Thursday, July 31, 2014

Monogram Fever is Here! Check Out these Iconic Monogram Designs!

Did you hear that monogram fever is going around? At MyNameNecklace we are suffering from a love of monograms - and if it is wrong to feel bad, well, we don't want to be right!

Monogram Fever at MyNameNecklace

We simply love everything about monograms! Monograms are one of the trendiest fashion accessories! All the hottest celebrities are wearing them, including Beyonce and Taylor Swift. Monograms are the perfect way to show off who you are and what you are all about. And you don't even need to put your name on a monogram! Have a favorite three-letter word or abbreviation, put that on a monogram!

But we don't only see monograms in jewelry, some of the biggest companies around also use monograms in their logos and designs! Below we picked five our our favorite uses of monograms in logos!


Keep Calm and Wear Chanel


Volkswagen Logo

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furtenberg Logo

Louis Vuitton 

(Thanks Kelly Oxford for pointing this one out!)

New York Yankees

New York Yankees Logo

Now do you want a monogram? Of course you do! They are fabulous and there is so much to learn about monograms, including the history of this design! They have been used since Ancient Roman times on coins from different areas! 

XXL Premium Monogram Necklace
Our newest monogram design, part of
our Premium Monogram Collection

Don't know how to make a monogram? Don't worry! It is very easy to do! Head on over to MyNameNecklace today and make your own monogram accessory!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sail Away with Anchor Jewelry

Traditional AnchorAhoy mateys! With summer already in full swing we have been noticing a huge nautical trend - anchor fashion! We have seen everything from anchors on t-shirts to scarves and even shoes! But the most popular place we see anchors is on jewelry! Anchor jewelry follows this unique nautical fashion! No matter whether you love the sea or your a landlubber, you can enjoy a beautiful anchor necklace or bracelet. And at MyNameNecklace, you can even get your anchor accessory personalized!

Anchors have been a popular symbol for hundreds and hundreds of years. When the early Christians were persecuted by the Romans, they used anchor jewelry as a way to find others. Anchors were hung over houses to show it was a safe place to go.

The meaning of the anchor symbol is quite beautiful. It is a symbol of strength and stability. Releasing an anchor signifies the safe end of a long journey. Many sea-lovers, including coastguards, US Navy personnel, and even fishermen, get an anchor tattoo. For many, the anchor is seen as a symbol of a better, more grounded future. If you have had a tumultuous past but you are on the horizon of a brighter future, this is the perfect symbol to represent that!

Acrylic Anchor Necklace

We have a huge selection of anchor jewelry right now at MyNameNecklace that you should definitely check out. From whimsical acrylic anchors to friendship bracelets with anchor charms, we have it all!

Anchor Jewelry with Initial Charm
Anchor Bracelet with Engraving and Shamballa Cord

Enjoy anchor jewelry today at MyNameNecklace!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Now Trending: Horseshoe Jewelry

We all want a little bit of luck on our side, that never changes. Whether we are preparing for an important exam, meeting future in-laws for the first time, or interviewing at the job of our dreams, we all wish we had a vile of fairy dust, a rabbit's foot, or some other kind of item that will bring some luck. When you think about luck symbols, what do you think about? For us, one of the first symbols that comes to mind is the horseshoe!

But how exactly did horseshoes become lucky. According to lore, the devil had asked a blacksmith to make him horseshoes for his hooved feet. The blacksmith finished the horseshoes and nailed them to the devil's feet. But the devil was in so much pain he asked for them to be removed. The blacksmith agreed only if the devil stayed away from homes that had a horseshoe over the doorway.

Horseshoe over the doorway

Since then, there have been a lot written about the meaning of the horseshoe and how it provides luck. This symbol is said to protect a person from bad luck and misfortune. But we don't need luck just over our doorway, we need it with us all the time. Some of us get horseshoe tattoos (did you see Scarlett Johansson's?), but most of us want to go with something a little less personal and a lot more fun! That is where horseshoe jewelry comes into play! Everyone is rocking a horseshoe necklace! Even Carrie Bradshaw wore a horseshoe necklace in an episode of Sex and the City! Isn't it about time you got a lucky necklace for yourself?!

Horseshoe Jewelry with Initial Charm
Our newest horseshoe necklace with
birthstone and initial in sterling silver

We have all different types of horseshoe jewelry at MyNameNecklace! This includes engraved horseshoe necklaces and even horseshoe charms to add to your bracelet, necklace, or any other accessory you have! if you need a little bit of luck on your side, a horseshoe necklace is perfect! Get one for yourself today and get one for someone you know!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of July 20th

Hey Everyone!

We're back again with the things that made our week awesome! These were really received well in the office, and had us all abuzz. Tweet us @MyNameNecklace if you have any suggestions or ideas for us!

1. It's finally here! The long anticipated "Fifty Shades of Grey" trailer finally debuted on the internet and caused a raucous. Watch it below and tell us how excited you are for Valentines Day 2015!

2. If you are really in to item number one on our weekly list, than you will love our Handcuff Necklace too! We also have a Handcuff Bracelet as well.
3. Parents of toddlers (and everyone else) will definitely enjoy this YouTube gem, about things that toddlers can get away with but don't work so well for adults...

4. We aren't really that into video games or that sort of things, but one of our Product Managers alerted us to this awesome real life video of Parkour stunts filmed in Paris. Really well done and worth a view!

5. "Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of s*** smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want to. Five hundred yards... that's the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile." Morgan Freeman and his iconic voice have been making movies for over four decades, with famous quotes such as this classic from "The Shawshank Redemption". In this interview with Jimmy Fallon, they take his voice to a whole new level...

That's all for this week! Make sure to subscribe to the MyNameNecklace blog feed to stay up to date about the coolest things happening in both jewelry and elsewhere.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Calling All Teachers Out There! It's Time to Start Thinking About Back to School

The end of July is quickly creeping up on us, and for any teacher out there, August isn't about fun in the sun and last minute vacations, but starting to plan for the upcoming school year. With the year going by quickly, September will be here before any of us even know it. It isn't just students who dread going back to school, but teachers aren't always thrilled about the end of summer vacation either. And when it comes to this time of year, teachers have to go back to school shopping as well. (Speaking of, keep checking back at MyNameNecklace for our amazing Back to School Sale starting soon!) We have asked teachers we know from all levels (kindergarten all the way to university level) to provide us with the most important information available. And now we are sharing it with you!

Teacher at Start and End of School Year

Helpful Hints for New Teachers

Becoming a teacher is a very rewarding job, you help shape the minds of people, expose them to new things, and show them a different way to look at life. We want to make sure you start on the right foot, so here are five helpful hints shared with us and now given to you!
  • Develop relationships not only with staff, but also with children and parents.
  • Create your own system of learning that works for you, don't use someone else's system if it isn't right for you.
  • Keep a clear plan of what you need to accomplish every month.
  • Don't be Super Woman, you can't do it all so be flexible
  • Have fun!

What to Pack in Your Bag

Silver Bar Necklace with Birthstone
Just like children need to pack their school bag every day for classes, teachers need to pack their own bag as well. What should you pack? Well, aside from some Ibuprofen and a spare shirt (depending on what field you are in!), as well as a planner (your "bible" as it may, which includes class lists, grades, homework schedule, and so on), your lessons plans, a pencil case, a folder for all loose paper, and of course a bottle of water and some snacks high in protein.

Oh yea, and don't forget a lunch (or some lunch money to buy from the cafeteria!

You Can be a Fashion-Forward Teacher

Multiple Initial Bar Pendant Necklace
Gone are the days decades ago when teachers wore frumpy outfits with collars "up to here" and skirts/dresses "down to there." While teachers are supposed to dress modestly, it doesn't mean that they have to give up their favorite styles and patterns. It is essential to be much more aware of what you buy. A good suggestion is to buy pieces that are good for when you are in school and when you aren't. But the best way to show off your style is through personalized jewelry! Whether you wear a bar necklace, an initial pendant, or even monogram jewelry, it adds a special little touch to the outfit. Students will think you are hip and other teachers will love your style. 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Top Trend: Personalized Name Jewelry

If you were up to date with style trends in the 1980's, you know all about the emergence of the name necklace. It was one of the most popular accessories, a must have for every girl and woman. Every teenage girl during this period had to have one while walking down the halls or going to the mall. But as with most trends from this decade, the name necklace disappeared as the 1990's took shape. Maybe we just outgrew wearing a nameplate necklace or the availability of this accessory diminished. As with what happens to most trends.

Name jewelry may have been gone but it was definitely not forgotten. In 1998, the channel HBO started broadcasting a new television series that would not only span six seasons, get nominated for 50 Emmy Awards and 24 Golden Globes, but also bring back a long forgotten accessory - the name necklace. If you think of the primary character, Carrie Bradshaw, what do you think of first and foremost? You think about her unique fashion sense and of course, the "Carrie" necklace she was known to wear all the time. Throughout the series she was seen wearing it. In the series finale, she paniced over the possibility of losing her very special Carrie Name Necklace only to find it at the bottom of her bag. The face when she found it was priceless because it was who she was, not just literally, but figuratively as well.

Now name jewelry is back and it doesn't seem to be going away any time soon! You can get a huge selection of name necklaces, including silver, gold, and even different colors. Name necklaces are so popular that we see tons of the hottest celebs wearing them, including Aubrey O'Day, Miranda Kerr, Hilary Duff,
Kim Kardashian, and even Ryan Gosling

What would you get on your name necklace? Would you get your name, maybe a nickname, the name of someone else? You can even go with an inspirational word you want to keep with you. The sky is the limit when it comes to name jewelry! It is versatile, fun, and can be worn for any occasion and at any time. It will go with your daily outfit or a LBD.

Visit MyNameNecklace today to get your very own name necklace!

Friday, July 18, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of July 13

Hey everyone, it is that time of the week again where we discuss what's hot with you in the office! Enjoy. And be sure to share with us your favorite things from this week either as a comment here or @mynamenecklace on Twitter.

1) We have a brand new monogram collection just for you - our Premium Monogram Collection!

Premium Monogram Collection

Order your monogram necklace or bracelet today and enjoy this amazing trend!

2) Sometimes you just can't help where you fall asleep. One man found that out the hard way when he was filmed while sleeping at a Yankees game. He is now suing ESPN for $10 million for "emotional distress." One has to wonder what will actually happen during this lawsuit?

3) Everyone knows who Weird Al is and he just came out with what is being listed as his final CD - Mandatory Fun. Under the hashtag #8videos8days, Weird Al is offering just that - eight videos in eight days. We have the first few videos ready for you - so enjoy!

4) Are you eagerly anticipating the next season of American Horror Story: Freak Show?! Well, FX just recently released the first promo and by the looks of it, this may be the scariest season yet! Take a look!

5)We are always looking for new shows that will perk our interest. And one of the new shows coming out this fall perks our social media side - it is called Selfie. Check out the preview below and let us know what you think! Will you be tuning in?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Talking About: Side Cross Jewelry

We've seen Kelly Ripa wearing one on her television show, Lucy Hale sporting one while walking down the red carpet, even Selena Gomez has been photographed wearing one - face it, everyone loves the side cross necklace! Cross jewelry has reemerged as a veritable fashion style statement, the only difference being this cross is displayed horizontally rather than the well known vertical style. More and more celebrities are jumping on the side cross necklace fashion bandwagon and we couldn't be happier!

Lucy Hale Wears a Side Cross Necklace
Lucy Hale, star of Pretty Little Liars, wears a side cross necklace

Is there any meaning behind the side cross necklace? Of course there is! Some see it as an artistic update on traditional cross jewelry, making it more "fashionable" for today's generation. Others take a more symbolic view, siting the side cross as a representation of Jesus laying down his cross, thereby finishing the work he started. As well, there is a humanistic approach stating that the side cross denotes humanity living on Earth.

Personalized Side Cross Bracelet

Today everyone is wearing a side cross necklace! And at MyNameNecklace, we add a little extra touch - the ability to personalize your side cross! We get all sorts of different requests for engravings, including names, inspirational words, special dates, and even Bible verses. The sky is the limit when it comes to side cross jewelry. You can get one for yourself or buy one! They make great gifts for birthdays, Christmas, and communions! Pick up a side cross necklace for yourself today!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Top 5 reasons Keira Knightley is our Fashion Icon of the Month

Autumn from MyNameNecklace here to talk about our Fashion Icon of the Month! Keira Knightley can do no wrong fashion-wise in our book. The pretty British actress known for roles in period dramas is showing she knows how to do modern day tales as well as her new movie "Begin Again" where Keira Knightley plays a young singer-songwriter. This is brand new territory as Keira has never sang before in any of her roles. She said of her role: "The whole thing was out of my comfort zone. I am not a singer. I didn't know how to do that." We can't wait to see how she does! (We're sure she's wonderful)
Aside from our obvious excitement of seeing her latest role we are loving her premiere and event looks while promoting her film. Keira has definitely cemented herself as a fashion icon with her recent looks just adding to our ever growing favorite Keira looks. 

Let's take a looks at our top 5 reasons that make her our Fashion icon of the month:

  1. Remember when Keira wore an old Chanel dress she had previously worn to her wedding with James Righton and she looked AMAZING? Keira has recently dished she had another wedding ceremony where she wore custom Valentino. Where are the pictures of the sure to be amazingness of said dress??
    Keira Knightley in Chanel at her Wedding with James Righton
    Keira Knightley in Chanel at her Wedding with James Righton
  2. Keira was wonderful as a star-crossed lover in the period drama Atonement. Her green gown in one of the most crucial scenes in the film has been called one of the most iconic dresses in film. The dress is so delicate there were several copies made of it. The dress worn beautifully by Keira really gives the feeling of what is to become of these two young lovers. 
  3. Keira Kinightley wears a gorgeous green gown in Atonement
    Keira wears a gorgeous green gown in Atonement
  4. Since 2007 Keira has been the face of Chanel's perfume "Coco Mademoiselle" So over the years Keira has chosen some pretty amazing Chanel pieces. Keira recently wore this stunning dress to the Serpentine Summer Party.
    Keira Knightley Serpentine Summer Party in Chanel
    Keira Knightley Serpentine Summer Party in Chanel
    Let's also not forget this Chanel beauty from the Anna Karenina premiere. Keira always brings an air of effortless elegance. 
    Keira Knightley Anna Karenina premiere in Chanel
    Keira Knightley Anna Karenina premiere in Chanel 
  5. Another designer favorite of Keira is Valentino as she has worn it many times since her rise to fame. Please don't make me choose my favorite outfit, I love them all so much! This dress from the Dangerous Method premiere and is the perfect combination of grace yet not over-the-top. 
    Keira Knightley Dangerous Method Premiere in Valentino
    Keira Knightley Dangerous Method Premiere in Valentino 
    What a great example of how to do casual elegance with a winterized Sundance spin. Adore this outfit.  
    Keira Knightley at Sundance Film Festival in Valentino
    Keira Knightley at Sundance Film Festival in Valentino
    One of the most recent of Keira's Valentino wears at the Begin Again premiere. We love the twist on a regular old premiere gown. 
  6. The best thing about Keira is her daring and bold style. She's seems to be fearless in her style which we all wish we cold be. Keira seems to have learned the secret that confidence always enhances your beauty. We can see her ability to switch up her style and not fall into the trap of wearing the same kind of pieces. These are some of Keira's unique looks. Below Keira wears Erdem in one of her most recent events promoting Begin Again. 
Keira Knightley in Erdem at Begin Again after party
Keira Knightley in Erdem at Begin Again after party
 Keira looks absolutely jaw dropping in this ornate and unique Elie Saab gown at the premiere of Anna Karenina. Who said black is boring?
Keira Knightley at the TIFF in Elie Saab
Keira Knightley at the TIFF in Elie Saab
Going for a gorgeous forties look in this baby blue Prada promoting her latest film Begin Again. 
Keira Knightley in Prada
Keira Knightley in Prada 

So what do you think of our Fashion Icon of the month? 

Be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming fashion icons of the month. And remember to visit  for the latest in celebrity trends and personalized jewelry!

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of July 6

Hey everyone, it is that time of the week again where we discuss what's hot with you in the office! Enjoy. And be sure to share with us your favorite things from this week either as a comment here or @mynamenecklace on Twitter.

1) Summer is underway here at MyNameNecklace and that means it is time for our annual Sizzling Summer Sale! We are offering 10% off selected items when you use the coupon code SUMMERLOVIN. And while you are on our site, be sure to check out our new arrivals - made for you just for the summer! This includes our brand new Premium Monogram collection. You definitely do not want to miss out on it!

Sizzling Summer Sale at MyNameNecklace

2) You know what is better than one hot celeb in a picture doing something silly, two hot celebs doing something silly! It girls Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson were recently at the Dior Couture show yesterday and ran into each other. Wait, strike that - JLaw's hand ran into Emma's face. But it was all in good fun of course!

Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson at Dior Couture Show

3) Speaking of all things JLaw, the latest teaser trailer for the latest installment of the Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay - Part 1, set to make it to theaters November 21. And we have it here for you just below!

4) Did you know Spice Girls' song Wannabe is 18 years old this week? Happy birthday! You know if you listen to this song you will be dancing!

5) Ever wanted to know how Jimmy Fallon and Halle Berry roll? We got the clip for you from Jimmy's show this week!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Keep Calm and Order a Premium Monogram!

Keep Calm and Get a Monogram

Guess what? Our new Premium Monogram Necklaces are finally here! These unique necklaces go through our special process to make sure that they look extra fine. This process involves more time creating the graphics needed for the three initials on the necklace, as well as a comprehensive quality assurance procedure. Take a look below at some of the select styles recently added to our family of over 100 monogram jewelry products:

Premium Monogram Necklace in Sterling Silver
Premium Monogram Necklace in Sterling Silver
When you really want to make a statement, our XXL family of monograms are perfect.

Gold Plated XXL Premium Monogram Necklace
Gold Plated XXL Premium Monogram Necklace
Our new premium monogram font is also available on these beautiful new monogram earrings:
Premium Monogram Earrings
Premium Monogram Earrings
And of course we couldn't leave out our best selling monogram bracelets, which have always been fan favorites, and are now also available with our new premium font.
Premium Monogram Bracelet in Gold Plating
Premium Monogram Bracelet in Gold Plating

We invite you to check out these new premium necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more at our monogram jewelry collection.

Lastly remember what's most important - Keep Calm and Get a Monogram!

Monday, July 7, 2014

MyNameNecklace Feedback of The Month!

Feedback about MyNameNecklace

This month we hear from Jesse in Louisiana, who wrote on Facebook to tell us about how much he loved the necklace that he got from MyNameNecklace, and the fantastic customer service he received when he had an issue with his necklace.

Thank you too Jesse, we always appreciate great feedback like this!

If you have sometime to tell us about your purchase, or about your item, anything else related to your order experience with MyNameNecklace, please feel free to post on our Facebook pageGoogle+ page, or here on our blog.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Design Your Very Own Monogram Wallpaper

At MyNameNecklace we are always looking for new ways to provide our customers with the latest and greatest in personalization. And we think we have now found out! Based on the popularity of our monogram jewelry category we now offer an opportunity to monogram your phone! Yes, you read that right, you can now add your own personalized backdrop to any smartphone! Who wouldn't want to have a bit of fun with this!

From women who want to show off their initials, to soon-to-be brides who want to see how her new initials will look, there is not a single person out there who wouldn't love this. It can easily be found on your website and immediately available to download to your phone. All you have to do is follow the simple step-by-step instructions and we will send your monogram wallpaper design straight to you. it is really as simple as that!

MyNameNecklace Monogram Wallpaper for Your Phone
Create Your Very Own Monogrammed Wallpaper for Your Smartphone
We love monograms and everything about monograms, from different lettering designs to different types of accessories! We have monograms for men, women, and children. Everyone loves the monogram trend and now we make it even easier! And did we mention that this option is absolutely, 100% FREE! And be sure to keep coming back for more colors and background designs! We will always be updating it to keep it fresh!

Don't know how to make your monogram? Be sure to read our initial guide so you make the perfect monogram every single time!

Phone With MNN Monogram Wallpaper Design

When it comes to monograms, we are the foremost experts! We know all about monograms and we want to share the fun and the popularity with you! Get your own monogrammed wallpaper and then share it with us on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to tag us at @mynamenecklace because we would love to see what kind of monograms you come up with!

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of June 29

Hello there everyone! It is time for the latest in The Weekly Jive - your insight into the things we are loving this week. Take a look, enjoy, and let us know what you loved about this week!

1) This week it is all about the Red, White, and Blue! That's right, we are celebrating Independence Day at MyNameNecklace! You can celebrate the Fourth of July too by checking out the great sale we have going on right now! And don't forget while you are setting up your BBQ to listen to our USA Mix Tape!

Independence Day Sale at MyNameNecklace

2) For all your Once Upon A Time fans out there, casting is underway for the Frozen characters who will be debuting on the television show. So far, execs have cast the roles for Anna and Kristoff. Anna will be played by Elizabeth Lail, a newcommer. Kristoff will be played by Scott Michael Foster, who has been on such shows like Greek, Californication, and Chasing Life.

And in case you don't remember, this is how the last season ended off!

3) How much do you spend on makeup every month?! An article by Buzzfeed offers a number of money-saving tips so you can look great and not break the bank!

Recycle Mac Makeup
via Buzzfeed

4) Also brought to you by the guys and gals over at Buzzfeed are some really great traveling hacks! Summer is the perfect time to go on vacation, so make sure you pack just right!

5) And just because it is really cute, here's a clip of a pit bull dancing!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Powerful Images That Make Us Love Independence Day

Independence Day is this week - a time we get to reflect on our country, our family, and everything that makes us American. Whether we were born here or emigrated from another country, we all call the United States our home. We asked some of the people in the office to share images that make them think of everything America and Fourth of July. Here are some of the best ones we picked out for you! 

And remember at MyNameNecklace we are currently having a huge Fourth of July Sale! Check it out now. Happy Independence Day!

American Flag

Firefighters Putting Up Flag

Putting Up the Flag at Iwo Jima

Construction Workers Sitting On Skyscraper

Soldier at Arlington Cemetery

USS Constitution

US Flag on the Moon

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Birthstone of the Month - July

Hello all you July babies out there! You get to share a birth month with the United States (of course!), Silly Putty, bikinis, Disneyland, and air conditioners, which really makes a whole lot of sense if you ask us! You also have one of the most sought after and expensive (even surpassing diamonds at times!) birthstones of the year - the Ruby! Rubies are distinguished by their bright red color and is desired because of the durability, luster, and of course, its rarity. And while rubies are a part of the sapphire family, it is classified separately from this grouping of gemstones. The word "ruby" comes from the Latin word "ruber," which means red. Rubies are primarily found in Thailand, Myanmar, Tanzania, and Sri Lanka. Other places to find rubies include Brazil, India, Zimbabwe, and even the USA.

Flawless with a Ruby Ring
A Ruby Ring is Flawless!
The rubies have been seen throughout history. Many historical and religious writings, including Ancient Sanskrit texts, note rubies as the most precious gem. In the Bible, Proverbs 3:!5 states "She is more precious than rubies..." Ancient Hindus believed by offering rubies to Krishna, they were assured rebirth as an emperor. Hindu basic belief associates the ruby with Muladhara, the base chakra concerned with Kundalini, the power of pure desire, spiritual energy, and divine consciousness. Burmese warriors believed rubies made them invincible. Medieval Europeans believed this gemstone offered prosperity, good health, and wisdom. In Feng Shui, rubies bring fire energy.

Rubies are known for being associated with desire and is the stone for love. This is why, today, rubies are becoming a very popular gemstone for engagement rings. Many jewelers are creating beautiful ruby rings. And because rubies are often priced higher than diamonds, a ruby engagement ring is a definite win!
Personalized Jewelry - Swarovski "Carrie" Necklace
We have a lot of celebrities celebrating their birthday in July. They include Sophia Bush (07.08), Kristen Bell (07.18), Benedict Cumberbatch (07.19), and Sandra Bullock (07.26).

Be sure to check out our selection of Swarovski necklaces at MyNameNecklace.
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