If you live in the UK, Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man, you just have time to pick and pack the perfect Mother’s Day gift before Sunday 27th March. In these five countries, the tradition of celebrating mothers on the fourth Sunday of Lent – the 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving before Easter – dates back several centuries.
The custom of paying homage to mothers once a year began much earlier and dates back to ancient Greece. Today Mother’s Day is an official date in many countries, but the day it is celebrated varies from place to place. Norway begins the festivities in mid-February and Panama ends them in early December.
Whatever the reasons or historical dates, Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on the special place our mothers hold in our hearts. If choosing beautiful flowers, choosing delicious chocolates, writing words of love or just thinking about mom is not what you are looking for, a gemstone can be the secret power to convey your special and lasting bond. Here is our selection of ten bracelets that we think are the ideal Mother’s Day gift.
1: For pearl lovers: Assail
The unusual color combination of this bracelet is sure to impress. Known for the highest quality of pearls and bold designs, New York-based Assail plays with the warm hues of golden South Sea pearls and bright Arizona blue turquoise. The clasp is set with fancy yellow diamonds that connect three rows of pearls adding to the sunny feel of this piece.
2: For those who love iconic models: Bulgaria
The new Bulgari Serpent definitely looks to the future while maintaining its unmistakable identity. The elegant design of the Serpentis Viper bracelet gives us a new stylized version of the famous reptile. Easy to use, this is a gift that won’t leave your wrist.
3: looking for a delicate design: Fabergé
Fabergé is famous for its imperial Easter eggs, which were made for the Russian royal family in the 19th century. The inspiration for this bracelet is the diamond lattice egg made in 1892. The stylized egg shapes on both ends of the bracelet are decorated with a lattice pattern that mimics the platinum motif of the famous lattice egg. Embellished with multicolored precious stones, the brushed rose gold bracelet has a secret ruby inside that adheres to the skin. This hidden gem symbolizes a special bond between the wearer and their loved ones.
4: For effortless elegance: Lalaounis
Handmade in the workshops of Lalaounis Athens, this bracelet pays homage to the impeccable craftsmanship of the house, honoring ancient techniques from different eras and cultures. Two gold bars surround the green and red tourmaline, mimicking the colorful decorations on 5th century BC Nubian vases.
5: For those who invoke nature: Neha Dani
Nature is often a catalyst in Neha’s plans. This abstract leaf bracelet is no exception as the center of the leaf is highlighted by a row of diamonds. This textured rose gold bracelet features a 0.52-carat pear-shaped rose cut diamond and is hinged for comfort.
6: For color lovers: Powellite
The Undo bracelet with rose quartz, chalcedony and diamonds was introduced in 2021 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Undo ring. It’s the perfect choice for a color-loving mom. Since its inception in 2001, the strikingly simple Nude ring has been adorned with 35 different gemstones, making it a true icon for lovers of color. Powellite CEO Sabina Belli states: “Nalastoma is versatile, truthful, just like the women of Powellite”.
7: If nail polish suits you: Selim Mouzannar
Third-generation Lebanese jeweler Selim Mouzannar rose gold bracelet is encrusted with brilliant petrol blue enamel and adorned with an elongated star studded with diamonds.
8: For a different dignity: Sic is
Sicis, an Italian jeweler who is also an expert in the ancient and sophisticated technique of micro mosaic, makes each of his gems by hand. If you look closely at the two larger stars on this bracelet, you’ll see hundreds of tiny tiles—shards of glass mixed with diamond dust—cut and assembled to create the pattern.
9: Ideal for Elsa Petretti fans: Tiffany
Elsa Petretti, who passed away in March 2021, was one of the most talented and respected designers whose career has spanned fifty years. He created many iconic pieces for Tiffany & Co. after joining them in 1974, drawing beauty from the simplest forms. The obsidian-encrusted sterling silver cuff is an evolution of one of his most sought-after designs.
10: Innovative design option: Vernier
Vernier, an Italian goldsmith who started as a goldsmith in Valens in 1984, has become a master of innovative, playful, experimental and uncompromising design. Translated from the French as “my game”, this “Mon Jiu” bracelet is made of titanium links, some of which are decorated with black diamonds, which can be rearranged to your liking. The vertical and diagonal cut of each link allows the bracelet to be disassembled and comically adjusted to a different design.