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!
One if the fastest growing trend for Summer 2017 is what designers and stylists have dubbed “Mineral Jewelry.” These pieces feature large, eye-catching examples of raw, earthy materials, such as a pendant made of agate or turquoise. West Coast Cowgirl’s assortment of jewelry choices that focus on these stunning, natural features make it an excellent blend for this style in particular. In fact, Western and Rodeo Chic jewelry is quickly dominating this trend because of its focus on these rugged but sophisticated styles. We hope that the following suggestions inspire you to incorporate Mineral Jewelry into your wardrobe, and that one of our Rodeo-worthy pieces might speak to you as the perfect addition to your jewelry collection!
Our Diego Necklace is a splendid example of the Mineral Jewelry trend, and a very popular piece of our collection. This exquisite piece features agate and turquoise beads which complement the large, statement-piece pendant of natural agate! The slice of agate varies in color, shape, and size, but the approximate measurement is 33.5” with the beaded necklace.
West Coast Cowgirl’s Outlaw Necklace is another great example of a jewelry choice that blends multiple trends together in one stunning, bold Summer 2017 style! Functioning both as a statement piece thanks to its large stones and eye-catching beadwork, the Outlaw Necklace’s turquoise resin stones also capture the charm of the Mineral Jewelry theme. With wood and silver-plated beads as well, this lovely necklace is chunky, earthy, and sure to be a favorite this summer!
Mineral Jewelry doesn’t need to be a bold, statement jewelry design to fit in with the trend. For example, our Savanna Necklace is an understated, delicate, feminine style that still utilizes this hot trend via a pop of color thanks to a turquoise center bead. Paired with delicate silver accents and a sophisticated chain necklace that’s 50-60cm long, this piece will compliment any outfit and wardrobe.
If necklaces aren’t your jewelry style of choice, may we recommend a bracelet alternative, such as our Pearls Dream Bracelet? The large turquoise stone beads are a great example of versatile Mineral Jewelry features, and the freshwater pearl accents add the pearl trend that’s been huge in 2017. With silver accents and a 17-19cm adjustable length this bracelet is a surefire way to be trendy and playful with your jewelry choices all summer long!
We hope that these selections have given you some ideas for how to incorporate Mineral Jewelry into your wardrobe! If you’re looking for additional ideas and inspirations a local gem and mineral show can be an excellent showcase of earthy, natural-stone jewelry and accessories. These styles combine beautifully with Western and Rodeo Chic looks, and will carry you through Summer 2017 into the fall season as well!
As summer 2017 heats up, one particular trend is increasingly on fire: Pendant necklaces that make a huge statement! This eye-catching style is no stranger to fans of Western and Rodeo Chic jewelry, but its place on the must-have shopping lists means that even more designers are producing these exquisite, memorable pieces. West Coast Cowgirl has you covered! Here’s a list of some of our favorite pendant necklaces that are ideal for any summer wardrobe. And, given that layering is another popular way to wear this style, now is the perfect time to pick up a few pieces that you love to pair together for a customized look!
Our Lilys Dream Catcher Necklace is a charming, wonderful piece full of Southwestern grace and Earthy appeal. Traditionally seen as a method of warding off negative energy and bad dreams, this gold or silver-tone necklace features delicate feathers along with its dream catcher design. With earthy-colored beads and a 65CM chain that’s fantastic for layering, this pendant necklace offers good Mojo and style in either stunning metallic hue!
Available in three stunning hues, our Lustrous Necklace offers an Earth, Forest, or Sky motif color choice, with multicolored rope strands and a gorgeous central pendant. The stone pendant is removal, making the 16” rope “chain” a lovely and subtle necklace choice, or Boho bracelet for a slender wrist. With silver-tone accents and inlaid gemstones corresponding with the blue, green, or brown theme of the piece, this stunning necklace is sure to be a favorite.
At West Coast Cowgirl we love our Rodeo Chic accessories, and our Jayesh Necklace is a remarkable blend of the pendant necklace trend and traditional Western style. This pendant, which is available in both antique gold and antique silver, features an eye-catching arrowhead pendant embellished with turquoise-colored sets. Turquoise beads adorn the Zinc Alloy 60CM chain, and the pendant itself is a bold, 2.67” size!
When it comes to layering pendant necklaces, our Cowgirl Love – Cross Necklace is a versatile, charming option that blends beautifully with other pieces. This subtle but stunning necklace has a turquoise resin pendant that is 1.2” in length, with two styles available for the pendant itself – Cornered Cross, or Square Cross, to be exact! The 21” length of the chain provides lots of room to work this piece into many different outfits, and it’s sure to be a popular choice this summer with the high demand for quality, timeless pendant necklace styles!
No matter which pendant necklace speaks to you, we hope our suggestions here at West Coast Cowgirl will leave you inspired and excited to experiment with this hot summer 2017 jewelry trend! Our superb catalog of pendant-style jewelry makes layering simple, but even just one of our eye-catching pieces is the perfect new addition to your summer wardrobe in these sunny, bright months!
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!
Traditionally, each Zodiac Sign has different birthstones attributed to them by Astrologers. Many jewelry enthusiasts are aware that each month of the year has a common gemstone attributed to it – for example, May has an association of emerald, followed by pearls in June. But beyond that, each sign of the Zodiac has additional gemstones tied to them – various myths and legends insist that people born under those Zodiac Signs will benefit from wearing these stones, gems, and precious metals. With May just around the corner, the month that composes the bulk of Taurus’ time in the spotlight, West Coast Cowgirl would love to focus on pieces of jewelry that could allegedly bring good luck, renewed health, and inspiration to people born under the sign of Taurus (April 21st – May 21st).
Turquoise is one of the most popular choices for Taurus associations, and its earthy, rich appearance conjures up images worthy of this noble Earth Sign. Taurus people are known to be practical, sensual, and stylish folk, and West Coast Cowgirl’s stunning Cowboy Song Lariat Necklace could be the perfect fit. Taurus is also believed to “rule the neck and throat,” according to Astrology, and this chic piece certainly draws attention to the neckline. The small turquoise bead is a subtle nod to Taurus associations, and the choker style of the necklace itself ties in perfectly with other Spring 2017 jewelry trends.
In addition to turquoise, agate is another gemstone that is often attributed to people born under the sign of “The Bull.” Our Diego Necklace is an ideal combination of these two powerful stones, and the intricate agate and turquoise beads give this a stunning look. Paired with a large pendant that is a slice of natural agate, this necklace is also a great way to incorporate the reoccurring trend of statement jewelry into your wardrobe.
If you prefer agate gemstones, or you’re looking to capture a specific, Boho vibe, West Coast Cowgirl’s Hoshi Tassel Necklace combines natural agate beads and a fun, western-worthy light brown tassel. It has an earthy, quiet sophistication, but a unique charm that makes it a versatile addition to both Bohemian and more traditional collections. Its approximate 31.5” length is ideal for layering!
West Coast Cowgirl’s inventory isn’t limited to necklaces, of course! We also have a stunning cuff bracelet that fits that hot trend exactly, while also offering Taurus connections via our turquoise color choice. Our Quidam Bracelet is a tri-embellished cuff that is silver plated and has a glorious western charm and appeal. It’s a bold, trendy look, and one that is certain to carry you through the 2017 seasons and become a staple in your wardrobe!
If gemstones aren’t your style, but you’d still love to give a nod towards Taurus in your jewelry choices, our Allegre Earring could be the ideal solution. Copper is a metal associated with our industrious, strong Bull members of the Zodiac, and these hammered plated silver and copper alloy earrings have a subtle but eye-catching charm. The combination of metals gives these pieces a quiet industrial edge, but the drop style is a classic, timeless design.
Whether you are buying for yourself or looking for gift ideas, West Coast Cowgirl has you covered! May means three weeks of Taurus birthdates, and our large stock of turquoise, agate, and copper pieces provide plenty of options to choose from!