Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Jewellery Gifts for Mother’s Day that won’t Break the Bank

Gemstone jewellery makes the perfect gift for Mother’s Day.  Not bank-breaking (unless you want it to be), gemstones such as onyx, quartz, amethyst, spinel, moonstone and labradorite are frequently combined in different ways with silver and gold to create pretty earrings, pendants and bracelets that any glamorous mum would love.  You can find a selection everywhere, but a choice of artisan and unusual pieces, mostly hand made and from semi precious stones isn’t easy to track down.

I was reminded of this on my visit yesterday to Grand Central Station, when I unexpectedly passed a store filled with lovely and extremely tempting jewellery of exactly this type……..three examples of which you can see below.

Labradorite Woven Pearl Necklace Sarah Hickey Freshwater Pearl and Gold Drop EarringsSmokey Quartz and Peridot Drop EarringsGreen Amethyst NecklaceNavy Moonstone and Pearl Drop Earrings by Sarah Hickey
Amethyst Teardrop EarringsPale Amethyst Cluster EarringsRose Quartz and Gold Drop EarringsSarah Hickey Moonstone Pendant with Freshwater PearlsPink Topaz and Opal Drop Earrings
Here’s my choice of pretty pieces which you can order from the UK and which, unless your mum doesn’t like jewellery (and I know there are a few who don’t) would be perfect for mother’s day.

These last three were from my discovery at Grand Central Station yesterday – which you have to visit when you come to New York, as this is no ordinary station (and more about that in my next post).  But the station is filled with famous name stores and also small unassuming ones which turn out to be treasure troves of unexpected finds.  
Green Amethyst and Garnet Cushion Cut EarringsCitrine and Garnet Fantasy Drop EarringsLabradorite Tassel Earrings

These are a little bit more expensive than the ones shown above, but every girl needs a treat now and then………..and did I?  I’m saying nothing.