Who can forget Carrie Bradshaw’s iconic Carrie necklace in Sex and the City?
As the TV show made its comeback with And Just Like That…, a 10-part reboot which saw Carrie, Miranda and Charlotte reunite in their 50s, I’ve also started binge watching re-runs of SATC and quickly became obsessed with Carrie’s name necklace all over again.
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Of course, Carrie lost the necklace in the final season of the show when she suffered a disastrous fall in the middle of Paris’ Dior store. Awks.
While her then-boyfriend Aleksandr Petrovsky bought her a new piece of jewellery to replace it, it couldn’t compare to the original – neither in our nor Carrie’s eyes.
Since the show drew to a close, it seems personalised necklaces have never strayed far from our minds thanks to Patricia Field.
Whether they showcase the wearer’s initials, names or star sign, the piece remains one of the easiest and chicest pieces of jewellery to wear.
Of course, they don’t have to say the wearer’s name. Jennifer Lopez was spotted wearing a necklace bearing the name Ben, in dedication to her boyfriend Ben Affleck.
Meanwhile the Kardashians often wear jewellery dedicated to their loved ones, whether it’s their children or romantic partners names, while Kim K has even bought her kids their own personalised jewellery.
Meanwhile, model Gigi Hadid opted for a ’90s take on the personalised name necklaces trend with pieces bearing her and her daughter’s names from jewellery brand Lottie. They feature freshwater pearls and golds but look just like the ones you may have made for your bestie in the ’90s. Check it out on the latest cover of InStyle magazine!
Love Island’s Millie Court also re-ignited the public’s love for zodiac necklaces, with her Sagittarius pendant making an impact.
So where can you buy one? Whether you’re looking to invest in a long-lasting piece of jewellery or simply want an affordable pre-pay day pick-me-up, there are plenty of places to buy personalised necklaces.
Here are our favourites. Almost all are available in both gold and silver, while there are some rose gold options too.
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WN’s Personalised Necklaces Edit
Signature Name Necklace, now £69, Abbott Lyon – buy now
Abbott Lyon has a large selection of name necklaces in a variety of fonts, colours and lengths. As well as this, you can add personalised charms and birthstones onto your jewellery. See the full collection here.
Personalised Silver Little Letters Necklace, £39, Not On The High Street – buy now
Make like J-Lo and opt for a little letters design, available from Not On The High Street in both gold and silver.
Personalised Necklace, from £17.25, Etsy – buy now
If dainty and handwritten fonts aren’t your bag, gothic fonts are the way to go. This design from Etsy is a bargain at under £20 too.
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Name Necklace, from £75, Anna Lou of London – buy now
Anna Lou of London is the place to go if you’re looking for a classic Carrie-style necklace. They offer a variety of fonts, lengths and designs, and is one of the original stores to offer personalisation.
Name Choker with 18ct Gold Plating, from £59.50, Myka – buy now
Myka, an extension of the My Name Necklace store, is another great place to but personalised jewellery. They offer the widest variety of name necklaces with 14ct yellow or white gold, silver, gold plated, gold vermeil and diamond options.
Alphabet Pendant, £70, Monica Vinader – buy now
Over name necklaces? Choose a letter pendant instead. Monica Vinader offers this design in silver, gold and rose gold.
Bold Letter Pendant Necklace, £130, Mejuri – buy now
I love this bold letter design in gold vermeil from Mejuri. While Carrie’s necklace is minimal, this design makes a statement.
Small 18ct Gold-Plated Silver Carrie Name Necklace, from £39.90, Myka – buy now
You can also buy a necklace pretty much identical to Carrie’s necklace, which can be personalised to say whatever you want it to.
This comes in rose gold, silver, gold plating as well as solid gold for those looking to make an investment.