Traditional Monogramming Guidelines:
Monogram for Women
The traditional monogram of a single female uses initials in this order: First Name Initial – Last Name Initial – Middle Name Initial, while for single males, monogram initials follow a left to right approach which is First Name Initial – Middle Name Initial and Last Name Initial.
For example, the name Sage Abigail Collins would be monogrammed as SCA, with the last name initial being larger than the first name and middle name initial.
Monogram for Men
For men, it was traditionally made of monogrammed letters that have the same size, so instead of the example above, traditionally, a male name like Stewart Albert Cornell would have their initials like this: SAC. Having the middle letter larger is a matter of preference in men’s monograms.
Two Letter Initials
Someone who has no middle initial uses a two letter monogram where the letters are the same size. For the name Sage Collins, the position of the letters is arranged from left to right, with the first name initial on the left-hand side and the last name initial on the right.
For married women who like to have their married name (alone) monogrammed, for example Abigail Collins Smith, with Collins being her maiden name and Smith her married last name, traditionally, her monogrammed initials will be arranged as follows: her first name initial on the left, followed by her married last name initial in the middle which is bigger than the two letters on the side, and finally her maiden name initial on the right.
For married couples who wish to have a monogram of their names, for example, Mr. and Mrs. Geofrey and Abigail Smith, the monogram initials would be arranged traditionally with the name initial of the bride on the left hand side, their last name initial in the middle and a little bit larger, and the groom’s first name initial on the right-hand side.
However, there are some couples who prefer to place the male’s name initial first and the woman’s first name initial on the right most part. So for the case of Abigail and Geofrey Smith, it will be monogrammed as GSA.
Last Name Prefixes
For people who have last name prefixes but is still considered a one word last name like McDonald, McNamara, O’Keefe, the first letter of the last name should still be considered. For example, Sean David McDonald, will be written as SMD.
How to Choose the Right Necklace Size
You’ve heard the phrase, “the devil is in the details.” Well, when it comes to picking out accessories such as jewelry, particularly necklaces, this statement is especially true. To avoid your fashion-forward thinking becoming a necklace no-no, here are some things to consider when choosing a length:
First, you decide where you would like the name necklace to sit – on your collarbone, on your upper chest, or on your lower chest.
Second, take a string and measure the total necklace length you would like.
Keep in mind that the chain lengths mentioned on the website do not include the length of the pendant.
The size of the pendant varies according to the name and style you choose.
So the total length of necklace would be the length of the name pendant and the chain you have chosen.
For example, if you order a name necklace with a 16” chain, the total length of the name necklace would be 16.75” – 18”, depending on the name and style.
Collars are 12 to 14 inches, with multiple strands that sit very close to the neck. They’re popular at more elegant occasions and look best with V-neck, boat or ballet neck and off-the-shoulder necklines. If you also have a slender neck, a collar style necklace will show it off nicely.
15 to 16 inches in length, a choker can be single or multi-stranded. Chokers are perfect if you want a short necklace without being too snug around the neck. They work well with many formal dresses, but it depends on what they’re made of: silver or gold looks classic, while cord or leather looks grungy at high-fashion events. Chokers also help balance a rectangle or heart-shaped face by softening an angular chin. While this is a versatile length for many clothing types, it’s best to avoid turtlenecks.
17 to 19 inches, a princess hangs just below the collarbone. This is, by far, the most common and versatile necklace length out there. Just make sure that your neckline or collar sits clearly higher or lower than the necklace. You’ll find that pendants, lockets and charms tend to come on chains of this length. If searching for pearls, this is the model length for formalwear.
At 20 to 24 inches, this length is considered ideal for the professional office setting while still being casual enough for after work drinks. Be sure to wear simple tops without much decoration to avoid clashing with the necklace or losing it in a busy pattern. Women who want to accentuate their cleavage will love this length, as it sits below the collar bones and draws the eye down the chest.
How To Choose Your Bracelet Size
How to measure your wrist size?
To determine your wrist size, you can follow the simple steps of either one of the two methods below.
Both measurement options will provide you with an accurate measurement of your wrist size.
Measure your wrist size with a flexible tape measure just below the wrist bone, where you would normally wear your bracelet OR You can wrap a plain thin strip of paper around your wrist just below the wrist bone. Mark with a pen or Pencil where the paper overlaps on your wrist. Measure the strip of paper with a ruler.
How to determine your chain length?
On every product page you can find the width of the pendant and the available chain length. Your wrist size minus the pendant width equals your preferred chain length. Please note that the chain length does NOT include the size of the Pendant. For example: Your wrist size is 7.5” and the pendant width is 1”. Than your preferred Chain length is 6.5”. Please choose the chain length size that is closest (1 size up) to your preferred chain length.
How To Find Out Your Ring Size
Get Your Ring Size In 5 Easy Steps
CUT a strip of paper about 8 inches long and about 0.5 inch wide.
WRAP the paper strip around the widest part of the appropriate finger.
Often, this will be at a joint, but it may be in a number of locations and may differ from hand to hand.
You can use an old ring to help find the widest spot.
USE a pen or pencil to mark the point on the paper where the ends of the paper strip overlap
(form a complete circle).
USE a ruler to measure the length from the outside end to the mark on the paper to the nearest millimeter, rounding up if necessary.
FIND the closest measurement on the size chart to determine your ring size.
RING SIZE CONVERSION CHART:
Ring Size (USA) : 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10
mm : 46.5 47.8 49 50.3 51.5 52.8 54 55.3 56.6 57.6 59.9 60.3 61.6
Ring Size (USA) : 10.5 11 11.5 12 12.5 13
mm : 62.8 64.1 65.3 66.6 67.9 69.1