chinese zodiac charms
The twelve signs of the Chinese Zodiac as delicate laser cut charms. Each charm is set with a 1mm diamond eye. Available in sterling silver or 14k yellow gold, on a 16" sterling silver, oxidized sterling silver, or 14k yellow gold chain (charm and chain sold separately).
*Shown in 14k yellow gold on a 14k gold chain
Chinese Zodiac History
The twelve zodiac signs in Chinese astrology come from an ancient myth. According to legend, animals from around the world gathered for a race called by the Jade Emperor. The order in which the animals finished the race would determine their place in the Chinese lunar calendar. The Rat, who was wise and strategic, finished first while the Pig, who was easily distracted, came in last.
The Chinese zodiac is calculated by the Chinese lunar calendar and is based on a twelve-year cycle, with each year associated with an animal sign. These signs are the rat, dragon, monkey, ox, snake, rooster, tiger, horse, dog, rabbit, goat, and pig. Each animal is associated with different personality traits:
- Rat: wise
- Dragon: strong
- Monkey: flexible
- Ox: industrious
- Snake: adaptable
- Rooster: consistent
- Tiger: brave
- Horse: impulsive
- Dog: loyal
- Rabbit: cautious
- Goat: peaceful
- Pig: friendly
Use the chart below to find the animal associated with your birth year. Just remember: the Chinese New Year falls somewhere between January 21 and February 20 each year, so if you were born in January or February, find out if your birthday was before or after Chinese New Year to know which year you belong to in the Chinese lunar calendar.
Why We Love Chinese Zodiac Charms
Your Chinese zodiac sign is full of meaning, from your personality type to your greatest qualities and compatibility with others. It allows you to express yourself and communicate things about yourself with those around you. What better way to share your sign than by wearing it?
These Chinese zodiac charms are our way of giving customers a chic way to wear their sign. Our elegant, delicate Chinese zodiac charms are easy to pair with anything in your closet, from a basic tee and jeans to your favorite little black dress and everything in between. Even those unfamiliar with the Chinese zodiac can appreciate the beauty of these laser cut charms.
In addition to wearing your own sign, we’ve heard from customers who have worn Chinese zodiac charms for each of their children as well. It’s a great way to keep loved ones close to your heart.