Star-Shaped Jewelry

Myth and legend state that is it unlucky to point at stars, rainbows or the sun or moon. This harkens back to pagan times when stars were thought to be gods. Those seeing falling stars on their right side will come into good luck, on the left – just the opposite. Broadway star Courtney Laine Mazza wore a single, silver, star pendant to the 18th Annual MTV Movie Awards on May 31, 2009. Dangling mid-chest from a simple chain necklace, this necklace was the perfect accessory to her silver-toned dress. Stainless steel is a less expensive alternative to sterling silver. It’s a steel alloy that gets its name because it does not stain or rust as easily as steel. The stainless part comes in because it repels stains – however, it is not totally stain-proof. Used in the past for watchbands, this metal hit mainstream jewelry a few years ago and is now quite popular for both women’s and men’s jewelry. It’s easy to keep clean, rinse after wearing and buff dry with a soft cloth. Care should be taken when storing stainless steel jewelry – not because it’s fragile, but because stainless steel can damage softer metals such as karated gold, gold-filled and sterling. Read more at Suite101: Star-Shaped Jewelry: Pendants, Bracelets and Earrings in This Heavenly Design. Looking for a pair of fabulous hoop sized star earrings?

Check out Melissa Joy Manning's Star Hoop Earrings. Available in recycled sterling silver, rose and yellow gold these large star hoop earrings have a 2.5” and 1.5” drop with a continuous hoop close. The sterling silver ones are priced at $125; gold at $185. The earrings are available at Barney’s New York and on the Barney’s website. Star Pendant - 10K White or Yellow Gold Diamond Star Pendant. It comes with an 18-inch chain and is very reasonably priced at $64.99 (and qualifies for free shipping). This pendant has 11 reviews with an average rating of 4.25 out of 5. The image on this page - one reviewer states the size of the star is a ‘bit smaller than a penny’.

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