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.
Valentine’s Day is rooted in the Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman God of agriculture, and Roman founders Remus and Romulus. The ins and outs of the festival are quite weird – animal sacrifice, slapping woman with the animal hides which was believed to make them more fertile, etc, etc – but the connotation with love and fertility stuck. The celebration of Valentine’s Day didn’t begin until much later, with Valentine greetings beginning in the Middle Ages, and the first written valentine happening in 1415 when Charles, Duke of Orleans, wrote a poem to his wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. Somewhere along the way the holiday was linked to St. Valentine, who married lovers in secret at a time when it was outlawed.
Of course we now have today’s traditions of Hallmark cards, chocolates, and often jewelry. While we think love should be bestowed everyday, it can be quite fun to give gifts to lovers, partners and friends on Valentine’s Day -or of course, give yourself a little love. Here is the roundup of our best gift ideas for 2017.
Lockets are always a great gift, especially if you add personal photos. We’ve been stocking the Etsy shop with new lockets each day – and they’ve been selling out quickly. Here’s a sampling:
A retro 1960’s locket with “mom” in high relief is about as sentimental as it gets. Lockets also come in other form – here is a stunning early 1900’s gold filled sweetheart bracelet with a heart locket on the front that holds a single rose cut diamond.
Symbols of Love
Two lovely symbols of adoration which anyone would swoon over this Valentine’s Day – a 14k gold “key to my heart” charm necklace, and a sweet lover’s knot charm with an inset diamond. Knots have been symbols of love since antiquity, since their threads overlap and are stronger the closer together they are pulled.
Nearly every woman loves a pair of diamond studs, as they can be worn with almost any outfit. These beautiful studs come in at a hefty half carat. Not looking to spend so much? A vintage gold filled bangle bracelet is sure to do the trick.
A rare 1940’s floating opal necklace – the opal chips float in liquid in a glass globe – is a dainty and beautiful piece. For more of a statement but an equally delicate necklace, the 1920’s gold lavalier with white sapphire and pearl is elegant and intricate.
Red rubies have long been associated with love, and we have several in the shop. Here is themama of all ruby rings, with 11 rubies totaling close to half a carat, set into individual flowers on a thick cigar band gold ring. No less beautiful is this more modern and simple ruby ring.