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Good Buy: Spring for Sparkle

by Rachel Morgan

This Mother’s Day, it’s all about something sparkly. Think diamonds, gemstones or crystals. Trust us, she’ll thank you.

Running out of ideas on how to spoil your mom for Mother’s Day? We canvassed jewelry stores across South Jersey in search of the perfect bauble to gift your mother or the mother of your children. After all, there’s no one else like her in the world. And you probably owe her.

Go for the Gold
If you really want to impress your mom this year, invest in these yellow diamond stunners. Made from 14-karat white and yellow gold and accented with white diamonds, these yellow diamond drop earrings are true beauties. And who better to gift them to than dear old mom? $3,850 at Haddonfield Fine Jewelers, 147 Kings Hwy. E., Haddonfield, (856) 427-4465

For those looking to stay budget friendly but still indulge their mom, Ann Taylor’s brass and china stone earrings, part of the brand’s new Bumble Bee Collection, are a whimsical addition to any jewelry collection. $29.50 at Ann Taylor at the Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Route 73 S., Marlton, (856) 797-3401

Center of It All
Fittingly called the Center of My Universe, this diamond necklace crafted from 14-karat gold features a Forevermark solitaire diamond in a pavé diamond setting, symbolizing the woman at the center of every family, holding it all together. Starting at $995 at Morton and Rudolph Jewelers, 1900 Route 70 E., Cherry Hill, (856) 424-1101

Blue Stunner
This breathtaking Vahan showpiece features a vibrant blue topaz center stone and plenty of diamonds. The piece boasts a modern mix of both sterling silver and 14-karat gold—that way, it matches everything. $5,075 at Anthony Jewelers, 17 E. Broad Street, Palmyra, (856) 829-2206

Bespoke Bauble
This stacked ring is handcrafted with gemstones to represent each of her children, the perfect gift for the mother who wants to keep her children close, today and every day. Truly a one-of-a-kind choice, each ring is made to order, crafted from rose, white or yellow 14-karat gold, and a choice of genuine gemstones. Price to be determined upon order, available at Family Jewelers, 65 Route 70 E., Marlton, (856) 983-6337

The Swarovski name is synonymous with luxury, and this delicate pendant is no exception. The floral-inspired oval pendant comes with a rhodium-plated chain and features a pastel pink crystal—low-maintenance enough for daily wear, yet still adds that extra something special to any ensemble. Christie Oval Necklace, $89 at Swarovski, 1750 Deptford Center Rd., Deptford (856) 686-1805

Classic Beauty
If your mom has a more classic style, have her try these 18-karat yellow gold teardrop earrings on for size. A timeless piece that will never go out of style, she’ll be sure to don these for years to come—and brag that her children gifted them to her. $2,700 at Billig Jewelers, 300 Route 73, Marlton, (856) 983-2300

Published (and copyrighted) in South Jersey Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 2 (May, 2015).
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