An external expression of our internal selves, jewellery paints a visual story of who we are, how we think and most importantly, how we express our souls. The late great Elizabeth Taylor once said that we are temporary custodians of beauty as a single gem is not just another gilded trophy trapped inside an acrylic case. Though it’s an inanimate, yet expressive object, a single piece of jewelry can make or break our style regardless of how we wear it or how much we spend to get it. However, it’s not just something you splurge on a rainy day. A piece of jewellery is also a wonderful heirloom for your (future) daughter.
As it is Mother’s Day, why not you treat yourself to future family heirlooms that you can pass down to your daughter? Here are our top 10 picks:
Pattaraphan Tusk Ear Cuff, US$120
Easy for effortless layering, this ear cuff from the Thai jeweller is born to strike against other piercings at the bottom lobe. Made out of sterling silver, these earrings can match with anything from a white tee to a silky slip dress. Wear this with a graphic tee and jeans when you do fun (non running) activities with your kid.
Stella and Bow Strawberry Earrings, US$160
Adorable strawberries dangle delicately from fine 14K yellow gold. Easy to clip on and take off, these huggies can last throughout the day without any discomfort. Pair it with a two piece cardigan and camisole set.
Seville Michelle Maritime Choker, US$120
Fun and funky ‘90s inspired jewelry reigns supreme this season in the form of chunky gold chains. Harking back to the golden era of hip hop, this choker features five bold maritime-style links. Style it with a puff sleeve blouse, huggie hoop earrings and wide leg jeans when you catch up with your girlfriends over Zoom with the kids.
Lulu Frost Lotus Earrings, US$225
Radiantly luxurious with a touch of boho, reignite your aura with these Swarovski decked and gold-plated brass earrings. As the flower of rebirth, the lotus will enlighten your inner style superstar this spring. Wear it with a simple white tee on a Zoom video call with the rest of your extended family.
Mi Manera Limber Ring in White Gold, S$265
Give your hands a little party with this fun white gold full finger ring. Featuring cubic zirconia down the spine, this lovely ring matches well with other silver rings. Wear it with a monochromatic look for an edgier vibe. Who says moms can’t be edgy?
Wendy Brandes Citrine Birthstone Stud Earrings, US$600
Nothing is more important than indulging in self care and feeling connected to your inner self. Since stones have been the source of healing, citrine brings abundance, erases negative emotions, stimulates creativity and improves concentration when you’re staying at home. Trust us, it’s the perfect heirloom for your little one when she’s all grown up.
Studio Emoi Customized Bracelet, S$239
Say your name or your child’s on this adorable custom made 14K gold bracelet. Plated with rose gold, this bracelet is minimal, yet bold with sleek cursive letters. Tarnish resistant to water, you can wear it all day from lunch to dinner. Layer it with a watch or let it stand out solo.
Kelly Bello Mini Custom Letter Anklet, US$255
Your favourite childhood accessory is all grown up in three shades of gold (yellow, rose and white) and pavé diamonds. Made for the young at heart, this anklet is perfect for dancing around the house when you celebrate Mother’s Day with your child.
Rina Lee Freedom Necklace, S$195
Inspired by wildflowers, this minimalist sculptural sterling silver necklace features a goosegrass charm against a delicate chain. Locally made by artisans, it’s a simple design that looks like a thousand dollars. Style it with a longer necklace for a rocker inspired touch a la Miley Cyrus.
Bagatiba Two Tone Hoop Earrings, S$350
Los Angeles-based designer Jessie Andrews is the muse of Instagram’s top trendsetters with her modern spin on jewellery. Compared to most standard hoop earrings, these gold and silver two tone hoop earrings are perfect for those who cannot decide between one metal. Style it with a floral dress for a classic, yet feminine update.