Jewellery holds such huge sentimental value for people. The key pieces in our collections are loaded with memory and emotion. There’s that ring that belonged to your grandmother that sees you through the days we need a little extra strength, the matching bracelet you and your sister still wear despite starting as a joke or that first piece of expensive jewellery you saved all your pennies and decided to treat yourself to. Initial necklaces are the same in the way that they allow us to literally spell out our love for those that are important as the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle did with her “H” and “M” necklace. She was first spotted wearing the initials in 2016, delivering the long-awaited confirmation that she and Prince Harry were, in fact, an item.
The Celine initial pendant made its way through pretty much the entirety of the Instagram world. For those who decided to add it to their payday wishlist, luck ran out pretty quickly as the £245 pendant sold out almost immediately. Considered a symbol of Phoebe Philo’s treasured Celine era, the brass alphabet necklace with bamboo-inspired design has all but vanished in circulation following its instant peak to cult status. While gutted to have missed out on the first time around, we’re yet to give up hope entirely.
Celine wasn’t the only designer brand to jump on the sentimentality bandwagon. Both Chloe and Bjorg got in on the action and you can always trust the high street to deliver on the dupe front. So far, Topshop seems to be providing the best solution to the Celine pendant but we’re not the first to notice so get ready to add to basket before it’s too late.
As for the styling options, we’ve never appreciated our on-trend fashion influencers more as they continue to deliver the goods with endless outfit options that keep our personalised necklaces at the forefront. Layer with other chains and silk scarves or channel your inner casual chic with jeans and sweaters that allow the eye to be instantly drawn to the necklace. Come rain or shine, we’ll find a way to incorporate this season’s accessory of the moment into every outfit we own.
Here we’ve rounded up seven of our favourite initial necklaces currently on the market, serving all styles from the highly sought after Celine dupes to dainty diamond versions.