Monday, March 31, 2014

Top 10 Common Mistakes Made When Ordering Personalized Jewelry Online

Jewelry is not only a popular accessory, it is an essential one. The right piece of jewelry can seriously elevate your outfit, taking your ensemble from ordinary to extraordinary. Jewelry can also make the perfect gift to give someone else. Personalized jewelry, especially, is very popular. All the celebrities are wearing all forms of personalized accessories, including name necklaces, monogram jewelry, and engraved bar necklaces. However, before you make your purchase, be aware of the common mistakes others make. This will ensure that when you receive your order, it will be exactly what you want!
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1. Assuming Which Chain Length is Best

Most pieces of jewelry offer a selection of chain length sizes. You should always choose the chain length that fits you best. The last thing you want to do is choose a chain length that ends up being too short or too long. This goes for bracelets as well. Also, keep this in mind, with some pendants, the chain length is longer than what is listed. If you order a name necklace with an 18" chain, chances are it will be closer to 20".


2. Not Measuring Your Ring Size Before Purchasing

The same can be said about making sure you have the right ring size. The last thing you want is to order a ring and have it not fit. But don't worry, just in case this happens, we do offer a free resizing!

3. Not Checking the Spelling of Your Name Necklace

This point cannot be emphasized enough - always make sure to check how you spelled the name/word you want before pressing the checkout button. No one wants to receive a name necklace that is misspelled and realize it is their fault. Typos happen, it is normal, but that is why we edit things first!

4. Forgetting the Right Way to Write Your Monogram

Do you know how to write your monogram out? Did you know that the last name should be the middle letter in the monogram? This is why we created our Monogram Initial Guide - so you know exactly how to write out your monogram and it comes to you perfect!



14k Solid Gold Name Necklace5. Not Knowing the Difference Between  Solid Gold and Gold Plated Jewelry

One of the biggest complaints we get is people who ordered an 18k gold plated item without fully realizing it is plated over 0.925 Sterling Silver and is not solid gold. We have a huge selection of gold plated and solid gold items. Be sure to know what kind of gold item you are ordering before you pay for it.


6. Making Assumptions When the Shipment will Arrive

Never assume when your shipment will arrive. Since this is personalized jewelry, there is a three to five day turnaround time before the item is sent out to you. Each item is specific to that person, so it takes some time to make. However, we promise to get the item in the mail to you as soon as possible. Most orders arrive within 10-14 business days. (And we do offer quicker shipping options just in case you are in a time crunch!)

7. Forgetting to Ask for Special Requests Prior to Placing Your Order

Some customers ask for special requests - additional stones or pendants on a piece of jewelry - and that is okay, but ask before you place your order. The worst thing is to place your order and then ask for a special request we are unable to fulfill. Of course you should know what we can do before putting money down. You can contact customer service with any questions you may have!

8. Not Previewing Your Item

Before you buy a shirt or a pair of pants, you always try it on first, right? Preview your necklace before you purchase it. Whether you are going for a Carrie Name Necklace or a monogram accessory, see how it will look before you buy it. This way, you know exactly what you are going to receive!

9. Glossing Over if the Accessory is Nickel Free or Not

Some people have nickel allergies and the slightest bit of this metal in a piece of jewelry can cause a massive allergic reaction. Always make sure jewelry accessories are 100% nickel free before buying. At MyNameNecklace, all our items (except for 14k White Gold products) are completely nickel free!

10. Forgetting the Gift Box

A lot of people love our website because you can find a wide selection of great gifts to give to someone you know for any occasion. No matter someone's personal style, there is always something for them. If you are going to buy it and have it shipped straight to the recipient, do not forget to include the gift box and gift note! Not only does it look really nice, but they will know who the gift is from!


Sunday, March 30, 2014

Why We Love Emma Watson's Stellar Style

Emma Watson Bar Necklace
Emma Watson sports a bar necklace
Emma Watson was seen in a recent interview sporting a bar necklace. Emma Watson has been heavily featured in the media in recent weeks promoting her new film "Noah". Noah is a biopic about the classic tale of the biblical figure. The film is directed by Academy Award nominated director Darren Aronofsky and the cast is lead by great actors, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins. In the film, Emma Watson plays the adopted daughter of Noah, Ila. The film has garnered a lot of criticism for it's portrayal of biblical figure and has even been banned in certain countries. Noah came out on Friday to mainly good reviews, and topped the weekend box office numbers. I, for one, can not wait to see this film!

Emma Watson has wowed everyone with her amazing style these past weeks, placing in many best dressed lists with her fabulous style, as we have always been fans of her style this comes to no surprise. 

Let's take a look at some of her best dressed moments of her Noah Press tour: 
Emma Watson at the Madrid Premiere of Noah
Emma Watson at the Madrid Premiere of Noah
Emma Watson looks killer in a J. Mendel jumpsuit, side swept hair, and some deep red lipstick.
Emma Watson arrives to the Lat Show with David Letterman in Saint Laurent
Emma Watson arrives to the Lat Show with David Letterman in Saint Laurent
Emma looks super sleek in this menswear inspired look by Saint Laurent, offset by a messy updo and bright berry red lipstick. Fabulous!
Emma Watson befor ethe premiere of Noah in NYC in an Oscar de la Renta Gown
Emma Watson befor ethe premiere of Noah in NYC in an Oscar de la Renta Gown
Emma adorably captioned this photo as "I did NOT wake up like this!" Sure, you didn't, Emma.
Emma Watson in Erdem at the after party of the NYC premiere of Noah
Emma Watson in Erdem at the after party of the NYC premiere of Noah
One of my favorite looks is Emma Watson in Erdem at the after party of the Noah. Her middle part is a cool from her side-parted hair she has been wearing the entire press tour. Her simple makeup look brings attention to her striking flowered dress. So beautiful.
These were some of our favorite look from the past few weeks! Which was your favorite look?

Get styled like Emma and get a bar necklace for yourself at MyNameNecklace.com!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of March 24

Hello dear friends, another Friday is upon us, and you know what that means - it is time for a roundup of all the things we are talking about in the MyNameNecklace office. We have lots to share but of course, we selected the top five things we love the most. So, without further adieu, let's get on with it!

1) First and foremost, I am excited to share this week's Stylist Pick! [Drum roll please...] and it is: the Celebrity Monogram Necklace in 18k Rose Gold Plating!

Celebrity Monogram Necklace in 18k Rose Gold Plating
It is a fabulous necklace that we are totally fawning over! Check out how we are wearing it!


And just as a secret from me to you, stay tuned to our New Arrivals category for even more Celebrity Monogram pieces!

2) We are so sad to hear about the breakup of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. Married since 2003, this week Gwyneth took to her blog to publish a joint statement about their split. Apparently her statement got so much traffic, it actually crashed her blog!

3) The Lollapalooza 2014 lineup has just been released! Eminem and Outkast will be headlining, joined by more than 50 other bands, including Skrillex and Cage the Elephant.

4) The series finale of How I Met Your Mother is next week. We were all a bit tearful watching the penultimate episode this past week. Over the weekend the entire cast will be on James Lipton's Inside the Actor's Studio to talk about the past nine years. Who is going to watch it?

5) I am sure you have dreamt of marrying royalty. Well, I don't know if you can get a real price, but maybe a lookalike will do? People Online is reporting a new reality television show similar to The Bachelor where female contestants will all vie for the hand of a Prince Harry lookalike. Wonder if he has a handsome brother?

Well, that's all she wrote folks until next time!


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Time To Start Thinking About Mother's Day Gifts

First and foremost, open up your calendar and write this down on May 11: Mother's Day.

Yes, it will be here before you know it. And while you may think you have all the time in the world to get just the right gift, the truth is, the more you wait, the harder it will be to find that perfect gift that shows your mom just how much you care!

Now, you are probably thinking, "I will just get her the usual, a bouquet of flowers and a nice box of chocolate." Well, before you start looking at online flower vendors, stop! These items are like old slippers - tried, tested, and above all else, completely boring. (The same could be said for buying your mom a new pair of slippers. Just don't.)

Every single mom is the best mom in the world, and as so, holds the title "Best Mom in the World." (Most likely this has been inscribed on a mug you gave her for a previous Mother's Day. Don't lie, we've all given this generic, yet endearing gift.) Your mom isn't the "best mom" because she does what all other moms do, but because she is different, because she follows the beat of her own drummer. So this year, isn't it about time you threw away the obvious gift ideas and really showed your appreciation by getting something you know she will love?

Want a secret to finding the perfect gift for mom? Get her a gift based on what she loves. If she is a gardener, buy her something to do with that. If you want to pamper mom, get her a spa day! Mother's Day gifts to stay away from: gifts that are more work than anything else (loose glitter is pretty, but a pain to clean up), something that she will take to mean she needs to work out, or even cash. Well, unless you want your mom to be like this:



If you are having trouble deciding, we have the perfect idea - a personalized necklace for mom! Any mom, no matter what she likes or what she does will love a beautiful personalized gift. Each one is different and allows a mom to keep her children near her.

Filigree Family Tree Birthstone NecklaceName Bar Necklace in Silver
We have a huge selection of personalized mother's jewelry that is perfect for any kind of mom out there. So let's try avoiding the mundane and go for something extraordinary instead! And no matter what you get, it will always show off this sentiment:
Love You Mom

Like what you see at MyNameNecklace? Use SHOP10MOM to get 10% off your purchase. The coupon is good through May 11. Buy the gift of personalized jewelry for mom. She is sure to love it!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Show Off Your NCAA Team Pride in Style

The NCAA March Madness 2014 tournament is in full swing right now and we are all following it very closely here at the MyNameNecklace office. And with so many surprises and upsets this year, many of us are suffering from a severe case of bracket-busting. But it's all in good fun, right? Just don't look to any of us to win that Billion Dollar Bracket! (Oh Warren Buffett!)

As our favorite teams are playing, you can find us in the office wearing sweatshirts and colors supporting our favorite teams! For me, while they didn't make it to the Sweet 16, I was supporting the Syracuse Orangemen all the way.

Syracuse Orangemen Name Necklace
If they won, I would totally wear this name necklace
around the office with pride!

What team are you a fan of? Are you rooting for the Florida Gators or the Michigan State Spartans? Get a name necklace with your team's name!



You don't even need to get a name necklace if you don't want, but a monogram necklace in your school's colors! If you are rooting for Michigan State University, this is the perfect necklace to have!



But that isn't the only way to show off your team pride! Why not wear the state you are rooting for! If you are an Ohio Buckeye's fan then this State Necklace with Initial is totally for you! (You can even get a 


State Necklace with Initial Charm
Who do we think is going to win the dance?Well, here is our pick below!


Who are you rooting for? Show your support in the comments below or leave us a comment at +MyNameNecklace !

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of March 17

Hey everyone, it's time for another session of your favorite weekly roundup - The Weekly Jive. This week we are celebrating the start of Spring. And while there still may be some snow on the ground where you are, get the winter clothes boxes ready to be packed up!

1) This week's Stylist Pick is screaming warmer weather - the Sideways Initial Necklace! Initial jewelry is going to be a big thing this season so jump on the bandwagon and enjoy this new trend!

2) Need another sign of Spring? How about the start of March Madness?! That's right, the NCAA is altogether for the big dance. And of course, at the office we are all a part of it! Unfortunately, many of us are suffering right now from bracket busting. How are your brackets holding up? Who do you want to win?

March Madness Brackets at MyNameNecklace


3) Game of Thrones returns to our television screens on April 6, but that didn't stop a huge takeover by hundreds of fans in New York City for the premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in the Lincoln Center.


4) Did you catch the latest episode of Wheel of Fortune where this happened?! Amazing!


5) And last but not least - this made our mouths water, what about yours?


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Up your Style!

Happy start of Spring!! After a cold winter, the sun is very much needed! Can't wait to bust out our favorite spring pieces. We are inspired by bright colors and trendy jewelry pieces. This spring this is how we are styling our jewelry. What colors and styles are you excited for this spring?

Bright colors and prints are huge this season. Since it's not quite beach weather, we'll pair a patterned skirt with a sweater to keep us warm in the still cool air. Bars are a huge trend, all the celebrities love them! We're going to layer them for an extra dose of style! Spring is all about clean freshness so we'll keep the makeup simple but pretty.


We're excited to show you our upcoming new trendy personalized jewelry for spring! Check back soon for new styles at MyNameNecklace.com 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Five Things You Need to Know about Personalized Jewelry

Thinking about buying something for yourself like a name necklace or monogrammed accessory? Well, if you are considering a personalized piece of jewelry then there is only one place to get it - MyNameNecklace! We have the largest selection of personalized jewelry found anywhere online. What do you need to know before you make your personalized jewelry purchase? Here are five things!

1. Thanks to Carrie Bradshaw gracing our television screens in 1998 with the hit show Sex and the City, name necklaces were once again brought to the forefront of fashion trends. And while the show is now played only in reruns, this fashion accessory has not diminished at all! Everyone wants their very own Carrie Name Necklace!



2. Because of our large selection of name necklace and monogram jewelry, we offer a variety of prices - there is something to fit everyone's price range, from acrylic to solid gold! Not only that, but we also offer a variety of shipping options! Aside from FREE shipping, we also offer express shipping options! And we also ship all around the globe as well, including APO and FPO addresses!

3. We have something for everyone here! Name jewelry, monogram accessories, initial necklace, and even engraved jewelry! You are sure to find something you like and fits your unique style here!

4. Our jewelry is good for any occasion and holiday! Give the gift of personalized jewelry any time of the year, including birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, bridal party gifts, and even gifts for mom!

5. You are not the only one who loves personalized jewelry - celebs love personalized necklaces as well! Beyonce is known for rocking a name necklace and the Duchess of Cambridge loves engraved jewelry! And all celebrity moms love showing off their children with personalized jewelry!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sale Sale Sale - St. Patrick's Day Weekend

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Sale

Psst! Just in case you haven't heard the whispers around the web, we are having a great big St. Patrick's Day sale! Get up to 15% off selected styles when you use the coupon code LUCKY15.

St. Patrick's Day Weekend Sale
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Jewelry
Some of the styles available for this weekend only sale, are best sellers like the Wrap Monogram Bracelet, which everyone loves to style as an must-have accessory. The Acrylic Block Monogram Necklace which will look lovely when made in a bright green color in honor of the holiday. Finally our Engraved Four Leaf Clover Necklace is perfect for both the holiday and for anyone else who wishes to pursue their own luck.

Hurry on over to MyNameNecklace and choose the products that will rock your St. Patrick's Day. This is a limited time offer, so make sure you place your order before the St. Patrick festivities make you, ahem, too inebriated to complete your order....

Friday, March 7, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of March 3

Welcome to March everyone! We are one month closer to finally seeing the snow melt and the spring season appear from where ever it has been hiding. Here are some of the latest trends + things we are loving in the office this week!

1) One of our favorite style icons, Angelina Jolie, as you all know is currently filming "Maleficent," the story of Sleeping Beauty from the eyes of the antagonist. Did you know Angelina's daughter, Vivienne plays Princess Aurora during her young years not because of favoritism but because she was the only child not scared of Maleficent's look?



2) Have you heard the news? Scarlett Johansson is expecting a child with her fiance Romain Dauriac? I wonder what kind of mom jewelry we can expect ScarJo to wear once her bundle of joy is delivered?


3) Our International Women's Day Weekend Sale is going on right now! Celebrated on March 8, the theme of this day is "inspiring change." Take a moment to think about how you and the women you look up to every day inspire change!

Internatioanl Women's Day Weekend Sale


4) Our Stylist Pick for this week is in - The Bar Necklace in Silver. No one can deny the popularity of this piece of jewelry! What would you get engraved on yours?

Bar Necklace in Silver
Bar Necklace in Silver

5) Maybe Lindsay Lohan is finally returning to some kind of normalcy? She was on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the other night promoting her new reality show on OWN. While on, she played a game of "Water War" with Fallon. Maybe we can institute something like this in the office once the weather starts getting nice?


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I Am Woman Hear Me Roar! International Women's Day is this Saturday

Celebrate International Women's Day on Saturday!



Saturday March 8th is International Women's Day. We will celebrate the great woman who we admire and who through their own struggle, have helped women earn things that today we take for granted; like voting rights, and positions of power in the male dominated workplace. 

For years and years women were a forgotten second to men, and if they wanted to pursue a career they would many times have to endure being a lone women in a typical all male environment. But pioneers like the Nobel winning scientist Marie Curie ushered in a new era of proving they were every bit the equal to their male counterparts. Later on, after the feminist revolution of the 1970's, media figures like Oprah helped shape the role modern women have in society, and showed that women can become media magnates. By the late 1990's the revolution was in full force, with Sarah Jessica Parker starring as "Carrie" on the hit HBO show "Sex and the City". Parker's character Carrie debuted the iconic Carrie necklace, as a statement piece showing who she is, and why she is a truly modern and independent woman. 

These days Kate Middleton is continuing the trend of smart and successful woman, who are not afraid to show their fashion sense either. The Royal Duchess of Cambridge not only inspires others in her fashion choices, but also by fighting for the important issues facing woman today. Nor are women afraid that being a mother will derail their careers, as mother Marissa Mayer has been showing the last few years, while holding down key positions in the Silicon Valley tech industry. Kate Middleton is so proud of being a mother, that she has a special mom necklace to remind her of it daily

This weekend we are celebrating woman across the world! In celebration of International Women's Day, we are having a weekend long sale on all personalized necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry items available at MyNameNecklace. Come celebrate with us, as all things being said it's just great to be a woman!


Monday, March 3, 2014

Oscars 2014 - A Complete Fashion Recap

Wow, what a night! Called the best Oscars awards in years, there were certainly a lot of glamorous and humorous moments. Ellen Degeneres helped bring a joyfulness to the crowd and viewers to an otherwise serious night. As we brought you Oscar fashion recaps in 2012, 2013, we continue with the 2014 Oscars.

The stars certainly brought their best in the fashion department. Let's see the best (and some of the worst) dressed of the night.

Emma Watson in Vera Wang at the Oscars
Emma Watson in Vera Wang at the Oscars
Emma Watson looked ever elegant in her gun metal dress. The dress was a perfect mix of fancy and fresh, she brought a punk chic in a night of froofy and sparkly dresses. I adored it!
Cate Blanchett in Armani at the Oscars
Cate Blanchett in Armani at the Oscars
 Best actress winner Cate Blanchett (for her role in Blue Jasmine) looked absolutely stunning in her sparkly frock.
Amy Adams in Gucci at the Oscars
Amy Adams in Gucci at the Oscars
 I was unimpressed by Amy Adams' dress. I thought it was pretty boring in its cut color and fit. Shame as I absolutely loved Amy's Oscar dress last year. She looked adorable dancing though:
        tv show gifs
Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab at the Oscars
Angelina Jolie in Elie Saab at the Oscars
Angelina Jolie looks amazing in this gorgeous Elie Saab gown. Angelina is one of the many stars who went for nude colored gowns.
Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel at the Oscars
Anna Kendrick in J. Mendel at the Oscars
Oh no. This was a disaster. Anna Kendrick was seen at Fall Fashion week shopping around for Oscar dresses. Unfortunately she did not pick the right one.
Anne Hathaway in Gucci at the Oscars
Anne Hathaway in Gucci at the Oscars
Anne Hathaway looked just okay. I also didn't like the way she styled her hair. Guess you can't win them all.
Charlize Theron in Dior at the Oscars
Charlize Theron in Dior at the Oscars
Charlize Theron looked glamorous as usual in a stunning Dior gown and $15 million worth of Harry Winston jewels. I would be scared to walk around with that!
Jenna Dewan-Tatum in Reem Acra
 Wow, I adore Jenna Dewan-Tatum's dress! And she just had a baby?? What the heck???
Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta
Jennifer Garner in Oscar de la Renta 
Jennifer Garner usually chooses pretty dull dresses so I'm really happy she went for it tonight!
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at the Oscars
Jennifer Lawrence in Dior at the Oscars 
Oh my gosh I am so BORED!!!! Snooze is the only word to describe this dress. Can this freaking contract with Dior end?? Also I hate Jennifer Lawrence's hair here. Yes I said it! Don't worry JLAW I still <3 you! Like when she falls again and is still adorable:
        tv show gifs

Olivia Wilde in Valentino at the Oscars
Olivia Wilde in Valentino at the Oscars
Oh my gosh I almost forgot to add this PERFECTION to the list! I can't believe Olivia Wilde is 7 months pregnant! So chic.
Jessica Biel in Chanel at the Oscars
Jessica Biel in Chanel at the Oscars
 I don't love Jessica Biel's look here, though she did go for the nude trend seen at the Oscars.
Julia Roberts in Givenchy at the Oscars
Julia Roberts in Givenchy at the Oscars 
Really Julia Roberts? This is the best you could do? Alright, I guess.
Kate Hudson in Versace at the Oscars
Kate Hudson in Versace at the Oscars
 Kate Hudson is the picture of modern glamour. So beautiful.
Kerry Washington in Jason Wu at the Oscars
Kerry Washington in Jason Wu at the Oscars
 Everything about Kerry Washington is great EXCEPT the god-awful dress that make her look like she is wearing a potato sack. Take a lesson from Olivia Wilde's playbook on how to dress when pregnant!
Lupita Nyong'o in Prada at the Oscars
Lupita Nyong'o in Prada at the Oscars
 Lupita Nyong'o won a well-deserved Oscar tonight and best dressed award! She looks radiant!
Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein at the Oscars
Naomi Watts in Calvin Klein at the Oscars 
Naomi Watts looks amazing/stunning/gorgeous as usual in a white sleek gown.
Penelope Cruz in Gambattista Valli at the Oscars
Penelope Cruz in Gambattista Valli at the Oscars
 Penelope Cruz doesn't need too much to make her pretty, this dress is simply pretty but not much else.
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen at the Oscars
Sandra Bullock in Alexander McQueen at the Oscars
Sandra Bullock looks stunning on her big night. I mean I am not a huge fan of navy. But the cut of this dress is incredible. And Sandra looks funny being scared by Ellen:
    The 27 Best Moments From 2014 Academy Awards
Kristen Bell in Cavalli at the Oscars
Kristen Bell in Cavalli at the Oscars
Wow, Kristin Bell looks exquisite in gown. But don't take too seriously, she still has fun at the Oscars:

Well that's a wrap for this year. But before we end let's take a look at the all time best selfie at the Oscars:

And now let's see it in GIF-form:
        tv show gifsGLORIOUS!
Let's also recaps the time there was a pizza party at the Oscars:
        tv show gifs
Ummm, can I join???

What did you think of the Oscars? Stay tuned for more fashion related fun on our blog!

Always remember to visit MyNameNecklace.com for all the celebrity trends in personalized jewelry!
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