You don’t have to be a follower of astrology to love Zodiac jewelry. Your Zodiac sign, or star sign, reflects the position of the sun when you were born. Astrologers believe your Zodiac sign has influences on your personality, emotions and character as well as your relationships with others. Thus, wearing Zodiac jewelry is a fun and fashionable way to show off your celestial personality.
The Zodiac has a place in astronomy, too. For astronomers, the word "zodiac" is defined as the annual path of the sun across the sky. Although the sun stays in one place while the Earth rotates around it, from Earth it seems as though the sun is moving. This motion is actually an illusion caused by the Earth's movement around the sun. For astrologers, the twelve signs of the Zodiac are closely tied to this annual path and the signs are defined by the twelve constellations that lie across the path the sun makes across the sky every year.
Developed about 2,000 years ago, at the time of its development the Zodiac took into account one orbit of the Earth around the sun, which corresponds to a year. Over the year's time, the sun appeared to be in front of different constellations and the signs of the Zodiac correspond to these constellations. At the present time, due in part to the Earth's wobble, the Zodiac is about one month off and the constellations no longer align with their corresponding signs. However, the Zodiac signs and corresponding Houses of the Horoscope still remain as they were two centuries ago — and to astrologers, the mystical teachings of the Zodiac still guide us today.
Even if you don’t follow your horoscope, Zodiac jewelry offers a chic way to purchase a piece of jewelry, based on birth date, as a treat for yourself or as a personalized gift for others. Allurez offers a stellar selection of Zodiac jewelry, including pendant necklaces and rings, based on the twelve Astrological signs and personalities listed here.
Adventurous and courageous, those born under the Aries sign are known leaders who enjoy facing a challenge. They are often generous and fun loving.
Loyal and steadfast, persons born under the Taurus sign prefer order and can be persistent. Warmhearted, they appreciate beautiful things including jewelry.
Known for their charm and adaptability, individuals born under the sign of Gemini often have a joyful appreciation of life that they like to share with others.
Known for their excellent memories, individuals born under the Cancer sign are patient, imaginative and have a strong, protective love of their families.
Like Disney's Lion King, those born under the sign of Leo are warmhearted, thoughtful and generous. They are faithful and loving to others, especially family.
Often celebrated for their strong management skills, individuals born under the sign of Virgo are modest and reliable. Once in love, their passion rarely diminishes.
Lovers of art and music, individuals born under the Libra sign are charming, romantic and sociable. They try to live their lives in balance and are known for their diplomacy.
Both powerful and passionate, Scorpions are not afraid to blaze their own trail. Those born under this sign are fiercely loyal and protective of their loved ones.
Full of curiosity and optimism, those born under the Sagittarius sign love knowledge, people and sports and are honest with others about their thoughts.
Noble, patient and ambitious, individuals born under the Capricorn sign love tradition (including holiday celebrations) and are often extremely community-minded.
Good listeners, individuals born under the sign of Aquarius are rebels at heart. Honest, loyal and free-spirited, they have lots of interests and make excellent friends.
Drawn to the arts, those born under the Pisces sign are dreamers who aspire to create wonderful things. They are empathetic, compassionate and deeply sensitive.