How to buy jewellery for wives and mothers

Guys, believe me, I understand. Buying jewellery for the woman in your life can sometimes be a stressful experience.

You want to choose something that brings a smile to her face as she opens the box. Not a half-hearted smile because you tried your best. But a beautiful light-up-the-room smile, as she swoons over the fact that, somehow, you just knew what she’d love.

Even if lately you haven’t been paying as much attention to her tastes,  I assure you it’s possible to find something she adores.

There are just a few things you need to know first…

Beautiful jewellery is for mums, too!

Somewhere along the road, a lot of men seem to have heard a nasty rumour that when women have children they no longer get a thrill out of beautiful jewellery. Instead of enjoying diamond rings, they’re far too busy changing nappies and teething rings.

The truth is, while she may not always be able to look at her glamorous best, mum – especially a new mum – deserves to be reminded that she’s not just a nurturer, but a desirable, appreciated and loved woman too.

Of course, as in many areas of life, your lady may be sending you confusing messages.

Never work with kids and jewellery?

Some women are not confident about having precious jewellery around while the kids are young – in case they get their little hands on it.

I must admit, I feel that way about furniture. My husband and I are waited until our kids were older before we invested in something really nice. So when they leave home we won’t feel melancholy that we didn’t teach them that a beautiful home is your haven.

However, in much the same way we teach our children to respect for our homes – and others – we can teach them to appreciate jewellery too.

Depending on their age, they may not grasp the concept of craftsmanship. But you can still explain, for example, that wearing and taking care of jewellery is a ‘grown-up’ responsibility. Or that a certain piece is mummy’s special present from daddy, and will one day be theirs. The same goes for jewellery of their own.

So, here are some jewellery gift ideas I think she’ll love.

Jewellery ideas for wives

Anniversary Jewellery 

  • Perhaps find something that goes with their engagement or wedding ring set.
  • Think eternity rings, earrings and pendants.
  • Otherwise try starting a new suite of coloured gemstones of your choice that suits your wife’s personality or lifestyle.

Birthday jewellery

  • Try earrings, bead strands and pendants
  • Classical pieces like diamond stud earrings always impress


Jewellery ideas for mothers

The suggestions above may even be appreciated more by your partner if she’s also a mother. Here are a few ideas for those exclusively mum occasions.

Just had a baby

  • This is a momentous event in mum’s life and calls for a more significant piece!
  • If it’s the last baby (as far as she’s concerned anyway!), maybe a ring or pendant with the same number of stones as children

Mother’s day

  • Charm bracelets are a great idea as you are starting the charter of her life with children.

So if you want to give your wife jewellery that she will always cherish – whether she happens to be the mother of your children or not – just think of her as that gorgeous woman who stole your heart all those days, months or years ago.

And if you’d like a bit of help from a jeweller, wife and mother, drop in and see me at the studio.





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