The “Carrie” name necklace is a piece of jewellery – usually gold – that has your name on the chain. The first seen of these is the necklace that Carrie wears in hit TV show “Sex and the City.” The advent of these necklaces has set off a global trend – so many different people are now wearing these necklaces, kids, teenagers, moms, that make up all sorts of things. It started out as purely a necklace with your name on it, now it turned into such a phenomenon. People create these necklaces as a hobby, people give it as a special birthday present, make them as a hobby, even in some cultures they are a sign of good luck.
The main theme in the show behind the necklace is that although it was cheap jewellery bought from a fair, it means a lot to Carrie and she would never put a price on it. Carrie loses it eventually, and it is replaced by a $55,000 necklace, which despite its astronomical price, does not fill the void Carrie has for her famous necklace.
Eventually, she finds it again, and wears it over the expensive necklace. I think that tells you all she needs to know.
For something that started only a few years ago due to “Sex and the City” this jewellery type has certainly detonated. The original necklace was a 14K Gold necklace, now you get them in all sorts of colours and types.
Since the necklace became so popular, you even get diamond or jewel encrusted necklaces of your name/favourite phrase. The name necklace – first worn by Sarah Jessica Parker on the show – had a small pendant in the nameplate itself. You can pick up many variations of the “Carrie” necklace now, such is the popularity.
With so many popular options out there now for reasons to own or give one of these necklaces away, so has the array of places which sell these necklaces. You can even have your own customised one necklace made at various online stores.
Check out the necklaces online, and look at the variety. Considering this started as a form of hand-made necklace specifically for a TV show, this is quite insane to the level it has become.
With such a wide array of ages and social backdrops wearing these name necklaces now – and families turning them into family heirlooms – it is a massive jewellery brand now.
Name necklaces have become so famous over the last few years, with the advent of Movie Stars and Artists like Jennifer Lopez wearing them as a means of trends. Especially now days in children, they love having them. Name necklaces are more than just a fashion statement though; they have a very unique history.
The explosion of these types of necklaces came in the 1980s, with the advent of Hip-Hop music, people like MC Hammer made them massive too, as well as necklaces like giant clocks. However, name necklaces have a history that stretches much further back.
The first notice of name necklaces was in the days of Slaves. When a Slave would be unbound from his duty, they tended to start a new life with a new name. The chain was a way of telling people that they were a new person. It spoke of new starts and a new identity for the Slave.
Children love these name necklaces because they make them feel unique, special. It was well known at their height in the late 80s and early 90s, that parents would save up every penny they had, so they could afford to get their children one of these name necklaces – they were the pinnacle of children’s jewellery.
Another popular starting point for these was that of Sex in the City character Carrie, one of TVs most recognisable characters. Given the popularity of that show among young girls and the general female populous, there is a huge market for these now days. It used to be a stereotypical “ghetto” piece of jewellery, but now you can buy gold and silver name necklaces in even the classiest of jewellery stores.
Now days you even get name necklaces that are not names at all, just words that mean a lot to the person, adjectives to describe themselves, for example there is a small girl near me who has one which just reads “Faith”, she is a devout Catholic and spends a lot of her time at church. I know this after asking her about the chain.
The main appeal is that name necklaces do not have a specific dress code to go with. You wouldn’t wear your best jewellery with a t-shirt and jeans, but you could wear a name necklace with anything and it wouldn’t look out of place.
Kids Jewelry become popular now, and even having them custom designed for their children as an expensive gift now.
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