You may think jewellery’s your convenient go-to – and also – fallback for when Mother’s Day comes around. Yes, and no – do you happen to know your mum’s ring size? (Probably not.) Do you know if your mother wears clip-ons for earrings? (Most probably not, but…) Your best and safest option if you intend to pay tribute with some precious metals, stones or other fancy materials is to go with necklaces; you just need to make sure that they are long enough and aren’t choker-style (unless you happen to know the exact circumference of your mum’s neck, which is highly unlikely). So, to make Mummy dearest also the happiest, here are 8 stunners to present to Her Majesty on Mother’s Day.
Nancy Necklace With Two Rose Pendant In Sterling Silver, $48.17, Regal Rose
Instead of flowers that will probably wilt in days, why not present your Mum with an affordable yet equally beautiful and much longer lasting gift? This heart-shaped pendant from U.K. brand Regal Rose features an iridescent rose design that’s seemingly encased in crystal and comes with a 100% sterling silver fine chain. It’s like The Enchanted Rose from the 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast, but IRL and wearable. Heart it.
Available from ASOS
Elsa Peretti Bottle Green Jade Pendant, $4,673 (USD $3,500), Tiffany & Co.
This is a modern piece for jade-loving mothers. Designed by acclaimed fashion model and long-time Tiffany & Co. jewellery designer Elsa Peretti (who only just passed on last month in March), this pendant is one of her first designs. Hand-carved out of green jade, it comes with an 18k gold chain and has an open mouth – meaning that it can hold an actual small flower (the pendant measures 29 mm by 23 mm). A luxury adornment that could easily become your mother’s newest family heirloom.
Enquire at Tiffany & Co. boutiques for availability, multiple locations, www.international.tiffany.com
Domed Golden Heart Collier Necklace, $179, Pandora
When popular jewellery brand Pandora recommends this as a Mother’s Day gift, it pays to listen. The award for your attention is this hand-finished sterling silver necklace that comes with a heart-shaped pendant with a 14k gold centre and a slider-clasp so the grand lady of the house can adjust the length to suit her mood and outfit. Contemporary and classic, just like Mum.
Available at Pandora stores, multiple locations, sg.pandora.net
Necklace In Metal, Lambskin And Glass Pearls, $1,660, Chanel
A showstopper for the fashion forward mother who wants to show your love off. If it’s Chanel, then a jewellery item needs pearls, the double Cs, nice black leather and gold metal (for the bling); all present and accounted for here. While the house’s fave camellia is missing, it is more than made up for by the brand’s Classic Flap Bag re-envisioned as a metallic micro-bag to be worn as a miniature accessory that’s totes high fashion and supes trendy.
Available at Chanel boutiques, multiple locations, www.chanel.com/sg
Loved Wooden-Bead Necklace, $115 (USD $86), Lauren Rubinski
Got a kooky mum with a boho view of life? Then let her know she is loved by spelling it out with plastic cubed beads, like these ones here. Shaped from carved wood coloured in vibrant red, green and yellow, and strung together by a silver-tone woven cord, it is an accessory that may look D.I.Y. in make, but is all fun (and loving) in spirit.
Available at MatchesFashion
Casita Pura 9kt Gold Necklace, $305, Aliita
Need we say why this is the perfect prezzie for a houseproud mum, hardworking homemaker or family-loving wife? Fine – it’s the jewellery’s cute house-shaped design. This dainty Italian-made jewellery is constructed with 9kt yellow gold and hung from a fine adjustable rolo chain. If you can and are willing, you can also buy the brand’s other similar necklaces (there are camera, palm, dinosaur and erm, shark designs) for Mum to layer her jewellery or its Casa Brillante cord bracelets that also feature the same house-shaped gold charm.
Available at Mytheresa
Rose Gold Malachite Necklace, $63, By Invite Only
On a budget? No worries, you can still find a beautiful neckpiece here at Trixie Khong’s By Invite Only. The local label is beloved for its pretty and wallet/purse-friendly wares – take this one, here for instance. The deep green of the malachite is balanced with the gleam of the 18k rose gold-plated brass, making for a delicate yet striking necklace that your mum can wear and appreciate everyday, not just for Mother’s Day.
Available at By Invite Only stores, multiple locations, www.byinviteonly.shop
Gold Vermeil Siren Mini Nugget, Fine Chain And Beaded Chain Necklace Set, $490, Monica Vinader
Have no idea what your mother likes in terms of jewellery or afraid that she might not like the one you choose? Then might as well get three. Lucky for you, the Spanish-born jeweller’s got you covered with this jewellery set that features a pendant piece set with natural green onyx, and two fine chains – one 17-inch-long plain one and the other a 16-inch-long beaded – that are made with an 18ct gold plated vermeil finish, and with recycled silver and gold (the brand’s eco-conscious initiative). There’s also a 100-day return policy and 5-year warranty, just in case Mum’s fussier than you think.
Available at Monica Vinader stores and counters, multiple locations, www.monicavinader.com
All products are subject to availability and prices are subject to change. Prices stated are correct as of time of posting and are based on current exchange rates.