Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

If you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift this year, you’re in luck! Antiques and jewelry make beautiful gifts for Mother’s Day. These gifts below are sure to make this Mother’s Day the most memorable.

Diamond Heart Pendant and Chain, circa 1950

1. Ruby Jewelry

Mother’s Day was first introduced as a holiday in the early 1900s. The traditional flower for this holiday is a red carnation. The deep red of rubies match the vibrant red of the carnation flower, making this a wonderful choice for a Mother’s Day gift. 

Ruby and Diamond Tennis Bracelet
2.10 Carat Ruby and Diamond Ring
GIA Certified Natural Burmese Ruby Ring
1.24 CTW Diamond and Ruby Earrings

2. Edwardian Jewelry

The first observation of Mother’s Day was in the year 1914. These Edwardian era pieces from 1910-1920 showcase the beautiful art and design of this bygone era. These pieces have survived over 100 years, and they’re sure to last even longer!

Opal, Diamond and Sapphire Insect Pin – On Sale Now
Platinum Edwardian Diamond Pin
3.66 CTW European Cut Diamond Ring, circa 1910
Floral Design Diamond Ring

3. Carriage Clocks

Carriage clocks reached the height of popularity in the late 1800s. They were made to withstand the rocking of a carriage – but they didn’t sacrifice beauty for function. These clocks make great gifts, and look beautiful on a desk or mantel.

French Gilt Gorge Carriage Clock, circa 1870
Carriage Clock by Bigelow Kennard & Co, circa 1890
French Petite Sonnerie Carriage Clock, circa 1880
French Carriage Clock by Soldano of Paris, circa 1890

4. Antique Silver

Antique silver objects and tableware are highly sought-after collector’s items. They make beautiful gifts – especially for the mom who loves to entertain. Some of these pieces date back to the mid-1700s. The history and character of these items make them perfect gifts for Mother’s Day.

Sterling Silver Centerpiece by Emes & Barnard, c. 1824
George III Pair of Silver Candlesticks, circa 1773
Sterling Silver Salver by Richard Rugg, circa 1770
Sterling Kettle by Alice & George Burrows, circa 1819

5. Art Deco Wrist Watches

 The Art Deco period (1920-1935) was an era of iconic style and design. Women’s wrist watches of this era were delicate, intricate and studded with diamonds. Their geometric designs are truly captivating. These vintage relics make gorgeous gifts for the stylish mom in your life.

Onyx and Diamond Wrist Watch by Van Cleef & Arpels
Chalcedony & Diamond Platinum Wrist Watch, c. 1930
Platinum Diamond Wrist Watch by Tiffany, c. 1920
Diamond Wrist Watch by Shreve & Co., c. 1930

6. Bronze Sculpture

Bronze sculptures make beautiful home centerpieces. These stunning decorative artworks are perfect gifts for the mother who loves to decorate her home. Make her gift whimsical with an animal sculpture, or gift her a stunning figural piece like this sculpture below by Victor Fisher.

Talula by Marty Goldstein
Harriet by Marty Goldstein
Stephanie by Victor Fisher
Hoot N Annie by Bradford J. Williams

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