Learn More about Monograms

monogram origination coin

Where did monograms originate?

Monograms date as far back as the early Greek and Roman times. Rulers of the era would put their seal on the currency to help identify from where and whom it came. In the Middle Ages, artists took the idea and applied monograms to their work as signatures. Even later, the Victorians also made monogramming their own to show off their wealth and status by wearing precious jewelry and expensive embroidery with their initials.

embroidery on a hand towel

Monograms as Family Heirlooms

For many, monograms are a common way to pass along heritage. Some people keep the china from their great grandmothers pristine because they share her name and initials. Others have monogrammed pieces that they bring out for the holidays just because everyone has their own initials on the glassware, silverware, and plates. It is common to see entertaining serveware etched with a family initial as a valued family heirloom, or an estate piece of personalized jewelry passed down thru generations.

gold monogram circle necklace

Monograms in Modern Times

Today, monograms serve as a symbol of Southern hospitality as well as the desire to embrace personalization. Three initial monograms can be seen on housewares, linens, jewelry and more. Visit a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store in to learn more or special order a gift for yourself or as a treat for someone to celebrate their new initials.

proper order of initials for monograms
proper order of initials for monograms
3 Letter Monogram Structure
The traditional monogram for an individual showcases the last initial, featuring it centered and slightly larger in size that the first and second initial. The first and second initial sit to the left and right, respectively, of the centered last initial.

Monogrammed & Embossed Styles available In Stores and Online

All Lee Michales Fine Jewelry stores are pleased to offer an assortment of monogram necklaces, monogram bracelets, monogram rings, monogram earrings as well as bracelets and more featuring a custom embossed monogram. Please allow for an extended delivery date as these customizable items take anywhere from 10 days to 6 weeks to product.. Shop more jewelry trends at any Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store near you. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located inside the Mall of Louisiana and there is also a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store located at the corner of Corporate Boulevard and Jefferson Highway near mid-city. In Lafayette, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located on Ambassador Caffery. In Shreveport, Louisiana, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located on Youree Drive at East 70th. Just outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, in Metairie, a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store is located in Lakeside Shopping Center with a new and expanded, freestanding location coming Fall of 2022. In San Antonio, Texas there are two Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry stores. Find one at The Shops at La Cantera and another located inside the Northstar Mall on San Pedro Avenue. In Jackson, Mississippi, visit a Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store located at the Renaissance at Colony Park on Highland Colony Parkway. Visit the newest Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry store, located in ABQ Uptown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Or shop an assortment online with Free Shipping on all orders as well as Complimentary 2 Day Shipping on orders over $1000.