All eyes have been on Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, since she and Prince Harry got married in 2018… and even more so once she delivered baby Archie! We can’t help but wonder what her daily schedule is like living at Frogmore Cottage, or if she’s in need of a mum’s night out… And being a new parent clearly suits her: Meghan’s been rocking some serious mum-style that we’ve been envying. At Wimbledon this year, she was spotted wearing an initial pendant with the letter ‘A’ on it in honour of baby Archie, and it got us coveting something just as minimalist and trendy to honour our little ones. Inspired by the Duchess, here are some brands that offer personalised jewellery so you can get in on the action, too.
Verse Fine Jewellery
This Australian company is the OG creator of Duchess Meghan’s ‘A’ pendant. The pendant is from the brand’s Love Letters collection in 18k gold. Verse Fine Jewellery also has pendant necklaces for personalisation – opt for a funny quote from your little one, or keep it simple with their name or birth date for a gorgeous keepsake.
The pendants in the brand’s Love Letter Collection start from AU$690 (S$650). Verse Fine Jewellery ships internationally for a flat rate of AU$48 (S$45); versefinejewellery.com
Take jewellery stacking to new heights with a piece (or few) from Monica Vinader. The British brand is known for its on-the-spot free engraving in-store on its pendant charms and friendship bracelets. Opt for your little one’s initial, name or birth date to be engraved on your stunning piece – it’s sure to start a conversation or two.
Monica Vinader’s pendant charms start from S$75. Order online for free shipping.
Monica Vinader, 2 Orchard Turn, #B1-09 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801; Takashimaya, Level 1, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873; 3 Gateway Drive, #01-16A, Singapore 608532; monicavinader.com
The Mindful Company
Ciara Yeo and Wen Ling Lim founded The Mindful Company in our little red dot in 2015, starting with beautiful reminder bracelets that are engraved with positive affirmations. The pieces are delicate, and a perfect reminder to be present or grateful for your tiny tot, no matter how challenged you’ve felt as a new mum. Have something specific to engrave? Check out the company’s engravables section to customise a piece for yourself.
The Mindful Company offers free shipping in Singapore on orders over S$60; mindful-company.com
The Ordinary Co.
Another local company, The Ordinary Co. also has minimalist designs in their collections. Check out the Eternity Custom Bar Chain at the super reasonable price of $24.90. Have a look at The Ordinary Co.’s custom section of the website for more ideas on personalised cuffs.
The Ordinary Co. offers free shipping locally; theordinary.co
Make it meaningful with a signature piece of personalised jewellery from local brand Arva. With gemstone bracelets, bar bracelets and pendants all ready for an initial, name or birth date of your brand new bub, Arva’s jewellery selection is comprehensive and reasonably priced.
Arva offers free unregistered shipping with the purchase of two or more products, or free express registered shipping on all orders above S$80; arva.co
For a truly unique piece that honours the location of your little one’s birth (or maybe you want to commemorate where you and your S.O met or got married!), check out the jewellery at Coordinates Collection. We love the Delta Cuff Bracelet in sterling silver, which can be gilded in 22k gold or rose gold if that’s your jam instead. Simply plug in the location, or the coordinates directly, and you’ll get the item in a few weeks. Yes, this one takes about 3–4 weeks to arrive, because a new mould is created for each piece.
Coordinates Collection’s Delta Cuff Bracelet in sterling silver is US$250 Add an extra US$20 for 22k gold vermeil or 22k rose gold vermeil; coordinatescollection.com
Maya Brenner Los Angeles
LA-based designer Maya Brenner wears many hats, and jewellery designer takes the top of the list. Her designs are simple and elegant. Choose how many letters to add to your necklace, and add a semi-precious stone (we suggest going with a birthstone!) and you’re good to go. The company’s letter necklaces start from US$240 (S$334). Maya Brenner’s pieces have even been seen on the likes of Kristin Bell, who always offers us major #mumgoals.
Maya Brenner Los Angeles offers international shipping through FedEx. Rates will be calculated at the time of purchase; mayabrenner.com
Wanderlust + Co
Wanderlust + Co are king when it comes to jewellery featuring your child’s birthstone. From rings, bracelets, pendants and more, snap up one of their delicate items from the Birthstone Series… great for mums who are into astrology!
Pieces in Wanderlust + Co’s Birthstone Series start from S$76. There’s free shipping on all orders over S$60; wanderlustandco.com. Wanderlust + Co is also available at TANGS and Tangs.com.
Oly + Pie
Oly + Pie is a fine jewellery concept created by Payal Shah and Olympia Louka, two best friends. If you’re rocking an edgier look, create your own custom choker or double layer bracelet from the brand. Bracelets start from US$290 (S$403) and chokers start from US$320 (S$445) with one embellished letter.
Oly + Pie ships globally at an additional cost; olyandpie.com
Lockets most definitely didn’t go away with the dodo – Astley Clarke has made them pretty and trendy, nothing like the vintage ones in your grandma’s jewellery box. Check out the photograph guide on the brand’s website to neatly size up a photo of bubba to put inside the locker. If a locket isn’t for you, Astley Clarke has a whole range of engravable jewellery to snap up.
Lockets start from S$144. Astley Clarke offers free international shipping; astleyclarke.com
Top image courtesy of Monica Vinader.
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