If you’re browsing Mother’s Day gift articles this week, you’re probably seeing a lot of gift baskets, flower-shaped garden tools and cooking supplies. Cute and useful, but not particularly glamorous right? At times like these, I look to jewelry designers Ariel Gordon and Maya Brenner, the go-to gals for basic, stylish and very wearable pieces … like alphabet necklaces!
Oh wait, Mom has plenty of jewelry? She doesn’t need more? I beg to differ. Sometimes, even the pickiest moms appreciate a piece of well-crafted jewelry — especially if it’s something she can wear every day and layer with her existing collection. Plus, every time she looks in the mirror or receives a compliment, she’ll think of you!
In general, Ariel Gordon makes elegant, simple basics that look great on everyone. For gifting, I think her customizable Alphabet Necklaces are just perfect. They feel ultra special, and are available in a variety of options and prices — depending on the type of metal and amount of letters you choose. For example, the 14k rose-gold MOM necklace featuring Pavé diamonds is $1,085 (above), but the same necklace in 14k yellow gold sans diamonds is $495.
Not ready to spend that kind of dough on mom? Totally understand. Make the MOM necklace sterling silver, and it’s $215. Or, for as little as $95, you can scale back to just her first initial and she’ll love it just as much.
Also, for something just as elegant but a little bit different, check out Maya Brenner’s Asymmetrical Mini Letter Necklace (left). Starting at $220, it comes in gold or white gold — and, if you’re in L.A., there’s no need to rush order online. Just head to her Trunk Show at Beckley Boutique, 8128 West 3rd St., this Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. You’ll even get 20 percent off!