Jewellery from Cathy Pope’s new Astro collection. Image by Maegan McDowell.
Reading horoscopes is ordinarily reserved for lazy Sundays – light-hearted stories about our day, week, or month that bring reassurance and a smile. For designer Cathy Pope, interacting with the zodiac and its four elements is about connectivity. Cathy Pope Jewellery’s latest Astro collection celebrates birthstones and the stories they weave, alongside the women who wear them.
“In designing Astro, I was inspired to group the star signs together, joined by the essence of each one’s connection to its element,” says Cathy. “I’ve seen plenty of star signs pendants but never yet one that combines the signs, nor includes the birthstones for each, something I thought could be extraordinary.”
Each amulet depicts the three star signs within each zodiac family and their founding element: earth, air, water or fire. Precious and semi-precious jewels reflect modern and traditional birthstones, backed on solid onyx crystal. Onyx is said to repel negative energy, clear past karmic stories, and restore harmony – the perfect reset button.
Whether an avid believer or simply bemused, the Astro amulets can be clipped onto any Cathy Pope chain or clasp to create undeniably beautiful ensembles.
The Astro Collection is available exclusively online and in Cathy Pope Jewellery’s Auckland studio from today.
Images by Maegan McDowell.