If you’re looking for a great gift for a mom, then you need to consider getting a mother’s ring. By definition a mother’s ring is a piece of memorial jewelry. They typically have a birthstone for each of the woman’s children, either living or dead. They aren’t just for a mother either. They can also represent a grandmother’s family, can include birthstones for other family members, and can be given upon the birth of a new child or grandchild.
Mother’s rings became very popular when someone decided to take two wedding bands and connect them with gemstones of the sons of the family. Those early variations sold very well during the Mother’s Day season and quickly became one of the best gifts for mothers and grandmothers. Seeing that they were big sellers, an industrious marketing person decided to expand upon the concept and add the birthstones for all the children. It is claimed that Guertin brothers was the first company to design and sell mothers rings. Obviously mother’s rings are very big sellers during holiday’s like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays and Christmas.
There are many variations of a mother’s ring. Sometimes along with the birthstones of the children, the birthstones of the parents will also be set in the mother’s ring. There might also be different size gemstones for each of the children. Another popular variation is a grandmother’s ring. A grandmother’s ring typically has the gemstones of her children and the gemstones of her grandchildren. It is entirely up to you how you design the ring. The most popular mother’s ring has a gemstone of equal size for each of her children.
To order a mother’s ring you will need to know 3 things.
Ring Size Not extremely important because the ring can be sized at a later date. However, if you really want to get the correct size without your mother or wife knowing, simply go into her jewelry box and “borrow” one of her rings for a few hours while you go to the jewelry store. The sales person at the store can then measure the ring. You are now armed with the correct size to order.
Color of Gold A mother’s ring is usually made of gold. Other metals such as silver can and will tarnish over time, necessitating frequent cleaning. When choosing a gold ring you can get it in white gold or yellow gold. White gold looks like silver, but does not have the tarnishing problems of silver. The color of gold you choose is dependent on what color of gold she likes. You can bring it up casually in conversation, or just look at some of her other jewelry. A wedding band or engagement ring is a sure fire way to figure out the color gold she likes.
Gemstones When you order a mother’s ring you will need to give the jeweler the gemstones that you want mounted on the ring. This means you need to know the birth month of everyone to be included. If you happen to order a ring from an online jeweler they will contact you after payment has been made to verify the gemstones to be used.
Mother’s rings are one of the top gifts you could ever hope to get for your mother, grandmother or any other woman you know that has children. They are a time tested favorite.