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p bracelet Some of the most popular jewellery pieces nowadays are name, initial, and monogram jewellery. Alphabet jewellery has become a staple in the wardrobes of many. Why does everyone love alphabet jewellery? What makes it so great? For one thing, personalised jewellery allows you to make your mark and express yourself in your own way. I’ve noticed that a lot of people like to customise necklaces or bracelets using their favourite words/sayings, using hashtags, etc. These words say something about the person; it’s like they are carrying a little piece of their personality with them. People also like to wear the names of friends or loved ones, or personalise their jewellery in a way that reminds them of their friends. Something I’ve noticed, especially about teens, is that friends like to get matching jewellery. Each having the same personalised piece of jewellery acts like a sort of friendship piece, but it’s more personal because it’s customised. If you saw our Instagram post, then you’ve probably seen what this looks like. The #Bestie bracelets are a perfect example of the matching jewellery trend. IMG_6113 What’s more popular than this, however, is wearing one’s own name or initials. This allows you to express yourself, but in a different way. When you wear your name, you carry a piece of yourself. I’m not quite sure how to explain it, but people get a certain gratification out of wearing name/initial jewellery. I know that monogram and name jewellery has been around forever. Back some 200 years ago, maybe even before, only the rich could wear monogram jewellery. If you had personalised items, it meant that you could afford it. Now whether this still carries through to today, I’m not sure. But I know for a fact that it still satisfies people to have a really nice piece of jewellery with their name/initials on it. The best part about alphabet jewellery is that they make the perfect staple pieces. Everyone I know who has a personalized necklace or bracelet wears it everywhere: to school, to work, to the gym, to the beach, in the shower, everywhere you could possibly think of. They are great because you can always have an accessory to wear, and they match with any outfit. By Jessica Kaplan

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