From the time that we lived in caves, and had clan shamans instead of general practitioners, an amulet around the neck has symbolized protection and magic. And it still can today! Pendants and necklaces have remained one of the most popular forms of jewelry – rings may be bought once or twice in your life, but you can’t clutter your hands too much. Women often have several pairs of earrings, but they don’t have that same personal touch as a pendant, which sits next to her heart and shares its sparkle with her face! We look at pendant and necklace choices for both women and men with an upcoming October birthday.
With just over a hundred pendant choices for him, and just under FIVE hundred for her (phew!), you have to find some way to tell what your loved one will find fascinating in a piece of jewelry. Starsigns are as good a way as any to narrow your field – Libra takes up the first part of the month, until the 23rd, and is said to make women and men into balanced, equitable, graceful creatures who love a drink and a laugh with good friends … or just someone to listen to them! Scorpios, born from the 24th onwards, are traditionally seen to be more private, and are intense and very emotional people with a strong touch of the mystic and magical. We love the intense coloring and mystic coloration of the rhodolite garnet pendant at the beginning of the article. The garnet is a stunning sized 1.60ct oval cut stone, around 6mm by 8mm in size. The rhodolite version of the garnet has a little more purple in the coloration, creating a cross between an amethyst and a garnet … a strange and mysterious looking stone! It is set on 9ct white gold, so is affordable, while catering to all skin types. Our white gold contains no nickel. You’ll need to grab a chain along with this pendant, or save some pennies and let your Scorpio gal pop it on one of her old favorites.
Graceful, stylish Librans are the ‘girls’ in the phrase ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’, and the clean, sleek lines of the Edge pendant by Hot Diamonds at right are a great way to incorporate them into jewelry for her. Featuring five brilliant cut white diamonds, in an unexpected square shaped grain setting, the pendant is made of an affordable sterling silver base, plated with rhodium. Rhodium is similar to platinum, and increase shine while protecting against the characteristic black tarnish that silver can develop. The chain for this one is included in the price, and shipping is free, so there are absolutely no extra costs!
It makes sense that black is the signature color for intense and powerful Scorpio women – and black cubic zirconias are a budget-friendly yet strong way to incorporate the color into her jewelry. The black and white cubic zirconia pendant at right is by Georgini, and makes a wonderful elegant, yet intense evening wear piece for Scorpio women. The pendant itself is 6.5cm long, and made of rhodium plated sterling silver. It really is a bargain – but you would never know it to look at it!
The heart necklace at right is a similar shape, but has a completely different feel to it – the graceful sway of the long chain is perfect for Libran ladies. It features two tiny freshwater pearls above a heart shaped sterling silver chain, with the dainty size of the pearls only adding to the value and personality of the piece. The main chain section is 42cm long, so sits nice and high around the throat, while the drop section itself is 8.5cm long, and will almost disappear into a carefully created valley! A great look for evening wear. It ships for free, and come with a very attractive price tag to boot.
You can also create the same personalizability in necklaces that you can with Pandora bracelets – not many people realize that there is a huge range of leather and metal necklaces to fit Pandora beads also. Check out the Pandora Inspirations range for ideas – we chose the Contrasts design at right for Scorpio women, with its powerful, intense combination of black and white, moderated by a little mystical purple! The oxidized sterling silver of the bracelet looks awesome, but if you are looking for a necklace, you’ll need to go with the black leather necklace for Pandora beads. These come in several lengths – and if you want, you can even browse through the rest of the Pandora charms, picking and choosing different beads with the same feel.
Scorpio men are intense, dramatic … and hot! So hot, that it isn’t unrealistic that they would melt their jewelry into oblivion, which is the symbolism we love in this In The Mix pendant by Inori. The pendant is made of a tough stainless steel base with black PVD coating, and measures a nice man-sized 3.5cm from top to bottom. If you prefer, there is a plain stainless steel version of this pendant available also.
Libran men love things which have an innate flow and grace – and it is difficult to pass plain chains for grace and flow. The silver belcher style chain at right can be worn either on its own, or with a pendant – just make sure that the attachment is large enough to fit over the more solid linking style of the belcher chain. The chain is 50cm long, comfortable for most men without being too ‘dangly’. It is made of sterling silver, so just check with your loved one that he doesn’t have the ‘black magic’ when it comes to sterling silver – a skin type that just about instantly tarnishes sterling silver.
With the men’s and women’s ranges combined, there are well over five hundred pendants on site to choose from – our handy product refinement box within the men’s pendants and women’s pendants section makes it easy to find what you’re after, refining by different prices, gemstones, styles and base metals. Happy hunting!