Zodiac Sign Necklace
Zodiac Sign Necklace
Each of these pendants is lovingly created entirely by hand, using an ancient technique called chasing and repousse. This 5000 year old technique uses small, specialized tools and a hammer to push the metal, either from the front of the piece or from behind. The pendant is suspended on an 18-inch sterling silver chain.
The zodiac (which is derived from the Greek word meaning "circle of animals") is believed to have developed in ancient Egypt and later adopted by the Babylonians. Early astrologers knew it took 12 lunar cycles (months) for the sun to return to its original position, and they identified 12 constellations that were linked to the progression of the seasons and assigned them names of certain animals and persons.
Aries (March 21 - April 20) - Aries individuals are independent and courageous, enjoying leading others and bringing excitement into the lives those around them. They are also enthusiastic and very goal-oriented.
Taurus (April 21 - May 21) - Those who are Taurus are solid and fight for what they want. They are easy-going although stubborn, procrastinators yet also have a good work-ethic.
Gemini (May 22 - June 21) - Geminis are known for their energy, are very talkative and are considered social butterflies. These individuals will always take their lives in the direction they want to go.
Cancer (June 22 - July 22) - These individuals enjoy security but they also seek adventure. They are somewhat inconsistent and unpredictable, often keeping others guessing.
Leo (July 23 - August 21) - Leos have a high self-esteem and are devoted. They tend to be hot-tempered, but they are also kind, generous, and forgiving.
Virgo (August 22 - September 23) - Virgo individuals are very mind-oriented, constantly analyzing and thinking. They enjoy bettering themselves and those around them.
Libra (September 24 - October 23) - Libras have a diplomatic nature and get along well with everyone. They are ambitious, have expensive taste, and work hard to make money.
Scorpio (October 24 - November 22) - Scorpios are very intense, questioning everything and working hard to make sense of things. These individuals treat others with kindness and loyalty.
Sagittarius (November 23 - December 22) - Sagittarius individuals have vibrant personalities, enjoy meeting new people and have a positive outlook on life. They can also be a bit reckless.
Capricorn (December 23 - January 20) - Capricorns have an ambitious nature, active minds, and always have to be in control of their lives.
Aquarius (January 21 - February 19) - Aquarians don't always care what others think about them. They take each opportunity that is presented and work towards formulating new ideas.
Pisces (February 20 - March 20) - Pisces individuals are very sensitive and reserved, liking to escape from reality. These individuals are good listeners and good friends.