Happy Mother’s Day from Gandhara Gemstones
Mother’s Day is a holiday dedicated to celebrate and honor the lives of mothers and grandmothers. Seeing that mothers are the ones who have given us all the gift of life and sustenance, it is not surprising they are often associated with goddesses and Mother Nature.
Even though Mother’s Day is celebrated on different dates throughout the world, over 100 countries celebrate this holiday during the month of May, usually on the second Saturday or Sunday of the month.
Whether it is by spending more time with your beloved mom or by giving her the gift of a precious heirloom, it is important to show your mother appreciation and reciprocate the same unconditional love they’ve given you.
For many mothers, it is a tradition to pass down jewelry to their children’s, but on Mother’s Day, it is the perfect opportunity for us to do just the opposite.
If you are looking for ideas on what to give your mother for Mother’s Day, or even on her’s upcoming birthday. In that case, mother’s rings and pendants are a great way to symbolize your love for her.
Mother’s rings were initially designed as just two wedding bands pieced together with her son’s birthstone. Although the simple design has evolved since then, but the concept behind mother’s rings has remained unchanged for over half a century now.
Wearing mother’s jewelry is an excellent way for your mother to proudly show others how much her family means to her, without having to say a single word.
Mother’s rings and pendants are usually set with her children’s birthstones, as well as those of the father and mother in some designs.
Here is an infographic to help you quickly discover your birthstone, as well as those of your mother and siblings:
Instead of birthstones, alternative gemstones are often substituted for those who prefer something different. In many cases, astrological stones and gemstones that carry special meanings are used for mother’s rings and pendants, such as heart-shaped and half-heart-shaped gems to symbolize love.
Following are some other gemstone types you can consider which carry special meanings that are especially perfect for moms:
10.2 carats Natural Rose Quartz Gemstone, Rose Cut Rose Quartz Jewelry Making Stone, 18 x13 x 6.2 MM
is considered by many to be a gemstone of unconditional love. However, if your mom isn’t a fan of pink, colorful chrysocolla gemstones are a great alternative.
is thought to promote love, calmness, acceptance, and tolerance in those who wear it. In addition, rubies, opals, and moonstones are also gems that are linked to love.
If you want to increase your mother’s patience, then try emerald
, which is associated with patience and balance.
are often worn to strengthen passion and devotion among family members, making any variety of garnet great, especially if you decide to make a mother’s ring or pendant for your mom.
Wine Red Rhodolite Garnet – 10.5 carats
Of the many types of garnet, malaya
and rhodolite garnet
are particularly special. They are thought to encourage compassion, contentment, and relaxation, as well as helps with consolation and nurturing - qualities that every good mother possesses.
For a more harmonious relationship with your mother and to increase understanding, tourmaline, peridot, and lapis lazuli
are great alternatives to use for mothers’ jewelry that carries just the right vibes.
Greenish Blue Tourmaline – 1.9 carats
According to the Masai tribe, tanzanite
is a gem that represents life itself, which makes it perfect for a mother’s jewelry. Tanzanite
can be given as a “gift of life,” representing the life your mother gave you, with the message “life for a life.”
VIOLET BLUE OVAL TANZANITE GEMSTONE - 7.18 CARATS
These are just some of the many great gems that give purpose to mother’s rings and pendants. If your mother hasn’t quite given up on the idea of having more children, consider choosing a stackable-style ring.
Stackables are also great if your mom already has an impressive ring collection since it allows her to wear multiple rings on the same finger without going overboard.
Keep in mind that a mother’s jewelry doesn’t have to cost a fortune, especially as it often features smaller, affordable gemstones. Also, using silver instead of gold will save quite a bit of money without taking away from the sentimentality.
After all, don’t forget what our mothers taught us -- it’s the thought that counts! Happy Mother’s Day!