If there’s ever an occasion that ought to be celebrated with diamond jewelry, the most precious of jewels and a symbol of everlasting love, it’s Mother’s Day. It’s also a time to express a little gratitude to the women in our lives who make everything possible. Mothers deserve nothing but the best, so we curated a selection from our favorite designers that will help you show your gratitude to the exceptional mothers in your life.
The Ultimate Guide to Diamond Jewelry Gifts for Mom was created to make it easy to find a gift that new mamas, or any mother, will treasure for years to come.
Diamond Jewelry with Hearts and Other Symbols
Jewelry featuring signs and symbols, like the universally familiar heart motif, wordlessly tells a story of love, connection and devotion, making them exceptionally popular gifts for parents. Love knots, protective talismans and celestial shapes are all ways to express enduring affection and are therefore are all fitting choices. While some designers even create special mommy-and-me designs in diamonds and precious metal that represent the bond between mother and child, really any symbol that has special resonance for its recipient makes a thoughtful gift.
The arrival of a child brings with it a series of new signposts—names, dates and sentiments— with profound personal meaning. Jewels that reference those connections do double duty as adornments and direct reminders of the times and people that matter most. Whether it’s an initial charm from brands like Alison Lou, ID bracelets engraved with a special message, or a symbolic signet ring, there are endless ways to customize jewelry to make it an expression of love. Variations on the theme exist to suit every sensibility, be it whimsical and colorful or old world and traditional.
From high school graduation to retirement and all the turning points in between, a watch is a gift that signifies a major rite of passage. And motherhood certainly qualifies as one of those life-changing events. When a child arrives, every moment feels precious and worthy of consideration.
The world of watch design is just as varied as any other category of diamond jewelry. With a sea of diamond-accented options that range from flowery and highly embellished to streamlined and gender neutral, there’s a timepiece that corresponds to every taste.
Parenthood doesn’t erase the impulse to look polished and put together. That’s why jewelry that’s effortless to wear around the clock is a lifesaving gifts for moms who crave a dose of glamour but lack the time to devote to dressing up. Untrendy designs that won’t show their age after a few years fit the bill for this category; look for pieces with simple silhouettes, like studs, hoops, eternity bands and tennis necklaces. After all, these diamond jewelry essentials will illuminate the hectic for any mother, and remain wardrobe staples even when the kid heads off to college.
If the mom you’re shopping for already owns a collection of personal jewels that she wears regularly, giving her a piece that turns up the carats for a dressed-up outing could be the answer. Elegant chandelier earrings, glittering rivières and cocktail rings with sizable solitaires might not make an appearance every day, but when they do it’s an occasion to remember. They are eternal heirloom pieces that will be reliable companions for landmark events time after time. Not to mention, children and grandchildren may even inherit these gifts one day…