What’s Your Sign

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Baubles, Bling and Astrological Things

Astrology is defined as “the study of the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies interpreted as having an influence on human affairs and the natural world.” In simpler terms, astrology is the study of the movements of the planets, sun, moon and stars in the belief that these movements can have an influence on people’s lives.  The earliest evidence of astrology dates back to the third millennium BC… that’s more than 5000 years ago.  

Psychology proposes that astrology is a coping mechanism; helping us to make sense of things during difficult times.  That makes sense considering that astrology thrived during the Great Depression and more recently during the pandemic.  Psychologists believe this is because astrology provides a sense of control and also helps us to better understand ourselves. 

Over the years, many iconic jewelers have dedicated collections to the signs of the zodiac.  Vintage Cartier pieces are highly sought after as are vintage David Webb designs.  Today, legendary giants like Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany & Co., and Roberto Coin feature zodiac pendants in their line.  

This sizable medallion turned up in our estate department and we couldn’t resist it’s allure.  Made entirely of 18-karat yellow gold, this charmer measures 1.75 inches across!  The featured design is the water bearer, the symbol for Aquarius…  the 11th sign in the zodiac.  Those born between January 20th and February 18th are considered Aquarians.  Intellectuals and born leaders, it’s no surprise to learn that both Abraham Lincoln and Oprah Winfrey fall under the sign Aquarius.

Adding to the appeal of this pendant are several small details…  the deeply ridged border that encompasses it, the guilloche-style cobalt blue enamel background, and the beautifully etched pattern on the reverse side.  This piece could actually be reversible, showcasing that striking engraving.  Four white gold stars surround the center figure, each one contains a round brilliant diamond.  Combined, these gems have a total weight of approximately .15 carat.  Solid construction ensured the heft of this piece – it weighs over 40 grams!

The sheer physical size of this piece makes it stand out…  just look at it on the hand.  Even at this large size, this medallion manages to be impressive without becoming obnoxious.  For those born under the 11th sign, or those who simply love unusual zodiac jewelry – this bold beauty is available now for $3,000.00.  This is your sign…  call us and make it yours today. 

“You can go to a museum and look, or come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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