If you’re like us, you wait until the last minute to find mom the perfect gift. Luckily, RVA is filled to the brim with talented jewelry makers handcrafting unique and locally made gems to make all kinds of moms feel loved.
The time has come to honor the moms, mamas, ma-dukes, and baby mommas in our lives. If you’re like us, you wait until the last minute to find mom the perfect gift. Luckily, RVA is filled to the brim with talented jewelry makers handcrafting unique and locally made gems to make all kinds of moms feel loved. We asked eight lovely local designers to give us their picks for mom this year–all offer local pick-up, which means you still have time!
Now go make your mom proud.
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Caroline Whittington Young
Why it’s perfect for Mom: This delicate, barely there ring is meant to be worn on the top knuckle or can be worn as a pinky ring. It’s effortless and cool for the mom with a funky or a more traditional style. Give it to her as a little reminder of you!
About: giantLION was founded in 2011 and uses raw stones, bronze, sterling silver, 10k and 14k gold, to create delicate, timeless pieces that draw inspiration from nature, history, and symbology.
- Line: Young Frankk
- Mother’s Day Pick: Condure Necklace
- Price: $88-168 depending on material and finish
Why it’s perfect for Mom: It’s simple, classic, delicate, and an easy addition to any outfit from casual to dressy.
About: Young Frankk launched in 2012 and draws inspiration from simple and minimal yet bold and graphic geometric, organic shapes, and designs. Every piece is made by hand by the designer, creating one-of-a-kind and unique pieces.
- Line: eometrie
- Mother’s Day Pick: Tikal Earrings in Sky Blue
- Price: $42
- Where to buy: Etsy, Quirk Gallery, or Addison Handmade & Vintage.
Why it’s perfect for Mom: These shiny brass post earrings are super lightweight and won’t weigh down earlobes. They offer a bright and springy pop of color but are a subtle size and shape.
About: eometrie draws inspiration from journey and motion. Colors and motifs are inspired by world travels and time spent in nature. Natural materials meet modern and colorful geometric designs.
- Line: Eliza Spell
- Mother’s Day Pick: Providence Necklace
- Price: $123.00
- Where to buy: Y & H Mercantile, elizaspell.com
Why it’s perfect for Mom: This piece will make your mom feel young and cool without taking it too far. Who doesn’t want their mom to feel cool?
About: Eliza Spell Jewelry launched in 2011 using materials such as crystals, chains, leather, bone, beads, and crosses that are versatile and transcendental.
- Line: Garnett Jewelry
- Mother’s Day Pick: Hand Painted ID Bracelets in new spring colors: turquoise, spring green, orange or pool blue
- Price: $28
- Where to buy: garnettjewelry.com or email/call (firstname.lastname@example.org / 804.512.0117) for last minute local pickup or last minute local delivery.
Why it’s Perfect for Mom: A classic piece that appeals to many and is available in a myriad of bright spring colors that go with just about everything! And the price point leaves room for you to throw in a bouquet of fresh flowers and a sweet treat, too.
About: Founded in 2006, Garnett Jewelry began as a small hobby and has quickly evolved into an entire line of varied and eclectic jewelry.
- Line: DIGDOGDIG
- Mother’s Day Pick: THE DISTRICT necklace in white
- Price: $50.00
Why it’s perfect for Mom: This piece is perfect for a mother who isn’t afraid to be bold and who finds strength in simplicity. Inspired by Washington D.C., THE DISTRICT necklace symbolizes historical appreciation through architectural inspiration of the city.
About: DIGDOGDIG jewelry started in 2012. Like a dog, she digs things to share and also digs “holes” to keep things safe and precious-always on a journey of self-growth through aesthetic awareness.
- Line: Drift / Riot
- Mother’s Day Pick: Custom Gold Charm necklace
- Price: $92. Use the discount code MOMMA for 25% off Mother’s Day orders.
- Where to buy: needsupply.com or driftriot.com
Why it’s perfect for Mom: It’s classic. It’s sentimental. And she can wear it every day.
About: Drift / Riot is a line of artful yet wearable jewelry made from the highest quality materials. Characterized by juxtapositions, the designs merge the sleek and dainty with the bold and uproarious.
- Line: Academy
- Mother’s Day Pick: Arc Necklace
- Price: $60
- Where to buy: helloacademy.us, shopanomie.com, needsupply.com
Why it’s perfect for mom: Mom deserves to look fly, too.
About: Founded in 2010, this ever-evolving line turns to form and functionality, creating wearable sculptural jewelry and other objects.