Personalized Jewelry—The 6 Most Popular Trends
Posted on 06 October 2015
Jewelry adds the finishing touch to any outfit. It can add pizzazz to a more basic piece or complement a gorgeous ensemble. Whether it’s for a gift or you’re buying it for yourself, personalized jewelry is the way to go. Learn more about the six most popular trends in handmade jewelry and find a style that’s right for you.
Charm Jewelry—Cute and Thoughtful
Charm jewelry can come in the form of bracelets or necklaces, but charm bracelets have always been the more common form. Did you know the history of the charm bracelet goes back more than 75,000 years? Traditionally they were worn to ward off back luck and keep evil spirits away with trinkets and pendants known as “charms.” Throughout history men and women have both worn bracelets and necklaces with charms on them signifying important things in their lives.
Today, the most popular form of charm jewelry is the Pandora bracelet, but there are plenty of other options. Charms symbolizing a variety of life events, hobbies, and sports can be purchased, creating personalized bracelets and necklaces
Milestone Moment Gifts
We mark many happy, fun, and amazing moments in life. A great way to remember each moment is a special gift. Some of the best times to give memorable and adorable jewelry pieces are for coming of age ceremonies like sweet sixteen, graduation, quinceañera, and bar or bat mitzvah. The trend here is to give customized jewelry, especially items bearing monograms for personalization. Handmade jewelry offers a more adult way to remember the special event for years to come. The great part about this is that any piece of jewelry, from a pendant to pearls, can easily be personalized with an engraved tag or charm. Extra points for presents engraved with that special date!
It’s All in a Name
Popularized in the ‘80s, this trend is still going strong, thanks to celebs who keep it in the limelight. A necklace with your name is always cool, since there are so many ways to wear it, and you can make it totally your own. These days we’re seeing lots of block name plates bearing the owner’s name or a child’s name, but Drew Barrymore proved it could be the name of anyone special by wearing her rescue dog’s name. Perks of this trend are its versatility and agelessness. Name necklaces are available in almost anything the mind can imagine, from gold, silver, and rhinestone, and in monogram, bar, and script styles, to name a few. This trend doesn’t have the danger of being too childish or too mature, so a piece treasured today will be enjoyed for a lifetime. Make this trend even more personal by wearing hand stamped jewelry.
Wedding and Baby Shower Gifts that Last a Lifetime
This unique and thoughtful present can be given to the bridal party as a thank you, or to the bride or mother-to-be. Either way, this is a fantastic way to commemorate that special occasion. As a bridal party gift, it allows the happy couple to show their thanks with a personalized gift fitting the personality of each bridal party member. For baby and bridal shower attendees, beaded bracelets and other items can be given as keepsakes to remember their attendance at the special event.
As bride-to-be and mom-to-be presents, jewelry can be creative, personalized, and sophisticated. Necklaces and bracelets make equally lovely mementos to memorialize those monumental moments. Some favorites are initial charm and bar necklaces and engraved animal pendants.
Chic Friendship Jewelry
This isn’t your mom’s embroidery floss bracelet. Many of these grown-up gifts do bear elements of the originals, but they also have the class and refinement to be worn to a formal event or in an executive setting. These woven, beaded and braided necklaces and bracelets are standouts in the crowd, and some still have those cute broken pieces of heart that we all remember so fondly.
This last trend shows just how adorable and timeless a mother’s love is. We’ve all seen birthstone rings, but this trend goes further. Moms are putting their kids’ names on bar necklaces, cute pendants like elephants, and custom made charm bracelets, to name a few examples. These custom necklaces and bracelets are often hand stamped and always highly personalized. Some people may show how much they love their kids with some pictures on a mobile device, but these accessories show motherly devotion without uttering a word.
If you’re in the market for some new jewelry, or you’re just window shopping, check out some amazing personalized pieces from Gracefully Made Jewelry.