Mothers’ rings are a truly personal piece of jewelry, as the ring features the birthstone of each of a mother’s children. While the idea originated for mothers, they also make loving gifts for an aunt, grandmother, sister, or other relative. Some makers are even adapting the idea of mothers’ rings for fathers, in rings designed for a man’s hand. Learn more about mother's rings from every jewelry era, and find the perfect vintage ring for your loved one in our extensive yet carefully curated collection.
About Mother's Rings
Mothers’ rings can be made as bands or engagement rings, with the gems for each child set side by side or as the center gemstone, but there is no wrong way to pick the stones and setting. For a larger family or to use larger stones, some designs have a stacked effect, with a much wider band and stones set from front to back rather than side to side. Another mothers’ ring variation features the mother’s birthstone as the center stone and the children’s birthstones as accent stones.
Mother's Ring Designs
Traditionally, mothers’ rings use the birthstone for each child, but another variant lets each child pick a stone with a special meaning, whether their birthstone or not.
Mothers Day - Mother’s Day is the obvious day to give a mothers’ ring, but any holiday or an anniversary are also beautiful occasions to mark with a mothers’ ring.
- Tradition - Traditionally, mothers’ rings use the birthstone for each child, but another variant lets each child pick a stone with a special meaning, whether their birthstone or not.
- Colored Gemstones - Another variation uses a gemstone that shares an initial with a child, so Allison, for example, might choose amethyst or aquamarine, while Tammy might pick tourmaline or turquoise.
Find The Perfect Engagement Ring
Mother's rings are prized not only for their beauty but also for their exquisite attention to detail. If you’re looking for a gemstone ring with a sense of glamour, sophistication and charm, explore our collection of vintage rings today.