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Mother’s Day gift ideas
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what to get the moms, mothers-in-law, and grandmas on your list. If you are in need of some ideas for the celebration, which this year falls on Sunday, May 10, consider these recommendations from Theresa Murphy, owner of the Joliet-based Newstar Jewelers:
1. Birthstone jewelry
Birthstones are a great way to personalize a gift. The gemstones represent the month of a person's birth, such as garnet for January, emerald for May, and sapphire for September. To that end, consider creating a unique piece for your mom adorned with the birthstones of her children.
“Whether it be a pendant, ring or bracelet — there are endless options,” Murphy said.
You can also give her a bauble which contains her own birthstone.
“Any piece of jewelry that can be personalized will always have special meaning to moms,” Murphy said.
Express your love with a heartfelt charm.
“We can create a bracelet with charms that mark special moments in your mom's life,” Murphy said. “It is amazing the charms that are available — from cooking utensils, to sports, to baby shoes — there are so many options.”
Additionally, charms can be engraved with the initials of her children and worn on a bracelet or chain.
“You can also add bezel set birthstones if you want,” Murphy said.
3. Gold-trimmed roses
Show your love with flowers.
“We have real roses that have been trimmed in 24k gold,” Murphy said. “They come in a variety of colors, so they can also represent the different birthstones.”
Another perk? Gold trimmed roses will last forever.