Are we ready for the return of nameplate jewelry? If celebrities are indeed the early predictors of trends, then the signs are definitely pointing toward yes.
The jewelry trend Carrie Bradshaw made a must-have all those years ago appears to be experiencing a renaissance of sorts. We’ll admit that when Beyoncé was spotted in the south of France this summer wearing giant hoops emblazoned with her moniker, we chalked it up to a one-off moment. But, like all things Beyoncé, it got our attention. Then we noticed Jennifer Lopez sporting a nameplate at her appearance on TRL, followed by Gigi Hadid famously confirming she and Zayn Malik were back on by casually accessorizing with a “Zayn” neck-sessory. This was clearly a thing.
Upon further investigation, we discovered this wasn’t a sudden revival of the trend but more of a slow burn. We dug back a bit, finding Khloé Kardashian wearing a “Koko” necklace (at the DMV) last year. Kaia Gerber, who definitely isn’t old enough to remember this trend in its original heyday, even rocked her own nameplate necklace in a summer Instagram post.
Some would argue this is a classic accessory that never truly went away, but it definitely feels like its second act is reaching fever pitch. Nostalgia is, after all, the trend that never dies. If you’ve since discarded your original nameplate jewelry, fear not. We’ve shopped out several options ahead that will let you relive this fashion moment once more.