Personalized Jewelry Is The Standout Trend Of The Season - Here's How To Try It

It can be incredibly empowering to wear an accessory that defines or represents you in some way. With personalized, customized jewelry, you can share a snippet of your personality, your life story, or your favorite things. Even if you are the only one who understands the true meaning of your pieces, it feels good to wear them proudly and share a bit of yourself.

Personalized jewelry can be a stylish addition to your outfit and uplift your spirits simultaneously. Rellery, a jewelry company in Rhode Island, has a line of pieces that can be personalized. On their website, they say that custom jewelry is important because of the meaning behind it. Custom jewelry "locks in a feeling, emotion, or memory and transports you to another time. It can inspire hope or longing. Or, it can just make you feel good in general."  

The trend of wearing personalized jewelry is a big one this season. Alexis Nudo-Russo, who also goes by Alex Russo, is the founder of Local Eclectic. In a TikTok video, she explained that she has built her career on predicting jewelry trends and gave some examples of personalized jewelry that she loves, some from her own store. You can explore the world of personalized jewelry in the following examples of necklaces, bracelets, and rings to see what you would like best to represent you.

Hi, my name is . . .

A classic choice for personalized jewelry is simply a necklace with a name charm attached. You can customize the necklace with your own name, or you can get one made with the name of someone you are close to, whether that is a significant other or a family member. You can find name necklaces in many different kinds of metal, and you can usually add diamonds or other gems onto the name charm if you want a really dazzling statement piece.


The pinky ring has made a comeback as the ultimate fashion power move. If you want to pay homage to the signet rings of days past that boasted family crests, you should consider a piece of jewelry that has been monogrammed. Monograms are a person's initials and are usually formatted with your first initial first, your last initial second and bigger than the other letters, and your middle initial third. There are different fonts or styles you can choose from for your monogram, and they can be engraved on necklaces, rings, bracelets, or earrings.

A loved one's initials

As Taylor Swift sings, "I want to wear his initial on a chain 'round my neck . . . Not because he owns me, but 'cause he really knows me." Instead of jewelry with your own name or initials, you can get something with the initials of a loved one to show how much you love and care for them. Or you can get something made with your initial and the initial of your significant other. The Initial Bracelet from LeMel has options that go up to four initials, so that is a great option for parents of multiple kids that want to keep them close always.

Commemorative constellations

If you have a special location and moment in time in your life — for example, when and where you met your partner or spouse — a star map necklace would be a great way to honor that. Lat & Lo sells one that you can purchase in gold or silver. You enter the address of your location, the date, the time and time zone, and a short message for the back of the necklace. The front of the necklace will then be printed with how the stars in the sky looked on that date.

Zodiac bracelets

If you are interested in astrology, you can find jewelry that reflects your zodiac sign. You could choose a piece of jewelry based on your zodiac sign's power color or something featuring your zodiac symbol. Other astrology-inspired pieces have the names of signs engraved, like the Sun Moon Zodiac Bracelet from BabyGold. One-half of the bracelet's charm is a sun with your sun sign engraved on it. The other half is a crescent moon with your moon sign engraved. The bracelet comes in gold, white gold, or rose gold.

Apple of your eye

Eyes are the windows to the soul, and now they can be an accessory too. Artist Rhys Kelly hand paints eyeball jewelry in the form of rings and pendants. You can choose from a provided list of eye colors at checkout or, for a more personalized touch, you can upload a photo of your own eye for Kelly to paint. This jewelry would be a great choice if you want to make it known that you've got your eye on things.

Meaningful beaded bracelets

Bracelets with chunky, colorful plastic beads are nostalgic and fun, reminiscent of classic friendship bracelets. If you need a little extra positivity in your life, you can add letter beads to your bracelets to help with that. Little Words Project is devoted to spreading kindness and positivity through their jewelry. They have a customizable option, where you can choose a word that holds meaning for you. Or you can choose a bracelet from one of their other collections that has an uplifting word or phrase you like.

Bejeweled birthstones

If you would like your personalized jewelry to represent your birthday but you are not big on zodiacs, another option is to get jewelry that showcases your birthstone. Alex Russo's company Local Eclectic has a collection with twelve options, one for each potential birthstone. The collection offers rings or necklaces and each piece features multiple stones in different shades, creating an ombré effect. If you would prefer a simpler piece, you can also find birthstone jewelry with just one gem.

Flower power

The green-thumbed gardeners or flower aficionados of the world can choose flower-themed jewelry to show their interests. In addition to the birthstone collection, Local Eclectic also sells a birth flower collection consisting of earrings, rings, and two kinds of necklaces: one with a solid gold, flower-shaped charm and one with a larger enamel pendant. You can choose the flower that corresponds with your birth month or you can choose your favorite flower.

Lockets for momentos

Lockets have been around since the 15th century. They are charms on jewelry that can be opened. Inside the locket, you can store a small memento for safekeeping. The most common thing kept in lockets is photographs or notes, but in the past, people would even keep things like locks of hair inside. While strands of your lover's hair may be a strange thing to keep in a locket nowadays, what you decide to store inside is completely up to you.