We’re no strangers to celestial jewelry here at JCK. It’s an ever-present style that ebbs and flows in demand, but never truly leaves us—and it’s one that I personally never tire of looking at, writing about, and coveting for my very own.
There’s never a wrong time to spotlight moon and star jewelry, but where stars are concerned especially, it feels extra right during the holiday season. Stars are a common icon in decorating—the star on top of the tree, to only name one iteration—and for decorating oneself, I can think of nothing more appropriate.
The versatility of a star’s meanings gives it another strong selling point. For me, I see anything dreamy and celestial as signifying the unknown and magical. But the icon, ranging from in number of points from five (mostly seen here) to twelve, can symbolize anything from pagan beliefs to the cycle of life and everything in between.
Sheriffs wear them, kids get them on their homework (gold star!), sailors look to the skies, asking the stars for direction. Much like their presence in the solar system, stars as symbols can be interpreted in seemingly infinite ways.
Here are nine starry jewels to close out 2017 (and to take into 2018 and beyond).
Star ball pendant in 14k white gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. white and 0.19 ct. t.w. black diamonds, $2,200; WYS Jewelry
Constellation earring in 9k rose gold with 1 ct. t.w. lab-grown diamonds, $522; Anabela Chan
Hand bracelet in 18k white gold with 0.63 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,995; Djula
Celeste Victorian pendant in 18k yellow gold with seed pearls and diamonds, $2,800; Anabel Higgins (also at top)
Stella spring bracelet in 18k white gold with sapphires and diamonds, price on request; Spallanzani
Star stud earrings in 14k yellow gold with 0.06 ct. t.w. diamonds, $340; Gabriel & Co.
Starburst earrings in 18k white gold with 0.32 ct. t.w. diamonds, $15,956; Dvani
Star pendant in 14k yellow gold with 0.21 ct. t.w. diamonds, $650; Shy Creation
Star ring in 18k white gold with 1.4 ct. moonstone, 0.22 ct. t.w. alexandrite, and 0.07 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,700; Mark Henry