Humans are always searching for something that inspires personal connection with a greater power. Cavemen for example often mark moon phases believing that each one symbolises a grander purpose for them to follow in their daily lives. Also, in global ancient civilisations dating back to 3000 BC, astrology was introduced and used as guidance in the fields of science and medicine.
But whether you believe in any of it or not, it is apparent that in present-day, astrology and its symbols — the horoscopes, are definitely back in vogue. In addition to its influence over us spiritually, aiding us in making sense of our unpredictable circumstances, it has also slowly but surely infiltrated our wardrobes and jewellery boxes.
Top Row (LEFT TO RIGHT): BROOKE GREGSON – CANCER 14-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, BROOKE GREGSON – LIBRA 14-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, BROOKE GREGSON – TAURUS 14-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE.
Bottom Row (LEFT TO RIGHT): BROOKE GREGSON – SAGITTARIUS 14-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, BROOKE GREGSON – SCORPIO 14-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, BROOKE GREGSON – LEO 14-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE.
Peaking in its popularity back in the 1930s and 1970s — problematic eras now associated with great calamities globally — it doesn’t take too much to pinpoint reasons for the resurgence of horoscope jewellery today. One of the biggest reasons why the trend is so easily assimilated amongst believers and those otherwise, is its ability to create a personal intimate connection between the accessory and its wearer — that beautiful abstract quality in dressing up that says a lot about you and nothing at all at the same time.
Looking introspectively, jewellery pieces designed with horoscopes also makes you feel unique, special, and recognised, in a world where many of us consider ourselves to be individuals and yet simply looking to feel understood when we want to be. Most importantly, these jewellery pieces are often rendered as pendant necklaces with delicate chains, that are perfect for layering over other pieces to curate a style that only belongs to you.
Top Row (LEFT TO RIGHT): SARAH & SEBASTIAN – CELESTIAL VIRGO 10-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, SARAH & SEBASTIAN – CELESTIAL PISCES 10-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, SARAH & SEBASTIAN – CELESTIAL ARIES 10-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE.
Bottom Row (LEFT TO RIGHT): SARAH & SEBASTIAN – CELESTIAL CAPRICORN 10-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, SARAH & SEBASTIAN – CELESTIAL AQUARIUS 10-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, SARAH & SEBASTIAN – CELESTIAL GEMINI 10-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE.
Horoscope believers may take a step ahead, reading further on their birthstones for answers that may (not scientifically proven whatsoever) provide strength and protection. Thankfully, many jewellery designers have likewise incorporated them to pieces featuring the respective horoscope signs, relieving us of doing the homework to find out what ours are.
Top Row (LEFT TO RIGHT): ANDREA FOHRMAN – STAR 18-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND HOOP EARRING, ANDREA FOHRMAN – LUNA MEDIUM 18-KARAT GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE, ANDREA FOHRMAN – FULL MOON 18-KARAT GOLD OPAL NECKLACE.
Bottom Row (LEFT TO RIGHT): ANDREA FOHRMAN – MINI COSMO 14-KARAT GOLD, TURQUOISE AND DIAMOND EARRINGS, MONICA VINADER – FIJI BUD BIRTHSTONE ROSE GOLD VERMEIL PENDANTS, ANDREA FOHRMAN – WANING/ WAXING GIBBOUS MOON 18-KARAT ROSE GOLD DIAMOND NECKLACE.
Of this, London-based jewellery designer Rosh Mahtani has this to say on horoscopes and her reason for featuring them in her recent collection, “The whole world is going through the (tough) fight right now, and I think there is hope in reading the stars and thinking about how everything is connected. It grounds us, and we need to be grounded now more than ever.”
So maybe try taking baby steps like downloading the popular astrology app — Co-Star, have some fun scrolling thru horoscope meme accounts on Instagram for the LOLs. And while you’re at it, consider getting one of these gorgeous pieces featured to appreciate the one thing all this pseudoscience probably simply is — beautiful, just like you.