Why Millennials Love Monogram Jewelry

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Millennials are the drivers of current trends across culture, fashion, design, dining and much more. What’s not to love about the Millennial trend for beautifully designed, personalized products and monogrammed jewelry.

If you’re new to the trend, monograms are a design consisting of two or more alphabetic letters combined or interlaced, commonly using one's initials. Monogramming is the ultimate sign of personalization, putting your initials or name on a product clearly states that it is unique to you as an individual.

Why Is Monogrammed Jewelry So Popular Now?

As mass-produced fashion becomes more prevalent, women are looking for monogramming and personalized jewelry as a way to stand out from the crowd and establish a signature style. When fast fashion makes everyone look that same, monogramming gives you something unique, and being yourself has never been hotter than it is right now.

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Gold Personalized Nameplate Necklace, $435

Monogrammed items are hardly a new trend created by millennials, luxury brands have long known the power of a monogram and its ability to make an item that extra bit special. Initial jewelry was seen as early as the 14th and 15th centuries when family crests and initials were a status symbol.

As creativity grows, so does an expectation of curated experiences and products, and this expectation – mostly from millennials –is driving the popularity of fashion’s trend for highly personalized products.

Luxury brands like Gucci and Burberry helped to drive the current wave of interest in monogramming, while Louis Vuitton has offered the service near consistently throughout the brands history.

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14k Gold Pave Initial Bracelet, $650

With luxury brands pushing the trend it’s hardly a surprise that monogrammed jewelry is popular with millennial celebrities. Initial looks and monogrammed jewelry are being seen on style setting celebrities such as Kate Middleton, Blake Lively, Meghan Markle, Gigi Hadid and Taylor Swift.

Monogrammed jewelry and accessories are one of the most popular ways to customize your look, as these items can be added to a multitude of outfits to give it a personal touch (jewelry is also less permanent than monogramming your body with an initial tattoo).

Monogramming can be discrete in initial jewelry, such as a monogram necklace with your initials on it, or a monogram ring with your initials, or those of a loved one. Personalized jewelry makes a beautiful gift declaration of love.

For a bolder statement you can also add a monogram or engraving to a bar necklace, which will allow you to spell a full name, or multiple initials. A personalized engraved nameplate necklace is a stunning gift for yourself or a loved one.

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Gold Pave Initial Stud Earrings, $990

Monogrammed  jewelry pieces, such as initial rings and initial necklaces, give us a chance to express ourselves. It makes us feel good. It is a piece of identity, a short description of who you are. Never before has a generation been so vocal with their opinions, and so focused on personal branding.

As millennials move into their child rearing years, we also see the monogrammed necklaces and charms filter into children’s wear, often as christening or first birthday gifts.

To jump on the trend for an individual monogram check out the full range of Phoenix Roze gold initial necklaces and rings.


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