This History of Celestial Jewelry

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John Lennon’s lyrics “We All Shine On…Like The Moon, The Stars and The Sun” could have been attributed to these motifs in moon and stars jewelry throughout history. These iconic and symbolic emblems continue to shine in glimmering gold and sparkling diamonds or other precious stones. All three motifs date back to ancient civilizations and each has been associated with lore, legend, gods and goddesses in different cultures and time periods.

The period in which they began to be most popular in jewelry was in the 19th century, first in the Georgian period and then as icons in Victorian times that still hold the same meaning in modern jewelry. But before we jump ahead, let’s go way back and see what these symbols of the sky meant in earlier days.