Whether for your own mother, a new mother, or the mother of your children, jewelry makes a meaningful and perfect gift for Mother’s Day. The Stacey Fay shop has one-of-a-kind antique and vintage jewels, symbolic handmade pieces, and special custom designs available – see below for this year’s best picks, be sure to visit the shop to see others, and be in touch to create a custom piece.
Vintage & Antique Lockets
You can’t go wrong with lockets for Mother’s Day! Whether one with “Mom” across the front, or one with a sentimental buckle motif, you’re sure to find the perfect one.
Custom Mother’s Necklaces
A bestseller is the custom Mother’s Necklace, made-to-order. I can stamp many different combinations of letters and symbols, and can even offer different shapes for the outline of the piece. Be in touch to get started on yours.
Vintage Tokens of Affection
Mother’s Day is to honor the women who gave us love, helped us grow, and are ushering in the next generation. The shop has many different jewelry pieces with the most common and adored symbols of love.
Symbolic Wax Seal Necklaces
Each of our wax seal necklaces is made from a genuine antique stamp, most from the late 1800’s, that were once used to seal letters of all kinds, including love letters.
There are countless beautiful, meaningful wax seal charm necklaces which make for a perfect Mother’s Day gift.
Feminine Pieces At All Price Points
Last but certainly not least, sometimes you just need a beautiful Mother’s Day gift for your wife or friend who is a new (or seasoned!) mother, and you don’t necessarily need meaning behind it. Here are a few good options from the shop, at varying price points.
We adore 1940’s fashion – the muted colors, long full skirts and a-line skirts, the Victory suits, bolero jackets, and high waisted trousers. In jewelry fashion, the decade saw patriotic and sweetheart jewelry, and new materials like bakelite and vermeil. Later in the 1940’s in particular, it was full of costume jewelry from Trifari and others that allowed women to adorn themselves on a budget during a time of war.
Philadelphia Area Photographer, Makeup Artist & Jeweler
We teamed up with the amazing Kylene Cleaver of Leave It To Me Photography to do a 1940’s inspired styled photoshoot in the Philadelphia suburbs. Makeup was done by Ruthie’s Eyes Studio from Havertown, all clothing was vintage from Kylene’s personal collection, and the Art Deco marcasite earrings were provided by us. We love the slight sparkle the earrings give to the taupe and black color tones of the outfit!
Vintage Pinup Model
Sarah, the model, is typically known for her vintage pinup photo shoots. This time, her look is more subdued, but she is just as sexy, in a long velvety cape, a black turtleneck, black tulle skirt, maryjane heels, and a gorgeous pillbox hat.
The roaring 20’s – a time of the Great Gatsby, flappers and outfits draped with jewels. It’s a time of the Art Deco (short for Arts Décoratifs) movement, growing out of the International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts held in Paris in 1925. Art Deco style was characterized by a modernist flair and rich materials – a time of exuberance and prosperity post WWI. Often Art Deco jewelry contains geometric and architectural lines -an ode to modernism and technology – as well as innovative cuts of gems, and large rings with a prominent center stone. Filigree, made popular in the Edwardian period (1890-1920), continued through the Deco period and is often associated with jewelry of the time.
Enjoy the beauties below, and today’s deal is 15% off any of these. Contact us for the code!
An example of the bold center stone – in this case a gorgeous cabochon cut amethyst ring. This piece also has the geometric lines in the ring’s silhouette and cutouts. Then we have a ring showcasing innovative stone cuts, modern lines, and some filigree – a stunning ruby and diamond ring.
One of my favorite rings in the shop is this octagonal lapis lazuli ring, set in white gold with intricate filigree work. The picture doesn’t do this ring one bit of justice; the lapis lazuli has gorgeous inclusions and variations in color, and its shape is completely unique. Sweeping and simple lines make for a must-have bridal accessory in this gold filled opal bracelet. We love the layers and dimensionality to this piece.
Neither of these pieces are technically Art Deco – they were made many years later – but both have a Deco feel. A flapper style carnelian beaded necklace from the 1960’s hangs long like the necklaces of the 20’s, and brings a vibrant pop of color. The carnelian filigree ring in gold over sterling silver has the Deco-esque elements of a prominent center stone and intricate filigree work.
A masculine ring with feminine flair, a 1930’s tiger’s eye and diamond cameo ring featuring a soldier. This would have likely once been a gentlemen’s piece, but we think it’s perfect no matter your gender. Any bride would be thrilled to wear this 1930’s lavalier necklace, featuring a white sapphire and pearl in a gorgeous filigree design.
The famed Titanic went down in 1912, and among the first class passengers was Ostby of the jewelry company Ostby & Barton. The company was formed in the late 1800’s and ceased production of jewelry in 1950, but today any Ostby & Barton pieces are considered historic collectibles given the Titanic link. These two agate rings – one with a black and white agate and one with an orange-hued agate – were made after Ostby’s death in the 1920’s. Their signet style and awesome architectural shoulders make these classic Art Deco pieces. Among our favorites in the shop!