By Michelle Graff
I find jewelry to be highly personal, so in that sense, giving it as a gift can be a pretty daunting feat. But lately, the bounty of sentimental, customizable designs on the market has made the process a lot easier for me.

From disk charms engraved with initials to a tiny owl pendant representing mom's wisdom, designers are offering plenty of gift options that speak right to mom. And with Mother's Day falling during spring, it's also a good time to think about fresh hues and her favorite gemstones. The best part is that plenty of the offerings are available in wallet-friendly silver, making it easier to go the jewelry route this year.

Scroll below for a few gift ideas, and for a closer look, just click right on any of the images.

IsabelleGrace       Dogeared


Above left: Isabelle Grace Jewelry

"Sweet Hearts" name charm necklace in silver with gold cable chain; suggested retail price starts at $135. (508) 951-1749 or

Above right: Dogeared

"Mom Knows Best" necklace hand-cast in sterling silver on an
18-inch flat oval chain, comes with a custom box; suggested retail
price is $58. (310) 846-4444 or

Tacori     JeaninePayer

Above left: Tacori

Earrings from the "18k925" collection with faceted powder-blue
chalcedony set in high-polish .925 silver frame and accented with
yellow gold; suggested retail price is $350.

Above right: Jeanine Payer

Necklace with high-polish silver locket that swivels

to reveal a picture frame and circular watch crystal protecting the
photo. The front and back of the locket are attached by an 18-karat gold
pin and hang from an 18-karat gold ring. Hand engraving appears on the
front; suggested retail price is $925. (866) 788-7560 or

PickledTink     DavidTishbi


Above left: Pickled Tink

Charm bracelet in silver with 11 charms handmade with
matte paper featuring initials and words, such as "mom" and "loved," and
handcrafted into a polished silver setting; suggested retail price is

Above right: David Tishbi

"Flawless Charm" ring handcrafted in sterling silver
with green amethyst; suggested retail price is $129. (877) 384-7424 or

BlackMountain     OstbyeFamilyJewelryJPG
Above left: Black Mountain Jewelry Co.

"Tree of Life" rings, pendants and
necklaces in Harmony recycled sterling silver customizable with
inscriptions and birthstones or other precious gems; suggested retail
prices start at $125 for rings, $175 for pendants and $95 for necklaces,
5 percent of each sale is donated to Jewelers for Children. (928)
245-9642 or

Above right: Ostbye

"Reflections of Love Family Jewelry" collection rings in
sterling silver with an assortment of between one and six genuine or
simulated gemstones; suggested retail prices start at $270 each. (866)
553-1515 or

Hersheys     Coleman


Above left: Hershey's Kiss Jewelry

"I Love Mom" pendant in sterling silver;
suggested retail price is $79.99.

Above right: Coleman Black Hills Gold

Earrings in sterling silver with 12-karat
rose and green gold leaves; suggested retail price is $85. (800)
874-9926 or


Above: Stuller

"Swank Mommy" engraveable mini dog tag in sterling silver with 2-millimeter stone; suggested retail price is $43. (800) 877-7777 or


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