Mother's Day 2017 (in the United States) is May 14th, which might seem far away but if you're looking to gift something truly special, now is the perfect time to do some planning. As you might know already, our standard order turnaround time for rings is around 4-6 weeks. That makes today the last day you can order rings without expediting! We've put together a mini gift-guide to help you honor the mother you love.
These rings are perfect gifts because each element represents a special month and the unique symbology associated with those components. Also, we've designed rings within the Birthwood line specifically with moms in mind. Pictured above is the simplest version we have to offer. A minimal band of birthstone encircles a base birthwood. You can customize the birthstone or birthwood to represent special dates or people.
For example, the Sitting in a Tree ring combines the whole family in a delicate, wearable package. The base wood of these rings is typically that of an anniversary month, two bands of birthwood inlays indicate the parents' birth months, and finally birthstone lines are inlaid to represent the children.
A simpler version of this ring is the Mother's Wood Ring: with a base wood representing the mother's birth month and birthstones representing her children.
Also, we've recently released the option of adding birth-flowers in addition to birthstones. Each birth-flower meaning is sourced from the farmer's almanac. You can read about each one in an earlier blog post, here.
In a similar vein, Birthwood pendants are a comparable alternative to rings. The pendants come with a quality leather necklace in either a dark chocolatey brown or a lighter sable color. Birthwood pendants, like our rings, are crafted by us here in our Chicago studio. The two abstract and customizable components, cut into mahogany, work together to create layers of meaning. You could design the pendant with a birthstone representing her and a birthwood representing her child or the reverse. Or, for a simpler approach simply gift her the pendant with her own birthwood and birthstone inlaid.
Simply Wood Rings Gift Certificates and In-Stock Rings
If time does start slipping away from you or the mama in your life is really particular, we do have gift certificates available that are valid online or in our shop.
Or, if you know your mom's ring size (can be tricky to get a hold of!), you could check out our selection of in-stock rings that are ready to ship out upon purchase.
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