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Name necklaces were first fashionable items back in the 80s especially in the African American community. Although it is commonly believed that African American rappers were the first people to come up with the idea of wearing names engraved on necklaces, this style was a historical progression by the African-American community that set out to own their cultural heritage that was fading away after they were freed as slaves. When World War II ended, freed slaves opted to come up with new unique names as personal identities, and this was propagated by black artists through personalized jewelry. This fast caught up as a stylish way to dress up which was widely embraced especially by the young crowds.
Latter on, the popularity for personalized name pendants diminished over the years, but these ornaments have recently made a comeback in the fashion scene in a retro style. Today, name necklaces are considered as trendy fashion accessories that are craved for like crazy. This has been largely influenced by key celebrity personalities that have been spotted in public donning necklaces which have their names engraved on the pendants. Indeed, celebrities can have a major effect on what people wear, eat and generally what is accepted as being a fashionable way of living.
There are plenty of key personal figures that have made name pendants their own personal style. However, the popularity of name necklaces and the resurgence of this style of dressing exploded once again in the fashion industry when Hollywood star Sarah Jessica Parker aka ‘Carrie Bradshaw’ from the TV hit series ‘sex and the city’ was seen wearing a dazzling name necklace engraved with her acting name. Jessica Parker rocks here Carrie name necklace which features a hip cursive font that is engraved on a gold nameplate. This caused ripple effects in the fashion industry and since then many other celebrities have embraced the concept of wearing personalized name pendants. Some of the big names that have been associated with personalized necklaces include the likes of Kanye West, Madona, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Lindsay Lohan, Christina Applegate, Taylor Swift, Lauren Conrad, Minka Kelly and Adele, just to mention a few.
As a result, celebrity inspired necklaces have become a bit hit in the fashion scene. This not only includes a wide range of neck adornments such as initial necklaces, monogram pendants, cross necklaces and nameplate jewelry, but also additional accessories like rings, studs and even bracelets. Personalized jewelry of this sort is now widely accepted as a chic fashion statement that represents ones social status. In many jewelry stores, you will even find celebrity inspired product categories that take pride in having been picked as fashionable accessories by a famous celebrity.
The popularity of name necklaces has been increasingly on the rise not just because of the mere fact that celebrities are wearing these items, but also due to the cool and innovative designs that jewelers have been creating. The wide assortment of celebrity inspired pendants comes in all kinds of materials such as gold, silver and additional embellishments like diamonds, birthstones, gems, pearls, beads and more. Some celebrities have even been seen wearing unique Arabic name pedants. Most of the personalized jewelry worn by celebrities is not overly pretentious but rather quite modest in design. This is one of the reasons people instantly fall in love with custom made embellishments that get picked by artists and entertainment stars.
Although name necklaces have been widely portrayed as being fashionable accessories, some celebrities have also helped to nature the sentimental vulture of these items. For instance, Christina Applegate has been spotted with a name pendant bearing her daughter’s name instead of her own. This is has led to the upsurge of what is termed as ‘mommy necklaces’ which are a special way for mothers to carry memories of their children whether they go.
Whether regarded as stylish fashion ornaments, an individual mark of identity or simply a special piece of memory for some that you love dearly, name necklaces will always remain to be unique adornment items. Whether or not name pendants will continue to be chic fashion accessories remains to be seen. However, one thing cannot be changed is the fact that celebrities always love fashionable items, and customized jewelry is one of the most unique ideas that seem will be here to stay for a long time to come.