By Denise Chislett, RJ, Underwood Jewelers
Everyone wants the best for their Mom! Here are some jewelry gift ideas to help you this Mother’s Day.
My Mother is my best friend. She brought me into this world and gave me everything she could, even when I didn’t deserve it (oh, the teenage years!). My Mother didn’t do the best she could for me. She did the BEST. My Mother isn’t a fancy woman. She is beautiful and down to earth. She is simple, elegant and most of all she is one of the funniest people I know. She never had “nice things” when she was growing up and so she appreciates everything from big to small. I bought her a beautiful turquoise and sterling silver necklace for Mother’s Day which will compliment her red hair. Even though it’s only $100, she’ll love and cherish it because it’s from me.
How will you honor your Mom this Mother’s Day? What piece of jewelry will best fit her personality? Here are a few ideas from big to small:
1) For the woman who says don’t get her anything; This woman is humble. She does the dishes, cleans the house, folds your laundry and doesn’t expect a thank-you. Get her something that shows how much you appreciate her and that your world wouldn’t be the same without her. She is the Center of Your Universe. Check out this Forevermark diamond halo pendant by A. Link. They come in a variety of different sizes and price points. She can wear it every day with jeans and keep it on when you take her out to dinner in her little black dress. Like her; it is versatile, simple and elegant. ($4800 below)
2) For the Fashionista: Emerald is the Pantone color of the year. Everyone’s wearing it in Hollywood! Get her a beautiful emerald ring or some chandelier drops emerald earrings (chandeliers are hot right now!). Show her you listen and notice the trends. ($3400 below)
3) For the sporty Mom: She may drive a mini-van, but she can beat you in an arm-wrestling contest hands down! She’s practical, cute and has a lot of spunk! She likes adventure and trying new things. This woman keeps you on your toes! Check out these “Flavors” bracelets by A. Link. They feature diamonds on a rubber band. She will be sure to stand out at the gym in these! (Pictured below: Chocolate $675, Coconut $895, Orange $675)
Diamonds are timeless; passed on from generation to generation. Everyone wants the best for their mother because she gave you the best. There is no amount of money or jewelry that can repay the value of love my Mother gave me. This woman took me to countless dance lessons, played Barbie’s with me, gave me a bell when I was sick so she would hear me, taught me how to drive a car, and even took a loan out to send me to New York to train in classical ballet. I wish I could give her everything she gave me. I tell her this all the time and she replies, “Don’t worry, you’ll be changing MY diapers some day!”