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!
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.
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Love my Orion necklace
Really love this company and will definitely order from them again. Great customer service, fast order processing and delivery. VERY happy with both meaningful necklaces, Orion and Aries, that I bought.
Zodiac Constellation Necklace
I think they are really unique and pretty. I bought 4 of them as gifts, and I hope they like them as much as I do.
Love it! It was a gift for my teenage niece and she adores it.
Bought two as gifts
I bought these necklaces as gifts, they are beautiful and unique. I was disappointed when they arrived without the benefit of a distinguishing card or imprint to tell them apart, as neither Astrology or astronomy is MY forte and I purchased two different constellations. I had to go back to the website figure out which necklace to give to which daughter. Not a major problem. A minor bump.
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a gift for me
My college aged daughter is interested in astronomy.
Bought this for my 13 year old niece for her 3.14 birthday. She loved it! Wears it everyday. She had to explain the significance to her friends, who upon learning it, thought it was the coolest gift. It is hard to impress teenage girls...so thanks for this awesome gift!
As the father of a STEM-minded daughter I discovered these folks Christmas before last. Now my wife is wearing a necklace from here as well as my daughter. I love that I can tell my own story to go with the gift(s).
My sister is a professor so I got her this necklace for her birthday. She was thrilled with it and is enjoying wearing it. I have never been disappointed in a purchase from this company. Wonderful customer service and creative and beautiful pieces. Thank you!
I love this piece! I bought it because I love the gorgeous, intricate design but in real life you can tell it's extremely well made, too. It's the perfect blend of nerdy and sophisticated, which I aspire to embody (at least sometimes). I love everything I've bought from Boutique Academia and this is definitely a new favorite.
...my step-daughter suffers with low self esteem, always a fight to just nudge her along, in almost everything, she graduated high school and this May college, with a degree in a field she will excel at, for the first time she is looking forward instead of her feet, I saw the bracelet, it was for her. Her battle her success, a little token of respect, to let her know, her mother and I noticed.