What are Mother's Rings?
The mother's ring is an intensely personal jewelry item. It has multiple birthstones representing each family member, whether it is just the children or the mother, father, and children. For grandmothers, it may include children and grandchildren. However, because they are custom, they can represent anyone the recipient holds dear to their heart.
Despite the name, a mother's ring can be designed to be a pendant, necklace, earrings, broach, bracelet, or more, although the ring is by far the most popular choice. The stones may be authentic or simulated. Some may wish to intersperse precious gems within the jewelry between the birthstones. Custom Mother's Day jewelry can be personalized with inscriptions, such as names or dates, as well.
History of the Mother's Ring
While you may expect the history of Mother's Day jewelry and the mother's ring to go back to ancient times, it is relatively new. A jeweler at the John C. Nordt Jewelry Company came up with the idea in 1959 as a Mother's Day gift for his wife. He developed a way to join two wedding bands together with his three childrens' birthstones. That gift was the first mother's ring.
Today, Mother's Day jewelry has been expanded to include a vast array of designs. Essentially, the limit is only the imagination of the designer. When you want custom Mother's Day jewelry, choose a jeweler experienced in innovative, high-quality design. Whether you choose a more traditional look or a more modern one, you'll be assured that it will be one-of-a-kind.
Why Mother's Rings are Special
There are many reasons that mothers and grandmothers value mother's rings. It's not about the monetary value; it's what the ring represents. Each stone has a meaning. It is a lovely way for many to memorialize their entire family, including the loved ones they lost.
Another reason this type of Mother's Day jewelry is so precious is that it represents the time and thought that the giver took to customize such a personal gift. Creating a mother's ring takes an intimate knowledge of the family, which shows in the result.
Mother's Rings Aren't Just for Large Families
The challenge with a mother's ring representing an only child is that it can be mistaken for the mother's birthstone. However, if you want to design a mother's ring for the mother of only one child, that is still possible. There are a couple of ways to accomplish this so that it looks distinct from a normal birthstone ring:
- Add diamonds or the mother's favorite gemstone on either side of the birthstone.
- Inscribe the child's name or birthdate on the ring.
- Include the mother's and father's birthstones to flank the child's birthstone.
The Metals in Mother's Rings Will Vary Vastly Depending on the Source
If you only have a limited budget, you can easily find budget mother's rings online. They may be gold plated, sterling silver, or another type of inexpensive, clad metal. However, custom Mother's Day jewelry from a fine jeweler is typically made from precious metals like:
- 14kt Yellow Gold
- 14kt White Gold
- 18kt Yellow Gold
- 18kt White Gold
- Rose Gold
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