Jill Biden's Sweet and Sentimental Jewelry Just Inspired Us to Order Personalized Gifts This Year

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Jill Biden Wore Personalized Jewelry to Honor Her Family
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A person's jewelry says a lot about them. Some gravitate towards bold, flashy pieces that demand your attention, and others prefer dainty, delicate designs that hold significant meaning. In the case of First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, it appears her collection is an intriguing mixture of both concepts.

The First Lady, who regularly makes a unifying, heartfelt statement with her fashion choices, has been spotted wearing layers of engraved gold necklaces by Heather B. Moore, an Ohio-based artisan who takes pride in every piece she creates. We're told that Biden's baubles were custom designed to honor her family, and upon closer inspection, it's clear that she's held on to these sentimental pieces for years and years.

Moore's team tells InStyle that FLOTUS was first turned onto the jewelry collection when she was gifted a special 14K gold charm that reads "Obama Biden 2008" surrounded in tiny diamonds by her daughter. The meaningful trinket was initially purchased in Bethesda, MD back in 2008, when former President Obama won his first term. Safe to say she's keeping that life-changing moment in history close to her heart.

Other charms seen on Biden include a custom 14K yellow gold ID tag with all of her children's names engraved on it, including her son Beau at the bottom; and a few glittering gold cable chains to hold these special pieces securely. While admiring the fancy necklaces seen on FLOTUS, it inspired us to rethink the gifts we're giving this holiday season and take a page from her book.

After all, jewelry is forever, and a personalized piece shows extra thought and consideration that won't go unnoticed. We rounded up a few of our favorite affordable options (that can be customized with either initials or full names) in case you're still tackling your shopping list.

We all know that nameplate necklaces are iconic in every way (and oh so very Carrie Bradshow), and this clean BaubleBar style allows you to choose between a script or block font to make it all your own.

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Shop now: $138; baublebar.com

Of course, there's also no shortage of classic pendant necklaces with bold initials that are either ready to ship as is, or can be ordered in advance with custom engraving. The stacked initial design from BaubleBar and the sunburst medallion option by Bracha both feel fresh and modern, but you simply can't go wrong with more traditional styles, too.

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Shop now: $92; anthropologie.com

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Shop now: $118; baublebar.com

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Shop now: $62; nordstrom.com

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Shop now: $75; stellandbow.com

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Shop now: $200; baublebar.com

And following in Biden's footsteps, we love the idea of a necklace that captures loved ones' names on it, and thought that these sweet yet understated designs from Made by Mary would tug at the heartstrings, too.

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Shop now: $112; madebymary.com

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Shop now: $114; madebymary.com

Here's to celebrating the ones we love with gifts that make a lasting impression.

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