Since the launch of the SWAG Circle of Life Collection a few weeks back we’ve had time to have a good ponder and think about what pieces we would really really like if lucky enough to be treated. It made me wonder which stone and style of jewellery would suit each mother the best and I figured there would be plenty of partners thinking the same thing. Which piece should they choose and what would she like the most? It’s not always just about getting a nice piece of jewellery, it’s about the sentiment, reason and thought behind it. I think many women will agree that jewellery is very personal and can hold many memories. Christmas is just around the corner so it’s the perfect time to present her with something incredibly special.
Don’t know where to start? Well Hey Mummy is here to help! We have broken down the collection to some of the most important things to consider to help you decide if it’s the right gift for the mother of your children particularly if it’s a surprise!
Lets start with the design –
A Circle – What does it represent? It’s infinite, solid, complete, whole, everlasting. This really is the perfect design to represent a family for the reasons just listed but it’s also classic and stylish in its simplicity. The fact that it also represents the ‘Circle of Life’ is such a wonderful sentiment too as that is exactly what you are keeping going with your own children.
RING? NECKLACE? EARRINGS?
Which to buy? One? All Three?!!! First thing to consider is to think about what she wears already as an indicator of what she likes. For example if she never wears earrings there’s possibly a good reason.
NECKLACE – What kind of tops or dresses does she tend to wear, as this pendant will hang somewhere in the middle of her chest? This pendant features 8 points of a larger stone which is either diamond or gemstone with smaller diamonds in between. Could these 8 points represent something special to you, a lucky number, a birthdate, the number of children you have (ha you never know), the number of people in your family? The pendant hangs elegantly and will be a striking addition to any outfit, circles are very fashionable in the jewellery world right now so it’s bang on trend!
EARRINGS – Does she even have pierced ears for starters and if so how often do you see her wearing any? The earrings in this collection are an elegant size and so would work on most face shapes, they aren’t so large that they would tangle with long hair but they are striking enough to stand out giving a flash of sparkle. If she has short hair then earrings really get to shine so could be the perfect choice.
RING – If you are married and she wears an engagement ring and a wedding ring then you might want to consider this to be a third ring to stack with what she has already. Stacking rings have become incredibly fashionable and can look very beautiful. It’s also worth considering that this be a ring she wears on her other hand. What’s really lovely about a ring is that it’s something that the wearer gets to appreciate themselves as they can see it too rather than only when they look in the mirror. Every time she looks at her hand when writing, driving, waving she will see it and think of you! Do you know her ring size? You may have the details stored along with the orders for her engagement or wedding ring if you are married but if you aren’t then ask one of her girl friends to do the secret squirrel work for you. They could ask to try on one of her rings to gauge her size. This particular design is so classic that I don’t think you can go wrong. Its not fussy and doesn’t protrude too much, I always worry about rings that stick out scratching your child but this style is perfect for busy mums.
WHICH STONE TO CHOOSE?
The whole collection includes diamonds but you can also consider representing your partners favourite colour with some of the variations, perhaps it’s also her birthstone or the birthstone of your child/children or it’s the symbolic representation of the stone that you value. Here’s a guide to the gemstone options.
Pink & Blue Sapphire – birthstone of September. It was once thought to guard against evil. Traditionally a favourite amongst royalty. It symbolises purity and wisdom.
Emeralds – birthstone for May. Green. Symbol of rebirth and believed to give the owner foresight, good fortune and youth.
Ruby – Birthstone for July Considered King of the gems and the most valuable. it signifies passion, protection and prosperity.
Diamond – Birthstone for April Symbolises affection, strength, eternity and everlasting love. Lets face it, diamonds are the best.
This collection is clever because it has somehow managed to be classic yet modern at the same time. It’s also really important to remember that 20% of profits will go to support the charity PANDAS which helps women and men who have suffered with pre and post natal depression. We at Hey Mummy would feel extra special knowing that a piece of jewellery in our collection had gone to benefit such a good cause. It is also in association with Your Parent Guide and so is so supportive of parents in every way.
The quality is high as you would expect from a jeweller like SWAG, each piece is set on 9K White gold which does seem to be the modern favourite over yellow gold.
If you would like to see the range in it’s entirety then go to www.swaguk.co.uk.