An Insider’s Guide to Buying Initial Jewelry

DISCOVER 7 HANDCRAFTED personalized initial necklaces THAT STEP UP YOUR STYLE

Our initials represent a significant part of who we are.  Whether it’s a single letter that is the first of our name or a loved one’s, or a trio of letters strung together that represents our personal brand, our initials define a personal part of our life’s story.

Personalized initial jewelry gives you a creative outlet to display those initials that mean so much.  Whether you’re looking to show the world the letters that matter to you or need a gift idea for a special occasion or a special someone, our complete guide to choosing initial name jewelry will point you in the right direction.


Both personal style and personality help to dictate how we present our initials to the world.  From bold to unique and sassy to sweet, you’ll find the perfect personalized initial pendant that will make an ideal gift for any person and for every occasion.


Our single Initial Charms are available in .925 sterling silver and 24k gold plating over sterling silver.  The personalized initial charms are slightly oversized and have a bail at the top through which the necklace slides.

Initial charms are simple and understated and are perfect for those that are looking for a single letter to display.  The personalized jewelry makes a great gift idea for men and women alike and is ideal as a gift for any special occasion.

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The Square Hammered Initial personalized name jewelry takes a modern approach to displaying a favorite letter.  The pendant measures just over half an inch square and features a hammered appearance of great depth and dimension.  The uppercase letter is slightly textured and set down into the surface of the pendant.

The contrasting textures of the necklace give it a modern and bold look, making the Square Hammered Initial jewelry ideal for a man or a woman who likes something outside of the ordinary.  Gift the name jewelry to a high school graduate or to a senior captain as a thank you for their leadership on and off the field.

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Available in both sterling silver and 24k gold plating, the Round Hammered Initial personalized jewelry features a delicate hammered appearance.  This distinctive texture gives the front of the pendant unique shadows and dimension that complement the brushed finish of the italicized capital letter centered on the pendant’s face.

The softer, more feminine look of the Round Hammered Initial pendant makes it a super gift option for a girlfriend, a new mom or even a bridesmaid gift for your wedding party.

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The Round Monogram Initial personalized jewelry can be selected in .925 sterling silver or 24k gold plating over sterling silver.  The pendant has a high polish and shine that allows the brushed appearance of the uppercase single monogram to be the center of attention.

The simple elegance of the Round Monogram Initial name jewelry is a great gift idea for a college graduate striking out in the professional world.  The Round Monogram Initial also makes for a terrific every-occasion gift idea for a man or woman with understated tastes and a laid-back approach to life.

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The personalized Round Letter Initial necklace features a unique larger font design where the uppercase letter occupies the majority of the pendant’s face.  The round field has a high polish and shine that contrasts beautifully with the brushed look of the single initial.

The unique oversized font gives the Round Letter Initial personalized jewelry a youthful and feminine flair, making it a wonderful gift idea for a teen.  Choose the necklace for a young lady’s milestone birthday, such as a Sweet 16 celebration.

See all the latest styles of Round Letter personalized necklaces here!


A backdrop of small hearts helps to create a beautiful blend of whimsy and charm on the Round Letter with Hearts Initial name necklace.  The small hearts cover the face of the round field and can be seen subtly in the brushed appearance of the larger, oversized design of the single initial.

Available in both sterling silver and 24k gold plating over sterling silver, the necklace is a superb gift idea for a young lady.  Gift the pendant to honor a dance or piano recital, a semi-formal or middle school graduation.

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The 3 Initial Dog Tag necklace features three initials that read from top to bottom.  The cutout design of the initials gives the pendant a very masculine appeal, and you can design your 3 Initial Dog Tag name jewelry out of sterling silver or 24k gold plating.

The personalized dog tag necklace is oversized, ideal for any man.  Add the initials of a girlfriend or wife, his initials—or even choose the first letters of each child’s name to make a unique and highly personal Father’s Day gift for your favorite dad.

Come here to create a personalized 3 Initial Dog Tag name necklace today!

HOW TO STYLE personalized initial JEWELRY

When choosing initial personalized jewelry, you’ll want to consider how you will style your selection.  Depending on whether you’re looking for an everyday pendant, a statement piece or something for that favorite guy in your life, we have the initial personalized necklace you need.

Every Day Wear

The Initial Charm is a great option for those looking for a simple, daily necklace.  The initial is slightly oversized, making it appropriate to pair with professional wear, as well as the perfect casual complement to a t-shirt and jeans.

Special Occasion

The Hammered Square or Round is a great statement piece as the hammered appearance renders great dimension and contrast to the personalized necklace.  Lengthen or shorten the necklace to achieve maximum wow factor.

For Men

The 3 Initial Dog Tag Necklace is a superb option for any man.  The name pendant offers great versatility as it allows for three initials, and the larger sized pendant has a heftier weight ideal for a man’s frame.


Personalized initial jewelry makes an ideal gift for every special occasion and milestone. Take a look at some of our suggestions!

Milestone Birthdays

Select the silver Monogram Round as a way to commemorate that special day.

Bridal Party Gift

Personalize the silver Initial Charm with the first letter of each of your bridesmaid’s names.


Congratulate the graduate and send them off with the gold Round Hammered Initial necklace!

Mother's Day

Show mom the love with a gold Round Initial necklace with the first letter of your name.


Show a godparent they mean so much with a gift of the gold Square Hammered Initial necklace!

Best Friends

Choose the silver Round Letter with Heart personalized necklace for your cherished bestie.


Give them a gift they’ll treasure forever with the 3 Initial Gold Dog Tag with your initials.

INITIAL personalized pendants - WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

From the packaging to your custom personalized initial jewelry, we go the extra mile to deliver not just your Message in Metal but a complete experience. Watch our video to find out what else is in the box!

PERSONALIZED initial jewelry pendant FAQ'S

Find our most frequently asked questions about initial personalized jewelry. You've got questions and we've got your answers!

Can I wear my initial jewelry in the shower?

We recommend you remove your personalized initial necklace before showering, bathing or swimming.  Chemicals found in pools, soaps and shampoos can damage the surface of the jewelry over time.

Do you offer every letter of the alphabet?

You can choose your personalized initial jewelry in any letter of the alphabet.  Our standard personalization is uppercase letters, but we also can do lowercase letters upon request.  Simply send us an email at or give us a call at 1-877-244-9625 with your request, and we will be happy to make it happen!

Can you do a letter in Arabic?

You bet we can!  We can do any letter in any language that you would like.  The personalized initial pendant can be made out of sterling silver or 24k gold plating over sterling silver and comes with a matching chain.  Call us at 1-877-244-9625 or send us an email at

How long is the chain?

The standard chain for our initial personalized jewelry is 20 inches in length PLUS has a 2-inch extension.  The finished length of the chain is 20 to 22 inches, depending on use of the extension.  The 3 Initial Dog Tag personalized necklace includes a 24-inch high quality matching chain.

Do you have initial jewelry that is suitable for kids?

We sure do!  Our Initial Charm necklace is a great option for teens and is available in both sterling silver and gold plating.  The Round Initial with Hearts is a great option for a young lady and is a wonderful way to help her commemorate a special occasion.

What metal is the pendant made of?

All of our personalized initial jewelry is crafted with anti-tarnish .925 sterling silver.  Gold personalized initial jewelry is then plated with 24k gold over the sterling silver.

I really wanted an initial pendant in rose gold. Do you offer that?

We absolutely can do rose gold!  Should you want a personalized initial necklace in a finish you don’t find on our site, email us at or give us a call at 1-877-244-9625, and we will be happy to assist you with your special order.

Does the personalized initial jewelry include a chain?

All of our personalized initial jewelry includes a matching chain.  The high quality matching chain measures 20 inches in length PLUS has a 2-inch extender.  This makes the overall length of the necklace 20 to 22 inches, depending on use of the extender.  Our 3 Initial Dog Tag personalized necklace includes a 24-inch high quality matching chain.

Can I order two initials and have them both on the same necklace?

Absolutely!  Simply place both items in your shopping cart and request in the order comments that you prefer to have both pendants on one necklace.  We will present the initial pendants in a velvet gift box, and the included chain will be concealed beneath the presentation platform.

How do I clean my initial necklace?

Your Messages in Metal initial necklace purchase includes a specially designed Messages in Metal polishing cloth.  Twice a month use the cleaning side of the cloth to remove any buildup on the exterior of the necklace and pendant.  Once all buildup has been cleaned from the surface, use the polishing side of the cloth to bring a brilliant shine to your personalized necklace.

Read more about caring for your personalized initial jewelry here!

Do you offer a 16” chain?

We absolutely can do a 16" chain. Give us a call at 1-877-244-9625 or send us an email at and reference your order number and request a 16" chain.

I’m ordering several for a bridal party. Do you offer a discount?

Absolutely!  We would be happy to help with a large order discount.  Send us an email at or call us at 1-877-244-9625 with your order and we can take your order over the phone.  Or you can place your order online then give us a call, and we will credit you back the discounted amount.

I need this in a couple of days. Do you ship same day?

Our personalized initial jewelry is made to order, and we don’t start production until your order is processed.  Because everything is done in house, we oversee the entire process and it takes 2-3 days for the initial jewelry to be ready to be shipped.  After that 2- to 3-day time period, we can overnight your order.  Standard delivery times are about 5-7 business days from the time your order is processed.

My name is Marie-Claire. Can I have an MC joined together to make one pendant?

We absolutely can do that!  Call us at 1-877-244-9625 or send us an email at, and we will be happy to help you design a custom piece.

I want something that I can’t find on your site. Can you custom design something for me?

We specialize in custom designs, and if you dream it, we will go above and beyond to create it!  You can send us an email at or call us at 1-877-244-9625, and we will be happy to assist you in creating exactly what you want!

Help! I need to change my order! What do I do?

No worries!  If you find that you need to change your order, please call us at 1-877-244-9625 as soon as possible.  Every effort will be made to make the changes.

I’m buying this as a gift. Does the necklace come with a gift box?

Your personalized initial name jewelry comes packaged in a jeweler’s gift box and white presentation box.  The pendant is presented inside the velvet jeweler’s gift box on a platform display with the necklace tucked away underneath the platform.  The white presentation box is specially designed with the Messages in Metal logo, and a jeweler’s polishing cloth is also included with your purchase.

Want to know more? Watch our video to see exactly what you can expect when you receive your Messages in Metal purchase!

Will this necklace turn your neck green?

No, the necklace will not turn your neck green.  All of our initial personalized pendants are made of .925 sterling silver with anti-tarnish qualities.  Our gold-plated initial personalized jewelry is 24k gold plating over .925 sterling silver.


Name necklaces make the ideal gift for every occasion!  Read our complete guide to choosing a name necklace here!

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Whether you're celebrating a milestone birthday or just showing someone special a little love, selecting the perfect personalized initial jewelry is made easy at Messages in Metal. Find our complete selection of initial pendants here and start designing yours today! Made in Montana with top quality materials, shipping to your door in a matter of days!

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By Conor Daniels on June 7, 2019