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geek jewelryValentine’s Day is upon us! It’s that time of the year again, and you might want to impress your significant other with a gift that shows how much you care (and what a huge nerd you are). As you may know, here at MakeUseOf we are big believers in geek romance, as James’s recent post about 5 Reasons It’s Better To Date A Geek 5 Reasons It's Better To Date A Geek [Opinion] 5 Reasons It's Better To Date A Geek [Opinion] Let's face it - geeks make for a better relationship than any of those alpha-male types. Exactly why is that though? Are you prepared to shun good looks for reliability and utility? What can you... Read More clearly shows.

To help you, I’ve scoured the net and found three websites with some beautiful jewelry that is decidedly nerdy. Two are mainly aimed at the ladies, but one is for guys – so if your boyfriend is a geek, scroll down for a piece of jewelry he is sure to appreciate.

Blend Creations

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Blend Creations is an online jewelry store catering for the general public, but it also features a category entitled “For the Chic Geek”. The screenshot you see above comes from that category, and features crowd-pleasers such as Pacman ghosts, the Twitter bird (sort of), and a couple of hash tags. The QR code necklace is particularly interesting, because you can have it printed with your own custom code.

If you don’t have an original idea, you can always go with “I love you” or “I <3 geeks”, two of the pre-set options Blend Creations offers. If giving someone a QR code necklace seems a bit weird (or the recipient is a guy), you can also customize the chain and convert it into a keychain that looks like this:

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I also really like the emoticon cufflinks they offer. Not a huge selection, but definitely some nice items here.

Made With Molecules

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This is dopamine, and it comes to us in the form of a keychain courtesy of Made With Molecules, an online store specializing in jewelry that looks like molecules. This one is about as nerdy as they get, as a single look at their navigation menu could tell you:

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If your geek appreciates a bit of chemistry and humor, chances are you can find a molecule they would love. For instance, here’s the page for Chocolate:

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There is a long and detailed explanation that shows why this particular molecule (Theobromine) was selected to represent chocolate, which is obviously composed of numerous different chemicals. The only odd part about this description is that it’s implemented as a single image, rather than as search-engine friendly text.

One thing I really like about the necklace version of this molecule (and other necklaces on the site) is how the necklace attaches to two different atoms in the molecule, so the pendant really feels like a part of the necklace and doesn’t just dangle off a single point.

For The Guys: Kinekt Design

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Rather than a store, this is just a single item: The Gear Ring by Kinekt Design. Part jewel, part toy, part machine, this is about as masculine as these things get. Check out their PR video:

In case you’re wondering, this thing actually works. The outer rim rotates and turns six “micro-precision gears”, which in turn rotate the other rim. If your geek loves to constantly fiddle with things, this is one cool toy. The only thing I would be slightly concerned about is the possibility of getting tiny hairs caught between the moving parts… ouch.

Inspired?

Perhaps you found something neat for your geek above, but even if not, I hope this post served as an inspiration. If you ended up going for a different geeky jewelry gift, I would love to see a link to it in the comments. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Image Credit: ShutterStock

  1. Mitch
    February 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    As a web designer, I've been using CMS Made Simple since around 2005. The development community is strong and active. Once you get your head around how pages use templates with attached style sheets, the rest is a breeze. You can use their default installation, import themes, or design your own and add the Smarty tags to bring in the full functionality. Plenty of modules (known as plugins else where).

  2. Steve Bronson
    February 8, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I own that Kinekt Ring and you hair will be fine. People over play this more than needed. I mean it makes for good shock value but in reality you will be fine. Gotta give them credit for coming up with something so unique/original. Plus it patented.

    • Erez Zukerman
      February 9, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      Did you ever get it snagged in anything? The edges seem quite sharp in the images.

    • Phúc Ng?c
      July 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

      Want it, too :(

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