Updated: Jul 15, 2021
Monogram jewellery has stood the test of time. Whether a chunky engraved signet ring or a cool initial pendant, they hit just the right balance of special symbols for a name or initial; artefacts firmly woven into the fabric of our history. But you're not limited to featuring your initials, you could use your favourite animal, item, initials of a loved one, or mantra. Many brands go beyond words and letters with their custom-made jewellery, featuring numerals, charms, and amulets, every design to your hearts’ desire is achievable.
Since ancient times, across all cultures, coins, jewellery & valued items have been embellished with glorious letters and symbols representing belief, ownership, and authenticity. Jewellery crafted with motifs express individuality and speaks to our desire for uniqueness. They can form an enduring link to family or simply something you love the look of.
Many vintage pieces we have grown up with are in the Victorian style, unless you are lucky enough to have a piece from antiquity. Pieces from these eras are skillfully hand engraved with familial initials, crest, or heraldic shields. Over the years these pieces endear you to the person who wore them as much as the symbols they contain.
Much has changed over the years with motifs being engraved, applied, or enameled to create appealing designs on just about everything. Branding is the modern representation of heraldic imagery & monograms conveying identity and authenticity as well as ownership, belonging and status, just as it was in the olden days.
Monogramed jewellery mixed with a tailored shirt or an easy jumper creates your signature style. There’s nothing nicer than a mix of the unexpected, they are super easy to wear and can be interpreted how you like. Why not! It’s your look.
The use of the betrothed initials on this handmade engagement ring by Peter Minturn is a lovely sentimental design element. The embellishment will always celebrate a very special time.
All designs shown in this blog from the House of Minturn, with exception to the antique signet ring.
Get in touch if you have a design in mind. Together we can custom make your monogram to tell your unique story.