About Beaded Necklaces      

Are you looking for an unusual and personal gift?
What about a personalised necklace showing a map of the sky on the day they were born?

Two sizes of beaded astrology necklaces in gemstones and their versatility

beaded astrology necklace made with 4mm Aventurine gemstones worn round the neck4mm Aventurine necklace worn around neck
Beaded astrology necklace made with 4mm Aventurine gemstones worn as a bracelet4mm necklace wound round wrist as bracelet
Birth chart necklace made with 6mm lapis lazuli background beads and worn as single strand around neckBeaded Astrology necklace created using 6mm background beads and worn as a single strand around the neck.
Birth chart astrology necklace in 6mm Lapis Lazuli background beads worn doubled round the neckNecklace of 6mm Lapis Lazuli beads worn doubled around neck
6mm background beads in beaded birth chart necklace wound around wrist as braceletBeaded necklace of 6mm Lapis Lazuli beads worn as bracelet


The overall necklace length is determined by the size of beads used.
The beads representing the planets are a size larger than the main background beads.

Black Onyx and Tiger Eye beaded astrology necklaces on an open book beside a silver inkwell4mm Black Onyx and Tiger Eye beads make suitable necklaces for men

4mm background beads and 6mm planet beads

A necklace made with 4mm background beads measures approximately 55cm/21½ins. 
It is shown above in pale green Aventurine beads worn around the neck and also wound around the wrist and worn as a bracelet.

6mm background beads and 8mm planet beads

A necklace made with 6mm background beads, as shown at the top of the page in dark blue Lapis Lazuli beads, measures approximately 86cm/34ins in length.

6mm gemstone beaded necklaces in lapis lazuli and amethyst6mm beaded necklaces in Lapis Lazuli (left) and Amethyst.

The necklace in the image is one which I made for myself to wear doubled around my neck at a wedding. I also offer necklaces made with 6mm Amethyst beads. The price of these is considerably higher than that of the 4mm necklaces as larger semi-precious gemstone beads of good quality are more difficult to produce. (Read more about the gemstone beads HERE)

Since the 6mm background beads create a longer necklace, for some people this can also be worn doubled around the neck or wound around the wrist as a bracelet.

How can a necklace be a map?

Chart showing the twelve signs of the zodiacAstrological chart divided into the twelve signs of the zodiac

Beaded Astrology necklaces do just that! In effect they represent a celestial map of the skies on the day of your birth just as a regular atlas shows a map of the ground.

To learn more about the necklaces and what they represent, read on....

A necklace is circular.  An astrological chart is traditionally circular too.
There are 360° in a circle. The beads in the necklace represent these degrees.

360 beads would make a very long necklace!

Yes they would. Therefore I use one bead to represent 3° making 120 beads in the basic necklace.

What else does the necklace show?

Each sign of the zodiac takes up 30°. To show these sectors a smaller gold coloured bead is placed every ten beads making 12 divisions in all.

Section of Beaded Astrology necklace showing what is indicated by the different beads.Section of Gemstone Beaded Astrology necklace indicating what is represented by the different beads.

What about the planets?

Multiple eaded gemstone necklaces worn togetherAmethyst, rose quartz and blue lace agate 4mm beaded necklaces worn together

This is where the personalisation comes in. The planets are placed in their correct places (to the nearest 2°) according to the position they were in at midday on the day the person was born. 

** If the exact time of birth is known this information can help to make the positions of the planet beads slightly more accurate but this information is not essential if it isn't known.

You could also have a necklace made to celebrate any other special event showing the positions of the planets at that time - maybe a wedding or the birth of a child.

You could even simultaneously wear multiple 4mm beaded necklaces, each representing a special person. 

The Planets in a Gemstone Beaded Necklace

In astrology a particular type of influence is attributed to each of the planets. In order to convey this in the necklace each planet is represented by a semi-precious gemstone bead that is believed to have a similar influence in the birth chart to that of the planet it represents. 

The planets that will be included in your necklace and the gemstones which represent them are as follows:


Rock Crystal bead representing the SunRock Crystal - Sun
Moonstine bead representing the MoonMoonstone - Moon
Amazonite bead representing MercuryAmazonite - Mercury
Rose Quartz bead representing VenusRose Quartz - Venus
Garnet bead representing MarsGarnet - Mars
Peridot bead representing ChironPeridot - Chiron
Citrine bead representing JupiterCitrine - Jupiter
Tiger Eye bead representing SaturnTiger Eye - Saturn


Aventurine bead representing UranusAventurine - Uranus
Lapis Lazuli bead representing NeptuneLapis Lazuli - Neptune
Carnelian bead representing PlutoCarnelian - Pluto

Gemstone Beaded Necklace Presentation

Beaded birthchart necklace in presentation box with chart in lidExample of Gemstone Beaded Astrology necklace in presentation box with printed chart in lid

Each necklace comes in a box which has a printed copy of the birth chart inside the lid. This shows the relative positions of the beads representing the planets in relation to one another.

The clasp of the necklace is, wherever possible, placed in a section where there are no planets so that the most visible part of the necklace when worn will show as many of the gemstone planets as possible.

*Please note, however, that the position of the planet beads is determined by the actual positions of the planets in the sky on the day of birth so is beyond my control. Therefore although some necklaces will show planet beads spaced at fairly regular intervals, others may have several bunched up together. That's what makes a birth chart personal and unique to those born in that place on that day.

Significance of gemstones and planetary meanings

As anyone with an interest in astrology will know, each of the planets is believed to be endowed with specific meanings and significance. 

Gemstones too are recognised as having specific powers and meanings. 

When deciding which gemstone would represent each planet in the creation of the necklaces I considered these traditional meanings carefully.

To read more about the gemstones and their meanings see links below


Other relevant information

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  2. Astrology Necklaces
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