Let's start with the most basic question . . .
What is Mother's Jewelry?
Mother's Jewelry is a gift given to Mom's, Grandmas, & soon-to-be Moms & Grandmas. They can be rings or pendants which use birthstones to represent the members of their family. They can be used to represent family members that are alive, passed away, or soon to be born. (Although most mamas know babies come when they decide so guess carefully!)
What is a Birthstone?
The history of birthstones is a long and fascinating tale but we will shorten it up so you can get the basic idea without taking a ride back to history class. In 18th Century Poland the idea that each month should have an assigned birthstone finally took hold but the 12 specific stones weren't finalized until 1912. The idea is that each month has a unique "birthstone" that is associated with it. These stones are typically "precious" stones but some birthstone jewelry is set with synthetics or imitation stones.
How do I find out my birthstone (or my siblings, or childrens)?
Check out our birthstone guide here
Should I use precious gemstones or synthetic/imitations gemstones?
That is a very loaded question and one that we can't answer for you, but we would love to educate you enough to help you make that decision on your own. Here are a few things to think about:
- What is your budget?
- What does she usually wear? What is her style?
- What birthstones are you looking at? Diamonds (April) can be very expensive while birthstones like Amethyst or Topaz (February & November) are a little more budget friendly.
- How long do you want it to last? Precious / Real Stones will usually hold their shine and value longer than synthetics or imitations.
How much does mother's jewelry cost?
Another very loaded question. A mother's ring or pendant can usually cost as much or as little as you would like it to! They will vary depending on whether you choose a more expensive longer lasting metal like platinum or gold or if you choose a less expensive metal like Sterling Silver. They type and size of the gemstones also can vary pretty dramatically. Don't be intimated though we have had a lot of practice creating custom pieces to fit your style & budget!
What if we only have one child or one grandchild?
No problem! We can create a design using a single birthstone. If you want more than one stone people will sometimes include the birthstone of the Mom who will be wearing the ring/pendant or the birthstone of the Dad who is gifting the ring! Including Mom, Dad, and kiddos birthstone is a great way to represent the whole family.
What if we aren't done having children?
That is a great question! If you aren't done having children than choosing a stackable style or a pendant is the perfect way to add on later. Choose a simple style & stack them together to create the perfect design that incorporates the whole family. This is also a budget friendly way to start on a Mother's ring!
What finger are Mother's Rings worn on?
That is totally up to the person wearing it! The most common finger we see Mother's Rings worn on are the right ring finger or the right middle finger. It is really all about the person wearing it though & a personal preference that varies by person.
Can I design my own Mother's Jewelry?
We would love to help you design your own mother's ring / pendant or bring to life a design that you have already made! Our CAD & wax designers have had years of practice bringing our clients dreams to life.
Can a Mother's Ring be engraved?
Simple answer yes! A Mother's ring can be made with a name on the outside or engraved with a name or special message on the inside.
Why are the one's on Amazon, Ebay, or Etsy cheaper?
The inexpensive mother's pieces you may see listed other places are usually created using a base metal, gold filled metal or gold plated metal. This plating will eventually wear off or tarnish leaving the ring looking sad and neglected. Also most birthstone jewelry is created using fake / imitation stones which will lose their shine and cloud after being worn! We want to create a piece of jewelry that can be passed through your family for generations so our pieces are only created using high quality metals and stones.
What if she doesn't wear rings?
You are still in luck! We also make gorgeous Mother's Pendants that can be customized in all the same ways and worn close to her heart!
When you shop at Park City Jewelers you know that you’re going to see unique jewelry designed and crafted by us. This gives you a chance to own jewelry that is like none other, made with the highest level of craftsmanship.
Although we make most of the jewelry we sell, we occasionally partner with a designer and sell their pieces in the store. This doesn’t happen often, but when we find a designer that blows us away with their unique pieces and quality, we proudly offer these to our customers.
Bellarri is one such designer. She is known as one of the world's finest luxury jewelry designers, and we’ve admired her award-winning pieces over the years as we’ve attended the annual JCK Jewelry Conference.
This year, we proudly announce that Bellarri is the newest designer at Park City Jewelers. Her pieces feature bold designs and vibrant colored gemstones that are simply breathtaking.
Designer - Bellarri Aldeman
Bellarri jewelry is “designed for a woman, by a woman,” and her signature style pushes the envelope to create masterpieces of design. She states, "A true artist should capture the eyes, the soul, and the heart with every creation."
The Bellarri style is delicate art combined with uniquely cut gemstones, and each design tells its own story. Bellarri jewelry is meant to stand out from the pack, and conformity is not in the vocabulary. These pieces are tailored to the individually minded who value the unique.
In her own words, “My customer is an independent thinking self-purchaser who understands we design for her lifestyle. She’s not necessarily waiting for anyone to buy for her.”
The big, bold, and beautiful pieces are sure to make an impression when you wear them, and many celebrities have worn her designs to stand out on the red carpet.
It’s no secret that we love color, and Bellarri uses some of the most beautiful colored gemstones in their pieces. As you look through the collection you’ll notice the striking combinations of bright colors from gemstones like peridot, tsavorite garnet, amethyst, blue topaz, ametrine, and iolite, to name a few.
Bellarri also has a reputation for some of the very best gemstone color matching in the jewelry industry. This can be easily seen in their gradient and rainbow designs. Light blue topaz slowly shifts to deep London blue topaz in a stunning seamless transition. The rainbow designs move through all the colors of the rainbow in breathtaking beauty.
Another hallmark of Bellari jewelry is the way the gemstones are cut and faceted. They laser cut and facet each gemstone using patented techniques not found in any other jewelry in the world. This gives the gemstones incredible brilliance and enables them to produce their unique designs.
Settings are featured in 14K and 18K gold. You’ll notice a distinct lack of prongs in most of the settings, as one of the hallmarks of Beillari design is channel set gemstones. Each gemstone is precision cut to fit each piece and placed together to create each unique design. This gives the impression that the gemstones grew organically out of the setting - that they belong together.
A great example of jewelry “made by a woman, for a woman” is the Bellarri earrings. They are designed to be worn with or without piercings. The earring post has a hinge that folds down so it can be worn as a clip-on, which is an awesome feature.
The Bellarri brand is synonymous with luxury, integrity, elegance, and cutting-edge design, and they have been family owned and operated for 42 years. We are proud to feature their collection online and in-store and hope that each piece will capture your imagination the same way it has ours.