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Everything You Need to Know About Our New Solid Gold Initial Necklaces

June 23, 2022

Everything You Need to Know About Our New Solid Gold Initial Necklaces - Lulu + Belle Jewellery

We have just added a beautiful new collection of solid gold initial necklaces to the Lulu + Belle initial jewellery collection by popular demand !  Our beautiful dainty and midi gold initial discs and necklaces are now available in 9kt solid gold.  We've put together a list of questions about our new 9kt gold letter necklaces to help you to choose the perfect necklace for you or gift for someone special. 
dainty 9kt solid gold initial necklace lulu and belle jewellery
  • What are the new solid gold initial necklaces made from?

Our new Solid Gold Initial Necklaces are made from 9kt solid gold. The 0.81mm thick pendant discs are strung on a highly polished curb chain weighing over 2g. Our new 9kt gold discs are the same thickness as our much loved 14 kt gold filled initial pendants. Each initial disc is made and personalised in our workshop, with our signature hand-stamped finish and hallmarked in Dublin Castle.  

  • What is the difference between 9kt gold and 14kt gold filled?

9kt gold is solid gold. It is 9 parts pure gold or 37.5% pure, the hallmark purity stamp will read 375 on pieces made of this alloy. 9kt is a hard-wearing gold, making it the perfect material for jewellery that can be worn every day and is long lasting.

14kt rolled gold or gold filled is a layer of pure gold pressure-bonded to a core of jeweller's brass, so is not solid gold the whole way through. Rolled gold is more valuable than gold plating or vermeil, it is tarnish resistant and will last for many years when cared for. 

Lulu + Belle Solid Gold initial Necklaces midi size in script
  • What sizes do the new gold initial discs come in?

There are two sizes available in our new initial collection. Our 'Dainty' disc is 9.5 mm and our 'Medium' or 'Midi' disc is 12.7 mm. These disc sizes match the sizes of our most popular 14kt rolled gold initial necklaces. 

solid gold initial disc lulu and belle
  • I'm expecting another baby - if I order a necklace now will I be able to add on another disc when my baby arrives?

Yes ! The beauty of our Solid Gold Initial Necklaces is that the 9kt gold initial discs are available individually and can be added to your chain at a later time. These will slide on to your existing Lulu + Belle 9kt gold initial chain without you having to send back your original chain, making them the perfect keepsake or gift for expectant Mums.

  • I have my own chain that I want to add an initial disc to - is this possible? 

Our Solid Gold Initial discs are a perfect addition to any much loved 9kt gold necklace. Discs can be purchased individually without the chain. Each disc has a 6 mm jump ring which can slide onto most chains as long as the end closure on your chain will fit through the disc's jump ring. 

Lulu and Belle jewellery initial disc font options
  • Can I choose the initial in different fonts? 

We have created two beautiful fonts for you to choose from. Our 'Sweet Script' font is a delicate and elegant script font. Our 'Pure + Simple' font has clear, clean lines. You can see each letter in both fonts from our font charts before choosing the perfect one for you.

  • What type of chain do the necklaces come on?

Your solid gold pendant comes strung on a solid gold curb chain. This is a delicate but strong chain that is over 2 g in weight.  

  • Are the chains available in different lengths?

There is one chain length available with our Solid Gold Initial collection - 18 inches. We've chosen this chain length as it's a good standard length on most people.  Our solid gold chains are not adjustable. 

  • How long will it take to receive my order? 

Your necklace is custom made to order in our workshop. Delivery of our solid gold necklaces is with DHL. Orders of in stock items will be shipped within 3 working days.  Delivery takes 1 - 2 working days from the time of dispatch within Ireland and 5 - 10 working days within Europe.  A signature will be required on delivery.  

Lulu + Belle solid gold initial necklace in box Dainty 9kt solid gold initial disc necklace with two discs in sweet script font 


  • This necklace is a gift - how will it packaged? 

Your Solid Gold Initial Necklace will come presented in our beautiful velvet lined jewellery boxes, ready to gift. To further protect your necklace and velvet lined jewellery box it will be packaged in one of our postal boxes to ensure its safe arrival.

  • I'm sending the necklace directly to someone as a gift - can I include a gift note? 

Absolutely! Just add your note to the "Gift Note" box when you place your order and our team will include the handwritten note on our gift card when sending your order.

  • I choose the wrong initial - can I change my order once I've placed it? 

Your necklace is custom made to order in our workshop from precious metal + therefore all orders are final. We are unable to accept returns, exchanges or refunds on necklaces or discs personalised with initials. Please make sure to check your initial on our font chart before placing your order, to ensure you are happy. We will contact you before making your order to confirm the initial to be stamped. Please ensure that your email and / or phone number is correct when ordering.

  • Can I wear 9kt gold in the shower? 

As always, we don't recommend showering with your jewellery on, doing so can reduce the shine of your beautiful 9kt gold necklace over time. You should also not expose it to chemicals -such as chlorine, perfumes, cosmetics and sunscreen may cause reactions and eventual damage to your gold jewellery. 

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