This year we celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 13, and while jewelry is always an appropriate gift, finding the right piece to express your love can be challenging…especially on a budget. National Jeweler reports that the average jewelry expenditure for MD2018 will be $180*, but of course you can find terrific designs at every price point. Here are five beautiful and affordable jewelry gifts for Mother’s Day, guaranteed to please all the special women on your list.
Fabia Blue Resin Link Statement Necklace
This sophisticated link necklace fuses on-trend texture, color, and everyday polish; it has the rich look of lapis mixed with cream and gold.
Perfect tucked in a white shirt or with open-neck tops and dresses, the Fabia Necklace is only $58 at BaubleBar. Visit baublebar.com or any Bloomingdales where BB is sold.
Anne Klein 2-Tone Watch & Bangle Set
We usually defer to the watch experts to blog about timepieces, but this one is too good to ignore. Featuring rose-gold plate with silver-tone accents, and a mother-of-pearl dial with Swarovski crystals, the watch alone would be a bargain at $89.99. Lucky for us, it is sold as a gift set with two bonus bangles! Available at Nordstrom stores or on nordstrom.com.
Carolina Herrera Green Stone Cocktail Ring
Does your mom appreciate designer labels? Cocktail rings are trending this season and this one was created by award-winning fashion designer Carolina Herrera. Pre-owned and in very good condition, it is available on 1stdibs.com for just $105 (it retails for $285). If you know your mom (daughter? Grandmother?) wears ring size 7, pounce!
Alex and Ani Mother-Daughter Bracelets (Set of 2)
Give one half of this sentimental set to your mother or daughter, and keep the other half for yourself. That way you’ll always stay connected through jewelry. Available in Rafaelian gold, rose gold or silver finish, it retails for $48 at jewelry stores and department stores where Alex and Ani collections are sold.
Catalina Midi Earrings by Julie Vos
We love everything in the high-end Fashion Jewelry line by New York City-based designer Julie Vos. Featuring semiprecious stones hand set in 24K gold plate, Vos’s pieces could pass for “real” antique or estate jewels.
These Catalina Midi Earrings star glittering pear-shaped drops topped with gilded diamond-cut domes. In Clear Chalcedony Blue or Aquamarine Blue, they will brighten any mother’s day…and year! $155 at julievos.com.
* Source: The annual survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics, nationaljeweler.com, April 30, 2018.