For those of you that are on a budget, or that would prefer to save up and get something really special for birthdays or Christmas, don’t discount jewelry as a gift idea! With pieces that are the same price as a main meal at a decent restaurant, or just the same as a good book, you can get a gift that will last for much longer and be used much more often than either of those. Here are some great starting points!
If you look in our Mother’s Day Gift Ideas section, you may be surprised to find that around half of these gift ideas are under $150 AU! Don’t forget that for our American and European buyers, currency exchange rates still favor you – making this range actually much lower.
In all cases, the less expensive jewelry is by no means lower quality. You will find that finer chains, smaller stones, and more common stones like aquamarines, garnets and peridot are the reason that a piece of jewelry is less expensive. The wonderful thing is, that many mother’s prefer this fine, unobtrusive sort of jewelry to the flashier pieces that can only be worn out, anyway! Some of the range you’ll find for under $150 AU includes these princess cut aquamarine earrings, for only $78 AU. These can be left in, if your Mom likes, for even greater convenience. Similar pieces are available in every stone, including luxurious natural sapphires. The stud earrings pictured below are only $115 AU.
There are still plenty of ideas though, if your Mom is the type to only wear jewelry on special occasions. These butterfly pendants make the simplest of outfits into something ethereal and special. The blue-black butterfly is pictured, but you will also find multi-colored and orange-colored butterflies in the section.
If your Mom prefers plain, easy to match jewelry, then diamonds are the way to go. They add sparkle and life without detracting from the rest of her look, and are the most durable stones it is possible to buy. And no, I hadn’t forgotten that this blog is on inexpensive gift ideas! You can buy this diamond flowers pendant for only $150 AU. If you’d like to venture beyond the Mother’s Day Gift Ideas section, also, the Hot Diamonds range also includes diamonds in a wide range of funky, fresh, and fantastic jewelry at prices that are just as fantastic.
There are even plenty of gifts available for under $75 AU – not that you would be able to tell by looking at the pieces that they are so affordable! These pink tourmaline earrings are a lovely elegant square cut, normally only found on more expensive pieces. It isn’t called a ‘princess cut’ for nothing! As stud earrings, again, they can be left in for convenience. If your mother has more than one earring in each ear, these smaller pink tourmalines are a great way to create style layers, with simpler earrings as a base and larger, more decorative ones, as features.
We mentioned the Hot Diamonds range earlier, and the After Hours collection from Hot diamonds has some fantastic evening wear pieces, at very reasonable prices. This striking chain and diamond pendant from the After Hours collection is a meter long – so it can either be layered, or used as a fantastic centerpiece for an outfit. The diamond is brilliant-cut, and the price is brilliant also! Just $315 AU. You can see the entire Hot Diamonds range here.
If you need any further help with individual products, or help with narrowing your own search, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help!