Mothers and grandmothers are special people, biological or not. This May, Artina’s has brainstormed some stylish and meaningful jewellery gift ideas for these irreplaceable ladies. Below we have included ideas and pieces for every budget and style, no mom left behind!
If you’re having trouble finding a gift for your mom, you may want to think about what makes her so special to you. What do you like about her personality the best? Does she like adventure, is she chic, is she boisterous? Choose something that reflects what you love about her, and gift giving becomes easy!
Hummingbirds: Beauty, Love, Harmony
Last year, we briefly talked about how in northwest coast Indigenous cultures, the bear symbolizes parenthood. Now, it’s time for other legends to take center stage. The hummingbird symbolizes love and beauty. It is said that “To receive Hummingbird art as a gift says you are wished joy, healing and love, and bring joy to the giver’s life.” At Artina’s Jewellery, you will find a wide range of pieces dedicated to this little bird, by both contemporary Canadian and Indigenous artists. With dangle earrings, studs, cuff bracelets, bangles, pendants and more, there is something for every mom.
Pendant by Don Lancaster.
"Grandmother's Carpet" by Honica
Honica’s “Grandmother’s Carpet” series is also an inspiration. She based this beautiful collection off a carpet that her grandmother owned. The warm, dark colours really give the pieces that vintage vibe. Adored by all ages, I even treated myself to the long wrap-around necklace. This series has a bounty of options to choose from. Earrings come in all shapes and sizes, some long and dangly, others more petite and subtle. And with vastly varying lengths and designs, the necklaces are sure to suit any style. Visit us in-store to see the bracelet selection and more earrings and necklaces.
Orcas: Longevity, Protection, Family
Another great legend to gift mom is the orca. Very family-oriented, these whales most commonly live their entire lives in the same pod. They raise the calves together. This gift would make an especially lovely gift for a grandmother as, let’s be honest, they’re kind of super-moms at that point. Orcas would also make a great gift for those who have two moms, as these creatures are so maternal. Many of the Indigenous and contemporary Canadian artists we collaborate with use this majestic creature in their designs, and you can find pieces made from a variety of different materials.
Gemstones are also full of meanings. For Mother’s Day, I wanted to focus on pearls. This gem is associated with pure love, wisdom and perfection. As we mentioned in our pearl blog: “Pearls take time to cultivate and are made by living beings, making them the stone of care and nurturing.” At Artina’s, we have a large selection of unique, handcrafted pearl jewellery. Both the Indigenous and contemporary Canadian artists we work with use them, and the pieces range greatly in price, fitting any budget. We don’t just have strands of pearls here, we’ve got pearl earrings, necklaces, rings, pendants and more!
If you would like to learn more about pearls, check out the blog below:
June Birthstone | About Pearls and Jewellery
"Hugs" by Lynda Constantine
If you’re looking for something as warm and cozy as a hug, check out Lynda Constantine’s “Hugs” series. The official description for this collection goes: “The interlocking form of this design represents a big hug. Being hugged is a silent and comforting reminder that we matter.” This collection is suited to those who have a love of minimalism and clean designs. It includes stud earrings, dangle earrings, rings, pendants and a bracelet. A gift like this makes for a nice reminder of how loved the giftee is every time they put it on.
Spending time with your mother and/or grandmother on this day is sure to mean a lot to her and make her feel appreciated. Of course, a little dazzle doesn’t hurt either! If you are interested in purchasing an item from Artina’s (for any occasion), we are more than happy to wrap it free of charge.
Artina’s is a mother-owned business with many grandmother and mother employees. Mother’s Day holds a big place in many of our hearts, including mine. So, we would like to wish all our lovely mother readers, as well as all the moms and grandmas of Artina's, a big happy Mother’s Day!
If you are interested in seeing more great gift ideas for mothers and grandmothers, check out the blog below:
Gifts Your Mom Will Totally Love This Mother's Day
Rings from left to right by Fred Myra, Victoria Harper and Ron Jackson. Bracelet by Charles Harper.
Written by Danielle Mier
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