For many, particularly black and brown communities, nameplate necklaces are a rite of passage. The necklaces – which vary in style, depending on the wearer – shimmer with names that you wouldn’t necessarily see at souvenir shops. These pieces of cultural iconography were at times looked down on by other groups before entering into the mainstream in recent years (thanks in part to Carrie Bradshaw’s Carrie necklace in Sex and the City.) But in all that time, nameplate necklaces have not lost their importance to the communities that first wore them. That’s why Los Angeles brand Bella Doña is introducing a supersize version of the nameplate necklaces many of us wear.
In a few Instagram posts, the clothing and accessories brand teased its new product. The large nameplates will drop on Thursday at 7 p.m. PST. So far, the brand offers plates that say SadGirl, Chingona, Mija, Chula, and Baby Girl. Best of all, the brand will customize the new arrival. So far, there’s no information on the price of the nameplates.