You know you hold a special place in your Mom’s heart – you can tell by the way she used to give of her own spit to clean your cheeks before school (usually outside the school gate in full view of your friends), by the way she always, always nags you to do what she thinks is right … and especially by the way she calls to check how you’re going, sends you geeky Mom-type cards on your birthday, and looks right in your eyes when she tells you she loves you. A great way to help her hold that vision of you with her, now that you’re too old to spit on, is with a pendant or necklace gift this Mother’s Day! They are easy to wear and come in an enormous variety of styles and prices. Best of all, they sit right next to your Mom’s heart – just like you do. Here are our picks for this Mother’s Day.
The Hot Diamonds range has been quite busy lately, expanding, improving, twirling and breaking with expectations – and one of the results of all that innovation is the Moments diamond heart necklace at the beginning of the article. There was a lot of mush at the beginning of the article about hearts and all that … and while it may be so cheesy that you can’t read it without crackers, Mums love that sort of stuff! That’s why this sterling silver, rhodium plated necklace tops our list this year. Diamonds are a really versatile gem, picking up whatever colours surround them and amplifying them, so this necklace will suit many different Mums. And the price will suit just about every wallet!
The amethyst and crystal necklace at right is a completely different style of necklace – but then again, most of us have completely different styles of mother! It is a gorgeous, fun everyday piece, with surprisingly versatile deep purple amethysts and rock crystals. The amethyst beads are 4mm across, set with 6mm rock crystal, and the necklace itself is very reasonably priced for all of that sparkly luxury … as well as featuring free shipping!
For a little more luxury and decadence this Mother’s Day, go for something like the unique diamond pendant at right. Diamonds and white gold look great on fair-toned women, blonde or with pale skin, and also very dramatic on dark-skinned mothers. The white gold is 18ct, and the diamond that makes the centre piece is a .14ct, G colour, Si clarity, meaning it’s exceptionally high quality – the type of diamond that most ladies would envy in an engagement ring.
We love going from extreme to extreme – and the black onyx pendant is as far as you can get from diamonds and 18ct gold, with its dramatic, outgoing nature and fun personality. It is priced as party jewelry, so if you have a Mum whose Saturday night calendar puts yours to shame, this is perfect for her! The onyx piece is a luxuriously weight 8.4g, and set on a vibrant, bubbling-patterned sterling silver attachment.
Still in the evening wear area, but with a bit more subdued elegance, we come to a necklace that is recognizably Hot Diamonds, but with a definite personality of its own. This necklace is called Linelight (no, not ‘Limelight’ ), and has a stunning 5.7cm pendant section, set on a graceful 45cm chain. It has been rhodium plated for shine, and also includes a 0.02ct genuine white diamond … a little surprise among all that slinky silver!
There is a reason that classical style women have been wearing pearls for centuries – their subtle shine, luminescence and soft beauty have no parallels in the gemstone world. However, the contrast of a traditional refractive gem can look beautiful with pearls, just as in this pink and green tourmaline pearl necklace. The chain is set with small cultured pearls, and there is an enormous 12mm cultured lake pearl, along with pink and green tourmaline gemstones, as the centrepiece. You can use the necklace to dress up your jeans, or create a vintage look for evening wear .. but mostly you can use it to make your Mum know ‘Awww! I love you!’ .