Chinese Zodiac jewelry is a popular type of jewelry that features designs based on the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. Each animal is associated with a different year in the 12-year cycle, and is believed to have certain personality traits and characteristics.
Some popular types of Chinese Zodiac jewelry include:
Zodiac pendants: These are small pendants that feature the image of the animal associated with your birth year. They are typically worn on a chain around the neck.
Zodiac bracelets: These are bracelets that feature the image of the animal associated with your birth year, as well as other decorative elements such as beads or charms.
Zodiac rings: These are rings that feature the image of the animal associated with your birth year, as well as other decorative elements such as gemstones or engravings.
Zodiac earrings: These are earrings that feature the image of the animal associated with your birth year, typically in a small and subtle design.
Chinese Zodiac jewelry is often given as a gift, particularly for special occasions such as birthdays or Chinese New Year. It is believed to bring good luck and prosperity to the wearer, as well as reflect their personality and character based on their zodiac animal.
The Chinese zodiac, also known as Shēngxiào (生肖) in Chinese, is a 12-year cycle in which each year is represented by one of 12 animals. The cycle begins with the Year of the Rat and ends with the Year of the Pig.
The 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. Each animal is associated with certain personality traits and characteristics, which are believed to influence the events and fortunes of people born in that year.
For example, people born in the Year of the Rat (2020, 2008, 1996, 1984, etc.) are believed to be clever, quick-witted, and resourceful, while people born in the Year of the Ox (2021, 2009, 1997, 1985, etc.) are believed to be honest, patient, and reliable.
In addition to the animal sign, each year is also associated with one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. This combination of animal and element creates a 60-year cycle, with each animal sign repeating every 12 years but with a different element.
The Chinese zodiac is widely used in Chinese astrology, traditional Chinese medicine, and even in business and marketing strategies. It is also celebrated during the Chinese New Year, which is based on the lunar calendar and falls between January 21 and February 20 each year.