One of the most important days of the year is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate your mother on March 21st. However, there is an endless amount of stress attached to Mothers Day gifts, especially when you are looking for something special like jewelry. To help guide us through this minefield, we have enlisted the very best, cue A-list fine jewelry designer, Jacquie Aiche, to share her top tips for buying jewelry this Mother’s Day. So read, relax, and remember, this holiday is all about love.
Listen to your heart, not your head
When you are looking for that perfect piece, my recommendation is to go by eye and what your heart says before your brain kicks in. Like a piece of art, you have to have an affinity with the piece or stone. Remember it’s an emotional reaction you’re after: it’s not science, it’s love.
Let’s get personal
Don’t forget to add your personality through subtle design tweaks. Secret messages through personalisations is a beautiful option to show your love and can be done in diamonds or an engraving for example. This is such a special idea that I’ve always loved. It’s often the secret messages between loved ones that are my favorite, where they only mean something to the people involved. And if it’s for you, let your identity shine through with how you style the pieces. Remember, there are no rules or limits.
It should feel good, as well as look good
Don’t compromise on quality. 14k gold and shimmering diamonds will always be a favorite. Furthermore, the craftsmanship involved in creating the pieces is very important no matter the size of the stones. How it sits and feels on the body is essential to the way it ultimately looks and to the way you feel about it. It is worth investing in something that is beautifully made. After all, she’ll (you’ll) hopefully be wearing it for a long time!
Mix it up
Don’t get stuck in the headspace of being too traditional. Find pieces that match her (your) style. For example, find pieces that create unique pairings that make way for the new age of mixing and matching, piling and layering. A T-shirt necklace holds its own, but for an off-duty look, it can be paired with the likes of a choker. We have an amazing one at Jacquie Aiche called the Black Diamond Shaker Choker, which is a minimalist design made of a gold chain with black diamond droplets, glistening as they move. And if you look through our collections further, you will find body chains, bracelets, and anklets that accentuate the silhouette of the wearer with undeniable confidence and are a refreshing option to the more traditional jewelry pieces.
So, when March 21st comes around, do everything in your power to wow your mom (or yourself) with a gift that they’ll cherish forever. While flower deliveries, gourmet chocolates, and candles are lauded as nostalgic go-to’s, think outside the box this year with unique diamond and gold Mother’s Day gifts for her.