Thursday, November 21, 2013

8 Things You Always Wanted to Know about Monograms

Everything you ever wanted to know about monograms but did not think to ask by the Monogram Experts at!

Sterling Silver XXL Statement Monogram NecklaceHistory of Monograms

Monograms have been around for centuries. Ancient Roman and Greek rulers put monograms on coins to mark their territory. In the Middle Ages, artists used monograms to sign their artwork. It is in the Victorian Era where monograms were used for decorative purposes aside from showing one’s place in society. Today, we see monograms on some of the largest fashion houses, like Louis Vuitton and Channel. As well, top celebrities are wearing monograms.

The Popularity of Monograms

Over the last few years, we have definitely seen a rise in the monogram trend. From towels and suitcases, to jackets, ties, silverware, and even notebooks and smartphone cases, monograms can be found everywhere! So of course we had to jump on the monogrammed bandwagon and start providing beautiful monogrammed jewelry. To date, our monogram accessories happen to some of our most widely sold items. Monograms make the perfect gift for yourself or someone you know for their birthday, Christmas, or just a “Hey, I’ve been thinking about you and wanted to get you this” gift.

The Proper Way to Write Your Monogram

One of the biggest questions we get is how to write a monogram. There is a proper monogram etiquette that you should follow but it isn’t mandatory. The initials order goes like this: first name initial – last name initial – middle name initial. If, for example, your name is Michelle Laura Popper, while your initials are MLP, your monogram would actually look like MPL. 

Celebrity Monogram Necklace in Sterling SilverWhat Style Monogram to Choose

With so many monograms to choose from, it can be hard to keep track of them all! First and foremost, we offer our original monogram design in both silver and gold! If you are looking for a big statement piece, check out our XXL in silver, gold, rose gold, and block print. Our new Celebrity Monogram Necklace is also catching a lot of eyes lately. And of course, we have a huge variety of acrylic monograms in a selection of available colors.  And we also have different shapes, including hearts, hamsas, and keys.

Necklaces, Bracelets, and Rings, Oh My!

When it comes to a comprehensive monogram collection, we have them all, including monogram necklaces, bracelets, rings, and earrings. Can’t decide if you want a bracelet and necklace, or a necklace and a ring? Well, if you can’t decide then get both! We offer a wide selection of mix and mat sets, including necklace and bracelet sets, necklace and ring sets, and necklace and earring sets!

How to Care for your Monogram Jewelry

To ensure your monogram jewelry lasts for a long, long time, it is important to follow proper jewelry care instructions. This includes washing your monogram pendants with the right solutions and storing them properly when you aren’t wearing them. Here is an important tip – do not shower or go swimming with your monogram jewelry as it can cause these jewelry pieces to tarnish and lose their shine.

Alternative Uses for Monograms

Monograms are used to shout “This is Me!” They are great as conversations starters and add an air of mystery and intrigue anytime you wear one. Everyone has to know what your monogram means! But monograms don’t necessarily need to be all about names. Today many people are using monograms to express themselves in other ways, such as three letter words like BOO and AHA, or as an abbreviation for a popular three word phrase, like BRB, LOL, and even WTF. No matter what you put on your monogram, make sure it expresses you and who you are!

Colorful Acrylic Block Monogram NecklacePreview Your Monogram Before you Buy It

Want to know what your monogram will look like before you decide to make a purchase? No problem, we offer you the opportunity to preview your monogram first! All you have to do is choose the monogram option and then the material type. Then put your initials in and click “preview!”

What would your monogram look like? Leave us a comment here or tag us at @MyNameNecklace!
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