The Lotus Initial Charm necklace from Silverwood Home and Gallery in Saratoga Springs is my top pick for a few reasons. First, it is very affordable, even for me with four letter charms (the gold chains are just $20, silver are $16. Gold and silver charms are both $20). I have loved the look of initial necklaces for a while now, but the ones I covet are always out of my price range. I am also super duper sensitive to nickel in jewelry, and I have more than once bought less expensive jewelry only to be disappointed that I can't wear it because it gives me hives (the worst).
The delicate chain is a very pretty length, not too long and not too short, and the charms sit right below your collarbone so you can see them poking out over a shirt. I wear mine every day, with my four F, L, J and T charms, and it looks sweet with a casual outfit or delicately understated with a cocktail dress or a button down. You can get your own initials, your husband's and your own initials together, just the kids, whatever combo makes you happy.
Every time I see the necklace and charms it makes me smile, and every time I have one of the kids sitting on my lap they always want to find "their" letter on the necklace. For Christmas I also picked one up for Levy with a little L on it. The shorter length looks just perfect on a little girl, and the delicate chain and tiny charm doesn't overwhelm a petite neck. I can't wait for her to open it on Christmas morning so she can see we have a matching set (also getting one for my Mom so all of us can match).
So there you have it, my number one holiday pick for 2014. Affordable, chic & sweet, this set also comes in silver as well. To find out all of my picks for this season visit the Gift Guide page right here. xoxo