Personalised necklaces to channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw

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You might not initially think that Princess Diana, Carrie Bradshaw, Meghan Markle and Hailey Bieber have much in common, especially as they all have vastly different styles, however they do all agree on one trend: personalised jewellery.

Princess Diana was the first royal to adopt the initial necklace, a bold 'D' on twisted chain back in the 80s, long before Meghan Markle started wearing her delicate 'A' and 'H' necklaces, symbolising the men in her life, son Archie and husband Harry.

The there was of course Carrie, who turned initially tacky name necklaces into a must-have accessories ('like ghetto gold for fun!'), and to this day it still ranks high on the wish list.

Now newlywed Hailey Bieber has sparked a craze for personalised necklaces all over again, thanks to her 'wifey' necklace. Since this trend has clearly spanned the decades, it's safe to say you can invest in this one, and the good news is there's a style to suit all tastes.

Shop now: Personalise Yellow Gold, Chunky Diamond Letter Necklace from £100 from Roxanne First

Shop now: Grandma necklace for £165 from Maria Black

Shop now: CUSTOM WORD NECKLACE for around £387 from Alison Lou

There are the more fun necklaces a la Carrie and Hailey (look to Maria Black for cool 'mum' pieces) and the more timeless elegant designs such as Roxanne First's initial diamond necklaces. Well, they do say they are forever so... shop my favourite styles now.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.