As you spend as much time browsing Etsy as I do, you've probably seen one of the latest trends pop up. I'm talking about constellation jewelry, or necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings featuring little clusters of stones in the shape of star formations. I've seen Big Dipper jewelry, as well as pieces featuring the zodiac signs.
But there's one necklace that really stood out to me, because (for one) I love family jewelry that's different from the cookie-cutter birthstone rings you might see at Peoples or other major retailers. And two, compared to other custom pieces, these are downright affordable. The Family Constellation Necklace starts at $59.99, and you can choose from different chain lengths and the number of constellations at an additional cost.
The five people in my immediately family share three zodiac signs: Aquarius, Gemini and Leo, and I love the idea of buying myself something that can so simply represent all of us. But as for one representing me and my hubby, there's this Layered Constellation Necklace. It sells from $87.92 and involves two chains of different lengths that you wear together. And by the way, both necklaces ship for FREE across Canada!
Potion Number 9, the Montreal-based seller who creates all these pieces, is away on vacation for the next couple weeks. You can still place orders now, but just be aware that they won't start filling them until March 10. So if you're in a hurry, you might want to look for another option ... but most of you should be a-okay.