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Make Room for Fashion: Mom Jewelry

Ok ladies, it's gift giving season and unless you want your husband to buy you one of those heart-shaped necklaces (as seen in the cheesy TV commercials), you’d better start dropping hints. If you’ve been too busy gift-shopping for everyone else on your list to think about yourself, how about asking Santa for some “Mom jewelry” this year–personalized jewelry featuring your child’s initials or full name.

As our kids start to grow up, go to school, and turn into little people with opinions and social lives, there’s something very sweet and comforting about wearing a reminder of our little ones as we go about our day. Whether that’s a simple and subtle chain bracelet with a single letter charm for your child’s name, such as those by Dalla Nonna Jewelry, or more of a statement piece, such as an 18 inch gold “lace” monogram pendant by Ginette NY, there are now so many ways to wear our hearts on our sleeve, so to speak.

Sure, the concept is not new, but the demand for mom jewelry is bigger than ever, as several new designers have stepped up their game and are offering incredibly beautiful and unique pieces.

Personalized designs usually take a week to two to make, so if time is an issue, there are the simple swirly single initial necklaces by Jennifer Zeuner in stock at department stores including Neiman Marcus, or alphabet charms by Helen Ficalora, that look great layered on different length chains.

For more elaborate and unique custom designs that spell out your child’s name in gold and pave diamonds, or a gold and pave diamond cuff with your child’s initials, check out New York based designer Jennifer Creel’s collection. (Gwyneth Paltrow has been seen wearing Creel’s name tag necklace with her daughter’s name Apple.)

Or as an alternative to names and initals, how about highlighting a special date? The calendar bracelet by Dalla Nonna, for example, can commemorate a child’s birth, a graduation, or any special date for that matter.

Check out some of my favorites below.

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Helen Ficalora

Known for simplicity, try layering these letter charms on chains of different lengths.


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Jennifer Zeuner

In a time crunch, these Jennifer Zeuner single, swirly initials are in stock and ready to go.
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Jennifer Creel

Jennifer Creel’s pave diamond and gold tag necklace is a slightly cooler take on the horizontal designs out there.
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Posh Mommy Square

The efficient mommy might opt for this gold, three name square pendant with birthstones for each of your children.
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Jane Basch

For the thrifty, a sterling silver monogram necklace by Jane Basch might be more your speed. Available in sterling silver or 14K gold, comes with a small gold heart charm.
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Dalla Nonna

Not into wearing your child’s name or initials for all to see, how about wearing a special date as a bracelet or necklace?
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Dalla Nonna

If you want to keep it really simple, go for a Dalla Nonna little letter pendant bracelet. Adorable and subtle.
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A Tempo

Though there are look-alikes out there, the attention to detail on this gold “lace” monogram necklace by Ginette NY is stunning. Available in different sizes, this 18” design is $975.

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