According to the 2014 Chinese zodiac which officially starts on January 31st, it is goodbye Year of the Snake, hello Year of the Horse. Actually, 2014 is really the Year of the Wood Horse. Going one step farther, it is also the Year of the Green Horse because wood is related to a tree and a tree is green, so…Year of the Green Horse. Have you got that now?
In Chinese culture, the horse is a symbol of nobility, class, speed and perseverance. People born in the Year of the Horse are smart, fabulous speakers who have a gift for getting through to other people. People bearing the horse sign strive towards seeking freedom and happiness. To sum up, it would be a very good year to be a person born under The Year of the Horse.
Were you born in the Year of the Horse?
While you figure that out, here is some horse themed jewelry to look at. I hope none of it makes you feel too “penned in”. You might consider wearing a piece when you are “racing off” to your next appointment. Knowing that horses are happiest in large crowds and open spaces, you might want to wear a piece to a “corralled” setting like a concert or outdoor gathering. However, I would not advise wearing any snake jewelry with your horse pieces as you would not want to “spook” friends or family.
Ok, I will stop now I think I am only entertaining myself. Enjoy!
David Webb amethyst, emerald and diamond bangle bracelet. Photo courtesy of Jewels du Jour.
Van Cleef & Arpels 14 karat gold and enamel ‘horse and jockey’ brooch, circa 1940, photo courtesy of Sotheby’s.
Diamond (2.63 carats) and 18 karat gold horse head ring, photo courtesy of Christie’s.
Gucci horse bit bracelet, photo courtesy of Pinterest.
Hermes 18 karat gold horse head band style ring, photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Victorian silver and gold, enamel and diamond, ‘horse and jockey’ brooch, circa 1890. Photo courtesy of Christie’s.
David Webb 18 karat gold and enamel horse head cufflinks, photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
David Webb, gold and platinum, carved coral, diamond, and emerald horse head, photo courtesy of Yafa Jewelry.
Hermes 18 karat gold, horse bit foldable cufflinks, photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Roberto Coin 18 karat gold and diamond, flexible horse head bangle bracelet, photo courtesy of Roberto Coin.
David Webb 18 karat gold, white enamel and diamond horse bracelet, photo courtesy of Polyvore.
Bibigi 18 karat gold, enamel polka dot, horse pendant, photo courtesy of 1st dibs.
Equestrian 18 karat gold and mahogany obsidian bracelet, photo courtesy of 1st dibs.