Anyone that knows me, knows about my obsession with Monica Vinader and how it’s played its part in my love story with Mr STG. They’ll also know that I was a graphic designer in a past life and am near obsessed with typography and letter forms.
So when I heard that Monica had launched an alphabet collection using a variety of typographic styles for each letter, I whooped, hollered and squealed with joy… I may also have done a little prance and a jig around STG HQ.
What would I go for? A K (for Karen) pendant no doubt. Or perhaps I’d buy four! I’d love a K J S and Z symbolising the initials of Karen, Jeremy, Sacha and Zara, to represent myself, my husband and two daughters.
But it’s as a bride that you can have the most fun with these. On my wedding day, I surprised Mr STG right after our ceremony by wearing a necklace with my new initials for the reception and party. I hunted high and low to find some beautiful typographic pendants but couldn’t find anything particularly special. In the end I went for these rather simple silver letter pendants on a ball chain. If only Monica Vinader had launched the alphabet collection back in 2013 I would have jumped to buy her K, C and H! (In case you’re wondering, my maiden name is Cinnamon, and my husbands’s surname is Harris. I chose to go double barrelled and become Karen Cinnamon-Harris).
Of course these would also make beautiful bridesmaid gifts too, especially as each letter is distinct with its own style. It also adds a wonderful design touch that they come in a mix of upper and lower case letters, and deliberately vary between hanging straight and at angles.
Prices for the pendants range from £65 to £80 and they come in 18kt rose and yellow gold vermeil as well as sterling silver, and sit beautifully with a Monica Vinader chain.
Check out the full alphabet collection right here, and do let me know what you go for!