ZODIAC COLLECTION: Chinese Zodiac Earrings + Chinese Lucky Cat - Japanese Maneki-Neko: Multiple animals to choose from as well as different gemstones to go with them, Pig, Tiger, and Rat. Added to that you will experience the energetic properties of the minerals they are paired with such as Citrine, Watermelon Tourmaline, Garnet, Hematite, and Carnelian.
Chinese Lucky Cats or Japanese Maneki-Neko: Maneki-Neko in Japanese literally translates to Beckoning Cats and are considered to bring good fortune or luck to the owner. It is also sometimes called the "Chinese lucky cat" due to its popularity among Chinese merchants. One Japanese folklore story called The Stray Cat and the Shop, explains the Lucky Cat origin:
"The operator of an impoverished shop (or inn, tavern, temple, etc.) takes in a starving, stray cat despite barely having enough to feed himself. In gratitude, the cat takes up a station outside the establishment and beckons in new visitors (i.e. becoming the shop's mascot), bringing prosperity as a reward to the charitable proprietor. Ever after, the "beckoning cat" has been a symbol of good luck for small business owners." (Pate, 2008)
CHINESE ZODIAC SIGNS:
We only have a few of the 12 Chinese Zodiac earrings created right now but please do check back or email us directly if you are looking for 1 of the particular types we would love to make those earrings special for you.
RAT - Rat people are loyal, honest, and talented.
YEARS: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
COMPATIBILITY: Ox, Dragon, and Monkey
TIGER - Tigers are powerful, brave, daring, impulsive, passionate, vibrant, and generous.
YEARS: Years: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
COMPATIBILITY: Horse, Dog, and Dragon
PIG - People born in the year of the pig are smart, straightforward, peace-loving, loyal individuals.
YEAR: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
COMPATIBILITY: Rabbit and Sheep
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Chinese Zodiac Earrings + Lucky Cat - Maneki Neko - Pig Tiger Rat
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