Trendspotting: Zodiac Jewelry - Accessories written in the stars
Posted on November 25 2020
The year is 2020, and, well, it’s been a doozy to say the least! Now, more than ever, we are reaching and searching for meaning in something that’s greater than ourselves - and what’s grander than the stars!? Here we take you on a little tour of the zodiac jewelry trend from its celestial origin to where it is today. Read on stargazers- for everything you need to know about everyone's favorite astrological accessory!
Zodiac 101: a brief history
The Babylonians established the zodiac in 1500 BC when they created and divided the astrological signs into 12 definitive names. Still, it wasn’t until the Ancient Greek era that they came to be the names we know and love today: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces! Each, steeped in meaning written in the stars, is names we now rely on daily to guide our days, weeks, months, and even our years through daily horoscopes—little beacons of hope that help us along this little journey called life.
The zodiac jewelry “trend” is here to stay.
Dating back to the 1930s, the zodiac jewelry trend grew in popularity when fine jewelers like Van Cleef & Arpels, Chanel, and Dior jumped on the proverbial zodiac jewelry bandwagon, creating gold pendants that depicted each sign. These original pieces are now hugely sought after all over the world as even today; we love to wear zodiac signs as a talisman to help us through difficult times. The trend really peaked in the 60s and 70s during an era when there was social and political unrest, having humanity as a whole looking to the skies for answers. It’s no wonder this “trend” isn't’ really a trend at all, and why it’s clear that it’s here to stay, especially now when we need it most!
How to wear and style the zodiac?
But how do you incorporate this accessory staple into your own wardrobe? There are many ways! Read on to pick the style that best suits you.
For the Bold n’ Brazen: For those that want to boldly proclaim their astrological roots, why not opt for a scripture of your sign like our Script Necklace here (available in all astrological names). For this look, let your sign do the talking and style it alone over a simple t-shirt and ripped mom jeans look during the day or over a little black dress and a moto jacket for date night.
For the Boho Babe: We suggest going straight to the stars with a Constellation Necklace from our Zodiac Collection. Slightly more subtle, this style looks stunning either alone or layered over another chain atop a chunky bell sleeve sweater and flowy peasant skirt - don’t forget your fedoras!
For the Classic Chic Gal: We suggest trying wearing your symbol with one of our Sign Disc Necklaces or if you want to be even more subtle and simple, you can try opting for one of our Cuff Bracelets. To style, we suggest pairing this elegant chain or cuff with a flowy cream blouse or chemise and a pair of distressed skinny jeans and ankle boots for your day-to-day.
No matter what your sign is, there’s a style that will suit you! Browse our entire Zodiac Collection here to peruse and pick the best piece for daily wear. We have a little horoscope and the dates associated with each sign for some fun reading and a little more insight into your astrological sign. November is Scorpio season - browse that collection here.
Stumped on what to get your friends or family this holiday season? You can never go wrong with a piece of jewelry. Be sure to tag us in your custom Zodiac gems at @beleco_jewelry and using the hashtag #BelecoGirls so we can share the love!
Shine on, stargazers!