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4 Gold-Plated Name Necklaces to Channel Your Inner Diva: A Fall Gift Guide
Name necklaces4 Gold-Plated Name Necklaces to Channel Your Inner Diva: A Fall Gift GuideJewelry lovers can attest that the power of jewelry is palpable—whether standout or understated, a piece of jewelry can often speak louder than words. Jewelry allows every woman to celebrate herself, and what better way to do so than with a stylish, fabulous gold-plated name necklace that will complete your fall style? Gold has the unique ability to reflect prestige, optimism, and power—all qualities that encapsulate a woman's diva within. Here are our 4 choices for best gold-plated name necklaces to treat yourself to this fall. 1. Paperclip Script Name Necklace in Gold-Plated Sterling Silver Our Paperclip Script Name Necklace in gold plating is contemporary, modern, and incredibly versatile—this youthful, bold statement piece can be worn both day and night as the perfect accessory. From the sleek, modern font that forms the central pendant to the open, elongated links that give this necklace an attractive, light, and open effect, it's no wonder bold chain-link necklaces are a staple of the fall season this year. ✦ Make a statement with Paperclip Script Name Necklace 2. 18k Gold-Plated Silver and Birthstone Name Necklace Most people think of birthstones only as gemstones representing a person's month of birth. However, they do a lot more than that—in fact, this necklace style has limitless possibilities! Wearing a perfect birthstone name necklace not only makes for a striking fashion statement but also holds surprising versatility—you can choose to stick with tradition and adorn your necklace with your personal birthstone or pick another birthstone you prefer or one in your favorite color instead. The bright and bold colors of these birthstones adhere to the fall color palette, so stones like emeralds, rubies, and sapphires will fit into your fall style perfectly. ✦ Show your individuality with Gold-Plated Silver & Birthstone Name Necklace 3. Blossom Birth Flower & Stone Necklace in 18K Gold Plating Floral jewelry is blooming in the accessories sphere right now. While they're typically associated with springtime, floral designs are still hot in the colder months, as they bring a warm feel to the chilly season. This flower name necklace incorporates multiple fall trends and allows for many personalization options, such as choosing your birth or favorite flower, adding color and sparkle with a gemstone (possibly in fall tones), and engraving the necklace with your name. In addition to this, this piece is vastly versatile, as it allows for layering with other necklaces, which is a true fall trend on its own. You can also add up to five pendants to the chain and engrave them with the names of important people in your life for a unique, personalized statement piece. ✦ Add some sparkle with Blossom Birth Flower & Stone Necklace 4. Custom Arabic Name Necklace in Gold Plating Beautiful and nostalgic, the meaning of fall encompasses traditions and ideas from a variety of cultures over hundreds of years. As the heart of changing seasons, fall reminds us that although change is inevitable, it's important to remain true to oneself and one's heritage and culture—and this Arabic name necklace can help you in doing so, while the curves in the text provide a hint of femininity and romance for an elegant feel. And Myka's range of cultural representative necklaces doesn't end here—we have a large offer of name necklaces in other languages to choose from, so you can find the one that best suits you or the person you're gifting it to. ✦ Express your culture with Arabic Name Necklace Embrace Your Diva Within With a Gold-Plated Name Necklace Simply put, your fall jewelry collection should allow you to make a statement while staying true to your inner diva. After all, jewelry is a form of self-expression all year round, and gold-plated name necklaces will help you channel your inner diva long after the season is over! ✦ Looking to upgrade your fall jewelry collection? Visit our website to find stunning, on-trend fall pieces you’re bound to fall head over heels for.
5 Aspects of Choosing the Right Necklace for Your Girlfriend
Name necklaces5 Aspects of Choosing the Right Necklace for Your GirlfriendBuying gifts for your girlfriend can be a lot of fun, especially when you're on the lookout for something special, like a necklace she'll always adore. However, finding the right necklace isn't as easy as seeing one that looks nice and making your purchase. In practice, there are some considerations to make when choosing the right necklace: What length should the necklace be? What style would suit your significant other best? Should you buy one that's trendy or classic? It can be scary, indeed—that's why we've made a list of the five most important factors to keep in mind when shopping for a necklace for your girlfriend. 1. Necklace Style First, let's look at the different styles you can choose from. It's not an exhaustive list, but these are the most common and popular ones. Single-Strand vs. Multistrand You can choose between a necklace consisting of one strand or many strands. They're usually metal chains or strings of gemstones or beads. Choosing a multistrand necklace is a good idea if your girlfriend likes bold, statement pieces more than simpler designs. On the other hand, you'll probably find that single-strand necklaces offer more versatility. The necklaces below are all types of single-strand necklaces. Layered Necklaces Right on trend at the moment are versatile and fashion-forward layered necklaces. Like multistrand necklaces, they make for more of a style statement, but the two differ in terms of the number of individual items. While multistrand necklaces form one piece that can't be separated, layered necklaces like our Tropical Layered Beads Necklace with Initials in Gold Plating are actually multiple single-strand necklaces that can be worn together or individually. ✦ Encourage her bold style with Tropical Layered Beads Necklace With Initials Pendants Pendant necklaces are very popular gifts, and they have a focal item hanging from a chain. The pendant can be gemstones, hearts, initials, or charms—whatever you feel your girlfriend will appreciate most. You can even choose a pendant to express your love for her, like this Contur Heart Pendant Necklace With Two Names in 18k Gold Vermeil that can feature both of your names in addition to its heart-shaped style. ✦ Express your love with Contur Heart Pendant Necklace With Two Names Lockets A locket is a type of pendant that hangs from a chain and opens up to contain something very small within. As it usually holds small photos of loved ones, it's a very sentimental gift. You can usually find circular, oval, and heart-shaped lockets that can be simple or more intricate, like an elegantly engraved monogrammed heart locket. To make it really personal, you can opt for something like this Family Tree Floating Locket With Birthstones, for which you can choose individual birthstones to represent all your girlfriend's loved ones. ✦ Add a sentimental touch with Family Tree Floating Locket With Birthstones 2. Necklace Length You may not realize this, but the length of the necklace matters a lot. It determines how the necklace will sit and how well it pairs with different outfits. Here's a quick overview of the different lengths: Short Necklaces Necklaces between 15 and 17 inches long are considered short necklaces, and they're often called chokers. This length is widely considered the most flattering to women, as it equally compliments different neck lengths. What's more, chokers can be worn day or night. For a choker that not only fits your girlfriend's neck snuggly but also sends a cute message, you can opt for something like this Black Choker Necklace With Heart Charm to add a sentimental element. ✦ Choose a flattering gift with Black Choker Necklace With Heart Charm Medium-Length Necklaces Necklaces between 17 and 19 inches long are referred to as princess necklaces, and they're the most popular type. These can be worn with almost any outfit and typically suit all women regardless of their body type or personal style. Longer-Length Necklaces Any necklace longer that's 24 inches or longer is best suited for plunging necklines because of how it rests on the skin. Longer-length necklaces also work well for high necklines to layer over clothes or can be paired with shorter necklaces for the layered necklace effect. When choosing the length, adjust the necklace length an inch or two for smaller or larger frames so they fit comfortably and look the most flattering. If you're unsure what length to go with, measure your girlfriend's favorite necklaces as a guideline. You'll also see if she has a preferred length she likes to wear. 3. Necklace Quality It goes without saying that you'll want to buy a good quality necklace for your girlfriend, but this doesn't mean you have to buy the most expensive necklace you can find. There are high-quality necklaces at affordable prices—you just need to find them! When it comes to the quality of a necklace, there are two factors to keep in mind: Type of Metal You have many options in terms of material—silver, sterling silver, stainless steel, solid gold, plated gold, and rose gold. All of these are good quality, durable metals.Type of Stone The stones on necklaces can either be precious or semi-precious. This will largely determine the price of the necklace. For a more affordable option, don't dismiss semi-precious gems—including birthstones—as they can be just as stunning. 4. The Occasion Keep in mind the occasion of the purchase—doing so will help you make the right choice, and you won't regret your purchase later. If the necklace is your gift for a special event like her birthday, Valentine's Day, or a formal event, you need to buy something appropriate. At Myka, you can shop by occasion to make your choice easier. For instance, you can choose something like this Engraved Heart Necklace With Birthstone in Rose Gold Plating for occasions like Valentine's Day, when you want to signify your love in no uncertain words. ✦ Celebrate a special occasion with Engraved Heart Necklace With Birthstone 5. Her Personal Style When choosing the perfect necklace, you should consider your girlfriend's personal style as well. Keep the following in mind while you shop: Her color preferencesHer current jewelry and other accessoriesDoes she like diamonds or colored stones?Does she prefer gold, silver, or rose gold? A very important consideration to make is whether your girlfriend likes timeless and classic necklaces or has a more modern and trendy style. If she likes a blend of the two, something like MYKA's stunning Chiara Pearl Name Necklace in Vermeil is a great gift choice. ✦ Highlight her unique style with Chiara Pearl Name Necklace You've Already Made the Best Choice Don't feel overwhelmed at the thought of not choosing the right necklace for your girlfriend—you've already made an excellent choice just by deciding to get her a necklace! More than this, the fact that you've taken the time to explore necklace options and thoughtfully consider these five factors will mean the world to her. So, you can rest assured that you'll be giving her more than just beautiful jewelry—it'll be a token of your love and something she'll cherish and wear with pride. ✦ Didn't find what you're looking for? Browse more necklaces for your girlfriend and find one that will make the perfect gift.
Everyday Name Necklaces—Best Metals for Daily Wear & Tear
Name necklacesEveryday Name Necklaces—Best Metals for Daily Wear & TearWhen it comes to sentimental, personal jewelry, the idea is to wear them every day without having to worry about constantly removing them during typical day-to-day activities in order to protect them. Jewelry, and the metals they're composed of, need to be water and sweat-resistant, as well as hypoallergenic. Noble metals step up to this task as they're able to maintain these qualities regardless of how often you wear them, thus making them perfect choices for an everyday name necklace. What Are Noble Metals? Noble metals are a group of metals that resist oxidation, dulling of color, and corrosion in moist air, and are not easily attacked by acids. The 8 most common noble metals include Gold, Silver, Platinum, Rhodium, Iridium, Ruthenium, Osmium, and Palladium. We're all mostly accustomed to hearing about the first three because they're commonly used in making jewelry or other ornaments. ✦ Bring an air of luxury with Personalized Cursive Name Necklace in 14K Gold Noble metals are so popular for use due to their inability to shift or move and their resistance to change when exposed to air. Gold, silver, and platinum have been tried and tested over many years, remaining most popular in modern jewelry design. ✦ Express your uniqueness with Paperclip Script Name Necklace in Sterling Silver Gold Gold is a noble metal resistant to oxidation and corrosion from moisture. It’s considered a precious metal for its rarity and high value, and this lustrous metal has long been appreciated for its beauty and glamor. Gold hasn't been a prized metal for its association with wealth and status only, but it’s also the most malleable of all precious metals. Its durability and workable nature have made it a preferred metal for jewelry makers over the centuries. Gold can also be melted down and reformed into new gold pieces, making it reusable. Finally, its hypoallergenic characteristic, combined with its other qualities, makes it a prime choice for everyday-wear jewelry pieces such as timeless gold name necklaces. Additionally, gold is an excellent color choice for warmer skin tones and can be complemented by wearing clothing with warmer hues, such as rust, yellows, and oranges. Adding an earthy-colored gemstone to your gold name necklace will also compliment the metal perfectly. ✦ Show timeless class with Small Angel-Style 14k Gold Name Jewelry Silver Similar to gold, silver is a noble metal and also malleable. Although not as hard as gold, silver can be alloyed with other metals to increase its toughness. Silver that's 99.9% pure silver is considered fine silver but is typically too soft to be used in jewelry making. That’s why fine silver is alloyed with copper to make sterling silver, or 925 silver. This makes up the bulk of silver jewelry bought today due to its durability and radiant silver color. Silver is also often a preferred choice as opposed to gold because it's more affordable. Silver is also hypoallergenic, allowing you to wear your elegant silver name necklace every day and the chances of having an allergic reaction are very low. Silver is an excellent choice for those with cooler skin tones, blue or green eyes, and darker hair colors. It also pairs incredibly well with more vibrant colors such as deep reds, blues, pinks, and purples. ✦ Emanate subtle elegance with Vertical Name Necklace in Cursive in Sterling Silver Platinum Platinum is one of the world's rarest metals. Platinum jewelry has a high level of purity that makes it naturally hypoallergenic and, thus, the perfect choice for people with sensitive skin. Platinum is one of the strongest, most enduring, and densest metals, surpassing both gold and silver by a long shot, so rest assured that your jewelry piece will most likely last you a lifetime. Platinum offers a beautiful, natural white sheen which makes it much more resistant to visible signs of damage and allows it to retain its natural beauty for much longer. Platinum pairs exquisitely with fair and light skin tones. To take that white sheen to an extravagant new level, wear clothes that reflect a winter color palette, such as navy blue, forest green, and charcoal. These same colors will work well if you're interested in adding a gemstone to your personal jewelry piece. Conclusion The classic debate of which noble metal to choose ultimately boils down to personal preference. Even if you have a skin tone that one of these metals complements more than the other, it’s about which one you prefer. Also, wearing one of these noble metals doesn’t restrict you from wearing the others—you can wear both or all! It's also important to note that there are other durable (not noble) metal options, such as rose gold, stainless steel, and tungsten, to consider. These metals are just as unique and stunning and may suit you and your preferences more. Be sure to explore all metal options and choose the one that resonates best with you. ✦ Looking to upgrade your noble metal jewelry collection? Visit our website to find stunning noble metal pieces to express your unique elegance.
Rose Gold vs. Yellow Gold For Your Name Necklace: Which Is the Better Choice?
Name necklacesRose Gold vs. Yellow Gold For Your Name Necklace: Which Is the Better Choice?Did you know that all types of gold are naturally yellow? Jewelers and designers regularly manipulate its standard appearance to more than ten different colors of gold. Rose gold has been seen dominating jewelry, fashion, and interior design trends for the last several years. While rose gold and yellow gold are the most common types of gold, they differ significantly in their composition, durability, and hypoallergenic qualities. When it comes to buying a gold name necklace, it's important to take these factors into consideration so you can choose which metal best suits you or the wearer. So, which one is better? Here’s a look at the pros and cons of each metal so you can make the best decision. What Is Yellow Gold? Yellow gold holds a deep, rich color and is commonly used in jewelry design. Yellow gold is typically an alloy, made of yellow gold with added copper, zinc, silver, and sometimes nickel alloys. This blending of metals achieves greater durability as well as the desired color tone. Take a look here at some of our stunning gold name necklaces. Pros Considered the most hypoallergenic of all gold alloys.Easy for jewelers to manipulate or re-size due to its softness.Simple to clean and maintain.Flattering for olive and darker skin tones.Complements and elevates other precious metals and stones. Cons Requires frequent cleaning and polishing to keep its vibrant shine. At risk for dents, scratches, and other imperfections due to its softness. What Is Rose Gold? Rose gold is one of many variations of gold colors available for jewelry. Rose gold is a delicate mixture of classic yellow gold and copper metals. The most common composition of rose gold is 75 percent pure gold to 25 percent copper, which makes 18k rose gold. The copper combined with yellow gold creates the signature pink hue that we're familiar with. Take a look here at some of our beautiful, dainty rose gold name necklaces. Pros Possesses incredible durability. Adding copper to characteristically soft pure gold increases its resistance to damage.Exquisite color with a romantic, charming look. Surprisingly affordable in comparison to other precious metals.Flattering on many skin tones. Cons Non-hypoallergenic, especially if you’re sensitive to copper. Less ordinary than yellow gold, therefore achieving the perfect style may require a custom design. Considerations When Choosing Between Rose Gold & Yellow Gold As much as pros and cons can help you make a decision, the best metal option will differ for each individual. If you're still unsure of which metal to choose, consider these four questions below and by the end of the last one, you should have your winner! 1. Are You Allergic to Any Particular Metals? As a general rule, the higher the gold content, the less likely allergic reactions are. Therefore, between rose and yellow gold, yellow gold is more hypoallergenic. If you know you're allergic to specific metals, confirm the alloy composition of the particular jewelry piece to avoid any reactions. 2. Which Type of Skin Tone Do You Have? When selecting rose or yellow gold, you obviously want the metal that will best compliment your skin tone. If you have a fair, light skin tone, yellow gold or silver is best. If you have a more tanned, olive skin tone, both rose gold and yellow gold will match beautifully. 3. Which Metal Is More Durable? Rose gold is more durable compared to yellow gold due to the copper alloy in its composition. It's more resilient and requires less maintenance. 4. Which Option Offers Better Value For Money? Since 14k rose gold or 18k rose gold contains the same amount of gold as 14k yellow gold or 18k yellow gold, they are essentially worth the same as their counterparts. However, rose gold rings can sometimes be cheaper due to the high copper content, which is relatively cheap compared to other metals. Conclusion Both rose gold and yellow gold offer elegant and flattering looks to fit any style. When choosing a precious metal for your personalized name necklace, consider the importance of the decision as this piece is highly personal and should be considered a long-term investment. Ultimately though, personal preference is what matters most.
Cursive or Print Name Necklaces: Which Style Is More Popular?
Name necklacesCursive or Print Name Necklaces: Which Style Is More Popular?For many people, there's nothing bolder, more profound than wearing your name proudly on your body in a form of jewelry. Name necklaces are a typical example of this. They're timeless, versatile pieces that can be fully customized and personalized to your preference. There are endless options at your disposal to make this jewelry piece truly unique—metal color, chain, and embellishment choices. However, another important decision to make is to choose between a cursive or script font. A Brief History of the Name Necklace Personalized name necklaces first became popular in the 1980s. Its various designs and arrangements are deeply rooted in Black and Latin culture because it's a representation of cultural identity, individuality, and self-expression. A name necklace became a piece worn with great pride and was a statement of existence, survival, and dignity. Despite this, the name necklace’s origin is often miscredited to the 1998 American comedy-drama series, "Sex and the City". Cursive Name Necklaces During the late 90s to 2000s, the name necklace trend instantly erupted after Sarah Jessica Parker wore the beloved “Carrie” name necklace in the iconic series, "Sex and the City". It was her character’s signature piece of jewelry and fans of the series latched onto the trend after seeing Carrie Bradshaw wearing hers. Nearly two decades later, the name necklace craze is back and more popular than ever. It was a point in jewelry history that since the franchise, name necklaces were mass produced and led to the jewelry piece's capitalization. Similarly, here at Myka, we too could not let this beautiful necklace trend pass us by! It became our very first piece of jewelry and to this day, "the Carrie Necklace" is still one of our own signature pieces. You can now purchase your own iconic Carrie name jewelry and necklaces to capture your style and personality. Popular Cursive Name Necklace Fonts Aside from the Carrie Necklace, there are also other font styles that have become popular options for name necklaces and it's important to let these shine too, as they may suit your preferences more. Standard Cursive Font The cursive font embodies a feminine and charming appearance, looking exceptional at a formal occasion or paired with formal attire. Its romantic, bold letters are incredibly stylish and perfect to show off your personality! This font is similar to that of natural handwriting as it offers a natural flow across the lettering. Standard cursive font name necklaces are available in a wide variety of metals and their simplicity cannot be beaten. Signature Style Our Signature Style Name Necklace is certain to be a favorite. This font offers capital letters that are bold with beautiful and elegant flourishes. In addition to this, the lowercase lettering provides a delicate contrast. This pretty pendant is easy to personalize as it can be selected in a variety of metals, and you also have the option of adding a diamond accent to it for that added wow factor. Hollywood Style Our Hollywood style is the perfect way to introduce yourself thanks to gorgeous script font, optional special characters, and even the option to add a genuine diamond accent if you like. The Hollywood style provides a graceful script that allows you to express your creativity. With a wider, bolder font that's available in all metal options, this style makes it easy to read and show off. Classic Cocktail Font Our Classic Cocktail font makes any name or meaningful word look absolutely amazing, thanks to a gorgeous, flowing script alphabet with lavish flourishes that accentuate the capital letters. This is an ideal style for anyone who loves sleek, sophisticated clothing and jewelry. Choose your preferred metal choice and embellish this necklace with a diamond to add that personal touch. Print Name Necklaces If a flowing cursive font is not quite for you, you can always choose a print name necklace. This font style is, however, a significantly less popular choice for name necklaces. It's considered to be less elegant, more complicated to style, and doesn't create a seamless flow as cursive fonts do, but it can still be uniquely beautiful if you do choose it. Conclusion Here at Myka, our selection doesn't simply end with a selection of fonts! We also offer name necklaces in a diverse array of other languages, perfect for those thoughtful, personalized gifts for friends and family whose culture or language differs from our own. Sift through our interesting name necklaces in other languages to find the ultimate gift to take their breath away.
Gold Vermeil—The Perfect Choice For Your Name Necklace
Name necklacesGold Vermeil—The Perfect Choice For Your Name NecklaceGold jewelry remains a popular choice—so much so that in a market saturated with options it can be hard to figure out what’s worth purchasing or what best suits you. Gold vermeil is becoming a popular alternative to solid gold and with so many benefits it can't be denied as a true quality option. If you're looking for durable gold name necklaces, gold vermeil may be perfect for you! What Is Gold Vermeil? Vermeil jewelry is any piece of jewelry that consists of a sterling silver base layer with solid gold electroplated on top. Any piece of jewelry marked as gold vermeil must meet these legal requirements below: Sterling silver must be the base material. Sterling silver is a metal alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other metals. This is a standard material and precious metal which you may see represented on jewelry with a 925 stamp.The gold layer must be at least 10k gold but can be anything from 14k to 24k gold.The base must be plated in gold at least 2.5 microns thick (micron = 1/1000th of a millimeter). What Does This Mean? Gold vermeil is made to last. While it may sound similar to gold-plated jewelry, gold vermeil jewelry has a much thicker layer of gold in its composition with sterling silver as its base metal, meaning your piece is made from precious metals only. It's therefore less likely to fade, tarnish, or wear off. 7 Reasons to Choose Gold Vermeil for Your Name Necklace Vermeil jewelry is one of the hottest trends right now as it strikes the perfect balance between quality and value. Here are the main reasons to choose vermeil for your iconic name necklace. 1. More Durable Than Gold-Plated Jewelry Due to its thicker gold layer and sterling silver base, gold vermeil is a highly durable option for jewelry pieces and can last for many years with proper care. 2. Unlikely to Cause an Allergic Reaction Gold vermeil is hypoallergenic! Because it's made up of precious metals only, most people will have no reaction or issues with this type of jewelry. 3. Affordable and Luxury Alternative to Solid Gold Aside from solid gold jewelry, gold vermeil is the best quality you can buy. It ranks as “demi-fine jewelry”. Buy gold vermeil if you're aiming for an affordable, yet high-quality alternative to solid gold. 4. Won't Discolor Your Skin Gold vermeil won't turn your skin green. The green hue that cheap jewelry can leave on your body is usually from an abundance of copper in a metal alloy, but gold vermeil jewelry doesn't create this reaction. 5. Easily Resizable by Jewelers Gold vermeil jewelry pieces can easily be resized by a jeweler. The appearance may change during this process and you may need to have the item replated with gold. Luckily, many jewelers are able to do this and it's a relatively simple process. 6. Better Investment Than Gold-Plated Jewelry With proper use, care, and cleaning, gold vermeil should last for many years. It's the highest-quality and longest-lasting option aside from solid gold jewelry, making it a better investment than gold-plated jewelry. 7. Can Be Easily Enhanced With Embellishments Gold vermeil pieces can easily be enhanced with birthstone or diamond embellishments. This makes it a great metal choice as it allows for customization. Conclusion As previously mentioned, gold vermeil jewelry can last many years with proper care. Dust, pollution, perfumes, and cosmetics can affect the surface of your pieces, which in turn might affect the gloss. Therefore, you should always remove your jewelry before applying perfume and before taking a shower. Also try as much as possible to avoid exposing your jewelry to cleaners, hot water, and harsh chemicals. Again, remove your jewelry before handling such solutions. Substances, such as chlorine, can permanently damage the surface of your piece. Bear this in mind when using chlorine bleach or before diving in the pool. When not using your vermeil pieces, remember to store them in an airtight container to prevent oxidation. To clean your jewelry, use a clean cotton or microfiber cloth to buff it gently. Don't be tempted to use chemical cleaners as they can easily strip the gold finish. The same care can be followed if you have a sparkly diamond name necklace.
Birthstone Name Necklace: Pick a Stone That's True to You
Name necklacesBirthstone Name Necklace: Pick a Stone That's True to YouBirthstones are beautiful gemstones that can be determined either by looking at your specific birth date, month, or zodiac sign. Traditionally, each month is associated with one birthstone but you will find some months have multiple birthstones. This allows for more affordable options and more flexibility when choosing a birthstone. Today, gifts featuring birthstones such as birthstone necklaces hold significant meaning and value. Birthstone jewelry gifts show thought and personalization, and add a luxurious sparkle to any accessory and outfit. Birthstones by Month Below is a list of each stone's color and typical features, along with the qualities it's most known for. January—Garnet The deep red garnet's name comes from the Latin granatum, which symbolizes the pomegranate. The red color is also associated with the heart—meaning that garnet symbolizes faith, fidelity, and true friendship. February—Amethyst This stone is often associated with spirituality. The soft violet hue varies from light to dark, which can make a thread of varied stones a stunning option for those born in February. March—Aquamarine The watery blue hue of aquamarine is tied to clarity and tranquility and can help bring harmony. Aquamarine is one of the clearest gems and its transparency makes it highly reflective and eye-catching. April—Clear Quartz Diamond is the most durable of all the birthstones. Its dependability and enduring beauty also make it the traditional engagement ring choice. The clarity of the diamond also makes it a symbol of purity. May—Emerald Emerald is known as the stone of joy and vitality. In ancient times, it symbolized fertility and rebirth. The bright green color and new life associated with the emerald make it the perfect stone for spring. June—Light Amethyst Light amethyst is a symbol of purity and curiosity, also sometimes connected to innocence. Its cool and transparent color helps to bring calm and soothe anxieties. July—Ruby Ruby is a symbol of love, power, and passion, and is not to be worn by the faint of heart. As the gemstone of love, the ruby makes the perfect anniversary or Valentine’s Day gift. Rubies are valued by their striking color—the deeper the red, the more valuable the ruby. Those who wear rubies are said to be invincible and irresistible. August—Peridot Peridots come in a wide variety of greens, from a muted olive or forest green to bright lime. They create joy and positivity. It’s also the stone of creative expression and eloquence. They make the perfect summer stone because of their vibrancy. September—Sapphire The dark blue hue of sapphires symbolizes loyalty, faithfulness, and longevity, making this gem the most popular alternative engagement stone. Ancient medicine prescribed sapphires to cure ailments of the eyes. October—Rose Quartz The pink tourmaline has sweet and sensitive energy. It helps restore relationships, repair broken hearts, and instill a love for humanity. Tourmalines come in many colors, but pink, the rarest of them all, is associated with October. November—Yellow Topaz Topaz, the “fire stone”, has bold and intense energy. It sparks purpose and passion and gives self-confidence with an extra glow. It’s also said to promote kindness and charity. In its natural state, the topaz can be clear colorless, orange, or golden-brown. December—Blue Topaz This cool gemstone soothes and calms the mind and soul and is often used in meditation. Blue topaz comes in different shades—the pale blue gem is called a sky blue topaz, medium blue is a Swiss blue topaz, and deep blue is a London blue topaz. We offer a variety of beautiful name necklaces, all of which allow you to add an exquisite birthstone of your choice: 18K Gold-Plated Silver Name Necklace with Birthstone14k Gold and Birthstone NecklaceGold Vermeil Birthstone Crystal Name NecklaceGold Vermeil "Carrie" Style Name Necklace with BirthstoneRose Gold Plated Silver Birthstone Name Necklace Don't Be Afraid to Break the Rules Although birthstones are assigned to particular months of the year and star signs, this isn't set in stone. Wearing jewelry like a name necklace that has been adorned with a gemstone, is a highly personal piece that's often a means of self-expression. Therefore, it's vital that you're bold and courageous with your choice, selecting a birthstone (or multiple) that resonates with you most. Birthstones choose their owners, so if a topaz speaks to you over your birthstone, then it's for a reason and you should listen to your intuition. For example, I'm a July baby and a true Cancerian at heart. My typical birthstone is a ruby, however, the bright, bold red color is not quite my taste. Being a Cancerian also means that I'm a water sign, so naturally, ocean hues appeal to me much more because of the love I have for the ocean. For my own name necklace, I would therefore choose a birthstone in that color range, such as an aquamarine or blue topaz. Conclusion By embellishing a name necklace with a birthstone, you're adding an additional layer of beauty and personalization to a piece that truly represents you at your core, one that you can proudly wear every day. If a vibrant birthstone is still not quite your cup of tea, you can always opt for a striking diamond name necklace that will provide you with plenty of sparkle.
8 Celebs Who Are Still Rocking Name Necklaces in 2022
Name necklaces8 Celebs Who Are Still Rocking Name Necklaces in 2022The name necklace became a very popular jewelry piece way back in the 90s thanks to the character that we all love, Carrie Bradshaw from Sex & the City. Beautiful name necklaces can have significant sentimental value and memories attached to them, or they can be fun pieces to add to any outfit. Here are 9 celebs still rocking these stylish and impactful name necklaces in 2022. 1. Adele English singer and songwriter Adele has been rocking her classic look since she made her red carpet debut in 2008. From her signature cat-eye look, bold red lips, and those gorgeous little black dresses that were a staple in any 90s wardrobe, Adele has been making heads turn with her unique style. She was first seen way back in 2013 wearing a new gold necklace that spelled out the name "Angelo", after her newborn son. Name necklaces for family members make for a touching tribute. 2. Jennifer Lopez Also known as J.Lo, singer, actress, and dancer Jennifer Lopez has been giving us gorgeous bling vibes since the 90s, from her signature larger-than-life hoops to fabulous sequined dresses. A glamorous and timeless icon, a gold name necklace was first seen in her movie "Hustlers", where she plays mentor and dancer Ramona. In real life, Jennifer was spotted with a personalized necklace with three capital letters: B-E-N, after her husband, actor Ben Affleck. 3. Beyoncé Multi-award-winning singer Beyoncé has been wearing letters around her neck since the very beginning of her career, from her Destiny's Child days in the 90s with all three singers wearing matching "DC" chains. More recently, we've seen her wear a silver "Mommy" necklace in a classic script. Beyoncé keeps her jewelry style simple and sophisticated. 4. Kanye West Rapper, record producer, and fashion designer Ye, commonly known as Kanye West, started making a name for himself in the 90s and is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential hip hop musicians of all time. He's also a fashionista in his own right, with his label Yeezy, making its name in the fashion world. He recently posted a series of close-up photos of name necklaces with his children's names: North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm. 5. Madonna Madonna, the Queen of Pop whose music and film career has spanned 4 decades, is no stranger to making bold fashion statements that we absolutely love and adore! Madonna has shared photos with her rocking a name necklace that reads "MAMBO", a nickname her kids affectionately call her. Madonna wears this meaningful necklace every day! Fans may also remember the name necklace she wore in a 2000 music video for her hit song "Music" that says "Mommy". Madonna is definitely one proud mama! 6. Kim Kardashian Socialite, media personality, and businesswoman Kim Kardashian was first seen in 2013 wearing a beautiful gold name necklace with her daughter North's nickname, "Nori". In 2022, Kim showed off a new personalized piece of jewelry. This name necklace has four pink diamond-studded hearts in between a white diamond chain linked with Kim's name in white diamonds and outlined in pink diamonds. It's definitely bling worthy! 7. Rihanna This sensational singer, actress, and businesswoman definitely loves her name necklaces! Rihanna is no stranger to making bold fashion statements and accessorizing with gorgeous jewelry. Rihanna loves layering her necklaces, adding a gold pendant bearing her surname "Fenty", together with a gorgeous diamond bracelet, absolutely essential for that extra sparkle! She has been spotted wearing a gold name necklace bearing her jewel-encrusted name. Rihanna also loves to dress up her neckline with an "I Love You" pendant necklace. 8. Taylor Swift Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift has a beautiful pendant necklace engraved with the letter "J". The sentimental piece was also referenced in her song "Call It What You Want", with the lyrics "I want to wear his initial/On a chain round my neck/Not because he owns me/But 'cause he really knows me." The letter "J" stands for her partner's name Joe, namely the actor Joe Alwyn. Taylor wears this versatile and understated simple design with everything, from weddings to hikes! Conclusion If you absolutely love what these 9 celebs are rocking, and you want a unique name necklace that can be personalized, Myka offers a wide range of products from elegant rose gold name necklaces to name necklaces in different languages that will suit all members of the family.
Gold vs. Silver: Match Your Name Necklace to Your Skin Tone & Undertone
Name necklacesGold vs. Silver: Match Your Name Necklace to Your Skin Tone & UndertoneLooking to buy jewelry for yourself or someone special in your life? The name necklace trend is a great starting point. With so many designs to choose from, you're bound to find the perfect captivating name necklace to suit your (or your loved one's) personal style. Once you've decided on the type of name necklace, you then have to consider which metal to choose—and gold vs. silver is the most common conundrum. While many people already have a personal preference, others may be less decisive. To help your decision-making process, you should look at your skin tone and undertone. Gold and silver will each look different against your skin, so you want to find the right metal for your complexion. Difference Between Skin Tones and Undertones Your skin tone refers to the color or shade of your skin based on its melanin (skin pigment) content. Undertone is the hue from the under layers of the skin, which subtly affects the outer skin's color or tone. Your skin tone changes according to your exposure to the sun, but your skin undertone stays the same throughout your life. Types of Skin Tones There are four broad skin tone categories: Fair Fair skin is very light and sensitive to the sun. Typically, people with blond or red hair have fair skin.Light Light skin is slightly darker than fair skin and also tends to burn quickly in the sun.Medium Medium skin tones are often described as "olive" skin tones. Not only are they darker than the previous two, but they are also less red and tan well.Deep or Dark These are the darkest skin tones and can vary from brown to very dark. People with this skin tone almost always have dark brown to black hair and brown eyes. Types of Skin Undertones Warm undertone You have warm undertones if your skin has golden, peachy, or yellow underlying colors.Cool Undertone You have a cool undertone when your skin has hints of blue or pink tones.Neutral Undertone Having a neutral undertone means that you have both cool and warm undertones, or your undertone is the same color as your actual skin color. How to Determine Your Skin Tone Your skin tone is much easier to identify than your undertone, and you'll probably already have a good idea of what it is. You can use your skin's reaction to the sun as an indicator if you're not sure. Fairer skin types tend to burn or turn pink quickly, and olive and darker tones tan well rather than turning red or burning. How to Determine Your Skin Undertone 1. Conduct a Light Test The easiest way to determine your skin undertone is by doing the "light test." For this, you simply use a light or flashlight and shine it over the veins in your wrist. If your veins appear purple or blue, you have a cool undertone. Green or yellow veins indicate that you have a warm undertone. You have a neutral undertone if you find it hard to see your veins. 2. Consider the Color of Your Eyes and Hair People with green, blue, or gray eyes and blond, brown, or black hair typically have cool undertones. On the other hand, people with hazel, brown, or amber eyes and black, strawberry blond, or red hair will typically have warm undertones. Is Gold or Silver Better for Your Skin Tone and Undertone? It's best to keep both your skin tone and skin undertone in mind when choosing between silver and gold for your name necklace. Gold Name Necklaces Darker skin tones usually have warmer undertones which complement gold, bronze, copper, and brass beautifully. Once you've decided on a complementary warmer hue, like solid gold, gold plating, or gold vermeil, why not go bold and layer your jewelry? A gold name necklace will pair perfectly with many other styles of gold necklaces. Those with neutral skin undertones are lucky—they can opt for silver or gold name necklaces. These will commonly be people with olive or Mediterranean skin types. If you fall into this category, consider what color clothes you gravitate toward, as this can help you choose between gold and silver. Silver Name Necklaces Often people with fairer skin have cool undertones and will look great in white gold, platinum, and sultry silver name necklaces. Fair skin types can have red undertones and should also lean toward silver metals. Some very dark skin tones may have cool undertones and look amazing wearing silver jewelry that contrasts against their complexion. Again, people with neutral undertones and olive skin are also suited to wearing silver jewelry. Rose Gold Name Necklaces You might be wondering about rose gold name necklaces. Almost anyone can wear rose gold jewelry, regardless of skin tone and undertone, due to its softer and more subtle pink hue. The one exception is fair skin tones with red undertones, who should rather stay away from rose gold jewelry. A rose gold name necklace pairs well with most skin tones and most colors and styles of clothing—a definite staple for any jewelry collection. If you're still uncertain, you can always consider mixing your metals, which is currently trending. Your Opinion and Preferences Matter Too This article is only meant to be a guideline to help you choose between gold and silver. Ultimately, what matters most is that you are comfortable with what you wear and feel good wearing your name necklace in your chosen metal. A name necklace represents your identity, so wear your jewelry with confidence, knowing it's a statement of your personal style!