As much as we love our moms, we’ve all likely struggled with deciding what exactly to give them for Mother’s Day. Maybe you always buy flowers and want to switch it up, or she already has several perfume bottles in her collection. Whenever I’m stumped on what to get my mom, I turn to jewelry.
Sure, gifting jewelry is not a groundbreaking concept, but there’s a reason why it’s such a popular choice. It’s an item she may not buy herself and unlike flowers or chocolates, it will last for years to come. With all the brands out there today, you can find pieces for every style and budget. Plus, many sites offer personalization like custom engravings to make the piece that much more sentimental.
So save yourself the headache and panic of last-minute gift shopping and read our list of editor-approved jewelry we’d gift our own moms. We promise each piece will bring her joy every time she puts it on.
Made by Mary Nora Disc Necklace
Buy it: $84, Madebymary.com
This is a necklace she’ll cherish forever. The necklace features two customizable discs—engrave the smaller one with her birth flower or a special symbol like the sun or ocean wave. For the second disc, choose up to seven characters to add a stamp—choose initials, a name, or a date—to line the edge of the disc. The result is a meaningful piece she can wear with anything.
Metal: 14k Gold Filled, Sterling Silver, or 14k Rose Gold Filled | Size: 16-18 inches or 20-22 inches adjustable chain
BaubleBar Pavé Custom Nameplate Necklace
Buy it: $158+, Baublebar.com
After receiving this custom nameplate necklace as a gift myself, I’m gifting it for every occasion because I love it so much. The name place is the perfect size—it’s not too big to be obnoxious, but it’s still noticeable. It goes with nearly every outfit and after wearing it almost daily, the 18K gold plated sterling silver looks as good as new and all of the pave stones are intact. As someone who often gets rashes from jewelry, I’m also impressed that this one hasn’t irritated my skin. Customize it with your mother’s name or nickname and choose between either a block or cursive font.
Metal: 18K gold plated sterling silver or sterling silver metal | Size: 7 inches; 2 inch extender
Aurate Connection Bracelet
Buy it: $350, Aurate.com
If your mom prefers dainty pieces over flashy jewelry, she’ll adore this minimalistic bracelet. In the center of a simple chain are two interlocking circles, symbolizing your unbreakable bond. She can easily wear it alone for a sophisticated statement or layer it with other bracelets. Crafted from recycled solid gold, the bracelet won’t tarnish and is meant to last forever. In fact, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
Metal: 14K or 18K Yellow, White, or Rose Gold | Size: 6.5 inches, with jump rings at 6 and 6.5 inches
Buy it: $600+, Vrai.com
You can’t go wrong with a pair of diamond studs. This pair is timeless and goes with just about every outfit, from a black turtleneck to a glamorous gown. Made from lab grown diamonds, this pair from Vrai comes in seven different cuts and a range of carat sizes. Whether she prefers a classic round stud or likes to switch it up with a pear cut, she’ll be reaching for these time and time again.
Metal: 14K Yellow, White, or Rose Gold | Size: 0.25-1+ carats
Aurem Amour Ring
Buy it: $175, Aurem.com
This ring is for the stylish mom who loves vintage-inspired pieces. This chunky ring features a unique melted heart design and looks like the kind of piece you’d find at an estate sale. Yes, it’s a bit over-the-top, but the high quality materials make it look luxe rather than costumey. It’s made from sterling silver or a thick layer of 24K gold over sterling silver. She’ll definitely heart it.
Metal: Gold Vermeil, Sterling Silver | Size: 1 inch
Simone I. Smith Sweetheart Hoop
Buy it: $180, SimoneIsmith.com
If your mom is always in a pair of hoops, gift her these heart-shaped ones to add to her collection. Not only will the shape remind her of your love, but they look especially glamorous. Coming from the stylish Simone I. Smith, the wife of LL Cool J, we’d expect nothing less. Best of all, a portion of your purchase will go to the American Cancer Society.
Metal: 18K Yellow Gold or Platinum Over Sterling Silver | Size: 50mm
Pura Vida Engravable Heart Ring
Buy it: $24, Puravida.com
Pura Vida pieces prove that you don’t have to spend a lot for a meaningful present. This ring comes with a heart charm that you can engrave with an initial, date, or special symbol of your choosing. Plus there are five different styles of font to choose from. The charm is the perfect compliment to the dainty cubic zirconia stone.
Metal: Brass with Gold, Silver, or Rose Gold Plating | Size: 3mm diameter (Stone), 5mm (Heart Charm)
Mejuri Diamond Band
Buy it: $375, Mejuri.com
For a mother of three, this diamond band makes a sweet statement. Gift it together and each ethically sourced diamond can represent you and your siblings. You can also engrave the band with a custom phrase or date for free. Made from recycled 14K solid gold, this ring is made to last and she doesn’t have to worry about it tarnishing or oxidizing, even if it gets wet.
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold | Size: Diamonds: round 1.8 mm, 0.07 carats
Kendra Scott Ari Heart Cuff Bracelet
Buy it: $250+, Kendrascott.com
Cuff bracelets are another piece that will never go out of style, and easily mix and match with other bracelets. This one features two hearts at the end, one of which is covered with white diamonds. You can also add a free engraving to make it extra special. Now you can truly say she wears her heart on her sleeve.
Metal: Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil | Size: 2.28 inch inner diameter
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Emily Cieslak is an Associate Commerce Editor on Brides, covering all things beauty and fashion. As a jewelry lover herself, she’s written about new jewelry brands and trends for several publications, including The Knot, InStyle, and Real Simple.