Hand-Crafted Jewelry for Mom
Letting Her Know She’s Always in Your Heart
Mothers, just like jewelry, come in different shapes and sizes — and we adore them all. When it comes time to honor the women who brought us (or our children) into this great big world of ours, a gift of jewelry for mom is a time-honored and straightforward, yet oh-so-elegant way of displaying your love, care and devotion for her.
While we can't cover all possible jewelry gift ideas for Mother’s Day in such a relatively short post, we can at least give you some helpful suggestions. We’ll dish up a variety of accessories below, ranging from gold plated bangles and sterling silver pendants to mixed metal jewelry that will put an appreciative smile on your mother’s (or wife's, partner's, or grandmother's) face.
Gold-Plated Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
Some women prefer silver, while others prefer gold. If you're not sure what kind of precious metal the mothers in your life lean toward, pay attention to the type of jewelry they typically wear or perhaps ask one of their dearest friends (hopefully someone who can keep a secret) for a bit of jewelry-shopping advice.
As you look around, you’ll quickly realize that some women definitely lean toward gold-plated jewelry, gold-plated chains, or are partial to tastefully designed gold-plated bangles that clang about. If you know someone who falls into this category, Waxing Poetic has plenty of outstanding Mothers’ Day gift ideas (in gold) that will bring joy to the women you cherish most.
Our impressive 18K gold-plated Good Verbs Necklaces, with doves, butterflies and other cleverly-designed pendants (with sparkling Kristal centerpieces) are refined, uplifting presents that let you express your love in the most playful ways.If the woman you’re struggling to find the perfect Mother’s Day jewelry ideas for enjoys donning bangles on occasion (or on a daily basis), our Good Verbs collection has your gift-giving needs covered. The hand-wrought 18K gold-plated Giving Bangle — with a Kristal crystal in the palm of a tiny hand — exudes a stylish acknowledgment of the love and helping hands mothers offer us throughout our lives.
Sterling Silver Jewelry for Mom
If your wife, mother, or loved one shies away from gold and is more of a sterling silver jewelry kind of gal, Waxing Poetic has a sophisticated collection of sterling silver rings, sterling silver bracelets and other silver accessories that are bound to please her as well.When on the hunt for Mother’s Day gift ideas, it’s hard to go wrong with a sterling silver bracelet. The sterling silver Artesima bracelet (also coming in brass) — woven by hand to create a sophisticated wirework lace — can be worn as a simple adornment. This beautiful bracelet can also be embellished with sterling silver charms to give it a little more pizazz, if so desired (not that it needs any help at all).If you’re confident you know the ring size of the intended recipient of your Mother’s Day jewelry gift, you can impress her with our Kristal Stellarium Cocktail Ring, with its lattice of midnight Kristal crystals enclosed in a sterling silver bezel. And if the mothers you hang out with prefer something more subdued, our sterling silver Little Goes Far Openness Ring — with its large floral pattern, sparkling crystal petals and Kristal crystal center stone — will add a breath of fresh air to their jewelry collections. This eye-catching ring will likely soon become one of her favorite pieces to wear.
Mixed Metal Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day
Maybe the women in your life have no particular preference when it comes to silver or gold, or perhaps they like to mix things up a bit now and again That’s why we’ve put together our mixed metal jewelry collection.Our Heart's Content Charm takes the mixed metal jewelry aesthetic and runs with it. This handsome charm is an amalgamation of brass, sterling silver and Kristal crystals. With a brass heart at its center, this piece can be hung from a bracelet (crafted from any metal she chooses) or a necklace, allowing the women you love to be creative, and put their own personal stamp on how this pendant should be worn.If two-tone jewelry and two-tone bracelets seem like your kind of Mother’s Day gift ideas, our loose-fitting brass and sterling silver Connection Bracelet should definitely do the present-bestowing trick. With links alternating between brass and silver, this bracelet has been fashioned to work alone as a graceful accessory — and of course, blends well with an assortment of dangling charms.When it comes to mixed metal jewelry in the form of pendants, Waxing Poetic has a stunning selection for you to choose from for Mother's Day. From our A Light Heart is Free Dove (sterling silver, brass and Kristal crystals) or our brass and sterling Silver Hand of Fortune Pendant (with its open palm embracing the stars) to our nautically-themed two-tone silver and brass Seaward Compass Pendant, or our Vista Pendant (evoking images of open horizons) — you'll find plenty of gorgeous mixed metal jewelry to hand out come Mother's Day.
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START WHERE YOU ARE KEY FOB
All rad dads do one thing very well well: improvise joyfully. Celebrate that resourceful spirit with this useful (and handsome) key fob.
BOAT CLEAT WRAP BRACELET - STERLING SILVER
Informed by action and practice (in this case, sailing). Simple, elegant, clever.
STERLING SILVER BOAT CLEAT CHAIN BRACELET
Strong, storied, and enduring, a formidable gift for a great man.
COAT OF ARMS NECKLACE - 24"
Evocative of heraldry and grand narratives, this design fits many a hero (bestow it, you’ll see).
SYMBOL SIGNET RINGHandsome, heirloom-inspired, and perfectly suited for wearing right now.
COMPASS KEY FOB - STERLING SILVER
Not a man for jewelry? Maybe in time you can change his ways (it can be done…), but in the meantime, your traditionally-minded father will enjoy this handsome, direction-affirming accessory.
SMALL CROSS TAG NECKLACE - 22"
A symbol of faith kept close to the heart suits his spirit.
PEACEBRINGER NECKLACE - 22"
Men of faith are also men of peace. Show him you notice both qualities.
UNIFIED FRONT LEATHER BRACELET
Leather ages like a good story, this bracelet can be part of his.
OVAL SYMBOL NECKLACE - 26"
Evocative of a much more involved story. You might know his. Ask if not
This Mother’s Day, show the one who told you
And noticing them matter.
How the act of paying attention
Can be a gift
than most things.
with care about who, or what, receives it
Is a kind of everything that matters…
& her particular details (in this case, her initials)
And warrant generations worth
Mamas, like heirlooms, Become.
A life is made of moments and stories,
A name is made of letters and meaning,
A monogram is made of initials
The first letter of each part of
One Particular Name
(a record of beginnings, of becoming)
The First Day of School is nearly here! Although it happens every year, it always happens differently and it is
always somehow new, and there is always somehow a first new something.
Back to School often means packing things as if to put into a bag -- packing up books, new binders, new pens, new pencils, new laptops, new tablets, a small special lucky something, packing up notes, packing up memories of the summer, packing up treasures to take to the dorms, packing up and making room in that packing for more packing -- Back to School is so very often about Getting Prepared that sometimes we forget to pack up something intangible but imperative: thanks.
This back-to-school season, we’d like to to thank the people who make it happen -- all the people who make it happen. To that end, some thank yous are in order…
To Parents/Grandparents/Step-Parents/Nannies/Aunties/Caretakers All:
Thank you for raising wonderful, open-hearted, funny, kind, inventive, delightful, impish, creative, athletic, artistic, empathic, open-minded, adventurous, brave, giving, clever, awesome humans. Thank you also for being those humans. The world needs you, and so on behalf of the world (and ourselves): THANK YOU FOR GETTING US READY.
Thank you for giving so much more than your expertise to our children/to us/to your colleagues/to your field. Thank you for sharing your compassion, your humor, sometimes your weekends, sometimes part of your summer vacations, your creativity, your intelligence, your insight, a particular piece of your particular attention to each particular student, for seeing potential and promise in places many of us forgot to look, and for showing us how to find those things ourselves (both as students, as parents of students, as colleagues of yours, etc.).
YOU ARE HEROIC AND WONDERFUL AND ALL TOO UNSUNG.
To Students: THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.
To Administrative Staff: Thank you for keeping us in order.
To Custodial and Security Staff: Thank you for keeping us safe, in all the ways you do.
To Coaches and Directors: Thank you for your guidance and direction.
Have And To Hold All The Wonder Yet Received (and to make room for more, because it’s coming)
Wedding Season is upon us all, particularly if you’re the bride/mother of the bride/sister of the bride/best friend of the bride/father of the bride/groom of the bride/bride of the bride/best man of the bride…
This is a season for grand adventures, for starting out, for starting over, for starting something transcendent and transforming, for going forward without reservations with love, hope, heart, bravery, and will.
With this heart, I thee wed.
This is a season to celebrate unions, to reaffirm commitments, to surround and be surrounded in love, to pay particular attention to this most important adventure -- the one you begin when you both say I do. With those words -- you both embark on everything else, together, thereafter and onward.
Waxing Poetic emphatically believes there is no one right way to do a wedding, just as much as we believe there is no right way to tell (or write) a story, to make a poem, to make an adventure, or to be -- just as long as you are true to yourself, true to your beloved, and you grant yourself permission to MAKE THIS MOMENTOUS MOMENT YOURS (however it makes sense to you), because it is.
We love weddings. All the weddings. All the love. All the varieties.
In fact, we encourage and celebrate making the event a celebration of YOU and your wondrous intended -- whether that means a rustic-meets-luxe barn wedding or a grand catered affair or a portable disco party or something very sweet and quiet in a small chapel or a rolicking adventure with mariachis or costumes or something dreamy and simple and perfectly apt for the two most important people there...all of it is wonderful, so long as it is wonderfully yours.
Elopement more your speed? Yesssss….We swoon for a good story. Tell us yours?
Medium sized, traditional, with a cello player? Of course!
Micro-sized with a hot air balloon, two betrothed beloveds, and someone to make it official? YES YES.
On a subway en route to see the Yankees? Why not?
Beachside? Always yes.
Vineyard? Delicious yes.
Destination as in your own backyard, your parents’ house, a favorite pergola in the botanical garden where your grandmother was a docent and where you first learned about and to love peonies? YES YES YES.
Wedding disguised as someone else’s party in a beautiful location where guests are invited under the pretext of said party but is in fact a surprise wedding? OH DEFINITELY YES (one of us did this, in fact, and it remains one of the best decisions we ever made...and perhaps someday you’ll read about it here, but today, just know that...it was glorious.).
Wedding as yet undescribed in our list but involving you, your beloved, and whomever you deem necessary with whatever method of celebration and ceremony you both choose and whatever manner of attire/scene/theme/adventure/duration/color palette/music/dancing/no dancing/endless mexican street food or exquisite amuse bouches or your favorite barbeque or perhaps something very classical and/or...it could go on but really; ANYTHING else that you wish to include and request the honor of and your friends/family/chosen family’s company for? YES YES YES.
You found each other. You’re celebrating the intersection of one another’s journeys and wending a new way together, and we...are just starry-eyed and cheering for all of it. You are in love and you are declaring that to all and we are...joystruck.
And now, because we love it, some Latin:
Amor Vincit Omnia (you know this one: “love conquers all”)
Amor Magicae est Realis. (you should know this one: “love is real magic”)
A Time to Confer Degrees and to Confer Delight.
Located usually somewhere between late Spring and midsummer is a season unrecognized by meteorologists but deeply felt by those it touches (who are many): Graduation Season, a brief but seriously significant span of time in which we celebrate the completion of hard-earned goals and the literal commencement of new adventures.
To the class of 2018 -- whether it’s preschool (adorable cuties in colorful mortarboards walking a short distance to receive cheerful diplomas sending them onward to kindergarten), kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, high school, college, university, a professional degree, trade school, professional certifications, returning students or first time adult graduates -- we are cheering and cheering and cheering some more.
You did it! Let’s celebrate!
While graduation celebrations usually revolve around the recent conferee (and with entirely deserved and joyful reason), we’ve been equally enchanted by recent phenomena in which graduates choose to share the spirit of triumph/completion/achievement with those that got them there -- a move beyond ‘hi mom/thanks friends’ that can include (but are in no way limited to) recent grads throwing follow-up gratitude gatherings in honor of supportive families, or coteries of former roommates, housemates, and dormmates celebrating their interconnected adventures of all nighters/midterm struggles/highs and lows and all manner of stories.
Whether this is your first or fifteenth Graduation Season, make it meaningful, make it joyous, but most importantly, make it yours.
And for those of you who will be cheering cheering from the audience/grandstands/sidelines/backstage/top of a crowded knoll, may we suggest some celebratory swag for your graduates?
FOR THE LADS
Genesis Band Ring: Encourage your triumphant graduate this commencement season to commence his own new adventure with our Genesis Band Ring, engraved with a series of encouraging maxims to help him shape his new beginnings (along with your love and and support).
FOR THE LASSES
Write Your Own Way: Brave girls still need reminding and encouragement, even after accolades. Our WRITE YOUR OWN WAY necklace celebrates your favorite graduate’s independent spirit and applauds her determination both in school and beyond.
We’re very outspoken regarding our love for our mothers and mothering at Waxing Poetic, but if you have any doubts
about our equal appreciation of fathers, don’t.
To that end, here is a tumbly heartfelt poem-slash-letter-slash-list-slash-effusive-string-of-gratitude-and-noticing -- this will never be enough, the words will never be enough, but *you* are always enough, so we’ll try.
Dear Dads --
WE LOVE YOU.
We love proud papas.
We love dear daddies.
We love fearless fathers.
We love pas, pops, and padres.
We love grandpas, granddads, and great greatfathers.
We love the wonderful men who raised us, who help raise our children, who help raise our best friends, who helped raise you dear reader, and who are, in whatever way make the most sense, the very finest men we know.
You are our first heroes, our favorite audience members, our most heard member of the cheering section, our kind protectors, our faithful supporters, our best men.
We love out nontraditional father names, we love our adoptive dads, our stepdads, our foster fathers, our second dads, our fathering influences, our favorite best men. All of them, fathers, precious and brave, steadfast and true.
Thank you for laughing with us (and sometimes, deserevedly but never unkindly, at us).
Thank you for showing up. Thank you for staying. Thank you for holding our hands.
Thank you for silly songs. Thank you for sharing your stories.
Thank you for teaching us how to swim, how to sail, how to skateboard, how to surf,
how to swing a bat, how to stand up on a skateboard (or carve downhill on a Trikke), how to draw, how to listen carefully, and well, how to make people feel important by making room for their eccentricities as you did with ours, how to encourage the parts of us that have come to make us who we are -- even when or if you didn’t quite understand the deep meaning of our 9th grade art project, or just why we needed to go that maybe unbearable for you concert but you took us and we went and we’ve never stopped bragging about it...
Thank you warrior dads, thank you peacemaking fathers, thank you brave heroes, thank you whimsical wonderful sillies, thank you for letting us sneak in late with you knowing about it, thank you for showing us how to ( ), thank you for campfires, for detailed explanations when asked about nearly anything, thank you for celebrating our eccentricities even when they didn’t make sense to you, thank you for loving us, thank you for being present.
Fatherhood is as ongoing action as much as it is anything else, and so instead of waxing expected over playing baseball/football/fixing cars/golfing (though, full disclosure, we love all of those things and will shortly address them too), let’s give some room for the unexpected, or the undersung, or perhaps, space for yours (or you):
[insert your favorite father memory] : WE SALUTE [his name].
Dearest dads, far and wide, near and distant, living and heavenward,
thank you with all our hearts for loving us.
Find a Father's Day gift in our POET collection.
Every year between Valentines Day, my anniversary in March and Mother's Day in May I practically panic at the thought of finding THREE interesting new gifts within three months to celebrate my wife. It's even harder to keep it interesting when it comes to jewelry since she has never seemed drawn to anything besides Tiffany. When I discovered Waxing Poetic, I had a feeling she would like the personalized aspect of many of the choices but I completely underestimated her reaction. She loved everything, from the use of initials to symbols of our daughter to the unique touches of the bracelet and packaging. She has beamed for days since and is so proud to show it off as her own lucky charms. I have no doubt now she'll be excited to add more as the life events continue! - Ben N.At Waxing Poetic we receive so much amazing and touching feedback from our customers. It would be impossible to share all of it and we are truly honored and humbled by you, our customers. This month, with Mother's day right around the corner, we wanted to feature Ben N. who has given Waxing Poetic as a gift to his lovely wife on special occasions. We sat down with him to learn more about his experience with Waxing Poetic and to share his story.
Q: How did you first hear or learn about WP? What were you looking for when you found us?
A: I learned about WP through my dear friend Patti – and as I followed her personal story I realized she offered a great way for her jewelry to tell their own personal stories.
Q:Was there something at first stopping you from ordering WP? If so, what?
A: I probably looked at WP for a year before buying it – I wasn’t sure how my wife would receive jewelry from a brand she hadn’t necessarily heard of (but meanwhile I was getting tired of feeling trapped by more commercial choices).
Q: Who were you thinking of when you were shopping?
A: I immediately thought of my wife – I know what matters most to her is something personal and something unique.
Q: What drew you to the piece(s) that you selected at first? Why did you pick them?
A: My wife has always liked charms – so it was fun to choose the ones that included the most important parts of our relationship, whether intertwined initials, hearts, and initials and symbols related to our daughter and family.
Q: What does the piece signify for you? Is it a reminder, a memory, a characteristic, feeling, etc. Tell us about this in detail?
A: I first bought WP jewelry for my wife on our seventh anniversary when I realized more commercial options just didn’t’ feel special and that we had a lot of experiences in our time together to celebrate. By initially choosing symbols of our marriage over time it was a great way to then add others along the way – especially as our daughter is growing.Q: What was the reaction you got when you gave WP or when people see you wearing WP?
A: I know my wife was surprised – although she wasn’t familiar with it as first, as she learned the story and recognized all the elements that were personal to her she seemed to forget about previous jewelry brands that she may have respected as brands but not necessarily valued as truly special.
Q: What do you think about the quality and design details of the piece(s) specifically?
A: The quality is top notch and I know my wife feels the detail going into each piece is incredibly thoughtful.
Q: What is the most important part of WP that you like the most?
A: It allows the wearer to tell their own story through a variety of unique, touching elements.Q: How did you feel about Jewelry before you found/own WP? How is WP different from other Jewelry you [buy]?
A: To be honest I felt a little hamstrung by little blue boxes (which in the end didn’t feel personal or unique) and gem stones (where I didn’t always feel good about quality). WP is definitely a more unique, personal touch when looking to buy gifts for my wife and the quality has been terrific.
Q: Would you recommend WP, who to, why? What would you tell them? How would you describe WP to them?
A: I recommend WP to anyone who is looking for jewelry that allows for more individuality and personal connection instead of just buying a brand. Giving my wife her first WP bracelet and then continuing to add to it with new elements that represent what is important to us has turned out to be a much more meaningful experience than giving her less personal (and even more expensive!) items in the past.