Thanks to a serendipitous Coachella encounter between Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field and our friends over at InStyle, the origins of the iconic (to say the least) Carrie necklace have been revealed.
Field says she had a shop in New York City and as she began to notice kids in the neighborhood wearing the nameplate necklaces, she thought it would make the perfect accessory for the show’s fashion-loving character—and she was right. Sarah Jessica Parker went for the idea and the rest is history.
Scroll down for our favorite Carrie necklace moments, and snag a scripted bauble for yourself!
Argento Vivo Birthstone and Personalize Nameplate Pendant Necklace ($148)
Jennifer Zeuner Serafina Personalized Mini Nameplate Necklace ($165)