When I was a child growing up in the ’80s, personalised necklaces became hugely popular. I remember my grandmother buying me a necklace with the letter E on it (I still have it). But like most trends, they largely disappeared with the emergence of the grunge era when chokers were the style of the day.
Personalised gold necklaces first made a comeback thanks to Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City in the noughties. Since then, they’ve never really disappeared off the jewellery radar. Their popularity was boosted further when Meghan Markle wore a dainty ‘A’ charm necklace to Wimbledon last year. That prompted a 50 percent increase in searches for the trend according to Google Trends, confirming the revival of gold personalised necklaces. Right now, there are so many choices for wearing your name or initial in metal. With Christmas just around the corner, you might be stuck for gift ideas; personalised jewellery makes a lovely present for a loved one, whether it’s mum, grandmother, sister, daughter or best friend. Who wouldn’t love to receive a piece of jewellery bearing their name?
If you saw yesterday’s post you may remember seeing my gorgeous new initial necklace with my name engraved on it. I love the unusual sideways design. I think this bold style would look great worn over red or black to really make a statement. You’ll be seeing it lots more here on the blog!
As an alternative to having your name on a necklace, how about wearing your blog name instead? I’ve worn my ‘Style Splash’ necklace to several blogger events. When people ask what my blog’s called I can show them my personalised necklace – hopefully it makes me more memorable! Sometimes I like to take my branding to a new level! However, people who don’t know me as a blogger are a little baffled by it until I explain its significance. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing as it gets the conversation going.
Now strictly speaking, this one isn’t personalised…but it does bear my nickname so it may as well be. I love the little peach charm too – it’s the perfect necklace for my Fabienne Chapot peach print dress. If I hadn’t found this necklace I’d probably have had one made…but luckily for me Skinny Dip saved me the trouble!
Of course, you can also wear the names or initials of your loved ones on your personalised jewellery. Whether it’s engraving or charms, having that special reminder of those we love with us all the time makes for a treasured piece of jewellery. The beauty of them is you can add more names or initials as your family grows. Or you could choose a locket and keep a favourite photo with you wherever you go, the options are endless. Beyond Christmas, they also make the perfect gift for new mums and for Mothers’ Day.
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