Choosing the perfect gift isn’t always easy, especially if your significant other has it all. Still, everyone appreciates something that is made specifically for them, whether it’s DIY or professionally manufactured. There are endless ways you can customize bracelets, rings, and necklaces from a professional jeweler or jewelry store that are sure to WOW your spouse.
An initial ring is a classic piece of jewelry that became an essential part of noble life starting in the 15th century. Signet rings, now called initial rings, were seen as symbols of power.
For Small Hands
Smaller hands should try a smaller initial ring that sits in a chain, coil, or traditional post. The initial can be the person’s first, middle, or last name or even a nickname. Most ruby rings for women will include smaller stones, but signet rings can use gems to spell out the initial.
For Large Hands
Larger hands can wear traditional signet rings without engulfing their fingers. Traditional signet rings still include the wearer’s initial, but the gems are located on the side of the ring rather than the front. The initial itself is engraved or sticks out from the post like an old-fashioned stamp.
Birthstone rings, necklaces, or earrings are given for birthdays or to commemorate the birth of a child or grandchild. Follow the chart below to match the correct birthstone with the birth month.
|August||Spindel or Peridot|
|November||Citrine or Topaz|
|December||Blue Topaz, Blue Zircon, Tanzanite|
If you’re shopping for someone born in August, November, or December, you’ll have more options for stones, but each month will have the same color scheme if it uses multiple gems.
Personalized jewelry can’t get more unique to the wearer than when it features the giftee’s full name. Necklaces are the typical medium for full-name jewelry, but if your significant other already loves custom pieces, they might already have one. A trendy gold, rose gold, or platinum bracelet is more niche and contains adequate space for chunky letters. Cuffs are typically more masculine, while small chains are preferred for smaller wrists or feminine people.
Similar to birthstone jewelry, the gifter would purchase necklaces, earrings, or rings with a personalized zodiac symbol. You could combine birthstones with a zodiac piece.
|March 21 – April 19||Aries (Ram)|
|April 20 – May 20||Taurus (Bull)|
|May 21 – June 20||Gemini (Twins)|
|June 21 – July 22||Cancer (Crab)|
|July 23 – August 22||Leo (Lion)|
|August 23 – September 22||Virgo (Virgin)|
|September 23 – October 22||Libra (Scales)|
|October 23 – November 21||Scorpio (Scorpion)|
|November 22 – December 21||Sagittarius (Archer)|
|December 22 – January 19||Capricorn (Sea Goat)|
|January 20 – February 18||Aquarius (Water Bearer)|
|February 19 – March 20||Pisces (Two Fish)|
Each zodiac month is represented by a symbol, animal, person, or inanimate object.
Wearing monogram jewelry isn’t a new fashion trend, but it’s one that comes back time and time again. In the 90s, monogram necklaces were commonplace to the point that anyone could buy gold plated charm in any color, with any setting, in almost any font at a dollar store.
That’s not to imply that initial necklaces aren’t chic. A-list celebrities like Marcia Cross, Tori Spelling, and Taylor Swift have all been spotted wearing this trend. Despite the lack of male superstars on that list, men can still rock initial necklaces in their wardrobe.
- Diamond Initial Necklaces: The initial is made out of gems.
- Gold Plated Initials: A gold monogram hanging from a gold chain.
- Initial Id Bar Necklace: Initials inscribed on a monochrome bar.
- Dog Collar Initials: A silver necklace with a monogram initial.
Try any of the above examples to add a bit of personality to any outfit.