Why Star and Moon Necklaces Make Great Birthday Gifts


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When the solar eclipse took the celestial stage last month, the beauty of the cosmos gained prominence once again. The stars and moon may appear before us every day, but when seen from a new vantage point—like the eclipse—these natural wonders really show off their beauty. Fashion often pulls from nature, and accessories inspired by the cosmos like star and moon necklaces are now experiencing a meteoric rise in popularity.

The 70s embraced nature-inspired accessories, and today many of those vintage pieces featuring stars, owl pendants and bead designs are heavily coveted. But more modern pieces introduce the beauty of the heavens to a new audience. Star and moon necklaces, fringed pendants and celestial accessories are popping up in unexpected ways. At New York Fashion Week, designer Jenny Packhamfeatured a star pendant necklace. Even handbags are adopting celestial style---asmiling gold crescent moon bedecks the top of a clutch designed by Benedetta Bruzziches.

If you’re feeling the gravitational pull of the moon on your style inspiration, accessorize with a moon and star necklace that also holds personal meaning. Each moonglow pendant can be designed to feature any moon phase that speaks to you. And, yes, the necklace can be worn by men and women…so it makes a great gift.  Need more inspiration to shoot for the moon? Consider all the reasons why you should gift a moon and star necklace for a loved one’s birthday…or buy one for you!

The Symbolic Meaning of Stars and Moons

Stars are symbolic in many religions and cultures and each moon phase holds a special meaning in our own lives. The biggest star—the sun—was often worshipped. The sun is essential to life—giving light and heat. But the moon’s pull also affects our lives. Commanding the tides, the moon plays its own unique role on Earth. Of course, the moon also may symbolize immortality.

Star and Moon Necklaces

The Wishing Star Necklace from Moonglow

Necklaces Pair Well with Different Styles

Star and moon necklaces aren’t just for casual styles. Add the pendant over a little black dress or pair it with a bridal gown. The versatility of the jewelry allows it to shine with elegant formal wear, casual boho styles or even an LBD.

Bold pendants Layer Perfectly

Mix and match the necklace with diamonds, a pearl-drop necklace or other unique accessories. If you give the necklace as a gift, your loved one can pair it with any accessory to create a unique look.

Moon Phases Are Personal, But Subtle

Star and moon necklaces are a personalized gift, but the symbol of the moon isn’t overly sentimental. If you’re in a new relationship, this is a gift that holds a thoughtful meaning but won’t be misunderstood as a next-step piece.

Anyone Can Wear A Star and Moon Necklace!

This is a universal necklace—literally. Star and moon necklaces are genderless. The pendants—like the cosmos—are neither feminine nor masculine. They are universally flattering.

Whether you want a star and moon necklace as your birthday gift or if you just want to choose something special for a loved one’s birthday, this personalized pendant necklace makes a perfect gift. Celestial bodies are en vogue and classic symbols. This is one accessory that can be worn for years and continue to make a stunning statement. Shoot for the moon and give a gift that’s out of this world!