A monogram is such a classic look, it never goes out of style. One of my favorite pieces of jewelry is a gold monogrammed necklace that I wear at least once a week. There’s something about wearing an accessory with your initials on it that adds a personal touch and really elevates an outfit. When faced with selecting the right monogram, it can be confusing at times unless you have a guide. When representing a single person monogram, the first name is represented by the letter on the left, the middle name is represented by the letter on the right and the last name is represented by the larger letter in the middle. Single letters may be used to represent either a first name or a last name. When representing a marriage or joint monogram, the wife’s name is represented by the letter on the left, the husband’s name is represented by the letter on the right and the last name is represented by the larger letter in the middle. For same-sex partners, we’ll use Michael Kors and Lance LePere as an example, both first initials of partners’ last names are used together as the surname (KL) and the first initial of their first names are used on the left and right (MKLL). When monogramming an item for a man, initials go in their proper order (First, Middle, Last) and all the letters are the same size.
One of my recent favorite combinations is tortoise shell items that have been engraved with a monogram. When a monogram is engraved it takes on a richness, especially when filled with a gold tone that make the letters pop. These pieces are so versatile and look good with any color clothing. All these items are less than $100 and make a fabulous personalized gift that any woman would love.