So Mother’s Day – or Mothering Sunday, if you want to be traditional about it – is on the 14th of March this year. And now you know its specific date, you have no excuse not to be thinking about gifts. As ever, jewellery is one option. All mums like necklaces, rings, bracelets and earrings, don’t they? Especially when they’ve been given them by their loved ones on such a special occasion. Or do they? Well, sometimes. But since what you give your mother – or mother figure – may well be yours eventually, that doesn’t really matter. What matters is whether you like it.
Yes, this could be described as ‘scheming’. Maybe it is. But since it’s considered rude to openly express dislike towards the gifts we receive from others, your mum will probably purport to like whatever jewellery you give her. And why should you assume any different? You overcame your trust issues in therapy. Still, attempting to select something she will genuinely like is the noble thing to do – it’s just better when you like it too. And surely you’d both be fans of some pearl earrings by Florence Dickens?
But there are some pieces of jewellery that – with all due respect – your mother would be a fool to dislike. Imagine internally rejecting a diamond ring from Graff, for example. Or a Messika bracelet. Or a pair of Tiffany earrings. You’d wonder if she was really your mother at all. Anyway, buying anyone a gift of any sort for any occasion always carries a degree of risk because the fact remains: there’s always a chance that they won’t like it. But we keep on giving in the hope that they will. And what better token of love and appreciation is there than that?