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The Duchess of Sussex is officially a mummy.
The piece is an 18-karat gold Jennifer Meyer necklace that says the word "mummy" and was gifted to the duchess as a baby shower gift, the brand confirmed to TODAY.
Jennifer Meyer Mummy Necklace, $850, Jennifer Meyer
Though the term "mummy" is decidedly British, the brand's website said the necklace was "made with love in Los Angeles," which makes it even more special for the California-born duchess.
For expectant mums across the pond, the company also makes a version of the necklace that says "mommy."
Jennifer Meyer Mommy Necklace, $850, Shopbop
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Personalized jewelry is a fun way for any new mom to celebrate her journey into motherhood, and we've seen the trend grow in recent years. Plus, it makes a great baby shower gift!
Beth Goldstein, fashion footwear and accessories industry analyst for The NPD Group, agreed that personalized jewelry is very fitting for new moms.
"Personalized jewelry is a trend in general, and having a child is one of the most emotional and personal experiences, so it makes sense that a customized piece of jewelry would be a popular 'push gift,'" Goldstein told TODAY.
"I think it has been around for many years, but options for personalization and the ease of designing the perfect piece have increased more recently," she added. "A number of brands and retailers are offering mix-and-match components that allow for the new mom (or gift giver) to choose the symbols, initials, messages, etc. that mean the most to them. Going to a jeweler to create a piece from scratch is no longer the only option."
More Personalized Jewelry
If you're in the market for a new trinket, we found more affordable personalized jewelry options that would be perfect for new moms (or anyone, really).
- 1. Mommy Necklace, $18, Etsy
This delicate necklace is almost identical to the one the duchess was spotted wearing but costs a fraction of the price.
- 2 . Acrylic Heart Pendant, $58, BaubleBar
This gorgeous necklace is one she'll want to wear every day. You can customize the color of the heart and the chain, and personalize it with a child's name or initials.
- 3. Custom Engraved Necklace, $23, Amazon
This nameplate necklace is cute and affordable. It's available in a gold, silver or rose gold finish. With 98 customer reviews, the necklace has a 4.5-star rating.
- 4. Birthstone Disc Bracelet, $130, Posh Mommy
This bracelet is a great option, because you can add a birthstone. Plus, you can customize the size of the disc and the style of the bracelet links, too.
- 5. Lock Initial Pendant Necklace, $36, BaubleBar
This gold pendant necklace features a sparkling letter. It's also delicate enough to be worn every day without feeling too blingy.
- 6. Custom Necklace With Birthstones and Name Charms, $45, Amazon
This creative design allows you to add multiple names and stones for every child. It's elegant and a great option for moms with anywhere from 1 to 10 kids.
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