For the lucky majority of us, we don’t have to first get money, then power, before we get the women … we’re born into the love of at least one, and they tend to naturally surround us as we grow older! The mysteries of what makes women work may not be solved for your entire life, but at least you’ve figured out one small piece of the puzzle – that jewelry makes the ideal birthday gift for anyone of the softer sex! We look at some new, hot birthday gifts for women this year, whether you are buying for a mother, sister, girlfriend, wife, daughter, niece of friend.
There are two types of women born in August – Leos, whose birthday is from the 1st to the 22nd, are colorful, dramatic, bold and sociable sorts of people. Virgos, born from the 23rd onwards, are cooler, calmer and more collected, tending towards being a little reserved and very orderly. For Virgo women, the Citizen watch at the beginning of the article is the perfect choice. It is part of the new Alexa collection, a sophisticated range featuring pastel colors and the sparkle of diamonds. The cool white look will suit you Virgo woman perfectly – it is made up of stainless steel, mother of pearl, and 28 sparkling white diamonds set around the circumference of the dial. Virgos will also be enthralled with the technical perfection of Citizen’s work – amazingly accurate, Citizen Eco-Drive watches like the Alexa collection never need to have their batteries changed. The watch also comes with a 5-year manufacturer warranty, and currently has an incredibly low price tag on it!
Bolder, showier Leo women will find their stylistic home in the DKNY watch collection, where sleek lines are complemented by big, bold accents. This gold tone oversized numerals watch at right is a great example. This watch is actually quite tough for a designer item, with 30m water resistance on it (enough to withstand accidental splashing), and a stainless steel bezel, crown and case. It is a conspicuous 30mm across, and comes with a two year manufacturer’s warranty.
One of the easiest gifts for women is earrings – every woman has more than one pair in her collection, and a pair of evening earrings never languishes unused for long! The diamond drop earrings at right are perfect for Virgos, with their neat, sleek look and perfectly clear gemstones. There are 26 diamonds in total in these earrings, with a combined weight of 0.63ct. The diamonds are set on gorgeous quality 18ct white gold – they are a luxury item (and probably best given as a romantic gift), but a classical piece that will be with her forever.
Leo ladies will find nothing more boring than an earring that is all white … not even one color in them! They’ll love the amazing natural fire of the opal earrings at right. This style of earring comes in a huge variety of opal sizes and earring types. This pair is a drop design, with 9mm x 5mm opal boulder doublets inset into 14ct white gold. They measure 1.9cm in length, so while they’re big on character, they’re small enough for office as well as everyday wear.
Earrings are actually quite a suitable present for younger girls as well, like daughters and nieces. While small children often don’t have pierced ears, and even older girls don’t tend to change their earrings often, they are a ’safe’ sort of jewelry that is not easily lost like bracelets or pendants can be. The Pandora range has some lovely bright, happy designs, like the pink enamel flowers at right. These come in several different colors – we chose the pink for Leo littlies. Look for the light blue for Virgo girls. Every color also comes in a drop design also, which may be suitable for older girls, and there is plenty of matching jewelry available!
However, younger girls do love the prominence and sweetness of bracelets. Choose a baby style one, even for slightly older girls, for safety. The Me to You range is specially designed for kids, with the sweet teddy, star and heart motifs throughout. This baby bracelet is made from sterling silver, with an engraved ‘Me to You’ on the outside of the bangle, a dangling star with engraved Tatty Teddy and a blue cubic zirconia. A great choice for neat, sweet Virgo girls!
For the more adult (but no less young at heart!) Virgo vixen, the Hot Diamonds range has some cool, sleek pieces. We love the heart design bracelet at right, as both a family and romantic gift for Virgos. The orderliness of the aligned hearts will appeal to these tidy women, as will the clean, shining sterling silver base. The bracelet has eight brilliant cut diamonds in the links, and measures 18cm in total. It has been rhodium plated for enhanced shine and tarnish resistance, also.
The pink pearl necklace at right is truly a piece for all ages – adult women will love the sweet, feminine look, and children and teenagers will enjoy the layered design and the unique flower crystal in the center of the necklace. The necklace area is 41cm long, so is suitable for average adult necks as well as children, and the drop section is a further 11cm long. The necklace is made of sterling silver and the pearls are freshwater, making for excellent affordability! A lovely pick for colorful Leo ladies.
Cool, calm Virgos have a signature color of blue for their sign – and being around these deep, collected women you can understand why. The sky blue and deep blue topaz pendant at right is one of our more popular designs, with 4mm x 6mm oval cut gems set on 9ct white gold. It is a dainty 2.5cm long, and is suitable for office and everyday wear as well as evening wear. It is also incredibly well priced for all that gemstone weight – you can layby it for less than the price of a takeaway lunch and coffee each week!
If there’s one thing we at Gilletts are familiar with, it’s what type of jewelry will suit what type of women! Keep browsing in our hand-picked Gift Ideas for Her section, and if you have any questions or want any pointers, just click the Live Help link at the right of screen.