The best sun, moon and star jewellery, inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge

The sun, moon and stars have provided inspiration for many a poet, philosopher and artist throughout the centuries, but recently they’ve become very much a focal point for jewellery too. Celestial necklaces, sun and moon earrings, rings emblazoned with stars – you name it, you can find it, with high street and demi fine jewellery brands offering an affordable route into the look.

So why are we so obsessed with celestial jewellery right now? Some designers have put it down to the events of the past couple of years, suggesting we take comfort in patterns that are bigger than ourselves – such as the movement of the moon, sun and stars – when we’re dealing with dark times down on planet Earth.

It helps that this type of jewellery is loved by celebrities and royals, too. In fact, when the Duchess of Cambridge attended the premiere for Top Gun: Maverick on 19 May, she caused an 100 per cent rise in demand for star earrings after fans noticed her Robinson Pelham diamond pair (according to Love The Sales).

Kate Middleton and Prince William at the Top Gun premiere May 2022
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For the more spiritual among us, there are also positive associations between celestial motifs and love, luck and protection, plus a sense of connection with other generations through these timeless, universal symbols.

Others will simply love the look of this oh-so-pretty sun, moon and star jewellery, and, given the gorgeous pieces below, we can totally get on board with that. Whether you’re shopping for a gift or simply want to treat yourself, it’s time to reach for the stars with our round-up of the best celestial jewellery.

Our favourite Sun, Moon and Star jewellery

wolf and zephyr star earrings

Clear triple star earrings in sterling silver, £98, Wold and Zephyr

moon and star necklace

Star and crescent moon pendant, £98, Thomas Sabo at John Lewis 

star stud earrings

Star huggies earrings, £85, Missoma

star pearl earrings

Star pearl earrings, £34, Wolf and Moon

star and moon drop earrings

Star and moon drop earrings, £198, Thomas Sabo

star pendant necklace

Star pendant necklace, £185, Astley Clarke

sunrise earrings

Sunbeam earrings, £75, Dinny Hall at Liberty

moon necklace

Moon necklace, £55, Cult of Youth

star and moon earrings

Star and moon earrings, £68, Edge of Ember

star ring

Celestial ring, £110, Astley Clarke

star chain earrings

Star chain earrings, £85, Astley Clarke

star and moon necklace

Yellow and white gold moon pendant, £210, IBB at John Lewis

star necklace

Star pendant necklace, £129, Missoma

moon earrings

Moon earrings, £175, London Road at John Lewis

sun ring

Sunrise ring, £165, Alex Monroe

star and moon earrings

Star and moon earrings, £175, Harris Reed at Missoma

star earrings

Star stud earrings, £50, Kate Spade 

moon necklace

Moon necklace, £225, Harris Reed at Missoma 

star earrings

Star drop earrings, £45, Cult of Youth

Lark and Berry star necklace

Star diamond pavé pendant in 14k gold, £495, Lark & Berry