For as long as I can remember, my mom has wanted a diamond tennis bracelet.
She wears barely any jewelry, aside from some simple sterling silver hoops and her wedding band. Yet, she continues to drop hints about an elegant, thousand-dollar tennis bracelet.
There really is no in-between with her, which is why I guess the princess-esque bracelet makes sense for a woman who has only dressed up in a gown once in her adult life…for her own wedding. Go big or go home, I guess?
While I would absolutely love to give my mom this specific gift, I’m not sure it will ever be in my price range. Nevertheless, I fully support kids buying jewelry for their mothers. It is a sweet and sentimental gesture that can really show her how much you care.
Jewelry makes a lovely Mother’s Day gift, birthday gift, or Christmas gift. Aside from being meaningful, jewelry is always a great choice for when you’re unsure of what to give your mom. It’s functional, fashionable, and always appreciated.
We’ve lined up our favorite picks (sorry mom, no extravagant tennis bracelet!) that are as pretty as they are personal and practical.
Earrings for Mom
1. Birthstone Earrings
by Blue Nile
Minimalist birthstone earrings are an obvious choice if you ask us! They’re practical enough for everyday wear but will certainly add a bit of sparkle to her outfit.
Available in all twelve birthstone gemstones, you can get your mom her birthstone, her spouse’s, or yours (as her favorite child, no doubt). The chosen gemstone will be centered on a yellow-gold stud and surrounded by a circle of petal-shaped brilliant diamonds.
2. Nature Memories Earrings
Does your mom have a favorite destination? Or perhaps a cherished trip that you went on together? You can freeze that moment in time and display it on these gorgeous drop earrings.
Send in a photo of her most beloved memory and it will be made into a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry using colored resin and sterling silver. This unique gift is simply breathtaking!
3. Crystal Earrings
Just because something is simple in design doesn’t mean it isn’t sophisticated.
Crystal earrings possess the perfect blend of style and minimalistic design. They could easily be worn out shopping with the girls on the weekend or as a gorgeous accessory to a glamorous date night outfit.
Clear Swarovski stones are cut into a striking octagon shape and then arranged in a perfect circle. These geometric hoops sure know how to make an impression.
Want to gift mom a pair of crystal earrings, but not quite this pair? Check out our curated list of stunning Swarovski crystal earrings for some more gift ideas.
4. Family Birth Flower Earrings
by Etsy: delezhen
Aww, this is such a sentimental gift! Dainty gold petals hang from these delicate dangle earrings. Each petal can be customized with a different flower representing a birth month. You can also choose to include a birthstone or two on each petal.
It would make the perfect Mother’s Day gift from you and your siblings, giving your mom a unique way to show off her kids!
5. Pearl Earrings
You would be hard-pressed to find a mother who doesn’t love pearls. They’re a timeless classic that her mom, and her mom’s mom likely all wore.
These beauties from the Pearl Source are a jewelry box essential. We love how customizable these traditional pearl studs are: choose your backing type, gold setting color, pearl size, and overtone for a personalized pair of pearl earrings.
For more information about these lustrous beauties, check out our Akoya pearl info guide.
6. Textured Hoop Earrings
by Kohl’s: Everlasting Gold
I’m willing to bet there are other no-nonsense jewelry moms out there like mine. But just maybe I could get her to branch out from her small, simple hoops into these fun textured ones!
Necklaces for Mom
7. Floral Locket Necklace
by Blue Nile
How gorgeous is this floral locket necklace? Lockets are a total throwback, but they’re just so timeless and beautiful.
This particular beauty from Blue Nile features the signature oval shape made from sterling silver and engraved with a floral motif. It comes with a thirty-inch chain and is available for engraving. We adore this vintage keepsake, and your mom will, too!
8. Silver Mama Bear Necklace
You can find “Mama Bear” on nearly everything these days, from bumper stickers to bedroom slippers. This darling necklace is a bit fancier than those items, though, and doesn’t “say” mama bear so much as show it.
A detailed mama bear crafted from silver can be accompanied by up to four bronze bear cubs. It’s a playful piece that is pretty and sentimental, displaying a mother’s fiercely protective love for her little ones.
9. Gold & Pearl Necklace
Contemporary and chic, once this necklace goes on it likely won’t ever come off! A breathtaking cultured pearl forms the “O” of the word mom. It’s flanked by two “M” ‘s in a modern typeface, crafted from either 10k yellow gold or rose gold.
The delicate chain keeps the overall feel of this mom necklace minimalist and feminine. It’s perfectly casual and so cute!
10. Linked Circle Necklace
by Etsy: CaitlynMinimalist
It can’t get any sweeter or simpler than this linked circle necklace. Intertwined circles in sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold, or a mix of all three, form the perfect canvases for your sentimental inscriptions.
Engrave the names of her children, their birthdates, her anniversary, or any other cherished phrases and dates. It will surely become a meaningful keepsake that she’ll treasure for years to come.
11. Personalized Birthstone Necklace
If your mom likes a dash of color and sparkle, this eye-popping birthstone necklace is the perfect gift for her! Three oval-shaped birthstone gems are nested in the middle of a blossom made from sterling silver. Every other blossom petal is covered with sparkling crystals.
It isn’t too large but adds a nice pop of vibrance and shine to any outfit. We also really like that this pendant necklace comes with gift packaging so that it’s ready to give upon arrival. Perfect for all you last-minute gifters!
12. Crystal Necklace
by Nordstrom: Bryan Anthony’s
We’re bawling over this beautiful necklace and its heartfelt message. The delicate little crystal orbs set in 14k gold (or silver) really are lovely. Arranged into a playful design, they make for a darling contemporary jewelry piece.
However, when she reads the card that details their significance, cue the waterworks! It tells how a mother holds everything together, is your biggest supporter, and turns darkest days into something bright. She’ll probably tear up each time she wears the necklace thereafter, too.
13. Mama Necklace
by Kohl’s: Taylor Grace
This necklace is perfectly aligned with what’s popular right now: sleek, chic, and simple. Its contemporary typeface letters spell out “Mama”. The oversized gap between each letter makes it quite unique and interesting to look at. This youthful style would make a sweet baby shower gift for your friend who is a mom-to-be!
Bracelets for Mom
14. Bracelet with Charm
Is it possible for any mom to not have a Pandora bracelet? We don’t think so. It’s like part of the motherhood starter package.
Anyway, if she somehow doesn’t have the signature charm bracelet, you’ll need one of those to go along with this cute charm!
Named the “Love You Mum Infinity Heart”, this breathtaking little heart charm is crafted from either silver or gold. It features an infinity knot on one side and the words “Love You Mom” on the other. The top and bottom are engraved with cute little heart cutouts too – because you can never have enough hearts!
15. Silver Message Cuff Bracelet
Cuff bracelets are so versatile. You can wear them alone or layer them with other bracelets. This personalized cuff from Uncommon Goods is especially amazing.
The thin, comfortable band includes a plate on the top. On this sterling silver or bronze backdrop, you can place a handwritten message. Every time she looks down and sees your familiar handwriting, she’ll feel the love.
16. Family Birthstone Bracelet
by Etsy: Silveristic
Birthstones are cropping up on almost every jewelry item. And we’re here for it! We particularly love this enchanting family birthstone bracelet.
Its petite little gemstones are oh-so-delicate and go perfectly with the fine chain. It can be crafted from yellow gold, silver, or rose gold and include up to eleven birthstones.
Yes, you read that right, eleven. If your mom has eleven kids, she’s superwoman! This would also make an excellent gift for your grandma so she can show off all of her grandkids.
17. Gold Heart Charm Bracelet
by Etsy: ForeverMy
We can’t get over this nostalgic heart charm bracelet – it’s giving us major 90s vibes. Millennial moms like us would definitely love this for a Mother’s Day gift.
Adorable little heart charms adorn the classic chain-link bracelet. Each heart can include the name of someone special. It’s available in yellow gold or sterling silver, to perfectly match her style. Choose up to eight charms.
18. Gold Heart Bracelet
by Blue Nile
Looking for something understated yet meaningful? She can carry this enchanting little heart bracelet on her wrist always because it is so comfortable and versatile. The adjustable dainty cable chain comes in 14k yellow, rose, or white gold.
It includes a lovely little heart to remind her of just how special she is, a sentiment she can take with her wherever she goes.
19. Mom Heartbeat Bracelet
There are just so many cool and unique things about this bracelet. Its bolo style is fun and different, plus we love the two accented balls included on the end of the chain. The centerpiece is the word “Mom” studded with a diamond accent in the “O” alongside a heart rhythm.
Whether she reads it as “my heart only beats for you” or that she is the lifeblood of your family, it definitely carries a wonderful meaning. If your mom’s in the medical field this bracelet is particularly fitting. Basically, you can’t go wrong with this charming bolo bracelet.
Rings for Mom
20. Gold Knot Ring
If you really want to splurge, then this elegant and simplistic Tiffany knot ring might be just the thing. A gorgeously smooth twist of 18k yellow gold is tied into the perfect knot. It’s a dainty design packed with big meaning.
The knot symbolizes the power of connection and family bonds. What a wonderful way to let your mama know just how much she means to you!
21. Birthstone Ring
by Etsy: MielaJewelry
Birthstone jewelry is a must when it comes to jewelry for mom. We’ve already shared a couple of earring and bracelet options in this list that suit all types of personalities and styles. When it comes to rings, we absolutely adore the vintage vibes of this mother’s ring from MielaJewelry.
You can choose up to eight oval cut stones, each reflecting the birthstone of someone she holds dear. The band can be crafted out of silver, gold, or rose gold, allowing you to create a custom piece that matches her tastes.
22. Baguette Birthstone Ring
by Etsy: IdesignJewelUS
This darling baguette birthstone ring is a fun take on the traditional mother’s ring. Its geometric design, created by using slim baguette-cut birthstones and small diamonds organized into a funky pattern, is truly unique.
You can choose to include up to six different birthstone gems on either a silver, gold, or rose gold band. Minimal in design, major in color, it’s such a wonderfully distinctive choice.
23. Multiple Names Ring
by Etsy: CaitlynMinimalist
Some women love to wear jewelry representing their children but would prefer not to have something as colorful as birthstone jewelry. Which is totally understandable! This chic name ring is the perfect solution.
The names of her children, spouse, or even her pets can be crafted into this elegant ring made from sterling silver, 18k yellow gold, or rose gold. The script is absolutely charming and the design is versatile for everyday wear while being fancy enough for a night out.
24. Sterling Silver Mom Ring
This cheeky ring! It has mom written all over it, literally. As in the letters “M-O-M” are engraved into the sterling silver band on both the top and the bottom. The centerpiece of the ring is three diamond clusters encrusted with sparkling stones.
Adorn Mom with Adoration
All of these jewelry pieces are beautiful, but we especially love that they carry some significance as well.
Whether it’s birthstones to remind her of her children or a symbol of love that shows her how much she is cherished, each of these rings, bracelets, earrings, or necklaces is much more than an accessory.
As moms ourselves, we would be so touched to receive any one of these from our kids!
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Megan’s wedding experience began over a decade ago when planning her dream ceremony. Since then, three kids have been added to the mix. Megan wholeheartedly embraces all things baby, childhood, and family. When she isn’t writing or chasing little ones you can find her running, hiking, or reading.