The night sky is filled with wonder, beauty, and history. Originating in Babylonian astronomy in the 7th century BC, the zodiac was used mark the progression of months in the calendar for millennia. During the Hellenistic and Roman eras, the Babylonian star catalogs were adopted into Greek astronomy, and the signs began to acquire special meanings. These constellation pendants take a new, astronomically accurate approach to the zodiac... like birthstones of the sky. Each engraved black onyx disc displays the constellation and background stars precisely, to as low a magnitude as could be engraved. The bail is antique silver-pewter, and each 1-inch diameter pendant is hung from an 18-inch snake chain. Whether as a birthday gift or something special for yourself, these necklaces are unique and unforgettable!
Don't know which constellation to order?
There are a variety of zodiac systems. Generally speaking, the Ptolematic (Tropical) zodiac is the most widely recognized. The Hindu sidreal zodiac takes into account precession of equinoxes. In 1930, the International Astronomical Union weighed in on the issue as well.
|TROPICAL||SIDEREAL||INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMY UNION|
|ARIES||21 Mar - 20 Apr||15 Apr - 15 May||19 Apr - 13 May|
|TAURUS||21 Apr - 21 May||16 May - 15 Jun||14 May - 19 Jun|
|GEMINI||22 May - 21 Jun||16 Jun - 15 Jul||20 Jun - 20 Jul|
|CANCER||22 Jun - 22 Jul||16 Jul - 15 Aug||21 Jul - 9 Aug|
|LEO||23 Jul - 22 Aug||16 Aug - 15 Sep||10 Aug - 15 Sep|
|VIRGO||23 Aug - 23 Sep||16 Sep - 15 Oct||16 Sep - 30 Oct|
|LIBRA||24 Sep - 23 Oct||16 Oct - 15 Nov||31 Oct - 22 Nov|
|SCORPIO||24 Oct - 22 Nov||16 Nov - 15 Dec||23 Nov - 29 Nov|
|SAGITTARIUS||23 Nov - 21 Dec||16 Dec - 14 Jan||18 Dec - 18 Jan|
|CAPRICORN||22 Dec - 20 Jan||15 Jan - 14 Feb||19 Jan - 15 Feb|
|AQUARIUS||21 Jan - 19 Feb||15 Feb - 14 Mar||16 Feb - 11 Mar|
|PISCES||20 Feb - 20 Mar||15 Mar - 14 Apr||12 Mar - 18 Apr|
Within the United States, shipping is free for orders over $45. Buy several items-- keep some and give others as gifts! But if you don't quite hit the $45 total, First Class delivery within the U.S. is $3.50 per order, and Priority is $6.50 per order. Gift boxes are ALWAYS included for orders within the U.S. Your order will be processed and mailed within 2 business days.
|UNITED STATES||mailed within||in transit for||from ordering to arrival|
|Priority Mail||1-2 business days||1 - 3 business days||2 - 5 business days|
|First Class||1-2 business days||2 - 4 days||3 - 6 business days|
For all countries outside the United States, USPS First Class International shipping without gift boxes is $4.50 per order. Please note: USPS First Class International shipping can take a very long time to arrive, averaging 4 - 12 weeks, depending on the country. USPS tracking numbers will work only until the package leaves the United States. We will replace packages that go missing before exiting the US border, but cannot replace packages that disappear after that.
If you need quick delivery and tracking all the way to your country, please use DHL Express. This shipping method costs $32 per order, but will provide tracking at every step of the way. To estimate delivery time, allow 2 business days for us to pack and mail your order, and then add the number of shipping days shown by your country on the DHL Shipping Table.
The customer is responsible for any VAT or import tax charges.
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