Do you need a gift for a special person's landmark birthday? Do you like to find a gift that they will really love? Do you want to give a gift that shows you cared enough to go out and find it? Do you look forward to seeing genuine liking and surprise on their face when they open it? Or do you want to give yourself a real treat and feel really special?
Then maybe one of the astrology necklaces is just what you need.
I currently offer two different styles of astrology necklace: single strand Beaded Necklaces and the multi-strand floating style Loved Ones Necklace.
These necklaces are for lovers of astrology. They are based on astrological charts significant to the wearer. The placement of the feature beads in each necklace is determined by the positions of the planets in the chart.
In those made with semi-precious gemstones I have combined a knowledge of the properties of gemstones with that of the significance of astrological features to create something which is both personal and beautiful.
Fully Beaded or Floating Style?
There is a choice between a fully beaded single strand necklace or a floating multiple strand style - known as the Loved Ones necklace because it combines strands for different people or events that are special to the wearer.
Single strand necklaces depict a single astrological chart. This is usually a birth chart.
For example: A single strand necklace could be created to show the birth chart of the recipient. This makes it an ideal and very personal gift for a special birthday or maybe for a new baby or a naming ceremony.
Multi strand necklaces combine two, three or four different charts - one for each strand - in a single necklace. These may be birth charts of a mother and her children, or the birth charts of a couple and the chart of their wedding day, or just two charts of a couple.
Nature or Bling?
As well as choosing between a single or multi-strand design there is a second choice to be made. For lovers of all things nature the beads are semi-precious gemstones, selected because they are believed to have similar qualities or influences to the planets they represent.
The second option is for bling addicts and simply uses different coloured Swarovski crystal bicone beads to represent the planets.
Single strand necklaces can be made with either semi-precious gemstone beads or with Swarovski crystals and are very different. Those made with crystal beads have a far more delicate appearance as can be seen below.
Multi strand necklaces are created in a floating style and can have the planets represented with either semi-precious gemstone beads or with Swarovski crystals.
Single strand beaded necklace in Swarovski crystal beads
Multi-strand floating style Loved Ones necklace with crystal planet beads
How is the astrology necklace personalised?
Those who are familiar with astrology will have come across an astrological chart at some time or other. For those who haven't here is a brief outline of the major features.
What is an astrological chart?
The most common such chart is the birth chart. This shows the positions of the planets in the sky on the day of birth and in which zodiac sign they were sitting at that time.
Example of chart included with single strand gemstone astrology necklace
This gives it a large degree of personalisation. How can it be otherwise since it relies upon information as to the date and place of birth of the recipient? Read about birth charts at Wikipedia.
One such chart is shown here. The positions of the planets are marked and the planets are named. In addition the 12 signs of the zodiac can also be seen and it is possible to tell which zodiac sign each planet is visiting and the relative positions of the planets to one another.
Since the relationships between planets and their relative positions change constantly, the astrological map changes too. This constant movement makes the chart for any given day different from others. Geographical location also has an influence on the positions shown by the chart.
What other charts are there apart from birth charts?
A chart can be drawn up for any moment in any location. As already noted, the most common chart is that for the day of birth.
The beaded, single strand, Astrology Necklace shows one person's chart on the day of their birth.
The multi-strand Loved Ones necklace shows the birth chart of each person represented on a separate strand of the necklace. Often this necklace is made to show the charts of a mother and her children. It might also be created to celebrate a couple with a strand for each and a third strand to represent their wedding day.
This very personal gift might be given to a bride as a wedding gift from the groom or from a parent.
Can one of these necklaces tell what's going to happen like a horoscope does?
No, there is no predictive value in these necklaces. They are merely a sort of celestial map for the day in question.
An Astrology Necklace is a truly Personal Gift
Who would love an astrology necklace? Ideally someone who meets the following criteria:
1. They show at least a passing interest in astrology even if that's only by casually reading their "stars" from time to time in the newspaper.
2. Also they are someone who wears beaded jewellery - men included if that's their style.
3. They want to wear a piece of jewellery that reminds them of a special moment in their lives or of those closest to them such as a partner or children. Read more about how necklaces can link different people's charts on the Beaded Necklaces and Loved Ones pages
There is no point giving one of these necklaces to anyone who strongly disagrees with or disapproves of astrology. On the other hand, if they do have an interest this gift is something different and personal.
More about Astrology Necklaces
Astrology necklaces often provide a talking point with their (seemingly) randomly placed larger beads. Others are fascinated once they discover the significance of the necklace as a whole.
The necklace has no predictive value, it is simply a representation of the positions of the planets on a significant occasion such as the day of birth just as a roadmap showing the location of the birth would.
More detailed information about each of these necklace types can be found by clicking the relevant links below. Those pages also give details for how to go about ordering.
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