Channel Your Inner Carrie Bradshaw...

Ariella Necklace With Initial Pendant at spring studios nyc
Gold Initial Ring at spring studios new york

Sex and the City is one of the most fashionable television programs of all time. Hands down, the coolest girl gang to ever do it: Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.

When Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), the epitome of inner-city style started sporting a nameplate necklace in loopy script on Sex and the City, it became an instant fashion must-have. Yes, veteran fashionista Sarah Jessica Parker placed nameplate jewelry on the map. Thanks to SJP's status as an incontestable 90s icon, the namesake necklace became a signature of '80s teen style.

While nameplate jewelry existed before the show, S.A.T.C. fans clung tight onto it (like Manolo Blahnik heels) after seeing Carrie Bradshaw wearing hers. Originating as part of '80s hip hop fashion, Sarah made it en vogue in the world of haute couture. 
Fans flocked to designer boutiques and high-end department stores to get the urban-inspired look. Bold and daring, New Yorkers started to sport other inventive styles taken from the show like ball gowns with Adidas sneakers. 

The gold nameplate necklace was one of the only constant pieces in Carrie Bradshaw's ever-evolving wardrobe of cool vintage furs, fabric flowers, ballerina skirts and Fendi baguettes.

Almost two decades later, the craze for personalized jewelry is back with a modern twist and demonstrating staying power. You've probably noticed wordy necklaces -- sometimes spelling out names, sometimes initials or phrases. Personalized jewelry is so popular, why? Because of it sentimental, nostalgic power. Nostalgia is, after all, the trend that never dies.

Of all the soul-crushing moments on Sex and the City, none is more upsetting than when Carrie loses her beloved gold nameplate necklace. Though in her words "it costs, like, nothing," it remains priceless because she discovered it while shopping with her best girlfriends and symbolizes her single, carefree days as a young girl coming of age in Lower Manhattan.

We're all about our milestones being celebrated, big or small! With personalized jewelry, your jewelry can represent more than a fad, whether it's an engraving, initial or a meaningful birthstone.

These days, we’re seeing tons of name plates with block letters bearing the owner’s name or a child’s name, but Drew Barrymore proved it could be the name of anyone special by wearing her rescue dog’s name. Wear your name, your friend's name, your nickname — it doesn't matter. This piece of jewelry is quite the conversation starter, not to mention it's versatile enough to wear every day. 

Two decades after the show first aired, Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda are still influencing our wardrobes. They launched many copycat designs that are still being worn by the coolest street-style stars to this day. We all love personalized pieces from our handbags to our knitwear and our water bottles, but that wasn't always the case. Bought from a flea market for "nada", Carrie's namesake necklace has shown us that a bit of individuality/ personality goes a long way in the world of fashion.