Mother’s Day is just around the corner here in Sweden so I thought it would be fun to give you guys a few ideas for some amazingly thoughtful jewellery gifts your Mother is sure to love and cherish for a long time. And what Mama doesn’t deserve to be spoiled!?
Ever since I became a Mom almost 1,5 years ago now I love wearing jewellery that reminds me of my precious and wild little boy who has stolen my heart. So my two first gift ideas comes from what I feel when wearing them: happiness and an immense love.
Gift idea number 1: an Everlasting Birthstone Necklace
Birthstones have been around for centuries and are still going strong. I love the fact that each month got its own particular gemstone, some of them even got two. And to wear a birthstone represented by someone I love makes me feel close to them.
I made my first birthstone necklace roughly four years ago and then made it with gemstones representing me and my husband’s birthstones as well as for the months for when we met, got engaged and got married. Since then I’ve refined my design and now offer single birthstone necklaces in my shop. However, if anyone would like to have a necklace with multiple birthstones, I would be happy to help!
Gift idea number 2: the Initial Pendant Necklace
This necklace is completely new in my shop! The one pictured is the prototype, which I made during a silversmithing class I took during the spring of this year and of course I had to stamp the initial of my son’s name on it. This necklace is currently my favourite and I wear it nearly daily as it goes with everything. I just love the minimalistic design of it and to have my son close.
It’s completely handmade from a rectangular piece of sterling silver sheet. I saw out a roundish shape by hand and file and sand the edge smooth. Then a hole is drilled on top and the initial of your choice is stamped in the center. When that’s done it goes into the tumbler for a final polish before assembling it to a necklace ready to be loved and cherished by the wearer.
Since it’s handmade each pendant will vary slightly in shape and size making each pendant unique.
Jewellery to feel good about
My third and last gift idea for this Mother’s Day is related to a good cause close to my heart. I love getting gifts that in some way matters. Either for me or for whom I bought it. It might be that the gifter put some real thought behind the gift, that the money spent on the gift goes to support a small or local business or that it goes to support a charity of some sort.
Gift idea number 3: the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Pendant
This pendant was made after the request from a lovely friend of mine who has fought against ovarian cancer for a couple of years now while also raising her young son on her own. She wanted a simple design that could be worn every day and that had a teal coloured gemstone, to represent the colour dedicated to this type of cancer. She chose to go with the turquoise gemstone and luckily I had a bunch of fine silver charms that looked just like the cancer ribbon symbol and the pendant was born.
This pendant is sold as a means to support not only my friend’s fight against ovarian cancer but to support all women in Sweden who are currently fighting. When you buy this necklace, all of the proceeds will go towards this cause.
I hope you enjoyed this little gift guide and that it sparked a few ideas of what to get for your Mom.
But remember, a loving card and some beautiful flowers always goes a long way!