Given the choice of, say, a new vacuum or a new piece of jewelry, no mom in her right mind would opt for the appliance! Knowing this, here’s our list of gorgeous jewelry–including the fancy and the simple, as well as the affordable and the splurge–to strategically forward to those people in your house who might just be shopping for you this week …
Mary Kay Hunt, of Gild Designs, works with natural horn, lucite and antique clasps to create these stylish statement necklaces. Prices range from $60 – $360. Find Gild Designs at Kayce Hughes‘ shop in the Hill Center or online here: www.gilddesigns.com.
Alizah Greenberg’s jewelry is inspired by nature, and we love the way she combines wood with metal and precious stones. These bangles without embellishments are around $60; with gold and diamonds, $250. Available at The Copper Fox Gallery in Leiper’s Fork. www.alizahgreenberg.com
Available at Anatra Jewel: made with semi-precious stones and only $95. A huge array of colors. Anatra Jewel
Three bracelets by Anne Sportun create a dramatic statement–multi colored in 18K yellow gold wrap, turquoise with 18K yellow gold and green onyx in 18K yellow gold. All can be recreated as necklaces and all are priced at under $500. Available at AshBlue in Bandywood.
Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry
This lovely necklace from Cindi Earl Fine Jewerly is a perfect gift for someone special in your life. Designed in lapis with diamond accents, this double strand necklace can work with a casual outfit or for evening. Price range $800- $950. For more information, go to Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry.
Patricia Mathews Designs
Local jeweler Patricia Mathews offers sophisticated and elegant designs. These earrings are designed in 18k Royal Gold leaf earrings with detachable 18k Royal Gold moonstone and diamond charms. Prices available upon request at Patricia Mathews Designs.
Available at Gus Mayer, this Lisa Aronow grey pearl hand-knotted bracelet, on silk with sterling silver padlock for $138, is a great “wear everyday” piece for mom! Gus Mayer
Simply fabulous from Anatra Jewel. $295-$495. We can’t get enough turquoise right now, and with gold, diamonds and leather, well, we’re smitten. Anatra Jewel
S. Carter Designs
A new jewelry line is being sold in Nashville, S. Carter Designs, from Atlanta. This photo is from Taigan, where it is sold online. Locally, you can find these unique items at H. Audrey, JAMIE and Haven. $795. Taigan.
Two Old Hippies
By French Kande and available at Two Old Hippies. Looks great on it’s own, or layered with a longer necklace. Available in several colors $152-$202. Two Old Hippies.
A great alternative to diamond studs for everyday wear are these small nest earrings by Judith Bright for $108. If mom likes something large, these come in a bigger sizes as well! Judith Bright
The Carden Avenue girls are relative newcomers to the jewelry scene, and we’re finding their designs so wearable and affordable. These freshwater pearls strung on suede measure 50″ and can be worn long or wrapped. This is the perfect accessory to your summer wardrobe at $165. For more information, go to Carden Avenue.
These rings are perfect for someone who wants a statement ring, but one that is simultaneously understated. $113 at COCO Nashville.
At Atelier, both of these necklaces are unique, one-of-a-kind and well priced. The collar necklace is $280 and made with rare realgar and rutilated quartz for $$280. The longer necklace is made with a large Jacaranda seed pod with 22K over brass for $68. Atelier
What a beautiful way to celebrate Mother’s Day with a blessing bracelet. Each bracelet is inspiring and poignant with a message to carry you through your busy days Available from Perfect Pair with a perfect price of $28. Perfect Pair
Sue Surdi and R.M. Designs continue to be a favorite with Levy’s customers. This vintage inspired dual necklace combines a nod to the old with a hint of today. Each piece is hand-crafted and uses inspiring antique broaches, complimented by freshwater pearls. Each necklace here is priced separately at under $500. Levy’s Clothier for Men and Women.
For a unique piece, consider having Margaret Ellis custom make you a ring for Mother’s Day. It won’t be ready for Mother’s Day, but a card saying “Let’s make a ring to remind you of the love created each day in this family” might go over really well! (photo from Margaret Ellis Jewelry website)
And, speaking of jewelry, there are two trunk shows going on today featured on the SB Happenings page. Both Kimberly McDonald at JAMIE and Rowanne Designs at a home trunk show. For details, see all of our Happenings: here.