, can be engraved on both the front and back. This pendant is a lovely middling size, 3.5cm long, comes with an awesome low price and has the bonus of free worldwide shipping. The first 20 characters of engraving on both the front and back of the pendant are free … although you might want to minimize the essays if you are buying for a very private Scorpio guy!
The stainless steel pendant below the Inori one is another great option for having engraved. Although this one only has space on the back, it is a more solid style, and comes with the bonus of low price tags in exchange for not having a ‘brand name’. The chain is included, it ships for free across the entire world, gift wrapping is complimentary, and your engraving is free … it will just about get up and walk off the screen without any effort from you! Almost .
Within the half-a-dozen ranges that make up our personalizable jewelry at Gilletts, there are literally millions of possibilities for different combinations and style. Keep browsing in the Pandora or Hot Diamonds ranges for personalizable bracelets and necklaces, and for men who have a flair for the individual, get them to design their own titanium ring. If you need any help with these sections of the website, help is never far away. We’re just in behind the little Live Help icon – feel free to let us out!