By Cindy Edelstein
Personalized jewels have had fans since the beginning of time--one probably could find some kind of charm bracelet in more than a few pharaoh’s tombs.

Jewelry is handed down by generations, along with their stories of celebration and commemoration.

The latest crop of personalized jewels showcase modern designers’ innovative use of form and function. From monograms to initials to names of pets, it is possible for every kind of consumer to fall in love with an initial, a name or a symbol jewel with a price point and style that suits them.

Click through this gallery to see 10 pieces that can be personalized.

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