Whether or not you believe in astrology, we can all agree that horoscopes and signs are a fun way of thinking about your personality type and building an understanding of behavioral traits. That being said, when you’re in the market for a really nice piece of jewelry—especially for something super important like your wedding—you might want to think about choosing rings that are compatible with you and your partner’s signs.
Choosing your engagement and wedding ring sets based on your zodiac sign can help harmonize your marriage and put you both into the right mindset of being true to yourselves and knowing what to expect from the other person.
If that sounds right to you, here’s a look at how to choose a ring according to your zodiac sign!
Select the Gemstone that Best Fits Your Purpose
Each zodiac sign has several gemstones associated with it. These gems offer quite a variety in physical appearance, price, and—most importantly—mood and temperament. Unlike traditional birthstones, zodiac birthstones include multiple stone options.
● Aquarius: Amethyst, Garnet, Moss Agate, Jasper
● Pisces: Amethyst, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Clear Quartz
● Aries: Bloodstone, Diamond, Red Jasper, Topaz
● Taurus: Emerald, Sapphire, Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine
● Gemini: Aquamarine, Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Agate
● Cancer: Moonstone, Opal, Labradorite, Pearl
● Leo: Amber, Citrine, Onyx, Ruby
● Virgo: Sapphire, Carnelian, Zircon, Green Aventurine
● Libra: Opal, Lapis Lazuli, Peridot, Sapphire
● Scorpio: Agate, Obsidian, Aquamarine
● Sagittarius: Topaz, Turquoise, Amethyst, Beryl
● Capricorn: Ruby, Garnet, Tourmaline, Agate
This is a basic starter list to give you some inspiration. You can easily research more elaborate lists with additional gemstones and their meanings.
By choosing a stone that best exemplifies the qualities you want to celebrate, amplify, or evoke, you can create a stronger bond with your ring and make it a clearer expression of who you are.
Find a Design that Collaborates with Your Sign
Now that you have a gemstone that most resonates with you, you need to think about the actual design of the ring itself.
Do you want a classic style, or something more contemporary? Or maybe something completely experimental or unique is more to your liking? What shape do you want? How big do you want it? All of these questions can be asked through the lens of your zodiac sign and the personality traits that you wish to be ascendant whenever you wear the ring.
For example, if you have the zodiac sign Leo and choose black onyx as the stone for your ring, this has associations of cultivating positivity, generating a protective shield, preserving harmony in your relationships, and staying grounded in reality. Leos with a fiery and ambitious personality (as is common for their sign) can reflect this in the design of their ring by choosing something flashier and possibly more “risky,” i.e. less conventional.
With the body and design of the ring channeling these wild energies, and the black onyx stone absorbing them and focusing their power toward positive grounded ends, you would have successfully created a physical, wearable object that represents the values of personal growth, self-discipline, and deliberateness in your actions.
The possibilities are endless when you consider all the gemstones associated with each zodiac sign. Be sure to research what they each represent and consider the positive traits you want present in your life when choosing your next ring!