5 Floral Jewels for Celebrating Mother’s Day


While you can never go wrong with good old-fashioned flowers for Mother’s Day, you can also celebrate Mom with flowers made from gems and gold. Floral jewels are certainly more of an investment, but they pay dividends in their longevity, quality, and personalization.

Whether you are mother yourself, or are shopping for your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, or another maternal figure, look no further than these floral jewels that will last far longer than a bouquet—even for generations to come.

Paul Morelli earrings
Posy Drop earrings in 18k yellow gold with 0.12 ct. t.w. brilliant-cut diamonds and carved sleeping beauty turquoise, $2,200; Paul Morelli

Paul Morelli’s flower and drop earrings are hand-carved from vibrant turquoise for a truly one-of-a-kind result—just like the mother in your life.

Van Cleef necklace
Vintage Alhambra long necklace in 18k white gold with 20 mother-of-pearl motifs, $17,800; Van Cleef & Arpels

If you’re in the market for a classic, look no further than this vintage Van Cleef & Arpels piece. Kate Middleton wore a very similar style to last weekend’s Coronation Concert, so you know it’s the real deal.

Belperron brooch
Suzanne Belperron art deco brooch (circa 1945) in 18k gold and platinum with chalcedony and 1.65 cts. t.w. marquise-cut diamonds, estimate $95,000; 1stDibs

For the art deco aficionado, Suzanne Belperron’s midcentury brooch fits the bill. This particular design can be clipped onto a collar, a wrist, or wherever you’d like.

Wendy Yue ring
Wendy Yue Flower Dome ring in 18k white gold with 5.77 cts. t.w. opals, 1.76 cts. t.w. champagne diamonds, 1.68 cts. t.w. white diamonds, 0.63 ct. t.w. blue sapphire, 0.7 ct. t.w. orange sapphire, and 0.59 ct. t.w. tsavorite, $11,440; Moda Operandi

With its explosion of colorful stones, Wendy Yue’s ring isn’t for the faint of heart. This one’s definitely for the mom who’s not afraid to make a statement.

David Webb brooch
David Webb brooch (also pictured at top) in platinum and 16 cts. t.w. pave-set brilliant-cut diamonds, $85,000; 1stDibs

Simply elegant, David Webb’s brooch from the 1980s is covered in pavé-set diamonds for a completely dazzling effect.

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By: Annie Davidson Watson

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