Monogram Monday: Win This Gold & Diamond Necklace from Golden Thread

October 28, 2013 | By | Comments (150)

image Monogram Monday: Win This Gold & Diamond Necklace from Golden ThreadWhy is that Southerner’s love monograms more than anyone? I have a theory that it’s due, in part, to our deep desire to put down roots that keep us connected to (and, ahem, not forgotten by) future generations. Emblazoning our initials on everything certainly does just that.
Today we’re teaming up with the talented team at Golden Thread to giveaway a piece of monogram jewelry you’ll want to hold onto for years to come! Founded by Houston native Jennifer Welker, the company creates personalized pieces using precious metals and gemstones. Case in point: This stunner from their Emma Collection, a 14 karat gold vermeil disc with a pave diamond. $235;

For a chance to win the Emma Necklace, tell us where you’d like someone to find it one hundred years from now.

The contest begins today and ends Sunday, November 3. Official rules here


  1. Mimi

    Ordered this monogrammed necklace. Wore just a few times. Looks dull and pitted. They don’t stand behind their products. They have no guarantee. Wouldn’t ever purchase from Golden thread again.

    January 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm
  2. amylou61

    I’d like it if this necklace was being worn by my great granddaughter in 100 years.

    November 3, 2013 at 12:14 pm
  3. lauren jansson

    100 years from now I’d like this to still be in the family as a reminder of me and how much love I have for those close to me.

    November 2, 2013 at 12:06 pm
  4. Laurel

    Because my precious niece is my namesake, in 100 years, I hope that this necklace would be found around the neck of her daughter or granddaughter! Maybe they will even share our name and this necklace is passed as a special “something old” on a wedding day.

    October 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm
  5. Bess

    In the hand of a great granddaughter passing it on to her daughter for a “something old” on her wedding day

    October 31, 2013 at 11:08 am
  6. Alisa Cody

    100 years from now, I would want this necklace to be worn by my great great grandson’s bride–a welcome to our family and to the last name that they’ll share. She would previously have known me by the quilts in her future in-laws home and by the book of my family recipes that had been used when cooking with her future mother in law. The initials will be very faint from having been worn by granddaughter and great granddaughter, but the piece will be prized for what it represents–a connection to a good, solid, southern past.

    October 31, 2013 at 10:18 am
  7. Sara Reeves

    100 years from now, I’d like someone to find this gorgeous necklace in my granddaughter’s jewelry box. It’s timeless and classic, so she or her daughter may be wearing it, but it may also be passed along for its sentimental value to the original owner, generations before.

    October 31, 2013 at 7:45 am
  8. nicole

    Around the neck of someone I love.

    October 30, 2013 at 10:31 pm
  9. Shirley W.

    100 years from now, a girl who has given up hope of having a happy life, wanders into a flea market. Her eye is caught by a small wooden box that my dad gave me long ago. She finds she can just afford the box and it somehow calls to her. At home, she accidentlly touches the opening to a hidden compartment. There it is! A beautiful pendant and with her initials on it! She puts it on and is suddenly filled with confidence. In turn, her new-found confidence enables her to change her life and find everything she longs for—and, of course, she lives happily ever after.

    October 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm
  10. Liz Nettles

    I would love for my daughter (due in February) to add her initials to the back and pass this on to her own daughter to monogram and cherish. This way, she’ll always carry a piece of her family around with her, no matter where she goes.

    October 30, 2013 at 3:16 pm
  11. Charlotte

    In 2113, the necklace will be found by a curious, 8 year old child rummaging through her grandmother’s jewelry box. The child will discover it wrapped around the stock pins her grandmother still wears while foxhunting– the very tradition her ancestor, whose initials grace the necklace, began at the same age.

    October 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm
  12. Lori

    100 years from now, I would like to see it on an episode of Antique Roadshow where the new owner gushes when she finds out that her flea market find is actually worth an x amount of money, sells it to a museum curator who then features it in his museum’s “Greatest 2013 Collection” display.

    October 30, 2013 at 11:14 am
  13. Erika C.

    100 years from now, I would like someone to find the necklace on the southern shoreline. For 100 years, the salty waves have tried to smooth the initials, but, someone can still make out the “ECM” and the pave diamond still twinkles in the sunlight. When the person picks it up, the necklace feels warm and smells of the salt air. It’s almost as if the passerby discovered the root of a tree, this necklace has a big story to tell. The monogram means so much more than just three letters, it’s a family name that was passed down to generations. The southern shoreline was where my husband and I created our family tree, right where the necklace was later found.

    October 30, 2013 at 10:58 am
  14. Courtney

    100 years from now I hope it’s worn proudly by someone who found it…they can make up stories about me and what my monogram meant and how I wore it. I love finding treasures and making stories up about how they traveled through time.

    October 30, 2013 at 10:35 am
  15. Ashley Couch

    Being worn by my great-grandaughter who is proud to wear it because of the sentimental value and it is timeless.

    October 30, 2013 at 10:29 am
  16. Rebecca Brubaker

    I would like to give this my colleague who just had a little boy. I see this beautiful, sentimental piece become part of her family tradition that many women in her family will wear it proudly around their neck. One hundred years from now it will be worn by her great grand daughter on her wedding day, having been told the story of the strong and special woman who wore it first.

    October 30, 2013 at 9:38 am
  17. Melissa

    I would love to have this found in my Great Granddaughter’s jewelry collection. It would have a wonderful tale to tell about each woman who wore it, inspiring the wearer to live her life to the fullest – with saavy, honesty, bravery, and great character.

    October 30, 2013 at 9:00 am
  18. Delaney

    This is just the kind if thing I would love passed down to me! I have lots of my mother and grandmothers jewelry that I plan to pass on to my girls so in a hundred years I’d like to see my great-great-great-granddaughter wearing this!

    October 30, 2013 at 8:24 am
  19. Heather G

    I’d hope a person in my family will be proudly treasuring it, allowing it to remind them of the legacy left by the preceeding generations…and I hope that it is a legacy worth remembering!

    October 30, 2013 at 7:11 am
  20. Kristen

    100 years from now I hope my great great granddaughter wears it on her wedding day. I picture it on a necklace that also has charms with her own monogram as well as her mother and grandmothers.

    October 30, 2013 at 6:53 am
  21. Judy

    I can imagine my great-granddaughter finding it in an old purse of mine when she cleans out her grandmother’s house. She wants the purse because it is vintage and looks inside and finds the necklace wrapped in an old klenex in a side pocket and she has the same initials!

    October 30, 2013 at 5:43 am
  22. Erica Scott

    I’d Ike for it to be found around my great granddaughters neck as she walks down the aisle to get marrieds it would always be my family’s “something old.”

    October 30, 2013 at 5:40 am
  23. Mary

    I’d like this lovely necklace to found around my neck ’cause I’m gonna live forever. Just cause I’ll be 158 years old doesn’t mean I won’t enjoy pretty things 😉

    October 30, 2013 at 3:00 am
  24. Erin Clouse

    Found in the soil of my cottage garden, after losing it so many years ago while planting hydrangeas.

    October 30, 2013 at 2:29 am
  25. Candy Weeks

    I would hope done would find it in 100 years around my great nieces neck!

    October 30, 2013 at 12:38 am
  26. Angela Lofton

    Being carried in a bridal bouquet by future generations!

    October 30, 2013 at 12:11 am
  27. Stephanie Toombs

    Around the neck of one of my great grandchildren

    October 29, 2013 at 11:25 pm
  28. Kristin

    Around my neck on my 126th birthday! #livehealthy

    October 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm
  29. Mai Ling Tse-Morgan

    100 years from now I would love for this necklace to be given to my great, great granddaughter as she is getting married to her one true love. This would be a wonderful family heirloom that can be passed down many generations.

    October 29, 2013 at 10:47 pm
  30. Carolyn Cole

    In 100 years, I would love for this necklace to still be a cherished heirloom, passed down in my family from mothers to daughters (or grand daughters) on special occasions such as graduations or weddings.

    October 29, 2013 at 10:35 pm
  31. Allison Y

    I would like someone to find it with one of my descendants, who received it from a loved one that passed it down with all the stories of the people who wore it before her.

    October 29, 2013 at 10:19 pm
  32. Jody Connolly

    Family heirlooms are my favorite! I would like a great, great granddaughter to find it amongst passed down items & cherish it.

    October 29, 2013 at 10:06 pm
  33. Kathryn LeBlanc

    Adorning one of my great great grand children’s neck along with their very own of course.

    October 29, 2013 at 9:55 pm
  34. Kate Dimitrova

    I hope that my future great granddaughter finds this necklace in 100 years. I have a ring from my GG (great grandmother) that was passed down to my grandmother, my mother and then me. When my mom gave it to me on my wedding day it was the most special gift I could have ever received. To be able to pass down heirlooms is such a wonderful part of being southern and I hope I can continue the tradition with my new family.

    October 29, 2013 at 9:41 pm
  35. Brooke Thomas

    In a hundred years one of my distant grandchildren will be going through my husbands’ family chest given to us by his grandmother. I imagine a sweet faced girl picking through her family’s past. A blanket from her great-great-great grandmother, lapis pearls from her dad’s grandmother, a monogramed handkerchief with her great great great great grandmother’s family name. As the smell of cedar ascends from the chest on the second tier under some black and white photos she will find a small hand-carved box made for her great-great-great grandmother by her husband. Inside this intricately carved box she will find the gold locket inscribed with BTD and a picture of her wearing the locket. There will be a letter inside the box describing her family’s history and the significance of the items in the chest. There will be a request that she use any and all things as she sees fit in hopes that she will replace them when she is done and place a piece of her history to be passed along.

    October 29, 2013 at 9:31 pm
  36. Tanya

    The girl my son has chosen has the first two initials of his paternal grandmother and when he marries her, all three initials will be the same. At their wedding, my husband will present her with a diamond initial ring that belonged to his mother. It was meant to be and she would have been thrilled! A hundred years from now, what an honor it would be if this beautiful locket could be passed on in the same way! If it’s meant to be, history will repeat itself and oh how I love history!!

    October 29, 2013 at 9:11 pm
  37. Dawn

    As my great grand daughter and her family arrive at our family beach house on Sullivan’s Island, SC (a girl can dream, right?:)…after a day of walking on the Pitt Street bridge and sipping sweet tea on the hydrangea filled porch, she will look through a dusty old bookshelf and find my journal.Tucked inside my journal filled of hopes and dreams, she will find this beautiful monogrammed necklace. She will learn about me in a place I love and will know the person behind the monogram.

    October 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  38. Meghann McFadden

    One hundred years from now, my necklace will be found in my beautiful, antique oak wood jewelry box my mother gave me when I was just a child. Sitting in one of my children’s or grandchildren’s home, whichever time will allow. Along with my beautiful monogrammed necklace will be the charms and necklaces my mother passed down to me. They will hang glittering in the sunlight of the bedroom for all to see. The most beautiful things in life are the things that remind us of our loved ones.

    October 29, 2013 at 9:01 pm
  39. Anita Peters

    A hundred years from now when most everything else from today has crumbled and ruined with age how wonderful would it be to peep through my tiny window from heaven and see that my necklace made of lasting gold and diamonds now hangs from the neck of another fabulous woman, as young as I was when I was lucky enough to be given it wearing our common initials and giving her as much shiny promise as it did me and connecting a strong southern woman’s future with the same fiery sassy southern woman that was in her past.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm
  40. Sarah

    I am from the north but always felt that the south would be my home and it has been since 2002! As My husband and I crossed over the Georgia border he confirmed that I was officially a “Georgia Peach” And I am happy to say that I have been welcomed and have adopted the south as my forever home. So it is important to me to put down my roots and show my southern pride. My hopes for this beautiful piece is that it will be cherished and passed down from generation to generation and bring wonderful memories of those who have worn it in the years prior and that it will continue to build new memories and allow my love for my family to carry on and on and on.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:52 pm
  41. Carrie

    I would hope it would still be in my family.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:38 pm
  42. jessica beagle

    In 100 years I would want this necklace to be found in my great granddaughter’s jewelry box. It’s such a timeless piece of jewelry. I would want it to become a family heirloom.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm
  43. Meredith

    Somewhere unexpected!

    October 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm
  44. Elizabeth Duffy

    Since my daughter and I have the same initials, I hope to find it being worn by her child (or her child’s child) 100 years from now. My grandmother also had the same initials, I have several of her monogrammed pieces, I smile everytime I wear them.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:05 pm
  45. Anna Claire Conrad

    One hundred years ago, my daughter will be giving this necklace with my initials on it to my granddaughter on her wedding day. At that moment, my granddaughter will be flooded with warm memories of the two of us shelling pecans together, trick-or-treating together, spending summers together at my beach house on Fort Morgan Road in Gulf Shores, Ala., and how it felt for me to brush her hair. This necklace will be a reminder of how much I love her.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:04 pm
  46. Kate Hilton

    I hope my great granddaughter is handing it down to my great-great granddaughter.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:01 pm
  47. Anna Claire Conrad

    I would love for someone to find this necklace with my initials on it 100 years from now in an old shoebox in the attic of the house I lived in wrapped in a delicate handkerchief that also had my initials on it. I would also love for te shoebox to be filled with pictures of my family and me so that whoever finds it could have an idea of wht kind of person wore that necklace all of those decades ago.

    October 29, 2013 at 8:00 pm
  48. Jessica S

    Holding a page in a book in the stacks of one of my favorite libraries: Alderman Library at The University of Virginia. I’ve always loved exploring the less-often-disturbed portions of the library and finding old notes, postcards, and other momentos in books there. What better place to leave my name than a place I’ve left my heart?

    October 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm
  49. Leighann

    This necklace would be found as part of a time capsule…it would connect generations of people because 100 years from now people will still be wearing beautiful monogrammed pieces like this one.

    October 29, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  50. Suzie

    One hundred years from now,
    a blushing bride’s eyes fill with tears as
    her mama takes her great-great grammie’s treasured locket and places it around the young bride’s neck. She touches the monogram on the front of the locket and knows she’s in the company of generations of strong, Southern women who loved and planned her into this moment. She looks up and smiles…knowing one day she’ll share all of their love with her daughter too.

    October 29, 2013 at 7:48 pm

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