As part of our ongoing spotlight on each Zodiac Sign it’s time to take a look at Leo, also known as “The Lion,” just in time for their birthday period! Born between the dates of July 23rd – August 22nd, Leos are believed to be warm, gregarious, and generous individuals who embrace their own style above all others! As with the other eleven Zodiac Signs, Leo has gemstones associated with their rulership – these gems, metals, and minerals are believed to be especially lucky when worn by members of this passionate fire sign. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, or for a Leo loved one, we hope that these suggestions help you find the perfect jewelry piece!
Leo is said to rule the heart and chest, and the precious metal of gold. Their other gemstones and associations include petrified/molded wood and sunny, summery minerals like citrine and amber. Fortunately, West Coast Cowgirl’s collection of gold jewelry is versatile and vast, and we have many pieces worthy of royalty! (Leos are often referred to as the royalty of the Zodiac!)
One of the most traditional associations for “The Lions” and their rulership is Onyx. Our Sonador Dreamer Necklace in Onyx is a regal, eye-catching statement piece! This exquisite piece has silver-plated medallions paired with large, round onyx discs and simulated natural stones. The majesty of this piece certainly blends well with the regal, refined demeanor of many Leos, and is sure to be a big hit!
Our New Friends Layered Necklace in Gold is a charming, elegant and interesting blend of the layering trend that’s so popular in 2017 with the gold associations of “The Lions” rulership. With tiny round discs that resemble little suns – Leo’s traditional ruler is the Sun, too – and delicate feathers and beadwork, this gorgeous necklace is summery and understated but sure to go with every wardrobe.
If earrings are more your style our Tanya Earrings capitalize on the Geometic trend for Summer 2017 while incorporating the Wood rulership of “The Lions.” Embellished with sunny metal accents, these beautiful earrings are modern and sophisticated while subtly combining numerous hot looks. Made with Zinc Alloy and 7.8cm long, our Tanya Earrings are a versatile addition to a summer jewelry collection that can blend splendidly with any wardrobe.
West Coast Cowgirl’s collection has numerous bracelets that are gorgeous gifts – to you, or to someone else! But our Kestral Bracelet is a particularly ideal choice when shopping for a Leo because of its vast color availability! Each piece combines the Gold associations tied to “The Lions” with an accent leather strip and rhinestone embellishments; this stunning jewelry piece is available in Lavender, Tan, Black, Pink, Sea Foam Green, and Purple! At 19cm in length, the Kestral Bracelet also captures the layered look in a charming, original way.
“The Lions” are one of the most social, endearing, charming members of the Zodiac according to Astrology, and we hope that our collection inspires you to find something ideal for the Leo on your shopping list! Ruled by the Sun, Leos rein over the summer like the regal lions they are, while being chic, sophisticated, and fun!
As the summer continues to grow long, it’s almost time for Cancer to shine in the spotlight of the Zodiac! Also known as “The Crab,” Cancer people are born between June 22nd and July 22nd – so right in the middle of the hottest months here in the northern hemisphere! Astrology tells us that Cancer is ruled by the Moon, and no other Zodiac Sign has stronger ties to the lunar phases, the vast, mysterious ocean, and our emotional well-being. For centuries, Astrologers have associated precious metals and gemstones to each of the twelve signs, and “The Crab” is no exception to this rule! In addition to a connection to rubies, the traditional birthstone for people born in July, Cancer has a host of gems that are believed to be good luck and beneficial for “The Crabs” in the world to wear.
Whether you are a Cancer, or you’re shopping for a “Crab” loved one, West Coast Cowgirl has an assortment of jewelry pieces available that tie into these traditional and modern Astrological associations. Whether or not you believe in Astrology, gifts tailored to someone’s Sun Sign can be a fun, unique way to celebrate their birthdate and other milestone events – besides, who doesn’t love a gift that has a built-in wish for good fortune, long life, and unlimited happiness included?
Given that Cancer has strong associations with the ocean, it’s no surprise that Astrologers have long associated “The Crab” with pearls. These shimmering, stunning jewels of the sea also mimic the luminescence fullness of the full moon, which is said to watch over Cancer people. Our new arrival, the Baroness Pearl Bracelet, is an exquisite piece of pearl jewelry that begs to be worn. Featuring leather banding and two twin layers of pearls with an adjustable length of 17cm to 19cm, this gorgeous bracelet is sure to be a favorite. This piece features authentic freshwater pearls, so their color, shape, and size may naturally vary.
Alternatively, if you’re in the market for a stunning new pair of earrings, our Britt Pearl Earrings are an exceptional piece of pearl jewelry. Hand-knotted with leather cording, these drop earrings feature cultured, freshwater pearls that are natural – which means their color, shape, and size may vary, as with our bracelet above. These earrings are charming and sophisticated, and can easily pair well with any wardrobe choice or hairstyle.
Cancer is also associated with the precious metal of silver, which has long between associated with the moon and its phases. Given that Cowgirl jewelry often features this stylish, beloved metal, it’s very easy to pair our favorite pieces with “The Crabs” in terms of style! Our Triple Circle Necklace feels like a nod to the moon, featuring an artistic, silver three-circle cascade design. With an 18” chain, this chic piece could be a subtle nod towards the Moon-ruled jewelry lovers in your life or be a piece for yourself that reminds you of your Cancer heritage.
Cuff bracelets are one of the hottest jewelry trends for Summer 2017, and our Simply Sensational Bracelet is an ideal opportunity to capitalize on that fun style while incorporating Cancer’s Silver rulership into the equation. This silver-plated cuff bracelet features layers of delicate, stunning bands that wrap elegantly around your wrist, joining in a cuff closure, making it adjustable in size. It is a chic, elegant look that can complement any outfit and other silver jewelry pieces, and can be an understated present for “The Crab” on your wish list!
We hope that our ideas have inspired you to find a piece of jewelry for yourself or a loved one with subtle Cancer associations. “The Crab” and their connection to the moon is a timeless, enchanting bit of trivia, and these jewelry options can become fun, quirky conversation pieces in addition to shining examples of your Cowgirl style!
Here at West Coast Cowgirl we pride ourselves in the diversity and variety of our Western-inspired jewelry selections. And while not every traditional monthly birthstone is a frequent visitor to our inventory, one stand-out monthly spotlight certainly is: The pearl! Pearls are the classic, time-honored "birthstone" for people born during the month of June, and they happen to also be a huge trend for Spring/Summer 2017's jewelry designs. We wanted to take this opportunity to shine the spotlight on the lustrous, elegant, classic beauty of pearl jewelry, and to recommend some of our favorite pieces for new additions to your wardrobe OR for gifts to the June-born people in your life!
Our Remy Pearl Choker was featured in a previous blog post about Spring 2017 jewelry trends, and it remains a favorite here at West Coast Cowgirl. This stunning, chic necklace is offered in the highly desirable choker style, with a Boho design that utilizes saddle leather strands with freshwater pearls and ornate knotted details. It's a versatile accessory that is perfect for summer days and getaways, and it is a lovely choice for a jewelry lover whose birthday is in June!
Another popular accessory for the warm summer months is a stylish headband. Our Zoey Headband features bead and pearl embellishments over a dark, elastic band, making it an eye-catching blend of jewelry and function. Whether you wear it in a Boho style across your forehead, or go for a more classic look by wearing it in your hair, this charming headband won't slide around while it glistens and sparkles in the sunlight!
If you, or the recipient on your shopping lists, favor a vintage look, West Coast Cowgirl's Baby Doll Choker is a remarkable blend of the timeless aesthetic of delicate floral chokers blended with the summery, understated beauty of a pearl charm. The cameo design further enhances the vintage appeal of this piece, and its soft, romantic look makes it a perfect choice for a dressy event or a formal affair.
Our Expecting to Fly necklace in the Color choice Pearl is a stunning, earthy example of Western charm for any wardrobe. Featuring a 2" pendant feather embellished with a pearl set (or turquoise, if you prefer), this necklace has an 18" chain, making it ideal for layering with other pieces. The whimsical, airy design makes it a natural choice for the summer months, and the subtle, playful pearl setting can be combined with other pearl accessories with ease.
According to an old Greek Legend, pearls are hardened tears of joy from the goddess Aphrodite. Aphrodite was believed to be the goddess of love, and so pearls have long been associated with romance, weddings, and happiness. There is another old superstition that states that pearls, when worn, help to calm a restless mind and control anger, while promoting creative inspiration! Without a doubt, there is a host of lore and beliefs surrounding traditional monthly birthstones, but no one can contest that pearls are a beautiful, timeless addition to any jewelry collection. At West Coast Cowgirl we hope that our suggestions find you happy, healthy, and excited for the summer months!
With spring in full swing and summer rapidly approaching that means we’re all entering another exciting time of year: Graduation Days! From April until late June, intrepid students across the country ---- whether graduating from high school, college, or another form of education – will gain recognition for their accomplishments via a graduation day ceremony. Whether you’re shopping friend or family member who is on the cusp of an exciting graduation, West Coast Cowgirl has you covered!
Shopping for jewelry can be a daunting task for anyone, even shoppers that are confident they know their recipient’s style. This “Graduation Season,” please consider these charming, elegant jewelry suggestions that are chic enough to shine in any jewelry collection, without being too bold or trendy to be gift-friendly choices!
Our luminous Tyra Earrings are a stunning, dangle style jewelry choice that is trendy and modern without being too personalized for a gift. The matte gold hooks compliment any outfit, and their stunning, opaque shell material is a versatile design that works great with any wardrobe. These lovely earrings conjure up images of summer at the beach, making them an excellent choice for a graduation day party before the hot months arrive!
West Coast Cowgirl’s collection of understated, chic jewelry choices is rarely represented more perfectly than by our Rocky Mountain Beauty Ring. This resizable ring doesn’t even require a specific size, and the choice of copper, gold, or silver plated styles lend beautifully to a wide range of tastes. This ring evokes images of the beautiful Rocky Mountains with its delicate mountain motif, and also works wonderfully in multiples or alone.
A wish for good fortune and luck is a fun theme for a gift, and it’s a sentiment that’s very appropriate for a new graduate as they prepare to embark upon a new life chapter. Why not bestow such a favor upon the special scholar in your life? Our stunning, sterling silver Lucky’s Chance Bracelet has a crystal horseshoe for an increase of luck! The adjustable 15.5cm-19cm size has a spring ring clasp, and its subtle Western style makes it a versatile choice as a present. Be sure to wear the horse shoe with the opening facing up towards the shoulder, for even more good fortune “running” your way!
If necklaces are more your loved one’s style, West Coast Cowgirl’s gorgeous Stardust’s Shine Necklace could be just the thing to put a smile on their face. With delicate, tiny stars clustered together like a constellation, plus one lone star boldly adventuring on its own, this necklace is a subtle, elegant look. The side star has double-sided cubic zirconia -- a feature that guarantees this bold little star will always catch the light and shine bright!
At West Coast Cowgirl, we pride ourselves in offering a variety of accessory choices – not just stunning jewelry! Perhaps your beloved graduate would enjoy a new handbag instead of a traditional gemstone or silver ring? Our 9” Dolly Crossbody Handbag is 100% Vegan leather, featuring both interior and exterior pockets to get the job done in terms of carrying capacity! Available in six different colors, including Indigo, Camel, and Coffee, this timeless crossbody bag is a fantastic addition to any spring wardrobe.
Still not sure what to give the new graduate in your life for their big Graduation Day? Our West Coast Cowgirl Gift Card is available in $10, $25, $50, and $100 value increments, allowing you to give a truly versatile, thoughtful gift that fits just right with your budget. There are no additional processing fees, and our Gift Cards are delivered via email with instructions for redeeming them at checkout. These make wonderful gifts, plus, they allow your loved one to find the ideal piece for a new outfit, or check back later for our latest summer, fall, and winter styles!