This constellation necklace is perfect for giving as gifts. This easy-to-layer piece ties in beautifully with a celestial themed wedding or makes a great gift for fans of zodiac necklaces, or celestial jewelry. There is a reason why this particular necklace has been favorited over 30k times on Etsy. Today we’ll tell you why.
Emma here and I couldn’t believe the popularity of this necklace when I first saw it trending. Over thirty-thousand favorites, on one piece alone. It’s beautiful, of course, but it is very rare to find a single piece of jewelry with such a huge following. After taking a closer look and examining the intricacies of each zodiac sign, I was clicking the ‘heart’ (favorite) button along with everyone else! I was smitten. You know, me and 30k others. :)
So, what’s the deal? Why is this piece so popular?
The trend of personalized jewelry continues to grow, but the bar necklace and initial necklaces have been done many times. I still love them, don’t get me wrong, but the idea of wearing your constellation as a necklace is a really fun, unique, and interesting way to add custom style to your outfit. It is also a great conversation starter. If you wear one of these necklaces, chances are someone will stop just to tell you what a beautiful piece it is, or ask you what sign it represents.
If you wear more than one (as a layered look), you’ll get asked even more because it represents more than one person; moms love to wear these as a modern taken on the child’s necklace, with each one representing their child’s zodiac sign. In addition, and for whatever reason, people love to share their sign or at least read about it to themselves. Chances are, if you’ve ever read your horoscope somewhere and liked what it said, you’ve cut it out / tweeted it / read it aloud, even if to your cat. And if you didn’t like what it said, you’ve skipped right over it, scoffing about how it doesn’t really mean anything. ;) The bottom line is, wearing a constellation necklace is like telling everyone what your birthday is, but even cooler because you’re part of this small-ish group of people with similar traits and personality characteristics like you, according to astrology. It’s fun to see everyone’s star sign.
So, we’ve established this necklace is pretty freaking awesome, but we haven’t explained why it is so big in weddings, too. Well, that’s because there is this trend called starry night weddings (you can see it here), which as you can figure out, has to do with constellations and zodiac signs and celestial decorations. You’ll see color palettes resembling the night sky (i.e. navy blue, black, and pops of gold), wedding stationery with ‘written in the stars’ as a tagline, fun activities like a sparkler exit, and barefoot dancing in wildflower fields underneath the stars (okay, maybe that’s a stretch). But you get the idea. Even wedding dress designers are taking note with star inspired bridal gowns. As you can imagine, this star-studded look inspires brides to tie it into the gifts they give, like a pair of orion star cufflinks for a groomsman and a Pisces constellation necklace for a bridesmaid, as one example.
Lastly, this piece is amazing due to its price-point of UNDER $30.
Now that you know what makes this necklace stand out and see why it’s so popular, check out how beautiful it really is! As you can see here, the zodiac signs really sparkle with gold plating and cubic zirconia diamonds.
Here are the star signs based on birthday. Which star sign is yours? Mine is Virgo!
How do you like to wear your constellation jewelry? Do you like yellow gold, silver, or rose gold? Lucky you, this shop offers your constellation sign in any metal finish of your choice. Here it is in rose gold (below).
You can choose any length from 14″ (choker length) to 26″ so this piece is very easy to layer with other necklaces. Some people choose to wear more than one zodiac necklace at a time; moms wear a constellation necklace of each child, as one example.
Where to Buy
This necklace is handmade by PotionNumber9 and you can get it here.
What’s your sign? Here is a zodiac sign guide, based on birthday.
Aquarius: January 20-February 18
Pisces: February 19-March 20
Aries: March 21 – April 19
Taurus: April 20 – May 20
Gemini: May 21 – June 20
Cancer: June 21 – July 22
Leo: July 23 – August 22
Virgo: August 23 – September 22
Libra: September 23 – October 22
Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
What do you think of this necklace trend? I like the style and I can see why many others admire the look. What’s funny is I’m right on the cusp of Leo and Virgo, so I tend to pick one of the two for the day, depending on how good the horoscope is. ;) I’d love to hear your thoughts on this necklace idea. Share yours in the comment box below!