When we set out to create our new zodiac jewelry collection this past season, we thought a lot about how to create just the right design. After all, there are many styles available in the marketplace and one of the vintage jewelry collections we always admired was a zodiac charm collection that Cartier produced in the 1970’s. The pieces featured a sculptural motif that made every sign like a work of art.
With all of that in mind, we set out to create a unique zodiac necklace design that would feel like a piece of art, but at the same time be accessible to many of our customers while designed to be worn every day.
The result was Zodiac X Color. We started with sterling silver to allow for a more accessible price point and then opted to incorporate colored enamel – a different color for each sign of the Zodiac. The explosion of colors ultimately represent the light shows that we know are happening throughout the galaxies. And what would a galactic light show be without sparkling stars? That’s why we chose to add white sapphire accents throughout the collection. Because we love the way colored enamel looks with 18k gold, we added the final step of 18k gold vermeil over the sterling silver. Vermeil is the ultimate quality plating, providing a thicker layer of gold over the sterling silver.
The resulting pieces needed just the right chain. Since the designs have a modern and contemporary edge, we chose our short black steel chain. It allows your zodiac necklace to be layered with other favorite short necklaces from your jewelry box, and the chain is adjustable in length so you can create your perfect neck mess. Ultimately it is the size of the Zodiac design that also makes it perfect for every day. The pieces are one half inch in diameter, so they make a colorful statement without overpowering other necklaces in your layered look.
Our Zodiac X Color designs are also available on our site as zodiac charms. They are all there and each draws its unique identity from the symbols traditionally associated with each sign.. The Capricorn Charm. The Aries Charm. The Taurus Charm. The Pisces Charm. The Scorpio Charm. The Virgo Charm. The Libra Charm. The Sagittarius Charm. The Cancer Charm. The Leo Charm. The Gemini Charm. The Aquarius Charm.
The reaction from our community to our Zodiac X Color collection has been particularly gratifying. So, spoiler alert! Look for an expansion in our Zodiac Collection in Spring 2022.
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