If you’re stumped for a gift to give Mom this Mother’s Day, why not turn to jewelry? Every girl loves a new piece to add to their collection, so take it a step further and give mom a piece that honors her children.
One of the best ways to bring out your mom’s parental pride is with jewelry that has your birthstone in it. She’ll adore anything you give her, but sporting your birthstone on a necklace, ring, or bracelet is an extremely sentimental gesture.
Also, don’t forget the power of a locket. These pendants are gorgeous and will always spark people’s curiosity. Consider placing a photo of you and your mother in it, or have it engraved with a special message.
Charm bracelets make fantastic Mother’s Day gifts, as your mom can wear one that reminds her of you! If you play a sport or have a particular hobby, add a corresponding charm to the bracelet.
Mother’s Day is special. Make it extra meaningful by following these simple ideas.
The one piece of jewelry that is so incredibly personal to anyone that owns one is a locket. Lockets have been around for hundreds of years and during all that time they have been used for many things. Lockets are generally associated with pendants that are worn on a chain (it keeps the charm close to your heart), but lockets were often used on a ring as well.
Today even men can wear lockets – as cufflinks. Timeless and sophisticated, these elegant cufflinks show of the classic beauty of sterling silver to perfection. Gleaming silver is exquisitely crafted into a dramatically simple design that requires no outside adornment to take away from the pictures he chooses to place inside.
In the past a locket was used to carry around small things that had some value to the wearer. Medicine could be kept inside them as well as poison! Lockets were also used by those who held certain beliefs in herbs and like charms to ward off evil and sickness. The hair (a lock!) or ashes of loved ones was often kept inside a locket as one of many items kept as a keepsake.
Lockets were often used to put a miniature hand painted picture inside. These tiny images of the person inside were very tedious work, but done by an expert artist the result was a beautiful work of art. In the past hundred years or so is when the most popular use for lockets developed so to speak. Placing photographed pictures inside them became their most common use and photos could be had by almost anyone.
The Victorian era was an extremely popular time for the locket. They used the locket for a jewelry piece as much as for their storage capacity. The heart locket was very fashionable. These lockets were made in some very elegant ways. Monogramming a locket was one way to personalize the piece even more. They could be set with gemstones or pearls and the finest metals were used for making them. Although in the past lockets had been made from all sorts of metals such as copper, brass, platinum and silver amongst others. Antique and vintage lockets are very collectible for jewelry lovers.
Lockets are still widely available today and can be bought in many styles. The techniques used for making lockets have improved over time, but they are still delicate, which really only adds to their beauty. They still make as lovely a gift for someone you love as anything you could give them in the way of jewelry.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so why not add a few heart-shaped pieces to your daily ensemble?
We’re sure you have a few cool and unique jewelry pieces on your wish list, but in the weeks leading up to the big day, traditional gold lockets boast a vintage charm. And you can feel free to play with the iconic shape to keep your look young and fresh.
Why not wear a small, delicate heart necklace on a thick gold chain? The contrast will keep the piece interesting while allowing you to show your Valentine’s Day spirit. Similarly, you could pair your heart-shaped trinket with other charms on one chain for a luxe look. We love gold and turquoise or coral together because the combination is so unexpected.
Looking for other ways to sneak the shape into your daily wardrobe this month? Try a beaded heart-shaped charm on a simple chain, or look for heart-shaped earrings for a cute and simple look.
Of course, heart-shaped diamonds (or any diamonds, really) take the cake on V-day, so whether you have your eyes on a glittering diamond necklace or sparkling diamond earrings, be sure to make your wishes known!