26 Jewelry Gifts Under $2,000 That Feel Right for Mother’s Day 2020

From alphabet charms and the most covetable huggies to a certain unicorn signet ring, JCK’s editors have thrown a lot of Mother’s Day ideas your way, and there are more coming your way right here.

I edited this Mother’s Day gift guide with a bunch of moms in mind, thinking about what they might want to hear on this pandemic-era occasion. (Spoiler: Not a single one involves a COVID-19 conspiracy theory.)

The fact is, most of us moms just want to be told that we’re doing a good job.

We want an acknowledgment that parenting, teaching, and working a job in a chaotic environment, with a world of danger lurking beyond our front door—and limited frozen vegetables at the grocery store—is a grueling hardship/abnormality and that our efforts are appreciated.

Other mothers may want to know that they are missed and loved and longed for—social distancing has forced many of us to say adieu temporarily to in-person time with Mom, even if we are separated geographically by mere miles.

Certainly, essential workers deserve extra-special expressions of gratitude this year.

And whether your budget is $200 or $2,000, any mom who has been holding it together as she (sort of) smiles through the crisis but feels unspeakably overwhelmed is deserving of a jewel that brings comfort, strength, or just a momentary heart flutter of joy and excitement.

I’ve organized my picks into categories. Starting with some traditional hearts and other lovey-dovey trinkets that say it all, plus some classic, universally appealing pieces that are a sure thing if you’re not sure of Mom’s style or have only 30 seconds to give the matter some thought.

Then I move into more specific ideas—jewelry that expresses what you cannot say and definitely don’t say enough.

Trust me, something sparkly—and eloquent—can really clear away the cobwebs. It can tell her that everything’s going to be okay. Make this the year she hears you.

Tokens of Love

Halleh Heart earrings
Open Heart earrings in 18k rose gold, $1,750; Halleh Fine Jewelry



Eden Presley I love you bracelet
I Love You link bracelet with rubies and diamonds in 14k gold, $1,900; Eden Presley
Sophie Ratner Lamour pendant
L’Amour necklace in 14k gold and enamel on an 18-inch chain, $700; Sophie Ratner


Alison Nagasue swan-heart necklace
Mother/Child double swan heart necklace with diamonds in 18k gold on an oxidized silver chain, $2,450; Alison Nagasue

Safe Bets

Rush jewelry gold hoops
Signature Chain Pixie hoop earrings, $1,700; Rush Jewelry Design


Graziela diamond ring
Dangly diamond charm ring in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $1,700; Graziela
Melissa Kaye diamond hoops
Cristina earrings with diamonds in 18k white gold, $1,870; Melissa Kaye
Dana Bronfman Agra stud earrings
Agra studs with diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $1,320; Dana Bronfman
John Hardy silver and emerald bracelet
Reversible classic chain bracelet with emeralds and diamonds, $1,395; John Hardy
Mikimoto pearl bracelet
Akoya cultured pearl strand bracelet with 18k yellow gold clasp, $940; Mikimoto




Tamara Comolli diamond pendant
Sparkle chain with pavé diamond drop in 18k rose gold, $870; Tamara Comolli


Your Edges Don’t Need Smoothing

Dru Jewelry black signet ring
Deco Stoned signet ring with black onyx and black and white diamonds in 14k yellow gold, $1,995; Dru Jewelry
Anthony Lent moonface ring
Moonface stacking ring with diamond eyes in 18k yellow gold, $1,530; Anthony Lent
Ruta Reifen Monaco Studs
Spring Mix Monaco studs with multicolored sapphires in 14k gold, $725; Ruta Reifen


You’re Stronger Than You Know

Alex Woo gold necklaces
Mini x Survivor and Feminist pendants in 14k gold, $248 each (chains sold separately, $200 each); Alex Woo



Foundrae snake wholeness charm
Wholeness petite champleve enamel pendant with diamond in 18k gold, Foundrae; $1,550
Anita Ko evil eye bracelet
Emerald Evil Eye chain bracelet with diamonds in 18k yellow gold, $2,000; Anita Ko

You Will Rebloom When This Is Over



Grace Le Mini Lace Deco Necklace VI
Mini Lace Deco necklace on a 16-inch chain in 14k gold, $258; Grace Lee
Catherine Iskiw Cherry Blossom Earrings
Cherry Blossom series earrings with rubies in black oxidized silver with 18k gold wire backs, $845; Catherine Iskiw
Roberto Coin gold bracelet
Petite Venetian Princess satin flower bracelet with diamonds in 18k gold, $1,400; Roberto Coin
Ark Fine jewelry floral necklace
Baby Aurora diamond necklace in 18k gold on a 15-inch 18k gold chain, $1,150; Ark Fine Jewelry

You’re Our Shining Star/Rock Star

Colette malachite pendant
Twinkle Star pendant with malachite and diamond in 18k rose gold, $1,020; Colette


Theo Fennell Star necklace
Diamond Celestial Night Star pendant and chain in 18k white gold and silver, $1,289.58; Theo Fennell
Elizabeth Moore Lapis Star earrings
Blue Lapis Diamond Star drop earrings in 14k recycled gold, $1,071; Elizabeth Moore


Top: Dear Mama Acrostic charm in silver with diamonds, emerald, amethyst, and ruby in silver (the engraved coin is an 1891 U.S. Seated Liberty dime), $1,375; Heavenly Vices


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Amy Elliott

JCK Contributing Editor

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