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What treasure is priceless, incomparable, and hard to replace? Well moms, of course! Mother’s Day on May 10 is quickly approaching and what better way to celebrate the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, and maternal figures in all of our lives than to give them a gift they can keep forever. The gift of jewelry is something special they can wear every day to think of those they hold dear and a precious keepsake they can pass down to the next generation. There are lots of different choices from pearls to silverwork to specially carved cameos to help you find a piece as beautiful as her.
Pearls are considered perfect by nature and have been prized for thousands of years. That’s part of what makes the gift of a strand of pearls such a classic gesture of love and affection. The 8.5-9mm 14K Cultured Freshwater Pearl 36″ Necklace from Imperial Pearls by Josh Bazar is a simple and lovely introduction into this iconic gem. She can wear it as a single, beautiful strand or double the extra-long strand for a full and luminous look. Complement this gift with the14K Gold 10-11mm Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings for a polished finish.
Often called the “white metal” of jewelry, silver is a natural ore that past European empires sent ships sailing around the world to find. Our mothers are definitely worth the same journey. When shopping for silver jewelry you’ll see that most of it is sterling silver. Every authenticated piece of sterling silver jewelry will have an interior stamp of the fineness mark .925 and the manufacturers trademark that proves it’s metal fineness and genuine origins. The “Love Knot” Cuff Bracelet by Sevilla Silver is a certified sterling silver piece that has been artfully sculpted with a knotted accent. To further enhance the shine of this cuff you can pair it with the High-Polished and Twisted Hoop Earring Set and see how they both capture the light.
Gold holds its weight in value and style. This precious ore is unique in that it resists tarnishing or staining and is customarily hypoallergenic. When shopping for gold jewelry you’ll see that items include the fineness marking followed by a letter “K.” The K stands for Karat and is used to describe the percentage of gold fineness a piece contains. The 10K Faceted Drop Earrings by Michael Anthony Jewelry are a beautiful example of earrings that are 10 parts gold mixed with other fine metals. Reshaping the gold into pear-shaped drops makes these earrings even more unique as a gift. If she’d prefer a golden reminder that sits on her wrist the 10K Rosette Chain 6-3/4″ Bracelet by Michael Anthony Jewelry has the same value in karats and is named for the design’s stunning resemblance to a rosebush.
4. Hand Carvings
Cameo carving is a method of carving a gem or other material to produce a raised image. The image and the background are of two separate colors and add to the contrasting effect of the relief sculpture. This ancient technique has been brought into modern splendor by Amedeo. A perfect introduction to cameo carving for Mother’s Day is the “Mother & Child” 33mm Cameo Sterling Silver Pendant with 18″ Chain. You could also give a special woman the gift of a 35mm Lady Cameo Jeweled Compact where she can check her makeup when out and about, and remind her that her beauty never goes out of style.
Diamonds are a ubiquitous symbol of love and devotion, and styled in the 10K Diamond-Accent “Heart” Locket by Michael Anthony Jewelry the message you want to send this Mother’s Day will be simple and from the heart. This locket can house two photos inside of it so you can give her a gift that sparkles and add your own personal touch.
What is the best advice your Mom gave that you didn’t follow and now wish you had?